Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car unresonsive, dash lights on

asked by on

Hello. Several lights on the dashboard came on after hitting the speed bump. The Service Engine Soon light, the slip light along with the Traction Control light are on. When I pressed the gas pedal, the engine was completely unresponsive, so I restarted it. After I did that, there was still Service Engine Light on, but the car ran fine. The mechanic said that it's the pedal sensor error and he had the light reset. However, after driving for about 20 miles, there it was yet again, the same issue. Could you please give me some advice on what to check next? Thank you.

Hello. When you get a pedal sensor code on this vehicle then it is usually a pedal assembly that needs to be replaced and the connections at the assembly that need to be checked. If these are fine then the throttle body is the problem. I have had a lot of throttle bodies fail on this vehicle that will cause this. I test the throttle body with a scan tool and visually to see if it is functioning the way that it should. If you need to have this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your unresponsive gas pedal.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car has no power, won't start, and won't take jump start - 2006 Cadillac DTS

Hello. The more issues you have like sparking and excessive heat while trying to charge the battery, the more likely you are to damage it. Since it is brand new, do not attempt to jump start it again until you...

Q: Accessory / Ignition Power is inconsistent

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Nissan 350Z. This is a commonly known issue with the 350Z. You should have a Check Engine Light on when this happens which will be likely related to NATS computer codes....

Q: 2012 Nissan Altima rpm after an hour stays below 2500, already put new maf sensor what else could be the problem?

Hello. It sounds like a loss of power. I would scan the computer for codes to see if something comes up and then I would monitor the sensor reading to know for sure if everything is reading right. If all...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...