Speed Control Cable Problems in popular cars

Speed Control Cable problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Speed Control Cable problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Speed Control Cable problem of Chevrolet Impala

The car was a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. At the time of the first incident traction control light came on the low engine power light came on . Speed dropped down to 15 mph. Had to pull over turn car off . Then restarted it again it was fine for a month . It repeated same problem. Now check engine light stays on . Hdhad code read saying throttle cable and traction control. To me that is a serious issue. This is something that needs to be addressed. Highway driving this problem could cause an accident . I can see this has been a issue with general motors with Impalas and other models since 2008. How many of the same complaints would it take until its fixed . Complaints keep coming up after throttle bodies replaced still having same problems. General motors needs to get with the program. This issue happened on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Chevrolet Trailblazer

The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Driving on the highway to the shore my speedometer increased to 95 mph. When we parked it was stuck on 10. Since then it has happened many times. When I park I have to check what it stops at. Sometimes, its 10, 20, 30, etc. I have tried disconnecting the negative battery cable and that helps as a temp fix. My dealer says there is no recall, but I saw online a class action suit against gm, but not for Trailblazers. This is a gm issue and I don't have the money to get it fixed. Updated 03/11/14. This speed control cable problem happened on 08/24/2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The car was a 1996 Chrysler town and country. While driving on us378 between saluda and lexington, SC, as I drove uphill on an undivided highway, the vehicle speed began to increase, reaching over 85 miles per hour with my foot off the accelerator. I braked back to about 25 miles per hour, but when I released the brake, the vehicle again sped to over 80 mph. I pulled over and tried to place the vehicle in park, but the engine raced. I turned it off, but it continued to run, apparently "dieseling" for several seconds. I restarted the vehicle and made it to the dealer by riding the brake and driving in the lowest gear. I sincerely believe that had my wife or teenage son who recently started driving been behind the wheel they would have completely lost control. I was fortunate that the brakes had been replaced about a month earlier and managed to hold the vehicle, though it required both feet and most of my 220 pounds on the brake. The dealer said that a cable had broken causing the throttle to stick. I have heard similar stories about this happening to this same model vehicle. It is inexcusable that the throttle should suddenly stick with no warning, especially at whatever setting it is at when the cable breaks. At the least, the throttle should return to normal idle if the cable breaks. This is extremely dangerous, and, in my opinion, warrants a modification to prevent this highly dangerous situation before fatalities occur. Had the throttle stuck at a higher setting, I could not have controlled the vehicle or wouldn't have had time to react. It was Sep. 23, 2001 when this speed control cable issue occurred.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle was a 1996 Chrysler town and country. While driving accelerator cable broke, causing vehicle to stop in moving traffic. Vehicle was towed to auto solutions where a new cable was installed. This speed control cable problem happened on Monday, September 8, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Dodge Ram 1500

I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab with the 4. 7 and 4x4. Today while driving with cruise control set at 75 the accelerator stuck and I had to turn the key off to stop the truck. The truck has less than 54,000 miles on it. I don't have floor mats in the truck and once the truck was stopped I checked under the hood and the cable was tightly connected but lose on the throttle body and the same on the gas pedal. This issue happened on May. 7, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Dodge Caliber

The VIN of this Caliber is 1C3CDWDA4C_. Crash was involved with the Dodge Caliber. Mt 2012 Dodge Caliber had a roll away incident on 9/6/2103 when parked in a driveway. It rolled and then dove down a very steep hill with trees which eventually stopped the car rolling down the hill. The manufacturer defect has been diagnosed as a failure of the shifter assembly. There are a number of late model cars under recall because of shifter assembly defects and potential for 'roll away'. The car remains at the dealership, not safe to drive, awaiting a new shifter assembly and cable on order. Chrysler was contacted about warranty defect and took two weeks to respond by letter and declines participation with any costs associated with this incident. Letter is a contradiction saying all sysrems were found to be operating properly but noted a problem with the ignition switch the dealer should repair. Roll away can have very serious consequences. This problem occurred on Friday, Sep. 6, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Ford Taurus

The car was a 2005 Ford Taurus. I was driving along and all of sudden my car felt like an out of body experience and was accelerating faster than I was going. I was able to come to a stop after applying the brakes very hard. Shut the car off - started it again 2 different time and the tachometer went up to 3 rpm - on the third try I tapped the gas pedal and the rpm's came down. I drove home (approx. 8 miles) safely without any further incidents. I took it to the dealer the next day - I told them what had occurred and I also mentioned that my cruise control was not working. (this is the third time I had trouble with my cruise control) they are replacing the throttle control body and speed control cable. I am now waiting to hear from them to pick up my car. What I don't understand is this - if it is known there is a problem with the gas pedal sticking why has there not been a recall. Are you waiting until some serious accident occurs or for a fatality? I am just glad I was not on a congested highway when this happened - it was 9:00 pm at night on my way home after visiting my sons and believe me when I say I was quite upset and shaking when this occurred. I never want to experience something like this again. I wish your association would look into this further so it can be rectified. Thank you for your time and attention to this submittal. This speed control cable problem happened on May 21, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Ford Taurus

