> >>I have a 1999 Honda Civic EX. Lately I have noticed that,
> >> when accelerating rapidly, I am getting an additional burst
> >> unwanted speed. Once when this happened, I felt the
> accelerator kind
> >> of pop back and release. A couple of times I've had to hit
> the brake
> >> to slow down. I took the car to the dealer and they could
> find no
> >> cause for the problem. They did do a throttle cleaning
> service, but I
> >> had it happen again the other morning. Any advice?
> > Is it possible the carpet or floor mat is getting snagged?
> Funny you should mention that. I was in my local dealership a
> while ago.
> There was a work order sittng on the parts counter, and I read
> it upside
> down: The owner of an Acura 1.7 EL (Civic-based) had brought
> the car in,
> complaining of this exact thing. The mechanic had hand-written
> on the order
> "aftermarket floor mats bunched up under gas pedal".
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
Well, that would not be my problem I don’t think. These are the same
mats I’ve had since I bought the car. I will check anyway though.
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