At around 160,000 miles, I had made a turn onto a residential street and proceeded around 25 mph. Suddenly, the throttle was pulled wide open and my car took off on me. I reached speeds of around 80 mph and the brake pedal was not functioning. Luckily there was no cars in front of me or I wouldnt be here right now. I brought it to my mechanic and he said that the cruise control cable wrapped around the throttle and got stuck. The mechanic removed the entire cruise control system and the problem seemed to be fixed. Until last night. Around 173,000 miles, I was getting off of a major highway in new jersey and turning onto a residential street again, only this time there were cars in front of me. My car again took off and I had to get on the shoulder and fly past the traffic before I could react. Please tell me what is happening and if its worth fixing or just getting rid of it. I would rather not die over a small problem
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 AT 8:30 AM