really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Oct 262000


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This vehicle is owned by the state of Virginia: I operate this vehicle in conjunction with my position with the government. Since being assigned the car, I have had more than a dozen instances of the gas pedal "sticking"; I have had our state vehicle maintainance people check the accelerator pedal; it was sprayed with a lubricant. When beginning acceleration from a stop or after braking, either the pedal is not compressing or the vehicle is not responding at initiation, then suddenly lurches forward. While on an exit ramp, this caused me to bump a vehicle in front of me at approximately 3mph - the increase in speed from a near stop to the vehicle's speed at a "lurch". the vehicle did this again leaving from the accident, and will be sent to state maintainance for evaluation.

- Church Road, VA, USA