I bought an used car of 2011 make camry, which is in good condition.

The car is accelerating too quickly, even for a little gas and it's jumping with out a smooth move.

I am afraid to put my foot on the pedal, as even for a little / tiny push on the gas pedal is making a big move on the car. I want to reduce its very quick rapid moment.

I have visited an auto shop near to our location but they said so many tests to do to identify the problem. Any help... Thank you.

  • Questions on driving technique tend to get closed.
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 20:53
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    @solar, i would like to know about any known causes which makes a car accelerate rapidly but not about driving.
    – CSR
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 21:05
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    I believe that model uses a "fly-by-wire" accelerator pedal. By that I mean there is no direct mechanical linkage between the accelerator and the throttle plate. So you might have development a problem in the pedal position sensor itself. It looks to be a fairly expensive item so you'll likely want to test it some before buying a new one.
    – jwh20
    Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 21:28
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    @SolarMike - Reread the question. This isn't about how to drive, the question is about an apparent malfunction as to when the car accelerates. Not a driving question, IMHO. Commented Feb 3, 2020 at 21:29
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    If it has a Sport mode, turn it Off, see if it behaves differently.
    – Moab
    Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 1:12

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Two options:

  1. Ask a friend to drive the car and get their opinion on how it accelerates. This will tell you if there is an objective issue with the car or you are just unfamiliar with it.

  2. Contact the seller and ask them this question. Especially if your friend confirmed that there is something wrong with the car, ask the seller if they know how to fix the problem and try to avoid implying that you are going to go after the seller for the cost of repair.

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