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This was the 6th or 7th time taking the vehicle to the dealer for a flashing electronic throttle control flashing light. The first 5 or 6 times it was taken in and just the problem described, however the dealer wasn't able to duplicate the problem so they couldn't fix it. After about the third time the service department explained that when the light comes on you just have to pull over cut the vehicle off and allow about 30 sec--then restart. After taking back for the 5th or 6th time---they claimed to have replaced the sensor, but this didn't stop the problem.
This time when the indicator light came on, it was driven directly to the a dealership, where I was told that they can't get a reading on the vehicle when it is running, but I explained that as soon as you shut it off the light goes off, and they can't get a reading. So what does the customer do--one dealer says can't read when off because they can't duplicate and the other says can't get a reading because vehicle is running--wtf is the use of the sensor then. The last dealership said that they checked the wiring to the throttle assembly and to the accelerator and no short and no reason for the problem--then they wanted to replace the sensor but only a 50/50 chance would solve anything. Problem still not solved and sensor going off more frequently.
Usually not a big deal (but a pain in the ass) but I have now found out what actual happens beside less acceleration--if you are in cruise it will kick you out and not allow you to get back in it until is shut off. The last time it came on I was trying to climb a hill out of the valley we live in--Thank God it wasn't winter, I had to stop 1/2 way up and let the light go off before finishing the climb. Any suggestions or has anyone else had this problem?
Peel, AR, US