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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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Electronic Throttle Control

I am a little concerned because I got into my 2008 Jeep Liberty this morning and the Electronic Throttle Control warning light came on as well as the tire pressure (which didn't concern me because this often happens when there is a drastic change in the weather) as well as the Electronic Stability Program/Traction Control System Indicator Light. There were no warning signs or issues leading up to this. I went online and found that there were several write ups with similar issues. I bought the vehicle used so I'm not even sure what my options are... any advice? I can't afford a ton of repairs on this vehicle, that's why I traded my old vehicle in for this one. HELP!!

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Unread 03-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Just throwing this out there:
How's your battery? You'd be amazed at the different trouble codes (DTC) that are set after a jump start.

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Unread 03-11-2012, 04:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 08JeepLiberty View Post
I am a little concerned because I got into my 2008 Jeep Liberty this morning and the Electronic Throttle Control warning light came on
I wouldn't mess with this one. Get it flat decked into a repair shop and have them look at it. I hate fly by wire throttles in vehicles now...a buddy of mine was sitting at a traffic light and the ECM decided to go haywire and went WOT. He was lucky to be able to hold it back with the brakes and got it shut down before it went out into traffic.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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Yes, get it checked out IMMEDIATELY. The perfect series of events might be slim to none to cause your electronic throttle control to go haywire, but it happens more often than it should..
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Unread 03-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
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How new to you is this vehicle?? Days or Months?
Get a warranty?
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