Q: Car wont maintain consistant speeds. Try doing 30km, 50km or anything.

asked by on

The car drives fine if you drive it like you stole it. But when maintaining speeds it almost stalls. Chugs, and revs up. Without my foot adjusting the throttle at all.

My car has 198727 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

This vehicle may be having issues with the throttle position sensor on the throttle pedal binding. This may cause the throttle to not react the way you would want it to.

There is a recall that may apply to this vehicle. The recall number is 10V234000 dated 06/03/2010. If your vehicle has not had the recall done the dealer will replace the throttle pedal sensor with a new design to fix the binding old one. If you contact the local dealer and supply your VIN they can check for recalls your vehicle will need done.

If your vehicle is not covered under this or other recalls for the throttle pedal sensor then have your vehicle computer scanned by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, for problems with the sensor and replace throttle pedal replace the sensor if it is binding.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car wont maintain consistant speeds. Try doing 30km, 50km or anything.

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: Q: Oil change

I am not sure how this could have effected your transmission but the other issues you had are very likely related to adding too much oil. Depending on how much extra oil was added, the oil level may have reached...

Q: Car runs poorly and stalls 1992 Oldsmobile 88

Hello - the engine hesitation and stalling, along with the Code 42, indicate a problem with ignition timing for your car. On your car, the ignition module provide a basic engine timing profile. While running, ignition timing shifts to the...

Q: It has a squeezing noise inthe engine area on the passenger side. When I drive, it gets louder. Any suggestions?

Hi there. As you may know, this is most likely related to the power steering in your system, which is electric unlike earlier generations of cars that were hydraulic. This is also a known issue with the 2010 Chevy Malibu...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...