Car speeding up by itself!!!!

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Re: Car speeding up by itself!!!!

Post by Jessb » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi, has anyone found an answer to the speeding up problem ? Mine has also been speeding up, particularly in lower gears, but disconcertingly in 4th gear today. On approach to roundabout eased off accelerater to slow down and the car sped up. In addition I have also been having trouble with the speeding up when negotiating my steep drive in 1st gear, when I reach the flat at the top and start to depress the clutch the car speeds forward. This evening the car displayed a red warning indicator notifying me I was exceeding the engines maximum revs, I was doing less than 5 miles an hour, came to a standstill and the engine started knocking, no sound of over revving. Turned off ignition and restarted, not showing any sign of problem, engine sounds normal. My car has also suffered the kangaroo problem, although this has eased over the last month or so. will be contacting dealer re the latest issue, the cars becoming a handful to drive, always liked Herby, but now I've got one of my own, I'm not so sure 😬
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Re: Car speeding up by itself!!!!

Post by Nellybee » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:33 am

I have the same problem with mine it just goes on its own without touching the accelerator .What i have noticed is that when its displaying for you to change down a gear mine seems to be mainly from 5 to 4 this happens .I left it telling me to change down and did nothing and it ran on and on with no accelerator pressed.I will get it to the dealer as i have the kangeroo problem aswell see what they say.

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Re: Car speeding up by itself!!!!

Post by braveheart74 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:48 pm

I believe this happens to me also. Could the gas pedal be sticking?
I will try to note the circumstances in which it occurs.
Incidentally the ‘ kangaroo effect’ in first gear is beginning to annoy me as well.
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Re: Car speeding up by itself!!!!

Post by Derooke » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:39 pm

Had an update yesterday.
the speeding up is gone now. Unless the car
Is still in acc and a car brakes in front of you and goes out the way, you pull up again.

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