The vehicle was a 2004 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the car is 1FAFP55284_. When accelerating at about 40 mph the cruise control would not work when I tried to engage it, however the car began speeding up quickly while my foot was off the gas peddle. I tried to engage/disengage the cruise control but got no response, except the engine rpm and car was still speeding up, the car was getting close to 60mph and I began putting on the brakes the car was still trying to accelerate and rpm still going up as I was stopping the car. This car continues to accelerate faster on it's own when driven and today 5/19/14 again from about 35 to 50 in about a mile, this was not as severe as the first time but is troubling and a waste of my gas and brakes. This is a Taurus sel with automatic trans. And a 3. 9l v6 engine. I found the cruise control cable off of the lever it connects to near the intake manifold( after reading about other Taurus models/years with the same problem). I will be contacting a Ford dealer to see if they have a fix as cable is still very loose after I tried to reconnect it. This speed control cable issue occurred 10/11/2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of GMC Yukon

The car involved is a 2000 GMC Yukon. While driving at any speed the vehicle suddenly and unexpectedly accelerated without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer replaced the accelerator and the cruise cables. Within 10 months after the repair was made the problem recurred while driving. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that the throttle body needed to be replaced. It was Dec. 24, 2004 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of GMC Topkick

The car was a 1999 GMC Topkick. This is a flat bed roll back tow truck. Speed sensor is faulty, causing the cable to release tension when loading a vehicle. Dealer has been contacted.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Acura TL

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Acura Tl. The VIN of the problem Tl is 19UUA56603_. As I was accellerating onto the highway, the car continued to accellerate. At 89mph I hit the brakes hard to see if I could slow down. Would not happen. Put the transmission into neutral and shut off the engine and braked to the side of the road. When the dealer examined the throttle body they found the plastic cam for the cruise control had broken and the cable for the cruise had jammed the throttle wide open. When asked if that part was replaceable I was informed the whole throttle body would have to be replaced at ~$500. The alternative was to remove the cruise cable and tie it up away from the throttle body. Since the dealer told me this was the second one they have had with this problem, it was rare. Oops if this would have happened in town I would have hit several cars before getting it shut down. The throttle cam is made of metal where the cruise cam is plastic and both are on the same butterfly shaft. Just to save a few cents makes for a very hair raising ride. It was Mon., Sep. 26, 2011 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Acura CL

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Acura Cl. Was driving at highway speed. "lost" accelerator pedal. Coasted to shoulder, stopped car. Found that pedal had dropped to floor and connector end of cable was hanging above pedal area. Also found that the cable connecting to engine just at edge of cover/housing was missing. Car was towed on a flatbed to the nearest repair facility. Acura repair part was obtained from nearest dealership and installed. Cable showed signs of fraying at point where it broke. Technician surmised that it had fatigued and that the break was inside the cable housing. Car had been given a comprehensive maintenance and an Acura multipoint inspection in March 2011. Most recent maintenance was an oil change and multipoint inspection on 10/22/11. The failure date was Friday, December 2, 2011.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Honda Accord

There was crash involved with this problem. I purchased new 2014 Honda Accord on 1/27/14 with 34 miles. On 1/31/14 with only 117 miles, I was attempting to park, perhaps 2 mph when all of the sudden, the car lunged forward on it's own with great force. I was appx 5 feet away from stopping when suddenly the airbag deployed, the car lunged, hit the concrete stop, jumped over and stopped only by steel cables. This occurred on the 4th floor (spiral parking) . If the cable system were not in place, I would have ended up landing on the top of the cars parked on the 3rd floor. This entire incident occurred in 2 seconds or less. I was completely straight in line having turned right from the central aisle, about 5 feet from the concrete block, traveling no more than 2 mph. With no warning, the car lunged forward, airbag deployed and sent the car into the cables. I received a burn to my right hand from the airbag and was completely and utterly in shock. I have an exemplary driving history for 44 years and have never had anything so traumatizing occur ever. As I stated, this occurred so quickly as I was only 1-2 seconds from turning the engine off. In reporting this accident to Honda, they recommended having it towed to seidner's with whom they partner with. They completed the repairs on 3/1/14. The damage was extensive, $11,600 to the front end, hood, etc. The car was at the collision center until 3/1/14. Because of the claim I opened with Honda, they inspected the car 3/10/14, however only made a hand-written note that they test drove it for 48 miles, noting "no defects in mechanical inspection, no repairs recommended. " I am utterly terrified that this could occur again. Please, can you direct me as to what I can do to ensure that this never recurs. This speed control cable issue occurred Friday, January 31, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Honda CR-V

