Car Slowed Down On Its Own problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Car Slowed Down On Its Own problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle is a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. While driving on the highway, multiple warnings and lights came on and speed was reduced by the engine to 20 mph from 65mph. If there had been another vehicle behind us at the time we would have easily been hit because of the rapid deceleration. The fix was to replace the throttle body on the engine. After much research this appears to be a very common issue in Chevrolet vehicles, and because of the manner of the vehicle slowing down so rapidly I fear that there have probably already been accidents related to this issue. This car slowed down on its own problem happened on 02/02/14.
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Consumer owns a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power and decelerated rapidly. The failure occurred four times prior to the most recent failure and was repaired. The vehicle was able to be restarted and was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. After diagnosis, the dealer advised the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure but they would try replacing the wiring harness in the instrument panel cluster. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assitance. The failure mileage was approximately 10,249. The failure date was Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
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The vehicle was a 2011 Ford Escape. The VIN of the car is 1FMCU0EG4B_. Sudden lost of acceleration at 70 mph per our. Pushing on the pedal would not allow the car to accelerate. Pulled over restarted the car, tested accelerator in park and worked. Continued after pulling over same thing sudden lost of acceleration, car started to decelerating rapidly. This problem occurred on Monday, May 5, 2014.
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The car is a 2011 Ford F-150. I was driving in highway traffic in the right hand lane at about 70-75 miles per hour. The weather was clear and the temperature was approximately 50 degrees. I encounter a slow moving vehicle and moved into the left hand lane and tried to promptly accelerate to pass a slower vehicle. When I attempted to accelerate the vehicle began to shake violently and go into a very rapid deceleration. The violent vibration of the entire vehicle and rapid deceleration made control a challenge. I moved to the right hand lane reduced speed to 50 mph and continued on to a Ford dealership to have the vehicle evaluated. The dealership found that 3 coils failed which caused the vehicle to vibrate and decelerate rapidly. I had the vehicle repaired. This car slowed down on its own issue occurred Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
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The vehicle was a 2007 Honda Odyssey. Approx 10/2/13 was driving on a road I travel frequently and was accelerating when suddenly my car lost power and slowed rapidly. I thought it was a fluke then on 10/11/13 I was driving a road I travel on daily when suddenly my car slowed by about 30 mph in just a few seconds. I put my foot on the brake and realized it was already engaged and was why I was slowing down. 10/16/13 - car went to dealer to be repaired. Dealer found source codes dtc 26-1 lateral acc sensor, and dtc 27-1 steering angle sensor but could not replicate and told me they did not know what the fix was. 10/17/13 - was driving on the same road as on 10/11 - clanging/grating sound in steering column and then brakes engaged, was accelerating slowly prior to this. Slowed down almost to a stop, then slowly accelerated again. Within a quarter of a mile it happened again (was driving slower at this time b/c I was worried it would happen again), this time the triangle w/ the exclamation point on it flickered (this is the first time it came on, all other times no lights or anything). Taking it back to dealer tomorrow but unless it happens to them was told there was nothing they could do. Repeatedly told them of the investigation but they said they don't know the fix. Thankfully no one was behind me during these occurrences but if they had there would have been an accident due to how fast the car decelerated. This car slowed down on its own problem happened on October 2, 2013.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid. I'm concerned with the safety of my family when driving this vehicle due to the poor performance as detailed below. The ima battery drains so frequently and so suddenly(gets worse in the summer) that we've been very close to be involved in a few accidents. When stopped and waiting at an intersection for the green light, the car is either idled or in "auto stop" mode. Once the light turns green and I let go off the break, the car fails to accelerate fast enough to the point that I donâ€™t make it across the intersection in time, even though I'm the first car closest to the intersection, thus causing the cars behind me to run the red light. I have also had very close calls when merging and entering the freeway at the speed of traffic since the car fails to accelerate. Another dangerous situation is when driving on the freeway at a steady speed of 65 mph on flat conditions and coming to an uphill, the car doesn't maintain the same speed. So I need to accelerate more. The rpm reaches 4000, the car is now barely making 45-50 mph and the traffic behind me is force to slow down or suddenly change lanes in order to avoid hitting me from behind. It was Jan. 1, 2011 when this car slowed down on its own issue occurred.
