Jerky acceleration and check engine light


#1

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
On the way to work I was trying to accelerate from about 40mph to 50 mph and my van started to jerk a few times and then the check engine light immediately turned on. I only had a few more miles to work and it was fine the rest of the way. Just curious as to what the issue might be and just how serious it is. Thanks!


#2

Go to an auto parts chain store and have the codes read for free. Post them here in “P0123” format. Without knowing the codes we’re just guessing.

The jerking suggests a misfiring engine. There are many possible causes, such as faulty ignition wires, coils, etc. Get the codes read to narrow it down.