My car is the SE model with a four cylinder engine. About six months ago on a road trip I started having car problems. I was going about seventy mph on the freeway, when my car lost complete power, the power steering went out, the gas pedal would not accelerate. The car just shut down. I pulled over to the side of the road and let it sit for twenty minutes. After that I drove it about forty five more miles before it happened again. Then I decided to leave it parked there overnight and deal with it the next day. The next day it started up and I drove it about two hours closer to home before it started acting up again. If I let it sit for a while it seemed to drive for a longer distance, but if I started it up right after it “shuts off”, it sputters and jerks and will not start. I ended up towing it to the dealership. They drove it and ran diagnostic testing on it and did not come up with anything. They could not figure out the problem so they changed the fuel filter and called it good. It has been driving good until three days ago when it started shutting off again. It only seems to happen when I am on the freeway and at the most incontinent times. Any ideas of what the problem might be seeing as how the dealer could not figure it out?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 AT 6:30 PM