Clutch Pedal/linkage problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Clutch Pedal/linkage problems reported in most popular vehicles.
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G1JH12F44_. Clutch fluid leak from slave cylinder detected 4/19/14. Fluid level in master cylinder was low but not dangerously so, so I added dot-3 to master cylinder. Evening of 4/22 noticed no new leakage on garage floor. On morning of 4/23 en route to work, noticed clutch engaged much closer to floor than usual, and had much more "play" between it's normal position and when clutch began to engage. In city-street traffic, speed limit 50 mph, clutch began to seize, causing inability to shift into another gear. Clutch pedal to floor, car in gear, right foot off gas, car moved forward under power. Turned around to head back home and within two miles clutch went back to mostly normal operation. After another 3 miles (the entire trip was on city streets with speed limits between 40 and 55 mph, including lots of stoplights=more shifting) clutch seized up entirely. Pedal flat to floor, needed toe under lever to pull it back up. Stuck in 3rd gear, no amount of pumping the pedal would alleviate the problem. Upon stopping, checked fluid level in master cylinder and it is slightly lower than when it was filled on 4/19, but level had not changed in 24 hours. Unable to shift into any gear, car will need to be towed home then to shop. It was 04/23/2014 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1FT1EW9C_. The reporting person owns a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The contact stated that the clutch pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer six times where the clutch was replaced but the failure continued. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,300. This problem occurred on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
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The vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3A4FY48B36_. Rear window wiper failed to operate. Owners manual does not identify fuse location. Power trace shows power to unit, suspect software problem when over 75 degrees f. Clutch pedal goes to the floor and very hard to shift, when below 60 degrees f shifts like glass on glass (very smooth) hyd cyl. Throw varies with temperature. This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on Friday, January 4, 2013.
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The car involved is a 2007 Chrysler Aspen. The vehicle had a crash. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1A8HW582X7_. The Aspen lurched backwards approximately fifty feet at a very high rate of speed, just after being put into reverse. It was stopped when it crashed into a garage and a Toyota prius. The prius was totaled, the Aspen severely damaged, the garage doors were yanked out of the ceiling and shattered, and other parts of the garage were damaged. Anyone who would have been behind the vehicle at the time would have been severely injured or killed. For approximately three weeks prior to this incident, there was an intermittent problem with the reverse transmission. Occasionally when placed into reverse, the car would only go a short distance in reverse, as if the clutch was not catching. The engine would rev up, and then the car would come to an abrupt halt. The halt was very abrupt and "mechanical" as if something was being caught - the first time this happened a passenger in the car thought the car struck something in reverse. There were never any issues with the transmission going forward, and this reverse issue only happened about 10% of the times the car was put in reverse. In between the car was fine in reverse. This never seemed like a safety issue because the car stopped abruptly when going backwards in previous instances - it did not go backwards uncontrollably as occurred in the incident. A Chrysler investigator came out the day following this incident. He concluded that the driver of the car accidentally put her foot on the gas pedal rather than brake. We are quite certain this is not what happened. In spite of emphasizing that there was a problem with the vehicle reverse, Chrysler told the owners on 4/4/11 that this was a driver error based on their evaluation. However, they never even looked at the transmission. We now have the vehicle in storage and are trying to get an independent evaluation of the problem. This problem occurred on 03/25/2011.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500. While starting my vehicle I pushed on the clutch and the pedal went to the floor. Upon inspection it was found that the rod connected to the hydraulic clutch diaphragm broke apart. The plastic pieces were discolored and brittle. I believe the clutch fluid started leaking past the diaphragm and came in contact with the plastic clip that connects the rod to the diaphragm. Because this plastic clip is not compatible with the brake fluid it became brittle and failed. The vehicle was taken to local Dodge dealer for inspection and quote for repair. Unit was not under warranty and I filed a complaint with a Dodge service consumer representative. Dodge covered the repairs except the first $100. 00. I am thankful this part failed in the parking lot and not moments later when I would have been engulfed in rush hour traffic. If this part failed while driving, braking distance would have dramatically increased which could have caused an accident leading to injury or possibly a fatality. Essentially, this failure in safety quality by Chrysler corporation could have led to disastrous consequences had it not simply been for luck. It was Tuesday, April 17, 2012 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The vehicle involved is a 2004 Dodge Viper. The VIN of this vehicle was 1B3JZ65Z24_. The brake pedal and clutch pedal on this vehicle is rusted and presents a safety hazard since your foot either slips off or sticks to the pedal depending on the type of shoe being worn. The regional service manager for Dodge and the dealership admits an inferior metal was used to mfg. The pedal but will not make any repairs or replacements. The failure date was November 1, 2004.
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The car involved is a 2011 Ford Mustang. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1ZVBP8CF7B_. Was accelerating to merge with traffic on freeway when my car would not shift and the clutch pedal depressed to the floor. I was in the middle of merging and lost the ability to shift or control why vehicle. It created a very unsafe situation and Ford issued a recall for this very same issues for earlier Mustang. This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on Thu., May. 8, 2014.
