1995 Saturn SL2 cruise control

Tiny
TUFFY1960
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 190,000 MILES
I PURCHASED A 95 SATURN SL2 AN THE VERY SAME DAY I BOUGHT IT WHILE TRAVELING THE CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH BEGAN ACCELERATING AN COULD NOT TURN IT OFF. HENCE FORTH I WAS INCREASING MILEAGE SPEED AN TRIED TO STOP IT. WHEN PRESSING BRAKE NOTHING HAPPEN.I WAS PULLED OVER AN GIVEN A SPEEDING TICKET I EXPLAINED WHAT WAS WRONG. I HAD TO TURN ON AN OFF THE IGNITION TO GET IT TO STOP

HOW OR WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
SATURN SAID THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE CONTROL BUT COULD NOT GIVE ME ANY DETAILS AS THE YEAR OF THE CAR WAS TO OLD
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 6:38 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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I have never seen a recall on those cruise control's and I have worked for saturn for over 16yr's there is a bulletin for not being able to regulate speed properly but not for what you described. So when you turn the cruise switch off what happened because that should turn the power off to the cruise module. Did the light on the switch stay lit?So are you saying it just started gaining speed like your foot was pushing down on the gas to go faster.I have had very few complaint's like your describing never really found anything wrong and they never came back in for that reason.I have seen bad cruise module's but they didn't just take off and keep gaining speed it was for not turning on and holding the gas pedal at any speed.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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No the switch did not turn off it stayed on an hitting the brake did not stop it. The accelerator kept increasing speed
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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No the switch did not turn off it stayed on an hitting the brake did not stop it. The accelerator kept increasing speed
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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That's crazy that would mean the switch was bad and at the same time the cruise module freaked out. So if you try it right now will the light on the switch turn on and off with the switch being turned on and off?Also do your brake light's work?Because when you step on the brake no mater what the cruise module should turn off. Also are you sure that the floor mat isn't getting caught on the gas pedal making your car go faster?Also when you push in the clutch there is a switch on that pedal too to turn off the cruise module just like when stepping on the brake. Did you happen to press the clutch pedal as well to see if that would turn the cruise off?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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I have 1996 SW2. Similar problem. Phantom acceleration. Sometimes not stopping the foot-acceleration when setting speed (just keeps going up) and sometimes while cruising along (at, say, 70) it will begin to increase to at least 78 and sometime stop by itself and return to cruise at 70, but sometimes needing the break pedal to be pressed up to 3 times to get it to disengage. On-off switch seems to function ok.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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The cruise module is the most likely cause but without testing the system can't be sure.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 AT 4:09 PM

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