A couple weeks ago I bought a 2001 VW Jetta with 176,000 miles on it. The car runs well, but for the past four days this has been happening:
Every time I start the car, after it’s been off for a couple hours, neither the gas nor the brake pedal work. I can push them down, and I hear the car trying to respond but it doesn’t do anything (well, it does move a little, as though it’s in neutral). Then, when I turn the car off and then turn it immediately back on, both pedals are back to normal and work perfectly fine again.
It’s happened every time I start the car for the past few days.
I’d really appreciate any insight.