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2HKRM3H78D_. The vehicle involved is a 2013 Honda Cr-v. The contact stated that mostly from a stopped position, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer, who stated that the throttle wire cable was non-existent and the electronic system was causing the vehicle to stall. The dealer stated the manufacturer was aware of the issue but at the time, the engineers did not have a remedy available. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. Updated 11-18-13. This speed control cable problem happened on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Hyundai Elantra

The owner has a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 60 mph without warning. The contact had to coast onto the road shoulder and restart the engine to regain normal functions. The failure was recurring. The dealer advised the contact that the failure did not exhibit any warning codes therefore a diagnostic could not be performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 89,000. Updated 02/11/lj the dealer found the throttle cable binding. Updated 02/14/14. It was Sun., Sep. 1, 2013 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The car involved is a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. Car turned left onto 30 mph speed limit n. Highland Ave. Atlanta, car immediately lurched into wot (wide open throttle) executing an unintended acceleration. Standing on the brake with both feet, engaging emergency brake, and finally knocking it out of gear, the car stopped 10 feet in front of an outside patio of beer drinkers sitting at tables at a local bar. No one was hurt, but, it was by pure luck and fast reaction by my son who is deathly afraid of this car now. I personally removed the engine cover to find the cruise control cable had separated where it is staked into it's mounting hardware. The staked end sheath of the cable is pulled out of it's staked housing tube and in some cases may go back into it causing the problem to be intermittent and unrepeatable on request, however, our cable end was unable to reenter it's position resulting in the throttle remaining open. The cable is too short by design leaving it to be on a constant pull until it overcomes the staking and slips out. Jim ellis Hyundai has never heard of this happening before this date. Never, said their parts dept. , and service manager. They told me to call Hyundai corp, or, they would be glad to quote me a cost to repair. Like Hyundai corp. They went into immediate rear end coverage mode. This speed control cable issue occurred Thursday, September 12, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Infiniti QX4

The car is a 2002 Infiniti Qx4. I had an oil change on Saturday. After leaving the service station and driving home the vehicle begin to accelerate on its own. I tried breaking but the vehicle continued to accelerate. After barely missing two vehicles and unable to come to a complete stop, I turned off the main road and killed the ignition. Still unaware of what was happening I waited a few minutes and attempted to complete my mission home only to run into the same behavior. Once I arrived home I parked the car until Monday morning. Unable to drive I called the tow truck company and had my SUV taken to the dealership. It turned out the issue was a bad throttle cable that got stuck. It was July 9, 2011 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Infiniti QX4

The vehicle was a 1997 Infiniti Qx4. VIN of the vehicle was JNRAR05Y5V_. Gas pedal sticks from a complete stop during slight acceleration. If I try to feather it before full acceleration, it still jumps forward. Technician said it's in the cable. This speed control cable issue occurred Sat., Mar. 10, 2001.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4-dr 4x2. Vehicle gear shift cable busted and shifter pin damage. Due to poor quality item made out of plastic not made out of metal. Chrysler upgrade because part to new part but will not reimburse, they admit that part is faulty but sill would not make changes to other cars. Car would not move stuck in place. At first when car was turned on gear had not traction and no control. VIN: 1j4gb391x7l115178 Jeep Wrangler 07. This speed control cable issue occurred August 1, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Jeep Liberty

The car involved was a 2003 Jeep Liberty. The VIN of the problem Liberty is 1J8GL48K83_. When the vehicle was put in drive the vehicle accelerated without warning which caused minor damage to the vehicle. Dealer found accelerator pedal was loose and without pressure. Dealer refasten loose throttle cable. This problem occurred on May. 5, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Kia Motor Sedona

The vehicle is a 2005 Kia Motor Sedona. Consumer has a 2005 kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the engine rpms increased excessively as the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact stated that the brakes were depressed and failed to respond. The contact diagnosed that the throttle cable was stuck and as a result, the throttle assembly would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number : 05v329000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 101,000. This issue happened on Jan. 3, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Kia Motor Rondo

The car involved was a 2008 Kia Motor Rondo. Crash was involved with the Kia Motor Rondo. The VIN of this vehicle was KNAFG52618_. The vehicle is a 2008 kia Rondo. The contact stated that while entering a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a power cable unit. The front passenger suffered injuries to the right hand. A police report was filed of the incident. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for further inspection of the acceleration failure. The failure and current mileage was 63,500. Updated 01/09/14 updated 03/05/lj. This speed control cable problem happened on 12/06/13.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Land Rover Discovery

The vehicle is a 2000 Land Rover Discovery. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is SALTY154XY_. Cruise control acceleration cable failed, thus motor was stuck in full throttle. It was May. 31, 2013 when this speed control cable issue occurred.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Land Rover Discovery Ii

