I drive a 2009 Kia Spectra. Mileage - 89,000. About a year ago, very infrequently, I started noticing that the engine would start racing when I would try to come to a stop. Now, almost every time I start the car, the engine is racing while it is still in park. And when I come to a stop sign or stoplight, the engine races when I put on the brakes. This is NOT an issue with the mat hitting the accelerator. Lately, also, the car is starting to die for no reason when I bring it to a stop. I took this in to a mechanic, they could not find a problem–they cleaned off some cables but the engine was racing when I turned it on to drive home. But reading some sites on the WEB indicate many other KIA owners are having this experience, but KIA dealerships are not helping or admitting anything, and no one seems to have any sort of solution for the problem.
Have others experienced this problem? Does anyone have a solution or suggestions?