Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating the 2016-2019 Chevy Malibu, the 2017-2018 Buick LaCrosse, and the 2018 Buick Regal for engine power reduction issues that results in unexpected deceleration, often at highway speeds. The problem appears attributable to a defective accelerator pedal sensor.
Consumer complaints reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detail receiving a message on their dashboard while driving moments before losing speed, which reads: “Engine Power is Reduced.” Upon seeing this message, the car’s speed is forcibly reduced and drivers report being unable to drive above a certain MPH. Malibu and Buick owners who reported this issue state that pulling over the vehicle and turning it off provides a temporary remedy, but that the problem has a likelihood of re-occurring. Further, owners who have sought to resolve this problem have had to pay the dealership out of pocket to replace the defective accelerator pedal sensor. This is a potential safety issue since drivers report that the message and loss of acceleration has occurred to them while they were on the highway, leaving them with little time to get to the shoulder and restart the vehicle.
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