Tl- the owner has a 2001 Land Rover Discovery Ii. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the throttle cable was replaced but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 02v028000 (vehicle speed control). The failure mileage was 120,000. Kmj. This speed control cable problem happened on September 20, 2012.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Lexus RX350

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Lexus Rx350 is 2T2GK31U77_. Crash was involved with this problem. Lexus Rx350 auto-acceleration. While pulling into a parking spot (at a slow speed) in a parking structure, the engine, without pressure on the gas pedal, suddenly reved up to high speed and accelerated into the wire retaining cabled and wall of the structure. The distanced traveled was less than 10 feet before the car was stopped by the retaining cables and the wall. The front end of the car and the structure were damaged. The impact was severe enough to break 5 of the 7 cables. The airbags did not deploy. This speed control cable issue occurred Thu., Jan. 7, 2010.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Lexus RX300

The car was a 2002 Lexus Rx300. I experienced sudden unintended acceleration in my 2002 Lexus, Rx300 on 4 Aug, 2010. I was in a parking lot making a left turn into the parking area when the vehicle revved full throttle and surged forward. I applied the brakes fully and when the vehicle did not fully stop I put the vehicle in neutral while still applying the brakes and stopped the vehicle. It was still idling full throttle. I shut it off and let it sit a few minutes and started it again. It went to full throttle and would not throttle down. I then went under the hood and tried to jiggle the accelerator linkage but to no avail. I called the local Toyota service department and they told me to get the vehicle there. I had it towed to the service center. They would not do any work on it or even look at it because it was a Lexus and they had been instructed not to do anything with unintended acceleration problems on any type of vehicle that was not a Toyota even though Lexus is manufactured by Toyota. I had to get it to a Lexus dealer in tucson, az (~80 miles away) for diagnosis. The Lexus dealer service center diagnosed the problem as a bent throttle cable. Some how a cover had come loose and the cable was exposed from its sheath and bent. I am sure the Lexus of tucson service manager, mr. Paul minor could explain it exactly but that is my interpretation of what he explained to me. I asked him how this could have happened and he said he did not know. The repair was accomplished for ~$365. 00 parts and labor. I will have the car back on Friday 20 Aug, 2010. I will have the old/bad parts on hand. I feel this is a problem in design that Lexus should take responsibility to reimburse me and to issue a safety release and recall. There should be a fail safe if the throttle cable should bend. In my case the bent cable caused a full throttle condition and sudden unintended acceleration. I was fortunate that I was aware of what to do in that situation and that a pedestrian or another vehicle. This speed control cable issue occurred Wed., Aug. 4, 2010.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Lincoln Aviator

My husband and I were driving our 2003 Lincoln Aviator when it basically stopped going and wouldn't change gear or speed up. (this is the second time it's gotten stuck in gear, the 1st time was when it was parked and wouldn't move but the gear shift moved freely). We got it back home and realized again the transmission shift cable had come dislodged. Lincoln had a recall on 25 vehicle regarding this problem, when I called I was told my vehicle wasn't one of them and wasn't included in the recall even thought I'm having the exact same issue. I've complained about the one here one time before and nothing happened. This is crazy. I could've been in a serious accident behind this. This speed control cable problem happened on 11/02/2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Lincoln Navigator

The vehicle was a 2003 Lincoln Navigator. The owner has a 2003 Lincoln aviator. While driving 20 mph, the accelerator pedal remained stuck to the floor. The dealer inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the accelerator cable was fractured. The contact was awaiting repairs to the vehicle. The contact was also awaiting a response from the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 90,300. The VIN was unavailable. The failure date was December 3, 2011.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mazda MPV

The VIN of the car is JM3LW28J12_. The reporting person owns a 2002 Mazda Mpv. The contact stated that upon inspection, it was found that the actuator cable needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 04v234000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000. The failure date was Sun., Mar. 30, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mazda Tribute

The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Mazda Tribute. I was pulling into a parking lot and my vehicle accelerated as if I was pressing the gas. However, I wasn't pressing the gas, I was pressing the brakes. I had previously taken my vehicle to the dealership to get a recall done involving this issue. Prior to the, alleged repair done to the vehicle, I hadn't had any problems with that issue. I had received a few letters in the mail stating I needed to have to recall done and I decided to go ahead and take it to have the stated recalls done. Anyway, I called the dealership the following day of the incident and told them what happened. First, the guy asked me if the vehicle was in cruise control when it happened and I told him "no". The he told me that the vehicle would have to be in cruise control in order for it to do that but my recall letter stated that it did not have to be in cruise control for this to happen. I took the vehicle back to the dealership the day after I spoke to the guy over the phone. My vehicle stayed at the dealership for about 3 days. When I went to get my vehicle, the guy in the service department said that the recall had been done and that the throttle cable was worn and needed to be replaced. Anyway, my complaint with this is, that prior to the recall being done, I had no problem with the vehicle accelerating on its own. So if there was an issue with the throttle cable itself, I would imagine this would have been an issue prior to them doing whatever they claimed they did. This speed control cable issue occurred Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mercedes Benz C Class

