Q: Why would my car drive at 0 rpms ? It's a 2011 Hyundai Accent.

asked by on

I stopped to put air in my tires. When I started my car back up it wouldn't start at first but then it did. I noticed my rpms stayed at 0 while I drove.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The gauge on your dashboard that tells you the engine speed, measured in RPMs, is called the tachometer. If just the tachometer is not working, it may be getting a weak signal (or no signal at all) coming to the gauge. It may also be an issue with the engine speed sensor, or the crankshaft position sensor. If other parts of the instrument cluster are not working, then the entire cluster may need to be replaced. The speed sensor can also be tested electrically. Only further testing will tell. For an inspection from our techs, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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. Why would my car drive at 0 rpms ? It's a 2011 Hyundai Accent.

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: Fast Idle does not activate when A/C Compressor engages.

The idle is not supposed to increase in speed when your compressor engages, rather the throttle plate should adjust at the same time the A/C engages to maintain the same RPM at idle. This will keep the idle the same...

Q: Check Engine Light and emission light are on. Is the car still safe to use? - 2010 Hyundai Accent

The warning lights you are seeing are very generic. There is no way at this point of knowing if the issue is dangerous or not. You need to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes ASAP. This can be...

Q: My car steering wheel lights are flashing on and off

Hello. In order to answer your question precisely, this would require a bit more detail on what the issue may be. Is the light coming on and off repeatedly, or under certain conditions, and are there any other symptoms associated...

Related articles

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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.