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The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FAHP3H25C_. The vehicle involved is a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while at a traffic light, the vehicle independently down shifted and vibrated abnormally. The contact continued to depress the accelerator pedal but the vehicle failed to respond. The vehicle regained speed as the contact coasted along the highway. In addition, the vehicle would roll backward whenever stopped on an incline and would begin shaking, causing difficulty in controlling the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the clutch assembly needing to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 30,685. Updated 4/22/cn updated 04/25/2014. This issue happened on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
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The car is a 2007 GMC Acadia. It all started when attempting to accelerate the car to 30 mph from a stopeed speed and rpm's flew up to 3,000 and would not go down to a normal range while continued acceration or coasting. Then check engine light pops on and pull over to turn car off to figure out what to do. Turn car back on and there are no problems but the light is still on. Problem would show up randomly when driving but then would stop if car was turned off and turned back on almost like a reset. Then started having problems when going down the road where rpm's would go from 1500 to 3000 and would jerk car down to 2500 when foot was taken off the pedal. Would randomly go back a forth from 1500- 3000 during consistent speeds. Even while having these problems it was never an "every time we drove" thing. Then after a few weeks of having this problem a message pops up saying "transmission hot idle engine" that is when it really worried me. We took it to the dealership to pay $199. 95 for a diagnostic test stating that the clutch was bad and other internal failures exsisted and we needed a new transmission. To rebuild would be $4900 or a new one $6200. With all the other complaints on here regarding transmissions on the 07 and 08 Acadia's it seems something needs to be done on gm's part. This is not a cheap fix and is frustrating to see all the other people dealing with the same problems. Thankfully we weren't stranded anywhere with our 2 small children. Safety should be a top priority for gm. It was 09/06/13 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car is a 1997 GMC Sonoma. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GTCS14XXV_. Intermittently when the brakes are applied the pedal goes to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has been notified. Throttle failes to come to idle at stop. Stays at high speed. Growling from trans-clutch area - hard shift - clutch failure.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Acura 3. 2cl. 2003 Acura 3. 2cl type s - 75,000 miles - manual transmission (mt) is hard to shift into second and reverse gears. Also noticed that after holding the Clutch pedal in while at a stop light, sitting in traffic, etc. , the pressure changes while letting the pedal out and doesn't engage/catch while attempting to shift. Must push pedal down again and try to shift again. The first couple of times this happened, I shifted from first into second gear and the gear grinded and car jerked. The pedal pressure almost feel like a brake pedal does when compressed and there is air in the line. At other times, it feels like I'm pushing in my 1978 z-28 manual Clutch pedal. . . . Heavy! service dept is excellent at dealer location. Complaint being filed to ensure that a problem is noted with the mt if others are having the same issues; which could lead to a recall. The failure date was Thursday, December 1, 2005.
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The car is a 1997 Acura 2. 2cl. Drive axle on manual transmission is loose and may come apart and cause a serious accident. This problem occurred on Jan. 5, 2004.
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The car is a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid. My vehicle has what Honda has titled "a slip and judder" that occurs in the transmission and causes failure to accelerate from a stop or slow speeds. Honda issued a recall of 1st generation models of 2003-2005 Civic Hybrids in japan to resolve this issue. However, they only issued a limited warranty extension for these cars in united states. The resolution Honda recommends does not remediate this failure. Honda recommends burnishing the starter clutch and changing the transmission fluid. Independent mechanics recommend replacing the starter clutch and bearings which is substantially more costly. It would seem that Honda equipped these vehicles with a substandard transmission unable to accommodate the weight of the vehicle. The transmission fails with additional passengers not only during needed acceleration points, but also when driving on inclines. This failure causes danger when acceleration is needed to avoid collisions and/or when entering a freeway. Countless complaints of this same issue is easily found on many automotive websites with owners reporting between 100,000 and 20,000 odometer miles. It is my opinion that this dangerous condition should be investigated to insure the safety of the drivers and passengers of these vehicles as well as those driving alongside them. I have little doubt that this condition has been a factor in collisions and will increase over time. In simple terms, one could liken this response to a drivers foot slipping off the gas pedal while accelerating. The failure date was November 8, 2013.