The car involved is a 1997 Mercedes Benz C Class. Was driving vehicle down the highway traveling at normal speeds. All of a sudden car began backfiring and speed dropped from 65 mph to 30 mph. The car would not accelerate and began to backfire more. Temp went up and car started smoking. Pulled over to check on car and it never restarted again. Contacted mb assist and was told I would need a jump with thick gauge cables and they could send a tech but the charges would be at minimum $100. Its been over a week and the car will not start. I've put batteries in fob (they never had any before) , charged car battery , checked all fuses, jumped car battery and now am being given a p1570 immobilizer code . The car alarm has never been activated. . This car is making absolute no sense with the errors and no explanation as to why it nearly caught fire and wont start now. . . This problem occurred on Fri., May. 4, 2012.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mercedes Benz ML320

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Mercedes Benz Ml320. The reporting person owns a 1999 Mercedes Benz ml 320. While driving 35 mph on a secondary road the throttle locked, there was loud engine noise, and the vehicle accelerated to 65 mph. Attempting to stop the vehicle with both feet on the brake pedal didn't work, the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact shut the engine off. The technician stated that the throttle cable bushing failed which caused the brakes to fail. A complaint was filed with the manufacturer, and a factory representative was present to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer stated that there were notes listed per the investigation, they were unable to share the details with the contact and that the case was closed. The current and failure mileage were 85115. This issue happened on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mercury Sable

The car involved was a 2000 Mercury Sable. This Sable had the stuck throttle problem recall performed in October 2013. Yesterday, a dangerous acceleration condition occurred. While accelerating from a stop light, the car kept accelerating even after taking all pressure from the accelerator pedal. I entered an on ramp and accelerated to join with traffic. Even after completely removing my foot from the pedal the car kept accelerating to over 75 miles an hour. I attempted to brake, but had to shut off the ignition to pull to the side of the road. I restarted the engine and it immediately went to 5500 rpm and started cutting out (misfiring- I assume was caused by a rev limiter). I shut the engine off again. After two more tries starting, and revving to 5500 rpm, it finally started and idled at 800 rpm. While climbing a hill the accelerator stuck again, but at 3000 rpm. I again had to shut off the engine in order to stop. When I restarted, it revved to 3000 rpm. I shut it off again and opened the hood. I manually pulled on the throttle cable to insure it was not applying pressure. I then started the engine and it idled at 800 rpm. The recall was performed in October 2013i have the Sable at a dealer at present to repair the throttle problem. At no time was cruise control engaged. Had my wife been driving, I'm not sure she would not have had an accident. Turning off the ignition was the only way to prevent engine damage and slow the car to avoid a high speed accident. I just received a call from the dealer. The recall (at a different dealer) was performed incorrectly. The clip was installed incorrectly according to the dealer who now installed and completed the recall correctly!. This speed control cable issue occurred May 15, 2014.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mercury Sable

The car involved is a 2004 Mercury Sable. While driving and I go over 50 mph my car will speed up which cause the throttle cable to come apart an d the engine or transmission speeds up. This issue happened on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mitsubishi Outlander

The VIN of the car is JA4LZ41F44_. The car had a crash. The reporting person owns a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander. While attempting to park the vehicle, it spontaneously accelerated to 80 mph. The vehicle crashed into several signs. The contact's insurance agency assumed financial responsibility for the repair. One year later, the failure recurred. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they stated that the throttle cable was the cause of the failure. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 45,000. This issue happened on Friday, December 7, 2007.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Mitsubishi Galant

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mitsubishi Galant. The VIN of the problem Galant is 4A3AB76S05_. Vehicle has been repaired twice at two different dealerships for same problem. Vehicle has been in two separate dealerships for repair for approx. 40 days total. Selling dealership, palm springs Mitsubishi, has refused to replace vehicle as requested. This speed control cable issue occurred Apr. 11, 2005.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Nissan Maxima

The VIN of this vehicle was 1N4BA41E56_. The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle accelerated independently. The vehicle was stopped by the contact applying the parking brake, depressing the brake pedal and powering off the vehicle simultaneously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was informed that a spiral cable harness and the cruise control switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. This problem occurred on 12/12/2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Nissan Sentra

The vehicle is a 2000 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 3N1CB51D6Y_. Vehicle "jerks" when under load & throttle is applied. Replaced 4 ignition coils, & throttle position sensor. No change in vehicle's performance. Vehicle will also not accelerate over 3000 rpm's. Mechanic said I needed to contact Nissan regarding applicable safety recall that was likely the problem, which I did. Nissan said there was no safety recalls applicable to my vehicle. I told mechanic this, & he insist's that there most certainly is. This speed control cable issue occurred Mon., Nov. 7, 2011.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of SAAB 95

