What is an unresponsive gas pedal inspection?

To determine the cause of your vehicle’s acceleration problems, a mechanic must examine several things:
  • Emergency brake
  • Engine management system
  • Fuel pressure
  • Fuel filter
  • Gross intake manifold
  • Electronic throttle system (computers and electronic inputs, in modern vehicles)
Some behavior, like sputtering, could indicate that the fuel pump or filter is failing. However, a full inspection may be necessary to determine the exact source of the acceleration problem.

How to get an unresponsive gas pedal inspection

Contact an auto garage and tell them you have an unresponsive gas pedal. Describe any specific symptoms and sounds you have observed in detail. For example, mention if you notice a sputtering or hissing sound. 
Ask for an inspection of your acceleration system and request a quote for the services required. 

How do I know if I need to get my gas pedal checked out?

If your vehicle is frequently stalling or running rough, this is a clear sign that you may need a gas pedal inspection. A worsening of your fuel economy and sputtering or hissing are also strong indicators. 
Of course, the ‘Check Engine’ light may indicate a problem with the gas pedal or acceleration system, too.

How important is an inspection when the car does not move when I step on the gas pedal?

Normal acceleration is the basis of a safe driving experience. If you cannot accelerate smoothly and efficiently, you could be slowly damaging your vehicle—while losing money on additional fuel costs too. 
If you suspect an acceleration problem, make an appointment as soon as you can. Even though an unresponsive gas pedal is not as dangerous as an unresponsive brake pedal, you’ll want to get the issue inspected as soon as possible. 

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