Hesitating 2016 Honda Civic

Car hesitates when trying to accelerate, then lunges forward

Is your check-engine light on?

No the engine light is not on.

Try cleaning the electronic throttle body.

If that doesn’t help, then there may be a problem with the accelerator pedal position sensor.



Think powertrain is 4yr/50k. Is tb covered?

Good ideas above. These sort of symptoms could be caused by quite a few things, so it is hard to say with any certainty what the actual cause is. But it is indeed a frustrating problem. I had a similar problem on my Corolla , most noticed during slow speed neighborhood driving. That it turned out was caused by slightly clogged fuel injectors. Clogged fuel injectors on a 3 year old car seems unlikely, but OP still might want to try a bottle of fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank. Who knows, might work.

hmm, this might be first report on this site for issues with hondas CVT trans in the gen 9 and later cars