Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine & turbo stutter at 60mph

asked by on

My compact SUV petrol engine and turbo stutters around 60mph. It's okay if I'm stepping on the accelerator about 95% and when floor it from rest stage. Do you think the engine needs more power/torque only when floored at 60mph or for both, also when floored from rest?

If you are having an issue with the engine sputtering at highway speeds, it may be related to your fuel system. I would recommend having your fuel system checked by a qualified professional due to the fact that gasoline is extremely flammable and potentially unsafe. This inspection would go over the fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel hoses, fuel rail, fuel pressure regulator, and other fuel system related parts that may be specific to your vehicle. This symptom is commonly caused by fuel system issues, so checking the fuel system first would be my best recommendation to have your sputtering issue properly diagnosed.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Engine & turbo stutter at 60mph

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 headlights are turned on as soon as I switch on the engine.

Hi there. The headlight switch may have fused the contacts inside the switch to the on position making the lights come on all the time. Try turning the ignition switch to the auxiliary position and see if the lights still...

Q: Jdm bg5 ej20 twin turbo boost issues

Oil in the intercooler is generally a sign that a turbo seal has let go. Most likely one or both turbos are due for replacement or rebuild. Have a professional come look into the Check Engine Light code and smoke...

Q: Car won't start - 2006

Hey there. If you are getting a voltage drop from 12 to 7 volts, then this is going to be the cause of the no crank. If you have tried other good batteries, then you have problems in the battery...

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...
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...
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...