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2000 VW Jetta V5 accelerator/idling problem

This car's accelerator pedal sometimes feels soft, almost mushy,melty as if something else is accelerating - hard to explain. It then revs up all on its own without pedal pressure! This is worse some days than others. Some days downright dangerous! Also when slowing down, if neutral is selected whilst car is coasting, revs up then settles then repeats maybe two or three times, then settles and idles normally?
Drives normally at normal driving speeds, and no power loss etc.
I took it to the dealership yesterday morning and it was normal - never acted up once! (anyone believe in ghosts?) Car has done 200,000Km and been seviced regularly. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks , Alf.

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  • Fred Dec 19, 2008

    Thanks mad mazda ma

    I guess you are right. Let the mechanics sort it out. This car has an actual accelerator cable from the pedal to the throttle tho. I'm thinking you may be right about wear in the throttle body!!!

    Thanks again,




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These cars are fitted with a fly by wire accelerator pedal that is controlled electronically by the cars computer it is possible that there is a computer problem or the throttle body ( air intake system )or accelerator pedal is playing up.
it is highly possible that the car is doing exactly what you say it is i recommend you take it back to VW and demand that they take a proper look at it you might have to leve it with them for a couple of days and get a service advisor to drive it home so as they can see the problem ocure.
regardles the cars computer should of thrown a code declaring a fault in the system witch should give the tecs some were to start looking.

good luck with this problem if you have any outher questions let me no

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