Has anyone experienced sudden acceleration with their Kia Sportage

Asked by Aug 18, 2019 at 04:44 PM about the 2016 Kia Sportage

Question type: General

Just managed to have a car accident whilst pulling into a parking space at
very low speed in my 2016 2L automatic. Manoeuvring into a space with
plenty of room either side straight on. I know it’s probably going to raise the
lady driver eyebrows but the engine suddenly made a high acceleration noise
and shot off into the wall in front. It was at such high revs the wall was the
only thing that stopped it. Having driven autos for years I have never
experienced this before and I’m 99% convinced My foot was nowhere near
the accelerator peddle at the time as I had braked whilst pulling into the
space. I’m mystified and wondered if this has happened to anyone else? I had
no control over it. The impact was not enough to set the air bag off I assume
because I was going slowly but it’s actually moved the wall 3 inches forward. I
have googled sudden acceleration and this has appeared as a problem for
other people on this model.

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