The vehicle was a 2003 SAAB 9-5. The vehicle stalled on 4 separate occasions from various speeds of 25 mph or more while driving. The vehicle has been to the dealer on 3 separate occasions. The dealer has cleaned and tightened the battery cables, the first time, they replaced the crank sensor, t-7 and the ignition switch, the second time and the third time, they were unable to duplicate the problem. The ecm was replaced but the vehicle stalled again, the cup holder crack and had broken, the battery cables were loose and dirty, the transmission did not shift properly and caused a jerking motion, the electrical gauges dropped and the vehicle lost acceleration. This problem occurred on Oct. 15, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of SAAB 900

The vehicle involved was a 1997 SAAB 900. The VIN of this vehicle was YS3DF55N1V_. The vehicle suddenly accelerated when the throttle became stuck. While looking at the NHTSA website, the consumer saw that the problem he experienced was the subject of a recall (97v-046000). It appeared that the recall was not done on the consumer's vehicle prior to him purchasing it. The dealer indicated that it was the responsibility of the consumer to make sure the recall was done. This issue happened on Monday, January 19, 2004.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Saturn Vue. Consumer states: took in vehicle on 5 separate times for transmission, whining noise was heard, almost like the engine was overheating. Was on highway, and no matter how much gas consumer gave it vehicle wouldn't move. When giving it more gas the engine would rev but still wouldn't go. Before problems with transmission, at a separate time, something with the computer went wrong. It completely shut down. Such as gas gauge showed empty tank and speedometer went to zero. When at a stop idle seems to drop and when accelerating from stop, vehicle hestiates and lurches. Transaxle speed sensor replaced. Transmission control module reprogramed due to whining noise. Hood won't open. Hood cable readjusted. Driver and passenger washer nozzle missing and replaced. Steering wheel making noise. Shaft boot greased. Service engine soon (ses) light on. Oxygen sensor was contaminated and replaced. This issue happened on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Saturn SW2

The car involved was a 1998 Saturn Sw2. Accelerator pedal hinge broke. . . Leaving the accelerator pedal hanging from the accelerator cable. Car is not driveable. It was Tuesday, February 10, 2004 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Subaru Outback

I was accelerating to get on the freeway entrance in my Subaru Outback (with my wife and two small children) when I notice a complete loss in throttle response. The car was just barely moving due to the engine idle. Check engine light came on. I drove at that pace to a parking lot to check my options. I had not noted, until now, that this car has no throttle cable and is completely drive-by-wire. I looked at the connection of wire harness to the pedal assembly and did not see any red flags - no corrosion, etc. It appeared to be in good shape. I shut the car off, waited about 30 sec, and restarted it. It then got us home. When I got home tonight, I ran my obd diagnostic tool and got a p2138 error code. This is listed as "throttle/pedal position sensor/switch "d"/"e" voltage correlation" trouble code description. I am going to check into my options tomorrow, but felt this was worth reporting since it appears there are others out there that have experienced this problem as well. There is definitely a safety concern with a failure of this nature as I was traveling at a good rate and in traffic. Luckily, everyone is ok - but my wife and I worry when this will happen again. Thanks. This issue happened on Friday, October 25, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4S3BH81534_. Last month I purchesed a new 2004 Subaru Outback. After my purchase I discovered that the vehicle had been repaired by the dealership for a recall that involved the speed control cable. This problem could cause the throttle to remain open and the driver could lose control of the vehicle and crash. Had I know about this problem I would have not purchased this vehicle. The dealer never told me about the repairs or recall and I beleived I was buying a new and safe vehicle. This speed control cable problem happened on Aug. 1, 2004.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Suzuki XL7

The VIN of the problem Xl7 is JS3TX92V15_. The vehicle had a crash. The owner has a 2005 Suzuki Xl7. She stated that the vehicle accelerated without warning while the brake was depressed and the drive position indicator was not engaged. As a result, the vehicle crashed into her house and caused significant damage to the house and vehicle. The dealer stated that the throttle body and cable needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 38,500. This issue happened on Saturday, July 8, 2006.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Suzuki XL7

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Suzuki xl-7. Crash was involved with the Suzuki xl-7. The VIN of this vehicle was JS3TX92V53_. The consumer received a notice for recall# 03 v 512 000 subject: accelerator cable casing cap. An appointment was made with the dealer for 12/26/2003. On 12/22/2003, the vehicle accelerated when the driver tried to brake. The vehicle hit a parked car as a result. Please provide dealer information along with any other detailed information. This problem occurred on Dec. 22, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Toyota RAV4

I leased 2013 Toyota Rav4, around 2900 miles the warning and indicating lights on the instrument panel lit up while I was driving. Took the car to the dealer who determined the cause was "some one hit abs sensor and cut harness . . . " since the sensors were not under warranty, it will cost me $600 in repairs. The failed sensors are used for vehicle safety and traction control . I think that the cable harness should be designed to be better protected from road hazards and the customer should not be liable for Toyota design flaws. Plead find attached some supporting documents. Thank you,. This issue happened on October 25, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Toyota Camry Hybrid

