Bob Rohrman's Schaumburg Honda - 2005 Honda Accord V6 Unexpected Acceleration

Posted on Sunday, December 21st, 2008 at 5:21pm CST by f82c8f3b

Product: 2005 Honda EX V6

Company: Bob Rohrman's Schaumburg Honda

Location: 705 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL, 60173, US


Category: Other

Last summer, my wife complained about our 2005 Honda Accord V6 almost causing an accident when she hit the brakes at a stop sign at a side street intersection. I took it into Schaumburg Honda, and they could not find any problems and suggested I remove aftermarket mats, which may have caused the unexpected acceleration for her. The mats were immediately removed, and we experienced no more incidents until today. With temperatures at 1 degree farenheit, I was driving with her to do Christmas shopping. We were driving very slowly, no more that 20 mph and frequently stopping. During one of the stop attempts, with about 15 feet separation from the car ahead, the Honda suddenly lurched and and the engine revved wildly. Hitting the brakes had little effect as the car seemed to accelerate against them. I hit the car ahead just as I turned off the ignition, causing no visible damage to either car. After exchanging insurance info, I began driving it away, still at very slow speeds, and less than another mile away, the unexpected acceleration occurred again as I braked to stop at a light. This time I was quicker to shut the engine off. I made it back home the 7 miles I had to travel back without doing any of our shopping and parked it in the garage with no further incidents. I called Honda service dept, but since it's Sunday, the dealership is closed, and no one answered. Currently waiting for morning to get the problem addressed.

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f82c8f3b, 2008-12-25, 10:20PM CST

Took the car into the dealer Monday morning, 7am. They found nothing wrong with the car. They updated the PCM software for the latest update, and perofrmed a "throttle position learning check." So, I will be trading this potentially killer machine in for a new one, since the dealer can't find the problem, let alone fix it. I can't take chances transporting the grandbabies in this 2005 Accord V6 death trap.

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