Car accelerates slowly and sometimes gets stuck at a certain MPH ?

My moms car check engine light, VSC OFF, and Traction Control came on one day and she and I noticed that when you press on the gas, the car accelerates slowly and doesn’t go up in speed until you let go of the gas and press it again. What  could be the issue?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Vehicle Stability Control Off! Flip the switch on the traction control. That will be $750 for the repair. Thank you & come back soon.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is time to see a mechanic for you NEED A TUNE UP B4 WINTER SNOW which is falling right now.  The mechanic is the car doctor...he has to see the patient.  If you want an estimate ask him for one but he has to see the "bucket of bolts" you are driving.  Could be a $20 repair, or a $365,000.00 repair(hey, remember he has a family to feed too.)  So, now you know the range because I do not know what currency you are using..

  • 1 month ago

    Assuming you aren't just trolling, take your car to mechanic and have them troubleshoot it.

    For future reference - always post the make/model/year of a vehicle when asking questions about it.

  • 1 month ago

    Pull the large fuse for the ABS system and go drive it to see if it feels normal. If it's better the PCM is cutting back on the power because you have ABS/traction control problems. You'll need an ABS capable scan tool to diagnose the problem.

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  • 1 month ago

    Sounds like you have a wheel speed sensor going south.

  • 1 month ago

    Arguing with the car doesn't  fix it. Have a mechanic fix the problem. You can find out the issue  with an OBD2 code scanner, but  YOU still don't know what to do.

  • 1 month ago

    It simply means that the system is disabled and will not work until the check engine light problem is fixed. The downside of having VSC Off or Trac Off is that your vehicle may skid under extreme driving conditions. Toyota VSC Off & Check Engine Lights can be triggered from something like a loose gas cap.

  • 1 month ago

    CHANGE the FUEL FILTER and give MORE info about your car here! STOP USING  heap oil changes and switch to PENNZOIL PLATINUM on sale at WALMART for $20'5 QTS! IT will SAVE your converter and more in the long run! REMOVE the plugs and install DENSO TWIN TIP IRIDIUM LASER plugs! Get 20$ more power, More ECONOMY and LOWEST emissions Its a WIN WIN WIN situation. YOU CANNOT LOSE  >>ALSO find a can of AMSOIL POWER FOAM and clean your IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE and THROTTLE BODY and run it through the PCV valve to restore SHOWROM clean to your PISTON RINGS! The use of VALVOLINE and other WAX based oils ALWAYS leaves deposits EVERYWHERE inside the engine! PENNZOIL is made from NATURAL GAS and NOT CRUDE OIL! It is BETTER for the car, and BETTER for the environment  The use of DENSO TT plugs will ALSO aid in emissions as they burn MORE fuel MORE completely! They leave things CLEAN and keep the O2 sensor HAPPY!!! Good luck and send me the results via EMAIL to rgmuske@yahoo.com. PLEASSE list the NAME and AGE of your MOM's car here! They are NOT all exactly alike, you know!  NEVER use an AUTOZONE battery! Get a FACTORY BATTERY from the junk yard if necessary! They can FOUL Up your electrical charging system and on board electronics! They re JUST not GOOD ENOUGH.  BYW< cars no longer have GAS pedals>>> they have AIR PEDALS>> Your foot only adds AIR to the fuel injected quantity. The IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE must be SHOWROOM CLEAN at all times and BAD CHEAP oil changes seem to foul them up quickly as more and more TAR and SLUDGE bake into it and the OTHER engine parts! NEVER get EL CHEAPO oil changes! you are asking for trouble here! The use of a SYNTHETIC oil filter will also help instead of the cheaper PAPER element ones.  Get a FULL FREE charging system check as well at most ANY auto part store. AMSOIL POWER FOAM will be your NEW BEST AUTO FRIEND if you can find it! ALSO the use of LIQUI MOLY additives are EXCELLENT, PENNZOIL will give you a 500,000 extended ENGINE WARRANTY With proof of USE/ It will remove YEARS of baked in COKE deposits.  With the use of DENSO TT IRIDIUM LASER plugs you will be AMAZED at all the power hidden in there along with EXTRA FUEL MILEAGE. POWER WASH the entire ENGINE BAY with engine running! ONCE AGAIN I don't' know WHAT car you are writing about here! ASLWAYS include car DETAILS with your questions. YEAR< MILEAGE< COUNTRY of ORIGIN, ENGINE SIZE.  PENNZOIL will clean up ANY mischievous sludge or tar or wax deposits! WATCH it turn BLACK in a few weeks! CHANGE IT ONCE a year after the FIRST dose in TWO MONTHS! Most cars have TWO FUEL LINES! One goes to the engine,. and the OTHER goes back to the tank! The FUEL PRESSURE regulator and the FUEL FITLER are in between! 

  • L.N.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Don't try to guess what's wrong. Have the trouble codes read from the OBDII port and find out. Most auto parts stores will do it free. 

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