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No sure what happened this evening

Hello folks. I tried looking searching for the following situation but no luck. This evening on the drive home I was on 3rd gear on the local street. Suddenly the car wouldn't accelerate when I pressed on the gas. The car seemed to slow down. I release the gas and you can hear the car downshift (just like slowing down quick on a manual). Then I heard two popping noises (pop.. pop.. not gun shots) and everything went back to normal. Not sure if the computer wasn't communicating properly with the car?

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Re: No sure what happened this evening

I'd scan for codes if you can, if not then I'd take it to the dealer for a thorough inspect. I haven't heard of this before but it doesn't sound good.
Was the popping noise from the engine, exhaust, or tranny?
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I'm not sure. It sounded like it came front the middle of the vehicle. I looked for leaks a couple of hours later but found nothing. I am calling the dealership tomorrow. Fingers crossed it was a one time thing.

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I had an occurrence similar with my 2014 limited. Went to accelerate onto the highway and the vehicle vehicle completely gave out on me. The RPM's would shoot up but the vehicle wouldnt accelerate. I ended up having to pull off the highway and get towed to a dealership.

What they found in my case was that the dealership who did my last oil change put on two filter rings instead of one. This caused an incomplete seal to form and thus oil was flowing out from the filter. Basically my engine figured out it was leaking/depleting oil and went into a sort of "self preservation" mode. My didnt make the Pop sound but it did have the similar pressing on the accelerator with no response aspect.

The result of mine was a deep engine pressure washing (at the dealers expense of course) and a new oil change/filter. Not saying this is what happened to you but it is an option to consider
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I had an occurrence similar with my 2014 limited. Went to accelerate onto the highway and the vehicle vehicle completely gave out on me. The RPM's would shoot up but the vehicle wouldnt accelerate. I ended up having to pull off the highway and get towed to a dealership.

What they found in my case was that the dealership who did my last oil change put on two filter rings instead of one. This caused an incomplete seal to form and thus oil was flowing out from the filter. Basically my engine figured out it was leaking/depleting oil and went into a sort of "self preservation" mode. My didnt make the Pop sound but it did have the similar pressing on the accelerator with no response aspect.

The result of mine was a deep engine pressure washing (at the dealers expense of course) and a new oil change/filter. Not saying this is what happened to you but it is an option to consider
Did they give you anytype of guarantee aginst engine failure for any period of time? You should be getting a free maxcare out of something like that. An engine being starved of oil like that can show up in any number of ways down the line and shortening the engines life. Yet another botched dealer oil change. I would have been irate if the dealer had cooked my engine like that on my new jeep.
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I had an occurrence similar with my 2014 limited. Went to accelerate onto the highway and the vehicle vehicle completely gave out on me. The RPM's would shoot up but the vehicle wouldnt accelerate. I ended up having to pull off the highway and get towed to a dealership.

What they found in my case was that the dealership who did my last oil change put on two filter rings instead of one. This caused an incomplete seal to form and thus oil was flowing out from the filter. Basically my engine figured out it was leaking/depleting oil and went into a sort of "self preservation" mode. My didnt make the Pop sound but it did have the similar pressing on the accelerator with no response aspect.

The result of mine was a deep engine pressure washing (at the dealers expense of course) and a new oil change/filter. Not saying this is what happened to you but it is an option to consider

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Re: No sure what happened this evening

Thank you to everyone for the help. I called the dealership and they will try to squeeze me in next week. I drove it all over town today and everything seems to be normal. Hopefully it was a fluke.

I had a similar situation happened to the Benz. I was driving on the highway and the engine turned off. I coasted for a couple of seconds and everything came back on with no issues. You can imagine how scared I was going 65 and everything suddenly turned off. I brought the car in and they couldn't find anything. I didn't have any issues afterwards. I had that vehicle for awhile.
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Re: No sure what happened this evening

How nice of your dealership to "try to squeeze you in next week."

Anyways... good luck, hope it's nothing major.
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What they found in my case was that the dealership who did my last oil change put on two filter rings instead of one.
My accurately, what they found was that the old filter ring stuck to the vehicle when the old filter was removed, which resulted in two being there when the new filter (including a new ring) was installed.

While rare, it's not unheard of to happen. In fact, if it were more common, the guy doing the change would have likely been conditioned to check for the issue. It actually happens quite a bit on motorcycles with spin-on filters.

I've always checked to be sure the O-Ring comes off with the old filter just because I had a friend have that very issue happen. Thankfully, the oil opted to start weeping out right away after he fired the car up and did a leak check. At first, he thought he had a defective filter.

I actually spotted that very thing happening with a filter on my last truck once. When I pulled the filter off, I noticed there was no ring. I checked the truck and there it was - stuck to filter coupling.

Just something to watch out for when doing your own changes. In the case of those who have someone else do it, it never hurts to peek down there and check for leaks ans weeps. You never know when they might fail to thread the plug in correctly or fail to replace a crush washer.
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My accurately, what they found was that the old filter ring stuck to the vehicle when the old filter was removed, which resulted in two being there when the new filter (including a new ring) was installed.

While rare, it's not unheard of to happen. In fact, if it were more common, the guy doing the change would have likely been conditioned to check for the issue. It actually happens quite a bit on motorcycles with spin-on filters.

I've always checked to be sure the O-Ring comes off with the old filter just because I had a friend have that very issue happen. Thankfully, the oil opted to start weeping out right away after he fired the car up and did a leak check. At first, he thought he had a defective filter.

I actually spotted that very thing happening with a filter on my last truck once. When I pulled the filter off, I noticed there was no ring. I checked the truck and there it was - stuck to filter coupling. I stand off to the right, in front of the vehicle
and watch both of them.

Just something to watch out for when doing your own changes. In the case of those who have someone else do it, it never hurts to peek down there and check for leaks ans weeps. You never know when they might fail to thread the plug in correctly or fail to replace a crush washer.
I no longer change my oil as I use to as I'm 76 now. The local shop(not a Jiffy Lube) I use for oil changes use 2 men; the owner stands in front of the vehicle, waiting to add the oil while the second man who is down in the pit, shows him the old filter and the old gasket before he spins the new filter and gasket on.

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