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I bought a fully loaded 2012 Honda Civic si sedan, with navigation. Car was wonderful first few weeks, then the issues started. When I engaged the clutch into 1st gear, also reverse, when I would level the clutch with the gas pedal, I would hear a high pitch noise. Kind of like a squeal. In all types of conditions. It is worse in the snow, rain, up a hill, and what not. I took it to my local Honda dealership, the tech testdrove it with me. He heard the noise, he said that he heard it. He thinks it was something hitting the clutch-plate. He said OH Honda is not gong to fix this due to your style of driving I said excuse me? he said well there is no need to have an intake, and an exhaust. By the magnuson-moss warranty act of 1975 it states: if a vehicle is bought new, and you put aftermarket parts on it, just because there are aftermarket parts, it does not void the warranty. If the dealership realizes the issue, and just verbally says they can't fix it due to the parts, without even lifting the car up, that is illegal. They have to find the issue, and say why the aftermarket parts are affecting the clutch. I then called the delership owners son, he said email me the issues, and the VIN. I did, he forwarded it to the customer service manager. When he received the email, there was a corporate Honda representative there. He read my email, and said that they need to look at it. The manager called me, said he received the email that I sent the owner, he said they have to re-make the sound again, even tho they heard it, and put me threw the ringer again. There are also alot of parts inside that need to be replaced. So I have an appointment next Tuesday, hopefully for them to see the issues. There are many people on forums for the 12 si, 9th gen, that are complaining also. The Honda rep said that it was normal in many clutches to hear a high pitched noise?. It was Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved is a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of this vehicle is 5NPDH4AE6C_. I purchased this car in June 2011 and there have been three separate times that my car will not start. The first time was a few months after I first purchased my car. I went to start my car in the morning and it would not cut on. After letting it sit for the day I tried it and it turned on with no problems. The second incident happened September 2013. I went to start my car in the morning. It would crank but not turn over. I let is sit for about 3 days and everyday I would try it and it still would not start. I finally had it towed to a Hyundai dealer near me and they ran tests and everything came back fine and was told the car started for them with no problem and I probably didn't push in on the clutch all the way. Even though the tow truck driver also tried it and would not start for him too. The most recent incident the same issue happened. Car would crank and not turn over. I did some research online and saw from another Hyundai owner that they had to pump their gas pedal to get their car to start. Once I tried that the car started after a few minutes. This time I drove it to the Hyundai dealer where I purchased the car and once again all tests came back fine and they cannot find a problem. It was Mon., Oct. 28, 2013 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While driving my wife's 2009 Sonata the clutch became stuck to the floor. I had to use my foot to pull the clutch back up to the normal operating height in order to change gears. I was almost rear ended as the person behind me expected acceleration at the time but I was slowing down due to the inability to switch gears in a timely manner. This has happened at least a dozen times. The transmission also does not function properly during this problem and is at times nearly impossible to get into gear requiring me to depress the clutch several times before it goes into gear properly. Had it to the dealership and they could not duplicate the problem therefore they claim nothing is wrong. They lubricated the linkage and said that was all they could do. I have discussed this with reputable shops in the area and they claim it is certainly a problem with the drive train, but Hyundai will not fix this. This is definitely a safety hazard my wife transports both of my children daily in this vehicle. The failure date was Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
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The vehicle involved is a 2007 Infiniti G35 sport. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the clutch pedal failed to operate normally. The contact also mentioned that he had to burn the clutch and grind the gears in order to maneuver the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that clutch slave cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 93,000. Updated 11-25-13 the vehicle was repaired. Updated 12/04/13. It was Mon., Nov. 4, 2013 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The vehicle is a 2008 Infiniti G37. I was driving down the road and noticed the clutch wasn't "feeling normal. " as I shifted into 3rd gear, the clutch pedal stuck to the floor and wouldn't spring back. I tried pumping on it, then managed to get my foot underneath it to pull it up and then down shift. When I depressed the clutch again and attempted to shift into 2nd gear, the clutch stuck again and I was stuck in 3rd. I finally eased on the brakes and had to intentionally stall my car. I was lucky to have been on slow moving, lightly used road, or else this could have caused an accident. I managed to push the car off into a designated parking area and attempt to restart the car to no avail. In us law, endangering comprises several types of crimes involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless or wanton, and likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm to another person. From this experience and reading of situations like this, I am surprised Nissan/Infiniti have not recalled these cars for obvious endangerment of their customers and the welfare of other drivers. This problem with the clutch slave cylinders (csc) has occurred countless times, putting lives in danger. If the service departments at the Nissan/Infiniti dealerships state that this is a known issue with these cars, why has Nissan north America, inc. Not done something to rectify this?. This problem occurred on Nov. 16, 2012.
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The vehicle was a 2007 Jeep Wrangler. This vehicle was classified as having excellent off-road capabilities. After it's first excursion off-road, the clutch throwout bearing was found to be rattling and had come apart. A full clutch replacement was completed with all new components by a licensed and certified mechanic with excellent outcome. 1 month after the clutch replacement the clutch pedal suddenly went to the floor and would not release the clutch. Replacement of the clutch slave, master and hydraulic line as well as a full hydraulic fluid flush yielded no success even with pressure and vacuum applications to bleed the system. This failure of plastic parts designed for off-road applications is a major safety issue. This system is fed by the brake fluid reservoir and could compromise the braking system if it fails. Numerous TSB's and a possible recall were noted but the dealer notified me that the VIN was not covered under the recall even though it was within the scope of the recall covered years, make and model. Will have Jeep finish the repair at no cost since it seems to be a flawed design. The failure date was 11/21/13.
