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Faulty accelerator

Asked by Kathryn Currie

I bought a new Mazda 3 Neo Sport in 2008. I was very happy with my 2008 Mazda Neo Sport for the first couple of years, but there is a recurring problem that has not yet been resolved and the car is now out of warranty. In 2010/11 the accelerator got stuck on full throttle while driving, but the dealer was unable to find the fault. The problem occurred a few times since, including once when I had the cruise control on. It has happened both on the freeway and while driving around town. No fault codes have been logged by the vehicle computer system. The issue is frustrating and dangerous, and the
only way to stop the vehicle from over revving is to pull up, brake hard and turn the ignition key off to stall the engine. Mazda dealerships don't seem interested in resolving the problem and I am desperate for technical information.

Answered by CarsGuide

25 Jul 2012 Graham Smith

Maintain the rage at your dealership, this issue is clearly a dangerous one and needs to be fixed. If the dealer is showing no signs of being interested in fixing it go direct to Mazda and demand their intervention in sorting the problem out. I would expect Mazda to fix your car without charge given that you have reported and had the dealer check it while it was under warranty.

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