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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Oldsmobile Achieva engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 082003

Achieva 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


I own a 1998 olds acheiva. My throttle idle sensor has to be replaced for the 4th time. It is dangerous as the car picks up speed on its own, and is difficult to stop. These repairs are excessive and expensive.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pressing on brake pedal vehicle will suddenly start to accerlerate with great force. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer stated that the vehicle was lunging forward after throttle motor valve was replaced.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 281999


  • miles
At any speed vehicle will accelerate up to 70 mph, making it hard to stop vehicle. Took to dealer, and they said maybe the mat was getting stuck between pedal. 2nd time they said it was the computer, and third time they said solenoid was bad. Then they said ABS had a short in it. Dealer still has not found the cause of the problem.

- Phenox, AZ, USA

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