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2009 Jeep Wrangler x 2 door manual transmission transmission first gear pops out of gear during acceleration. Shift to first, let off of clutch with or without throttle applied and the transmission will kick out of first gear, leaving the vehicle and occupants in neutral in an intersection, or on train tracks from a stop, forcing quick clutch pedal application and shifting into first again, with the problem most often recurring. This happens every time the vehicle is driven. This does not happen in 3rd of 5th gear. Dealer did a diagnosis paid for by owner, and determined it was the 1/2 gear and synchro gears. Chrysler has a technical service bulletin that I was ineligible. Vehicle had 20k miles when purchased, 25000 when diagnosed, now at 46,000 miles, with an even more often occurrence. It was December 15, 2012 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The car is a 2010 Kia Motor Soul. Within a week of taking delivery on 7/24/09, the interior and most especially the door skins were already acquiring marks and scratches - a slight finger nail scratch required a special product to remove etc. There have been a few intermittent problems. 1. When releasing the clutch pedal there was a noise that sounded like a cable that has since become more consistent. On 8/3/09, I had an appointment with the dealer and was told it was the cable connected to the throw-out bearing which was said to be normal. However, this cable noise has not been normal with any of my other manual transmissions, nor is it present in all kia Souls. 2. I began to notice a knocking sensation coming through the shifter handle when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear along with a grinding sound when downshifting into 2nd gear. There is also a slight jolt when shifting into 2nd gear - it is not a smooth transition like the other gears. 3. When at a traffic light with the car in neutral, there are times when the car will not go into 1st gear, and wants to go into 3rd gear which usually takes a couple of tries before it will go into 1st gear. 4. There has been excessive engine revving 2x now. The first occurred after I came out of reverse - the second was when I tried to go into 1st gear but ended up in 3rd gear and brought the car back to neutral. 5. The last issue concerns excessive water and dirt accumulating in the engine. After washing my car, I popped the hood and noticed the hood latch is already stripped down to the metal after only being opened and closed 4-5 times. The engine design seems to attract pools of water in certain areas, which also occurs when it rains, and there is concern of premature rust. Scheduled an appointment for 9/15 to have the oil changed at 1000 miles and to get these issues addressed but had to schedule a 3rd appointment because the dealer now needs to keep the car for 5 hours so the outcome is pending. It was 07/31/2009 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2010 Kia Motor Forte sedan. I just bought a kia Forte 5 speed manual transmission. So far when the car had 425 miles on it, the gas pedal has acted like it was depressed--the engine revved up very high, but my foot was not on the pedal. My daughter was also driving and it also happened to her, it felt as if the gas pedal was stuck. I checked to see if there was anything covering the pedal---maybe the rug or something but there was nothing there. I took it back to the dealer and they found nothing wrong with the computer diagnostics they ran and sent me home. The car has about 800 miles on it now and I haven't experienced any other such problems, yet. I am an experienced manual transmission driver and I do not accept that this was driver error. The times this happened to me my right foot was completely off the gas pedal and my left foot was depressing the clutch fully. The failure date was May. 15, 2010.
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The vehicle is a 2004 Lexus Rx330. My Rx330 has just come out of the dealer service for the second time due to a complete failure to downshift when necessary. Especially as I slow down to about 20 mph, and the try to re-accelerate, the rpm's go to 5500 but the vehicle does not move and the clutch never engages. You have to let off the gas pedal and let the rpm's come back down and try it again. This has almost got me hit by another vehicle at least 3 times. On the first service call they tried to do a transmission "reset" I have driven the vehicle 2500 miles since then and it might even be worse. This time it went to the shop and two technicians, one manager, and one customer service rep all told me that they have been able to simulate the problem on test drives but that it is "normal for this vehicle", however, they are still going to report it to the manufacturer. My response is that this may be "normal" for this vehicle, but it is not normal for "a" vehicle. They all agreed but said that Lexus does not have a fix. This is currently elevated to the Lexus company customer service and they said they would get back to me. Until then I am stuck in a dangerous vehicle. This clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred Sat., Jan. 3, 2004.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Lexus is 300. After getting clutch replaced, I press the clutch pedal down and release the pedal, it takes sometimes up to 30 or 40 seconds before the pedal pops back out. . I have to reach down with my hand and pull the pedal up. This clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred Monday, Jun. 16, 2003.
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The car involved was a 2000 Lincoln Ls. VIN of the vehicle was 1LNHM87A0Y_. Transmission is faulty e-code pops check transmission and Ford doesn't know how to fix it come on! I was pulling out of a side street and I was pasted by a semi that with conditions barely missed t boning me cuz of this faulty whatever u wanna call it! I can't even check the [xxx] fluid! it costs $120 just to check it! it blows my mind u CA this car is considered safe and that this transmission issue hasn't been taken care of! people will die or I'm sure already have, the transmission is what drives the wheels how is it safe that u can't control ur speed! the thing acts different every day. Some days ok some days lagging and slow and some days the damn thing takes off like I dumped the clutch and gunned it but I barely pushed the pedal! I've never been so dissatisfied and disappointed with laws rules regulations or whatever! every Lincoln Ls should be crushed or fitted with totally different transmission! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on March 25, 2014.
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The vehicle involved is a 2012 Mazda Mazda3. While downshifting from 4th to 3rd and/or 5th to 4th to slow down without having my foot on the gas pedal (only on the clutch) my 2012 Mazda 3 itouring 6 speed mt accelerates very rapidly and jerks about. It happens for several seconds and then stops. It's almost every time I downshift. I brought it to the attention of the Mazda dealer on the first service appointment at 5000 miles in April 2013. However, the service advisor informed me that mechanic checked the problem and found no issues with the car that would be causing this problem. This clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred Feb. 13, 2013.
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The car is a 2012 Mazda Mazda3. While driving on four lane highway, car slowed and failed to respond to gas pedal. Could not shift gears in manual transmission. Pulled to side of roadway and called for tow to dealer. Dealer found front surface of clutch disk to be completely worn away, thus allowing clutch to slip. Danger was inability to maintain flow with heavy traffic. Due to low mileage, suspect defect in parts or assembly. It was 01/18/2014 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The vehicle was a 2006 Mercedes Benz C230. The vehicle is a 2006 mercedes C230. The contact was driving 65 mph and attempting to change lanes. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle began to lose power abnormally. The vehicle exhibited a slight jerking motion before stalling. The contact was able to get the vehicle to restart, but the vehicle moved very sluggish. The contact was able to get the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that the transmission slipped. The contact then took the vehicle to an authorized dealer where they replaced the valve body, k1 clutch and the transmission. The contact was told that the failure occurred because the hydraulic seal for the components failed. The failure and current mileage was 40,000. Updated 06/01/lj. It was 03/14/2011 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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Consumer owns a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. While driving approximately 35 mph and proceeding to a complete stop, the vehicle surged forward when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact disengaged the clutch and moved the gear shifter to the "park" position. The vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's residence. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The authorized dealer was notified and scheduled an appointment for a diagnostic testing. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The current and failure mileages were 29,430. The failure date was Oct. 1, 2008.
