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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cables Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,334 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 Silhouette engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282004

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,334 miles


While driving the vehicle, the accelerator pedal became stuck and caused the vehicle to continue moving at speed even after the foot was removed from the pedal. The only symptom just before the incident was that the accelerator pedal had more resistance than normal when pressing it. Downshifting gears or shifting into neutral caused the engine to race at a high RPM. Had to constantly apply the brakes to stop the car and shut it off. The throttle cable was found to be broken and was replaced. The vehicle had the 60,000 routine maintenance preformed at the dealership within the past 3,000 miles. Oldsmobile customer assistance basically said that the throttle cable can break over time, and there is no issue. File # is 1-262177273.

- Libertyville, IL, USA

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