Q: Issues with brakes

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I had a very scary experience while I was parallel parking. I had my foot on the brake and my car started accelerating! Still having my foot on the brake, my car moved forward. Then, I shifted to 'Park' and it stopped, fortunately! I'm very afraid to keep driving my car. What can be done?

If your engine throttle stuck higher than normal then there should be a code stored in the computer. If there is no fault code stored then the problem would have to be verified by a mechanic to diagnose the problem. If it is determined to be a throttle body problem then there is a technical bulletin that changes the part number to replace it with. The new part does not have a drain on the bottom of the throttle body.

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