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The car was a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis. Steering is very hard to control, it goes where bumps and dips take you. Car will jump all over the road. Steering has constant pull to left with lots noise. Also steel to steel slamming noise. Steering colum inside car moves. Dealers look make some adjustments,say found no problem. But problems continue. I returned for repeat preformance. Very rough ride front and rear . Electrical problems surfacing, lights flickering,dash,dome headlights etc. , engine cut out as if I turned it off and then came back on each time ihave been sitting still, talk about a dangerous driving situation! again the dealer checks it out finds no problem says they cant always find a problem until it happens and they have the car when the problem occurs. Alot of good thats going to do driving down the highway at 60mph with 5 kids in the car!!! the air conditioning doesn't cool well at first they said no problem the weather got very hot ,they set an appointment. They found low pressure replaced low prssure clutch switch. I took the car in again for poor front end and steering control now adding to the list aloud slamming together of 2 pieces of steel coming from the left front tire area either going over bumps or dips I can't tell which because it happens randomly. The solution, the dealer checks the right side! so the car goes back again . It was May. 25, 2000 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The car involved was a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. While coming of the off-ramp, the vehicle lost pressure in the clutch pedal. Upon further investigation, there was fluid leaking from the clutch master cylinder. It has been noted that clutch master cylinder in 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer ES (base model) is the same as one being recalled in 2008-2013 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution x. This is a second time the clutch master cylinder has failed and needs to be replaced. I would like for Mitsubishi corp. To look into the recalling base models for this issue as they have in the following sr-13-009. Failure of the clutch master cylinder reduces the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash. This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on 05/09/2014.
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The vehicle was a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution. The VIN of this vehicle was JA32W8FV3A_. Indicated possible clutch failure/clutch pedal sticking issues to local dealership. Clutch went out before I was able to bring the vehicle in for service. I was charged $2700 out of pocket for a component that should have been covered under my warranty. I was issued a safety recall just recently for faulty clutch master cylinder issues for Mitsubishi motors. During my arbitration with the dealership back in November 2012, the dealership had deemed there was no manufacturer defect, when in fact there was a component that was affecting the proper engagement and disengagement of my clutch. I am currently exercising all avenues in seeking a refund for repairs. When I spoke with Mitsubishi they told me that its is not part of the same assembly when indeed it is; sharing the same fluids and lines this component was the sole failure point resulting in my power train damage. This problem occurred on 09/26/12.
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The vehicle involved was a 2009 Nissan Altima. I was driving when I pushed the clutch and the pedal would not come back up the car stalled suddenly, and I hurt my neck. It was Saturday, May. 10, 2014 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2009 Nissan 370z. This problem of the clutch sticking has been an ongoing problem since I purchased the vehicle. I don't drive the car that often but when I do the clutch pedal does not come up once pushed to the floor. In order for the clutch pedal to return to the up position I have to pull it up with my left foot and this have become a hazard driving. The car currently have 42,242 miles. This problem occurred on 06/25/2013.
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The vehicle was a 1996 SAAB 900. The VIN of this 900 is YS3DF55N4T_. SAAB cars USA refuses to pay for a manufacturer defect. I have had the clutch plate examined by specialists and they all think this is an obvious manufacturer defect. Most experts have never seen a clutch plate split in half like this. The debris from the clutch disintegrating blew into the transmission housing causing a hole. The extended warranty company refuses to pay for the transmission because it was caused by the clutch exploding. I sent photos to SAAB and three separate letters requesting they fix this problem to no avail. I have all the documentation to support these facts. It was Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2000 SAAB 9-3. There was crash involved with this SAAB 9-3. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is YS3DF55K1Y_. When child put key in ignition without depressing clutch, vehicle started up, rolling backward .
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Tl - the owner has a 2004 Saturn Ion. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, she attempted to depress the clutch pedal but noticed that the pedal had raised eight inches from where it normally was, preventing her from shifting gears. The contact mentioned that the vehicle eventually stalled and was towed to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the clutch pedal was fractured. As a result, the master cylinder, slave cylinder and the clutch pedal needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 77,362 and the current mileage was 79,810. Kmj. It was Jan. 6, 2014 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The car was a 2008 Saturn Vue. We had problems before March 30, they were still under warranty. Sadly, the dealer never told us we would be stiffed with time in certified gm pre-owned warranty nor any of the issues we have had. Got car may 2011 and has been in and out of shops since approximately September of 2011. We have replaced sway bar links 3 times in less than 1 1/2 years. Tires, battery, windshield wiper motor linkage,electrical issues, replaced driver side air bag. The kicker was the transmission on March 30 2013 while husband was deployed. Had both of my children in the car when it just stopped- on the road. Had it towed to davidson in watertown NY. Diagnostic done 4/1/13 revealed 4 codes from tranny, had to remove it to test further. We have never received any recall info at any pint since 2011; most of them seem to be listed under 2008; we have no idea haow we would have known about them, or if the issues have ever been fixed. The tranny went right after power train warranty conveniently expired- it was the 3-5 wave plate , which I just read on internet was a recall. Gm case manager , daniel,was supposedly trying to assist me. He also was in contact with chris, service manager @ davidson. As soon as they knew I had a loan secured for 4000. 00 , no one could help all of the sudden! I was told by gm that I would get help with cost; either certificate with smaller amount for trade in, or 30% of repair cost. I said repair cost to lower my loan. Then neither would help me and both became unprofessional. I have sent letters to gm with no response. Also, I had to pay for rental car. It is noted that clutch spring and piston also damaged. I feel that we were given this car under false pretenses as far as safety and being gm certified pre-owned. Multiple issues. The dealership had to know these issues, prior to scamming us, to make this car certified gm advertised!!. This clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred Mar. 30, 2013.
