Q: Car won't accelerate after stop

asked by on February 12, 2016

When I come to a stop and then press the gas pedal, the won't accelerate.

If the vehicle is not moving when you press on the gas pedal, it is possible that the transmission may be slipping. I would recommend having professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, test your vehicle’s acceleration so that the correct diagnosis can be made.

Was this answer helpful?
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

How do I open and close the windows and the moon roof with the key?

You can use the key to open and close the windows and moon roof on your Accord. Just follow these steps: Place the key in the driver side door lock. Turn it to the right and let go. Turn...

the car starts but the steering wheel is locked and won't turn

Hello. There may be a couple things going on here. If the steering wheel is indeed locked in position, the steering lock mechanism behind the steering wheel may be stuck and in need of a replacement. If the steering wheel...

How does semi-automatic climate control work?

If your vehicle is equipped with automatic climate control, you can switch the system to semi-automatic operation if you want. This gives you more control over certain aspects of the system, but it means that it won’t be completely automatic....

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Honda Accord
The The 2012 Honda Accord has a lot to offer. From great fuel economy to comfortable features and a sleek, modern look, it’s no wonder so many people love the Accord. Though, unlike the Civic, Honda has yet to offer...
2012 Jeep Patriot vs. 2012 Honda CR-V: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size SUV is a great vehicle for getting a lot of people from one place to another, with a decent price point and pretty good ongoing fuel economy. While they are never going to get the amazing gas mileage...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...