The vehicle is a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. There was crash involved with this Toyota Camry Hybrid. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 4T1BB46K57_. I was pulling into a parking space (in a parking garage) and when I attempted to brake, the car continued to accelerate. It was finally stopped when it smashed into steel cables in front of the parking space. This speed control cable problem happened on Dec. 28, 2013.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Volkswagen Touareg

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVGBC77L04_. 2004 Volkswagen Touareg that hesitates upon acceleration from a cold start approximately 20% of the time. This hesitation presents a hazard to both passengers in the Touareg and passengers in vehicles of oncoming traffic. Vehicle begins to accelerate then hesitates. It is impossible to determine when this might occur. Also, there was a recent incident where the Touareg hesitated and the vehicle behind the Touareg had to rapidly brake to avoid rearending the Touareg. It has been returned to the dealership on 4 different occasions with this complaint however the dealership indicates they cannot duplicate the complaint. Volkswagen of America states no problem found. The following questions on this form are not applicable as numerous incidents have occurred on numerous dates and we are not able to indicate the exact number of incidents. The answers given are only to allow us to proceed with this questionaire. This speed control cable issue occurred 06/25/2004.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of the problem Passat is WVWVD63B83_. When I stepped on the gas for the passing gear, the gas pedal remained stuck to the floor. This happened on two different days. The only way I could stop was to put the car in natural,and turn off the key. Took the car to the dealer who said that there might have been ice stuck to the gas pedal cable?????????? I almost got killed with the car going 100 mph before I could get it under control. This issue happened on March 8, 2003.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Volvo S60

Crash was involved with the Volvo S60. The vehicle was a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact was driving 25 mph with cruise control activated when the brakes were depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact crashed into five vehicles. The contact's vehicle was destroyed. The police were contacted and a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic and the manufacturer was contacted. Updated 04/16/12 the consumer stated the cruise control was not functioning properly. The throttle remained open. Updated 04/25/12. This speed control cable problem happened on Monday, October 17, 2011.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Volvo XC70

The car involved is a 2001 Volvo Xc70. Recently while driving my elderly mother in my 2001 Volvo xc 70 from oregon to California we had a very unpleasant experience that could have cost us our lives. All of a sudden we lost total power in 70+ mph traffic, had to sit on a very busy freeway for 2 hours in 100 degree heat (unable to run the air conditioner) unable to get out of the vehicle due to heavy truck traffic flying past us. My dear mother and I were finally rescued and towed to safety some 70 miles to the nearest Volvo dealer. There we were told that our etm had failed. I am concerned about this very dangerous problem as I have now been told that the part that they replaced (a $1200. 00 repair) is simply another of the same known faulty part. My etm faild at only 50,000 miles and could have caused a major fatality. We were really lucky but what happens next time? from NHTSA web site. This issue happened on Thursday, October 13, 2005.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Audi A6

The car is a 1999 Audi A6 avant. The VIN of the car is WAUDA24B3X_. Car: 1999 Audi avant wagon 1. The car was left outside during the winter of 2008/9 and unused for several months. In sprint of 2009, the car was jump started and this is when the problems started occurring. 2. Regardless of cold weather, the car will accelerate. More specifically, when the gas pedal is released, the car will not decelerate. This means the car will propel itself forward. Without depressing the gas pedal, the car will sometimes achieve a speed of 40-45 mph. By pushing the pedal down and releasing it quickly (pumping the pedal), the throttle will release and the car will come back down to idle speed. This occurs not every time but approximate 1 out of 10 times that the car is driven. 3. The tube that leads to the throttle, the accelerator cable, and the throttle body have all been replaced. There is a recall on the throttle body on this car related to this specific issue but the recall is only based on very cold ambient weather. I am experiencing this issue during warm weather also. The mechanic now thinks this is due the electronic control module (ecm). It was Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2009 when this speed control cable issue occurred.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Audi A6

The vehicle is a 1999 Audi A6. The VIN of this A6 is WAUDA24B7X_. Consumer's wife had a bad experience last month with the cruise control. She had the cruise set at 75 mph and hit the brakes to turn off the cruise control, but vehicle did not respond. She turned off the switch on the steering column, and that did not stop the cruise control. She put both feet on the brakes and tried to stop vehicle, but the engine continued to run. Fortunately, consumer was able to power brake the vehicle, and bring it over to the shoulder of the highway. Then, brought the speed down enough to slam the transmission into park, and abruptly stop the vehicle's motion. All four wheels were smoking, and she turned the vehicle off. She called the maplewood Audi dealer, where consumer had the car in for full service and scheduled a checkup. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and kept for diagnostic investigation by the technician. When the technician turned the vehicle on engine revved and rpms went back up. The service department pulled the throttle cable from vehicle. And discovered cracks in the housing of the cable. But were not certain that this was the problem. It was technician's guess. Consumer's wife questioned this because of the cruise control which was not cable related. This issue happened on May 16, 2004.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of BMW 3 Series

The car involved is a 2007 BMW 3 Series. VIN of the vehicle was WBAWL13517_. Car continues to have intermittent abs brake failure after more than a year. BMW won't repair unless I pay for it. I have already had 1 electrical related safety recall due to battery cable. This issue happened on Jul. 2, 2012.. Read more...

