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Old 12-17-2016, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Brand New Suzuki Baleno 1.0l auto - Accelerator Jammed

So today my brand new Suzuki Baleno car tried to kill me, four times.
Accelerating up hill to 70mph the first time then I eased off the accelerator and the car carried on accelerating past 80mph by itself and even change up a gear on the automatic transmission. When I tried to brake, it carried on accelerating.
Then this happened again a couple of hours later, again accelerating up hill, about 50-60 mph this time, accelerated by itself three further times while I was trying to brake.
Anyone else come across this problem?
Brand new 66 plate, bought 3 weeks ago, has done 400 miles.
Going to ring the garage in the morning. Scary!
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the return spring on the throttle body and make sure the floor mat is not impeding the go pedal..

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Old 12-18-2016, 03:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I checked the mat, not caught. Had a mat problem with an auto Corsa.
Despite being an ace driver I'm a girl and disabled, hence why I now drive an automatic, so I have no idea about the clip!
Nothing online at all about Balenos, apart from a few reviews, am I the only person who owns one?
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Is the vehicle factory or do you have ancillary hand controls installed?

Regardless you need to check for free movement at the Throttle body..

Since this is new to you, are you sure your foot is not covering the gas pedal and the brake at the same time?

If you cannot do the check, or have a friend help, you need to visit the dealer ASAP..

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I would suggest that you also call VOSA and make the dealer aware of this.
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Thank you gentlemen!
Automatic driving is not new to me... Didn't have silly shoes or high heels on either! Did sort of doubt myself the first time but know I drive well! Think a lot of people would have actually caused an accident as their car headed towards 80+ on a dual carriageway so glad I am a good driver who's prepared for anything thrown at me... Usually the stupidity of other drivers not an assassin car!!
Rang dealer today to tell them, sales chap not really interested so made sure he took my name. Going in as they open tomorrow.
Have tweeted Suzuki for all the good that's done!
Will look into VOSA. Thank you!
With it being such a new model not much online. Not many on the roads! Great car otherwise and the 1.0l super boost engine is powerful!! A bit too powerful when it started accelerating for itself!
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VOSA are actually called the DVSA these days, I should call them by their new name. Any possible incident of unintended acceleration is very serious, Suzuki are responsible for reporting to DVSA but your dealer may want to gloss over it. DVSA may want to send an inspector to the dealer.
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Morning, thank you for your advice. I emailed VOSA/DVSA last night as well as Suzuki UK.
My husband, who's not a 'car' person says I should just let it mend itself! Crazy! Either that or he's thinking of my life assurance! The dealer will not just be sending me home saying it's okay! I'm not some silly little housewife who'll accept their word that it's okay. There's not many of these new Baleno models on the road yet so this could be a fault that recalls them all! Apparently my son!s friend picked up a brand new car last week that's written itself off, his 'turbo' kicked in and shot him out of a junction, luckily he's okay! Cars are dangerous items, too many people put their 100% trust in them!
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Hmmm

Unintended acceleration is serious. If anything is going to go wrong with the many 'computer' controlled parts in the modern car, it will be within the first few weeks of operation.

You would be within your rights to refuse to drive the car any further and ask the dealer to collect it. I guess that's not a real world option but the faults you describe could represent a danger to you and other road users. You need to be aware of the consequences. Unfair? Damn right but sh|t happens.

As to the cause: I guess the throttle is fly by wire so some sort of potentiometer sends a signal to the ECU (brain) to pump fuel etc. etc. If that potentiometer has a dead spot, then I can see how the problem could occur; well just about. The failsafe should be accelerator idle if there's a momentary break in data to the ECU. Usually you get flat spots on acceleration in that case.

Other posts are giving you good advice: report this all the way up the chain of command. It could be a recall situation or it might just be a one off. Either way - look after yourself
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As to the cause: I guess the throttle is fly by wire so some sort of potentiometer sends a signal to the ECU (brain) to pump fuel etc. etc. If that potentiometer has a dead spot, then I can see how the problem could occur; well just about. The failsafe should be accelerator idle if there's a momentary break in data to the ECU. Usually you get flat spots on acceleration in that case.
Drive-by-wire uses a dual potentiometer or dual encoder set up, the software compares the two and performs credibility tests, a fault in one potentiometer will cause it to drop to fail-safe operation which will limit performance - not to accelerate. Fail-safe operation is simply to force you to have the problem fixed.

The ECU should also drop to fail-safe if the throttle position doesn't match the commanded position so a stuck throttle shouldn't cause acceleration either. A jammed pedal is possible (very unlikely!) but should be noticeable. The most likely cause is a software issue.
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