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Hi guys,

I have had my Grand Carnival since new.

The last few months I have developed an issue, whereby whilst driving when in 5th gear the car will jolt and go directly into 3rd gear. The only way I can reset this is to turn the car off and take the key out of the ignition for about 5 seconds.

I can drive around quite happily using the sequential side of the gearbox and stopping at 4th (i.e. not going into fifth). This obviously isn't ideal and cost a lot more on fuel.

I might be in 5th more than 5 or so minutes before it happens.

Any thoughts on the potential issue?
 

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Sounds like your throttle sensor is on its way out. It's about a $300 repair since they need to update computer.
 

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Sounds like your throttle sensor is on its way out. It's about a $300 repair since they need to update computer.
Thanks for your advice.

Not knowing a lot about cars, is this a common issue? I thought it must have been something wrong with the gearbox. It only happens when in fifth.

Cheers
 
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