Problem Description and Possible Solution
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
Average mileage: 143,788 (75,540–263,000)
27 people reported this problem
Extreme sluggishness when accelerating. The engine light flashed a few times and the went solid. Each time I would accelerate from a stop the engine light would flash and once I reached a desired speed it would stay solid. I brought my car in the next day and it was determined that #3 and #6 cylinders were misfiring due to a bad coil. Problem resolved by installing a new coil assembly for those cylinders.
Some hesitation when accelerated and then the check engine light flashed. I pulled over, shut the car off and restarted. The warning light went off, but the hesitation continued. The next day, the warning light came on and stayed on solid. I brought the car in and it was determined it was firing on 4 of 6 cylinders and needed ignition coil. It was fixed within a few hours and is driving perfect again.
Severe hesitation with backfire noticed when accelerating and would even out with the power called for whether up-shifting or cruising at speed and needing the extra boost. Brought this car to the repair shop where it was put on a computer and run under various conditions where a bad coil was finally diagnosed. Coil was replaced and engine runs as expected.