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The vehicle is a 2009 Subaru wrx. The clutch pedal on my 2009 wrx makes a loud creaking noise every time it's depressed. When I investigated the noise, I noticed that the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly (attached to the forward firewall) shifts approx 1/4 inch every time the clutch pedal is depressed. I found that the spot welds securing the clutch pedal bracket to the forward firewall seem to be broken. This allows the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly to move, causing the creaking noise. I am afraid that if the problem gets worse the clutch will fail to disengage completely. If the bracket completely separates from the firewall, the clutch may become completely inoperative - especially dangerous while driving. It is especially disconcerting to watch the brake pedal move back and forth when the clutch pedal is depressed. It was Sep. 2, 2013 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The car was a 2008 Subaru wrx. I recognized a squeeking sound every time I depressed my clutch to shift the car. Having had an oil change, I wasn't scheduled for car maintenance for 3 months or 3,000 miles. When I took my car to my mechanic for service, I asked them to check the squeeking sound. The technician found a that the structure of the firewall at the clutch and brake pedal assembly was failing - the spot welds were shattered. The technician removed the wiper blade assembly and found that the pedal assembly flexes to the point of moving the firewall out at the clutch master and that the firewall is cracked at the clutch cylinder. After researching the issue, the technician learned the problem is inherent in this particular year and model, as well as in the 2009 model. The technician recommends removing the dashboard, brake booster, master cylinder, and clutch cylinder in order to identify and weld the broken pieces of the bracket that should be holding the clutch pedal assembly in place. This requires only welding and replacing the clutch pedal assembly, as well as flushing the brake and clutch fluid. The overall concern with this structural failure is that the degradation of the firewall and clutch assembly will create an issue where my safety is at risk when I lose the ability to drive the vehicle because shifting will fail. In a low or high speed situation, I would need to down or up shift my car to help avoid collision or lessen the impact of a collision. Without this ability, I put my life, my passenger's life and other drivers' lives in danger. Given that this is a widespread issue with the make, model and year, I believe Subaru should issue a recall. I am especially concerned to find that my particular car is on the pull down menu with the ntsb, and until my car started to fail, I heard nothing from the ntsb, Subaru or the dealerships regarding this issue. Response expected. This problem occurred on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.
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The car involved is a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JS3TD21V1W_. The bracket which the clutch foot pedal and the arm which the main clutch valve
actuator is driven by has a metal fatigue which makes the clutch inoperative. Could lead to a accident or other problems. This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on Mon., Dec. 1, 2003.
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The vehicle having this issue was a 1997 Suzuki Sidekick. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is PLEASE FIL_. The clutch pedal attachment clip in the passenger compartment spot weld broke allowing the pedal to detach from the linkage. When the owner entered the truck the pedal was already detached. Please describe details
ts. It was Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred.
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The vehicle involved is a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. I seem to have an intermittent clutch issue with my Tacoma. When the outside temperatures are cold (below freezing) and the truck has been sitting over night, the clutch pedal is slow to return. I have been having this problem since winter set in here in SC. But until 3-14-2014, this has become a safety concern. I was coming out of my neighborhood and came up to a stop at a stop light which is on a hill. As I was sitting there a moped came up behind me. Due to the truck and outside temperature being below freezing, the clutch pedal was as usual, slow to return. Due to the clutch being slow to return and me being on a hill, I wasn't able to launch the truck fast enough and almost rolled over the person on the moped behind me. With this condition, the truck can be a safety, and accident hazard. It is a common problem on this truck after thorough research. The truck has also been into the shop 4 times for repairs, and 1 time to document the problem still exists after the 3 first repairs. I have been driving manual cars for close to 10 years now, and I have never had a problem with a clutch being slow to engage when its cold outside. Toyota needs to fix this problem before somebody gets hurt. It was Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car involved was a 2008 Toyota Scion Xd. I was driving to a job interview. Initially there was a slight grinding noise coming from underneath the car. This sound would occur only when the acceleration pedal was depressed. While still on the freeway, the grinding sound progressed and there was increased resistance (with pressure on the gas pedal, the car would not accelerate and make a terrible grinding noise). While still on the freeway, and in 5th gear, the transmission gave out, and being in 5th gear was as if being in neutral (no acceleration at all, engine would rev when pressing the gas pedal). I was lucky that I did not get in a crash at 70 miles per hour. After pulling over, I tried the remaining gears and they made the same terrible grinding noise, and the car would not accelerate. I had my car towed to the nearest dealer. After inspection, I was told that the bearings and gears came apart within the transmission, and that it was due to an intrinsic defect of the transmission. I am the original owner of the car and have maintained the car religiously. It his highly unusual to have a 2008 Scion Xd manual 5-speed transmission completely fail at 86,000 miles. I have not abused the car and it was in great condition. I had to pay $4,000 dollars for the dealer to install a new transmission and clutch. I feel that I got ripped off buying this car as there is no warranty that would cover this extremely expensive and highly dangerous faulty transmission. I think it would be prudent to have this transmission recalled, and ceased from production as serious bodily harm and death could have resulted to myself and others from this transmission failure at highway speeds. This problem occurred on 10/24/2013.
