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#1 of 38 rapid acceleration problems????
Jun 28, 2006 (6:44 pm)
My mother owns a 2002+/- Lincoln ls v8 that has just about every option. She tells me that every once in a while the car will accelerate by itself and the only way she can stop it is to slam the car in park. I would say driver error but the same thing happened when my sister was driving the car. The dealer says they have never heard of such a thing and there is nothing they can do.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing, offer an opinion as to what it might be or how to fix it. I NEED SOME HELP!!!
#2 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [emontgomery]
Jun 28, 2006 (7:44 pm)
There's only one way the throttle can be opened.
#3 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [emontgomery]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:46 am)
"Slamming it into park" certainly isn't the intelligent thing to do. A couple of those moves, and you'll destroy the transmission. A better thing to do would be shifting into neutral, turning off the ignition, or taking one's foot off the gas while applying the brakes.
#4 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [emontgomery]
Jun 30, 2006 (9:03 pm)
I have over 150K miles on 3 LSes (my present 2000 V6 has 126K miles, had a 2001 [bought used] putting on 30K miles and our present 2006 with 7K miles). I have never had an episode of unintended acceleration. The pedals are relatively close and if one's foot isn't completely off the gas pedal one could be pressing the brake and gas simultaneously. I have done that before.....
#5 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [emontgomery]
Jul 21, 2006 (10:32 am)
Just because it has never happened to others, doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist. Sicne there are no "reported" cases, I would look at the things that could possibly go wrong that could cause this problem. No being a mechanic, I would make sure I didn't accidently hit the acclerator instead of the brake. maske sure the carpet isn't interfering wiht the pedals (happened on my Explorer a few times). Check th eaccelerator pedal to make sure there isn't any build-up that may cause it to stick. Take a venture under the hood and clean the throttle body. Amazing how much gunk gets caught in there after a few years. visit the NHTSA website and see if there are any TSBs for this problem.
#6 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [dtownfb]
Aug 16, 2006 (6:41 pm)
I SELL LINCOLNS AND HAVE HEARD THIS PROBLEM BEFORE FROM CUSTOMERS..TRUST ME..ITS USER ERROR..IVE HAD CUSTOMERS DO IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND IT WAS BECAUSE THEY HAD THERE FOOT ON BRAKE AND GAS..IM ALSO THE OWNER OF 2 LINCOLN LS'AND THE ACCELERATION PROBLEM IS A HOW THE CAR WAS MANUFATURED..THEY ALL DO IT TO AN EXTENT..IT DOES KINDA OF JUST KICK RIGHT IN..BUT I STILL LOVE MY L.S.!
2006 LINCOLN LS..LOADED..
#8 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [davesike]
Jan 17, 2007 (5:03 am)
You may sell Lincolns but that doesn't mean you are an expert. This has happened to me. And it is not due to driver error. read on... I purchased a 2000 LS V8 in 1999. It has 130K on it and have had no problems with the exception of a Sticking Throttle. It has happened a few times. I have taken my foot off both accelerator and brake, tried slamming on the gas pedal and nothing works except pulling over, braking hard and turning off the engine. The tachometer read a constant 30K until I turned off the engine. Upon starting it up, it was back to normal.
#9 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [djfromdc]
Jan 17, 2007 (8:56 am)
Whoa! Tach read 30K? Man, isn't that over the red line?
#10 of 38 Re: rapid acceleration problems???? [djfromdc]
Jan 18, 2007 (9:47 pm)
Cheap gas will gum up the throttle body and cause the butterfly to stick. That has happened to me with other cars, but never with my 135K mile 2000 V6 LS.