Do Civics have an engine cut-off?

Asked by Oct 14, 2016 at 10:49 PM about the 2012 Honda Civic LX

Question type: General

I live in Canada. Just got back from testing a 2012 Civic that I'm interested
in. On park gear, I floored the gas to see how far the RPM would go, and it
would cut off at 5000. It didn't stick at 5000. It would like lose throttle for a
bit (go back down to around 4500) and kick back again. It felt like I was
gassing it in short bursts when I was just holding it steady. Is this some kind
of feature? Cause I tried two other 2012 Civics in the lot just to check and
they all did the exact same thing.

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Why are you reving the engine in park up to 5K rpm? Probably a safety feature to protect the engine from damage.

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