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The car involved was a 2010 Volkswagen Passat. Dsg transmission - failure to properly downshift from a complete stop. This is a frequent, recurring problem with this transmission. When pulling away from a complete stop, first gear does not and will not engage until the car has been stopped for a few seconds. If I am moving at any speed over 4 mph the car will shift into 2nd gear and stay. I have had to floor the gas pedal to get the car to down shift back to first at very low single digit speeds. This delay results in uncertain acceleration, which can be dangerous when attempting to pull into moving traffic or merge onto a roadway. In many instances, the delay of reengagement of first gear is violent enough spin the front tires, and put the driver back against the seat and the traction control light comes on. The dangerous part is not knowing when this problem will occur. This vehicle has been into the local dealership on mulitple occasions to address this complaint and has yet to be resolved. The regional vw field engineer and rep have been made aware of the situation and have failed to make the car right by throwing parts at what they think the problem is, instead of trying to find an actual solution. The car hs been in the dealer for about a month's worth of time during my 5 months of ownership. This problem is so bad, that I have had many near miss accidents because the car could not get out of its own way due to the transmissions refusal to downshift into a lower gear for more power. Once in 4th and above, the car drives just fine and downshifts without issue. The problem lies primarily with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. In another 500 miles the car is to return to the dealer for the clutchpack to be replaced. This is the 4th repair for this issue and another part being thrown at this problem, instead of finding out why this problem exist. I refuse to believe that the car drives like this as per vw design. It was Fri., Jul. 12, 2013 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The car was a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volkswagen Jetta is 3VWBX7AJ5B_. Dangerous and harrowing clutch/flywheel failure (near-new 2011 Jetta with 39,000 miles) without warning at 55 mph when I depressed the clutch pedal to downshift from 5th gear while braking, stalling my car in traffic at speed. I managed to get the car to the side of the road. Car was towed to vw dealership that today tells me the flywheel and clutch were damaged with repairs estimated at $2,500. An investigation of the ntsb site shows this problem has occurred with other 2011 Jetta owners. A search of the internet generally turned up hundreds of identical or near-identical reports of clutch and flywheel failures for 2006 to 2013 Jettas. Manufacturer's responses have been, according to Jetta owners, varied, with some people reporting free repairs and other reporting large out-of-pocket costs. Interestingly, clutch and flywheel failures are, according to my research (available to anyone who cares to look for it online) being covered by techical bulletins in the european union but not in the united states. My car has been driven and maintained per manufacturer specifications and recommendations, with dealership where I had the car towed for repairs acknowledging verbally that these components should last much longer. A technical bulletin issued by vw is paying for some flywheel parts under some circumstances but not for additional damage to the clutch that often occurs, per the dealership, when the flywheel fails. Labor costs are not covered, and they are estimable. It was Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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The vehicle was a 2006 Volvo S40. Volvo s-40 main clutch return spring breaks while depressing the clutch pedal. The defective spring hits driver in the foot, potentially causing injury to driver and a major driving distraction while shifting gears. This problem occurred on Friday, February 17, 2012.
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The vehicle is a 2001 Volvo Xc70. Crash was involved with this problem. I had experienced some instances of a delay in response by the throttle in my 2001 Xc70 for several months. Most times it was following an exit from a freeway and the subsequent attempted acceleration after stop was very hesitant and felt as if the clutch was slipping. I had an etm diagnostic run in may of 2007 at barrier motors Volvo in bellevue wa. And they found nothing wrong but said they could not get the car to repeat the problem. I had also experienced some infrequent instances of extra acceleration with minimal gas pedal pressure during the same time. On January 7, 2008 I was in line approaching a round-about and after the second slow move forward, I had no more than touched the gas pedal than my car surged forward into the rear of the van in front of me. I was only able to get my foot poised over the break pedal before impact. The car died and when I tried to restart immediately nothing would work. The people in the van had neck injuries, my seatbelt deployed and the retraction unit failed. Only the week prior to this I had started doing an on-line search about my transmission and found many blog complaints about similar problems but had not been to NHTSA site yet. Now I see there appears to be a concerted effort on the part of Volvo na to practice the same kind of obfuscator games that Ford mc has played all along. It reminds me very much of their sop for dealing with the pinto problem in the '70s. In looking at the NHTSA investigations and complaints I find, by looking in all the applications of topic and several other broad category searches the overall conclusion I have reached is that Volvo na/Ford mc are not being held accountable for all the expenses and grief they are causing the consumers. A full class action investigation is probably warranted and probably an involvement of a congressional oversight by the u. S. Department of transportation. This problem occurred on Monday, January 7, 2008.
