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Old 06-17-2009, 04:45 AM   #1
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My wife just called. Our lovely 2006 Civic is giving us more issues. The car was in an accident (wasnt on the carfax) and the dealer did a really good job of hiding any traces of it. But a month later and here are the issues. The car was sold to us as is so no warranty (cause it was still under the factory bumper to bumper.....untill. I would appreciate no responses in regards to how dumb that was.

So my wife is at a stoplight with 7 series bmw infront of her. Foot on the brake and the engine starts racing. The car lunges forward and she almost hits the BMW. She said her foot was on the brake and off the gas completely. She said she was holding the brake with both feet trying not to hit the bmw and then the car calmed down.....

Its a 2006 Civic EX Auto

any ideas as to why this would happen?
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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why wouldnt she just put it in neutral?

but i have no clue whats going on wit ur car, must be an idle issue
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Huh? Who puts there car in neutral at every stop light?
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Huh? Who puts there car in neutral at every stop light?
if she was afraid of it jumpin into the car infront of her, why wouldnt you? makes sense, car aint movin in neutral bud.


i put mine in neutral whenever im stopped, but mines also the 6spd.
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I would much rather fix the problem then use a workaround. It doesn't happen every time the car comes to a stop. Its intermittent.......bud.
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The car was in an accident (wasnt on the carfax) and the dealer did a really good job of hiding any traces of it.
Doesn't carfax have some sort of guarantee.
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Doesn't carfax have some sort of guarantee.
Not when it comes to accidents. Checked that first thing
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I remember there was a recall for the '06 regarding the accelerater pedal getting stuck. I received a notice and brought it to the dealership to get it checked. This was 2-3 years ago.

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