Q: Q: Car accelerating on its own

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My car is accelerating on its own. Luckily, the brakes still work.

Hi. The first thing I would look towards is a problematic accelerator cable. I would recommend checking the accelerator cable for defects, kinks, and miss adjustments. If that is found to be the problem, have the accelerator cable replaced by a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic.

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