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The vehicle is a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. Tl-the owner has a 2012 Honda Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle decelerated rapidly without warning as the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on three different occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis however, the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 1,100. The VIN was not available. Kmj. This car slowed down on its own issue occurred Apr. 15, 2013.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Lexus Es350. The vehicle had a crash. While driving the car on the falmouth connector with the toll booth in sight, I lifted my foot from the accelerator to decelerate and suddenly the accelerator just took off. I immediately applied the brake but the car continued to try to accelerate, I then applied both feet to the brake as I tried desperately to stop the car while the front wheels were spinning and burning rubber. I tried to shut down the ignition with the pushbutton on the gear shifter and also desperately tried to move the gear shifter from drive but could not. Neither the ignition button nor the gear shifter would respond. The car continued to try to accelerate but I was able to steer the car into the snow banking off the road and it finally stalled in a black cloud of rubber and smoke. The dealer did an inspection of the car and could find nothing wrong and denied knowing of any problems. I have been traumatized by this event and continue with medical attention in recovery. It was 01/25/07 when this car slowed down on its own issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Mercedes Benz E Class. VIN of the vehicle was WDBUF65J43_. Vehicle lunges forward and slows unexpectedly. Upon acceleration will jerk back and forth as it is about to stall. It was Monday, September 1, 2003 when this car slowed down on its own issue occurred.
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The car was a 2011 Mercury Milan. Driving on a straight away the vehicle suddenly makes a noise as if it were shifting very hard although it was not. Immediately lost acceleration and dashboard light illuminates. Pulled vehicle to the side of the road and rpm needle bounced as car lunged but would not accelerate. Called for roadside assistance and my dealer's service department who knew based on my description a possible cause. Vehicle towed to dealer, diagnostics proved throttle body needed to be replaced. Repair made. Research proved that this is a known problem but no recall has been made. It was a very foggy morning and several multi car accidents had been reported. Had I been on busier stretch of road at the time of the break down I could have easily been killed with slowing down suddenly and without any evident cause. A recall should be issued and refunds made to those who have already experienced this failure. This car slowed down on its own problem happened on October 30, 2013.
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The reporting person owns a 2011 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the wrench warning symbol illuminated as the vehicle began to decelerate rapidly. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off. After restarting, the vehicle was able to resume normally. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis however, the technician was unable to detect a trouble code or duplicate the problem. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. This issue happened on Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013.
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The car is a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer. : the contact stated while driving 55 mph, the vehicle's app sensor went out, which caused the vehicle to decelerate rapidly and not rev past 2500 rpms. The service department was contacted but could not find the cause of the problem. The app sensor was replaced 5 times. The contact had repair invoices available upon request. Updated 10/25/2006 - the brake light indicator on the dash remained on at all times. The dealer replaced the alternator. The ses light illuminated intermittently and the vehicle lacked power. The clutch slipped at time. The dealer replaced the clutch disc. This car slowed down on its own problem happened on Monday, August 15, 2005.
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The car was a 2008 Nissan Rogue. The VIN of the car is JN8AS58T98_. The vehicle lost all acceleration once it reaches a certain heat within the transmission, causing my car to decelerate rapidly with no option to accelerate to get out of harm's way. It has now occured twice, putting myself and passengers in imminent danger. Nissan has said they are aware of the problem. This problem occurred on 05/05/2013.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving on a very bust highway towing our 3000 lb boat our SUV began to shutter and slow down swiftly causing traffic to swerve dangerously around our boat and car and potentially cause a major pile up. Apparently, the defect in the radiator and transmission lines caused the fluids to mix, overheating and damaging our transmission. We were unaware of this potential problem since we bought this car in a private sale 2 weeks prior to this incident. Luckily a crisis was averted, however it had the potential for a catastrophic consequences because the vehicle slowed down without touching brakes therefore not signaling to following vehicles that we were indeed slowing rapidly. This car slowed down on its own issue occurred Sun., Sep. 2, 2012.
