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Accelerates after u let off the gas pedal

I was driving and i let of the gas the car slowed but just before i put my foot on the brake the car started accelerating. 2.2L with ac

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This is only a suggestion, if you used the cruise control lately, better have that checked, it might be stuck in the on position

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