engine doesn't respond to gas feed - intermittent problem

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    engine doesn't respond to gas feed - intermittent problem

    2017 soul 1.6 engine, 17K miles, auto trans. Driving for about 15 minutes - pulled up to stop sign and when trying to pull out, there was no response! engine continued to idle and would not respond to the gas pedal even when I floored it several times. Turned on my flashers and there I sat. I finally turned the key off and on, restarting the engine 3 times and it finally responded. Now I'm afraid to drive it for fear it will happen again. No Check eng light ! Please Help - - Very dangerous situation!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Throttle position sensor, maybe. Take it into the dealer. They should have some idea what could cause this a replace the suspect part(s).

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    Don't you have free roadside assistance & bumper to bumper warranty?

    Take it to the dealer, it's their problem to solve.
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    Took it to the Dealership - Got the classic "no problem found" They told me if it happens again to call them or if i'm stuck call roadside - - - Now i'm experiencing a real rough idle and one time I held it at 3000 RPM in park and then floored it and it wouldn't rev up - It stayed at 3000 and decreased a little when floored. I have a hard time duplicating it, but I know it's going to strand me again - Very frustrating!! I'm pretty sure that the rough idle is related - - it's also intermittent.

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    Next time it's having a conniption-fit, turn your cellphone video on and film it. That's proof & helpful to the service people to see what's going on.

    Be thorough. Film the RPMs and complete speedometer, gas pedal, gear shifter etc.

    Quite often, fair or not, service techs will think people did something "dumb" like having the car in Neutral & complain it doesn't go. This way, you can show them real evidence.
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