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The vehicle involved was a 2013 Toyota Corolla. The VIN of the problem Corolla is 2T1BU4EE7D_. Speed control disengages and decelerates rapidly without warning on highway upgrades at approximately 65 mph. This model is a manual 5 speed. When the dealer was contacted, their service manager responded that they had received several similar complaints on this model, but that Toyota had not provided any updated program to correct the problem at this time. The deceleration is not a slowing based on weight, but a total disengagement of the control, which is likely to result in a rear-end collision from behind should any vehicle, regardless of size, be following at even a recommended distance. This has happened in this vehicle on 4 occasions, and from what the dealership acknowledged is a chronic problem, inherent to the 2013 Toyota Corolla and other models that share the same program. It was 10/20/2012 when this car slowed down on its own issue happened.
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5TDZT38A32_. Since end of June 2010, I had to have my 2002 Toyota Sequoia towed because it had started to veer off and the wheel became stiff and I couldn't control the steering. The vsc lights came on as well as the "squiggly car" light. I was scared to drive it again as I was 100 miles away from home, so I had it towed. I had taken it to the Toyota dealership and they diagnosed the bearings but couldn't diagnose the failure I had felt as far as the vsc incident. They charged me for inspection but said they didn't know exactly what was wrong and sent me home with the car. I experienced this for a few days and finally took it to an independent auto repair. They did a zero recalibrating and saw there was issues on the computer coming up but couldn't also exactly pinpoint what was wrong. It took a week before I got it back as it didn't reoccur with them. The following day as I drove it, the vsc lights and squiggly car light came on again. Every time I made a turn it seemed it jumped and it wouldn't gain acceleration quickly when I pressed on the gas. Plus it made this loud noise as if something was rubbing and it would slow down , then after a few seconds, regain speed. I took it in again and they replaced the yaw sensor. The following day, again taking the streets it seemed that everytime I stopped and pressed again it shifted something as I felt it under the pedals, the vsc lights would turn on but then turn off and then finally regain speed. Each and every time I was stopped at a light and then pressed on the gas, it did this. I finally looked up a recall that one technician told me about and noticed the 2003 recall for traction control system. However Toyota will not help since my car is 2002, hence why I'm complaining about it now. I believe the exact thing is what is happening to my car. I've had it swerve on the freeway when the vsc light came on and am afraid to drive it on the freeway for fear of it slowing down unexpectedly. This car slowed down on its own issue occurred 06/28/10.
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The vehicle involved is a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle would go into limp mode and decelerate to 15 mph unexpectedly. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06v441000 (vehicle speed control). Both the dealer and manufacturer denied assistance with the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 133,000 and the current mileage was 135,000. It was Tuesday, June 14, 2011 when this car slowed down on its own issue occurred.
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The car involved is a 2003 Audi A4. Crash was involved with this problem. While I was driving my vehicle, the approaching light turned yellow, then red, and the vehicles in front of me stoped, I applied the break on my vehicle, I had plenty of distance between me and the other vehicles, however as I am applying the break, my vehicle began to slow and all of a sudden the car began to accelerate uncontrollably, rpm was over 5000, the brakes did nothing to stop the vehicle, and the vehicle accelerated even more, I had no choice and nowhere to turn off to avoid an accident, my vehicle plowed into the vehicle located in front of me on the right hand side of the road. I was lucky that at least there was a car in front of me, if my car was the first one in the line, I would not be able to stop it and could have hit the pedestrians crossing the road. This is the worst defect in a vehicle, and a very dangerious defect that could cause severe consequences. This car slowed down on its own issue occurred Monday, September 13, 2010.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Springs problems||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||
|Speed Sensor problems||
|Fail To Accelerate problems||
|Accelerator Pedal Sensor problems||
|Fail To Slow Down problems||
|Speedometer/odometer Failure problems||
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