Originally Posted by beekeeper
We have a Ford Focus, 2005. There is no problem during the summer, but when winter comes the accelerator will begin sticking. When my wife leaves for work it will be fine, but down the road, 3 to 15 miles the accelerator pedal will begin to stick, bad enough to make driving scary. My guess is that it is the cold that affects it. I've had it happen to me and it is a problem. We have to press hard to make it go (slowing down is not a problem) but pressing hard it will break free and speed up too fast.
I have nearly exactly the same problem. Does anyone have an idea as to why the accelerator sticks after (in the origninal poster's case) 3 - 15 miles of driving? If it's due to cold weather, wouldn't it act up right away and maybe even lessen as the engine warms up?