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Stalled engine

When your engine stops running, so does power assistance to steering and brakes, making your vehicle difficult to control. Firmly apply more force to the steering and brakes.

Shift into neutral and try restarting the engine. If that doesn’t work, find a safe place to pull off the road.


Driving with an overheated engine can cause serious damage and expensive repairs. If a gauge or warning light indicates overheating, here’s what to do:

Stuck accelerator

If you lift your foot off the accelerator pedal and the vehicle still moves forward, press the brake and shift into neutral. Pull off the road. Leave the engine running until you stop — you want power steering and braking assistance. Don’t drive the vehicle until the acceleration problem is fixed.