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The vehicle is a 2001 Audi Tt quattro. Vehicle was sitting for about 2. 5 hours on a very cold day (15 degrees). Started car and let vehicle warm up. Then I started home. After approximately ten minutes on driving in traffic, I started to experience problems with shifting the manual transmission. It was very hard to get the car into another gear. I finally noticed that the clutch was not retracting completely. I had to use my foot to bring the pedal up to its normal non-depressed position. It was Sat., Jan. 10, 2004 when this clutch pedal/linkage issue happened.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN): WBALM73579_. There was crash involved with this problem. My 2009 BMW Z4 was parked in my driveway at about a 65â° angle to the rear of my Toyota pickup truck. I got into the BMW intending move it into the garage. The car has a standard transmission and was in first gear with the parking brake on. I depressed the clutch pedal and started the engine. An instant after the parking brake released, the rubber clutch pedal cover slipped off the clutch pedal taking my foot with it. The BMW shot forward. The front right fender of the BMW struck the left rear bumper of the Toyota pickup truck stalling the engine of the BMW. The resulting damage to the BMW is approximately $5000. 00 and the damage to the Toyota pickup truck is approximately $550. 00. Tuesday, September 29, 2009, I took the BMW into the austin BMW dealer. The rubber pedal cover was reattached with superglue and I left the dealership. Two days later I took the BMW to a body shop. When I returned home, I felt the rubber clutch pedal cover begin to slip as I drove up my driveway. The next day I again took the car into the BMW dealer. The rubber pedal cover was loose but did not come completely off. I talked to the service manager and scheduled a conference with the BMW factory rep at his next visit. On Wednesday, October 21st I returned the car to the dealership for examination by the factory rep. When the car was returned to me the clutch pedal had been reattached. I was told the factory rep would be in contact with me within two weeks. Â¿scott from BMW headquarters (new jersey?) called me on November 4, 2009 and told me that they had manufactured 10,000 of this model and had received no other complaints of clutch pedal covers coming off. I believe the rubber clutch pedal currently in the vehicle is the original. The dealer provided me with a customer copy of the work order on my first visit. The dealer did not provide me with any written documentation on my subsequent two visits. This clutch pedal/linkage problem happened on Sep. 27, 2009.
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The vehicle was a 2001 BMW Z3 roadster. VIN of the vehicle was WBACN33461_. On June 3,2005, I had new brakes & tires put on my 2001 z-3 BMW roadster by hendricks BMW of hickory,nc. On July 8,2005 while decending mountain rd in cherokee,nc, my clutch locked-up and I was unable to drive the car. I had the car towed to hendrick's where they claim I needed a new clutch for $875. 00. There is only 35,000 miles on my car and I feel the BMW center didn't check the brake fluid when my brakes were replaced and that caused the clutch to lock-up. I would like you to investigate if any other Z3 owners have had to replace their clutch before 36,000 miles as I almost lost my life going down hill last Friday. This clutch pedal/linkage issue occurred Jul. 8, 2005.
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The car involved was a 2010 Buick Enclave. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WBAWC3C58A_. I own a 2010 BMW. The
cruise cont. Has been changed for 2010 & in my opinion is a safety hazard. No
failures-no accidents-yet. Standard feature of 2010 BMW 3, 4, 1, series &
perhaps all (manual transmissions) is the cruise control does not disengage
when the clutch pedal is depressed. This is a new feature for the 2010
models. It has always disengaged by pressing the clutch or brake, and obviously by manually turning off. The result is if the cruise is on, and the driver downshifts for braking, when the clutch is released, the car shoots back to the pre-set speed. Thus no engine braking occurs. This is not safe. If downshifting, driver needs to either touch the brake first to disengage the cruise, or manually turn it off. Not sure why this is considered an improvement by BMW; it is a safety hazard. Is there anything you can do to recall these cars for re-programming of the cruise control? model year not listed. The failure date was October 30, 2009.
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The vehicle was a 2003 Buick Regal. I brought my car into the dealership because of a throttle problem. They sprayed something on it (aluminum type spray) and sent us on our way until they ordered a new part. It was the wrong part and a month went by without a further call regarding any new part coming in. On September 13th I headed into anchorage on the busiest highway in the state of alaska. The throttle spring let go. I found myself clutching the steering wheel with the brake pedal to the floor. I was on the highway at 70 mph and the brakes wouldn't work. I tried downshifting but that didn't even cause a blip of reaction in the car's speed. Not knowing what would happen by applying the emergency brake while going at least 70 miles per hour, I had no choice and pushed on the emergency brake. That didn't work at all. As I rushed down the road with the park brake on, I also pressed on the regular brakes and that finally worked enough that I could slow down to approximately 50 mph. I drove onto the shoulder and turned the ignition off. Smoke rose all around the car. I stayed calm and took into consideration that it would be best to be in the right lane if I rolled the car. Luckily the Saturday morning traffic was light enough, initially, that I didn'r rear end any vehichle, I didn't roll, and I didn't lose control. I have not, and will never again drive it. I have been without a car since 9-13-03. I am a 10 year customer of Buick. They are doing a buy back of that car and I will be out about $3000 when all is said and done. Pretty easy "out" for a company that could have been sued if I had been killed in their vehicle. My own driving skill resulted in my not having a fatal outcome in this incident. If this had happened on a weekday morning, there would have been a traffic jam in my path. If it had happened on snow or ice, I wouldn't be around to tell you of this. I am reporting this so others are aware of the throttle problem. The failure date was Sep. 13, 2003.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||