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of BMW Z3

The vehicle having this issue was a 1997 BMW Z3. The car had a crash. While driving the accelerator stuck causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit a tree. The consume believes this accident is related to NHTSA recall #8324 97v-131000 of the cruise control throttle cables cable. The dealer has been notified. The failure date was Wednesday, December 11, 2002.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Buick Roadmaster

The vehicle is a 1996 Buick Roadmaster. While driving accelerator cable rubbed up against the wiring harness due to cable being incorrectly routed by Buick, causing an electrical short, resulting in a fire. This problem occurred on 11/17/96.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Buick Roadmaster

The car is a 1996 Buick Roadmaster. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G4BN52P6T_. Throttle cable failed, resulting in unwanted acceleration. This speed control cable issue occurred Sunday, Apr. 20, 1997.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Cadillac Catera

The vehicle involved was a 1998 Cadillac Catera. There was crash involved with this Cadillac Catera. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was W06DR52R4W_. Consumer was waiting for light to change, when she drove off, vehicle accelerated and rear ended another vehicle. She then tried to put vehicle in drive, but vehicle would jump back and forward at leased three times, continuing to hit the vehicle in front. It was 10/21/98 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Cadillac Seville

The car involved was a 1996 Cadillac Seville. Linda m west was driving at 45 mph on 4 lane city highway on 2/12/99. When approaching red light, she took her foot off the accelerator but the car did not slow down. Applying full force to the brakes did not stop the car. To avoid colliding with car in front of her, she turned off the ignition. After restarting the car, the accelerator was normal. Parked car immediately and had towed to dealer. Dealer replaced accelerator cable. No known cause of failure. One strand broke, unraveled, and did not allow deceleration. Charles called gm customer service on 2/15/99 to inform of safety problem. Inquired about safety recalls and technical bulletins. None existed for this problem. Since it was a near accident and a safety problem, I requested a technical bulletin be prepared. Customer service representative indicated it was a gm decision. I asked to talk to supervisor but received an address to write. I was not satisfied that a part failure nearly lead to an accident and that gm was not taking it very seriously. I examined the new cable and determined the cable is under very little tension and that it does not rub on any other parts. I am concerned that the part may be faulty and that gm should alert dealers to the potential safety problem. I do not understand why the part should have failed and would like a straight answer from gm. When I inquired if I could receive the results of the investigation, I was told I could not get it. This problem occurred on Fri., Feb. 12, 1999.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Jaguar XJ8

The car involved was a 1998 Jaguar Xj8l. About 2-3 times a month, while driving on the freeway (and only on freeways, never has this happened on city streets), always about 10 minutes on the road from a cold start, my accelerator will suddenly fail to respond while I've had my foot on the gas during steady driving of 55-75 mph. No indicator comes on at the time. I'm forced to merge to the side of the road on the momentum provided by the car as I am unable to get acceleration from the peddle. Once I brake to a stop & put the car in park I get an "engine failed" indicator and the red engine light comes on. So far, when I've turned off the engine and restarted it, I've been able to start the engine again without problem and continue on my way. However, these incidents are extremely dangerous given that our freeways often have no emergency lane to pull off to when they are under repair. There are various places on our freeways where I would have to stop in a moving lane before I was able to get the car to go again. I purchased the car used from a dealer in 2001. It was off a 3-yr lease by another owner. I had this problem in the early years of ownership (around 2002 @ 65,000) under a 6 year warranty and the dealer told me they rebuilt and then ultimately replaced the transmission at that time to solve the problem. I didn't have the problem again until 2012 but have since experienced it about 6 times over the last year (at 160,000). I called a local dealer to check on recall info and was told there's nothing currently, but that in 1999 my car had had a throttle cable adjuster modification under warranty. My research on this site tells me that the problem is the throttle body being dirty but that the only good solution is to replace it. The dealer is familiar with the problem but can't tell me how long a replacement will last me. It was Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002 when this speed control cable issue happened.

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car   Speed Control Cable problem of Jaguar XJ8

The car was a 1998 Jaguar Xj8. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is SAJHX64XWC_. Recall 98vo22000; cable adjustment bracket nut on the outer sleeve of the throttle cable can become displaced from the cable adjustment bracket. Recall remedy did not correct the problem, please give any further details.

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