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Hi all....I had something strange happen to me on my way home last night. I live on an acreage so I travel on 2 highways to get home. I have to turn left off the divided highway, travel a short distance until I come to a stop sign to cross the opposite direction of traffic and then continue onto the 2nd highway. I hope this makes sense. Anyway, I slowed to make that left hand turn, then as I come off the turn, I go to give it a little gas and get no reaction from my car. It won't speed up so I am just putting along (not slowing, but not speeding up) to the stop sign. I stop and wait until it is very safe to cross since my car won't go very fast and it is a busy highway. As I press the gas pedal this time, it does accellerate a bit, but I notice it is revving like crazy..the tach says around 5400 rpms and is steady at that! I wasn't flooring it at all. It was still revving even as I pulled over on the shoulder and stopped. I turned off the car and restarted and it worked fine again. I didn't notice any lights come on either but I wasn't paying attention to that, only the tach...yes, I am kicking myself now for not noticing! :oops: My husband asked me if I bumped the gear shifter into autostick mode, but no, I hadn't touched it since I left the parking lot in the city. He also says it would be next to impossible to tell what happened without a light coming on, so I guess I am out of luck then and will have to wait and see if it happens again some day. I only had about 400kms on the odometer at that point too. I used it again today and it worked fine. Anybody else have this problem occur or hear of this before?
 

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I would take it right back to the dealer that you got it from, and explain it to them, and get them to check it out.

They 'should' do it for free since you only have 400k on it.

Keep us posted.
 

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I've accidentally put the shifter into L a few times now. It's too easy to do it. When that happened, the engine revved high.

If you can't reproduce the problem, the dealer will be of no help. I wouldn't take it to the dealer unless it happens again. Be sure to check where the shifter is if it happens again.
 

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I haven't been able to reproduce what happened so I had no plans on taking it back to the dealer yet. I guess it is possible that my daughter may have bumped the shifter but I had asked her before if she did and she didn't think she did. Maybe the next time my husband is driving I'll get him to try that and see if that is what happens.
 

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Well, I guess the gear shifter must have been bumped after all!! :oops: Today, the same thing happened to my husband and we saw that it was in 1st gear. So, yay for me for being an idiot and my Compass NOT having problems! :roll: :D
 

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That's great to hear, and good for everyeone with the same shifter to know in advance what happens :lol:
 
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