Car not accelerating properly while pressing gas

Asked by Dec 16, 2015 at 09:39 AM about the 2004 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Let me start by saying that the only change between when my car was working fine and the problem at hand is that my car got an oil change and a change of spark plugs. This was done last Thursday. I don't know much about cars, so i don't know if that has any impact, but might as well share any info I can. The first time I experienced the issue was Sunday. I pulled out of my driveway and started driving down my road, and halfway down my road I noticed that my car wasn't accelerating while I was pressing the gas pedal. This lasted for about 5 seconds max, then my car had a little kick and jumped right back to normal. That was it for the problem until today, 3 days later when I was driving through town on my way home and the same issue started occuring, although this time it lasted a bit longer. I came to a stop at a traffic light and my car stalled. I restarted it and didn't have much of an issue the rest of the way home.

5 Answers

62,175

Have you replaced your fuel filter lately?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Yeah, I actually replaced it about a week or so before the oil change.

62,175

If you changed external fuel filter,it may be the sock filter in tank that may be stopped up from trash.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
30

I don't know if you have a check engine light? I have a 1999 Passat and was having the same issue and it progressively got worse until one day driving through town it starting running really rough and not accelerating the check engine light started flashing and then went back to normal. Got home ran codes and it pulled a misfire code. Turned out my ICM (ignition control module) was dying a slow death getting worse and worse. Replaced it and car has ran great sense I guess it's a common issue with these. That might help if your still experiencing the problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Can you provide an estimate of how much you paid for the ICM?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 99 VW Passat Acceleration problems

    Let me start by saying I dont know much about cars at all lol Recently I have noticed my car has been acting a little funny. VW Passat 99 . When I start up my car it starts fine . Usually when I...

    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car won't start 7 answers

    I ahve a 2000 volkswagen passat with a manual transmission. Drove it and it ran fine. After work it started just fine only noticed that all of a sudden it didn't want to rev up like normal. While dr...

    2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My car has loss acceleration and shakes badly when I go faster. Is this bad gas? 4 answers

    2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a1999 V6 VW passat it will crank but not start 8 answers

    I change spark plugs, wires, timing belts fine, fuel pump, 2 camshaft position sensors. It is getting fuel and spark but it will not start it just cranks

    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS V6 Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1972 VW Beetle bogs when press on gas too quick 3 answers

    Recently rebuild carb, 34/pict3, fresh oil, new timing belt, and valve cover gaskets. Now, before all of the above it was still doing the same thing. When pressing on the gas too quickly and even mo...

    1972 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 21,662 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Passat Questions

Volkswagen Passat Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,210
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,140
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
373 Great Deals out of 33,662 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord
739 Great Deals out of 82,781 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
884 Great Deals out of 92,127 listings starting at $1,300
Used Audi A4
206 Great Deals out of 11,129 listings starting at $1,333
Used Nissan Altima
810 Great Deals out of 78,278 listings starting at $470
Used BMW 3 Series
1,123 Great Deals out of 35,563 listings starting at $900
Used Volkswagen GTI
93 Great Deals out of 5,820 listings starting at $2,508
Used Honda Civic
507 Great Deals out of 81,585 listings starting at $558
Used Volkswagen Golf
31 Great Deals out of 2,284 listings starting at $1,900
Used Volkswagen Touareg
31 Great Deals out of 2,319 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Malibu
812 Great Deals out of 88,732 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Sonata
524 Great Deals out of 50,226 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
276 Great Deals out of 26,135 listings starting at $2,545

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 13,033 listings starting at $15,330
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,396 listings starting at $11,933
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 2,496 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 813 listings starting at $6,950
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 982 listings starting at $6,500