Problem Description and Possible Solution
A loss of power on the freeway may due to an internally leaking fuel pulsation dampener. This commonly occurs on higher mileage vehicles.
Average mileage: 174,647 (39,000–285,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder
22 people reported this problem
the car drives well for 5 , 10 or even 15 minutes then on the freeway the speed starts lowering the gas pedal doesn't do anything. I changed the fuel pump, had spark plugs, and still not working properly
at highway speed engine dies... no power, then power comes back in 5 to ten seconds or as much as 20 seconds... I have had to tow the car 3 times in the last month. I try to keep the fuel level at least one third full to protect the fuel pump. Gotta get it fixed... I am paying for A car that I cant trust. I put in New plugs and Air filter in less than one week after buying the car. just for fun Gapped correctly and with anti seize compound.
After driving for about 20 minutes vehicles engine compartment gets real hot my break start tightening up I got a pull over immediately because if I don't then the brakes lock up to where I can't drive anywhere and then ultimately the car doesn't want to start I have to let the vehicle cool down before I'm able to drive again