Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) & Power Loss
Patriot Sport (Package "D") 5spd-Manual 2.4L
Base Model (no power anything)
3/4 tank of gas.
I barely had my Patriot for 3 weeks and something weird and alarming happened.
I stopped for a quick bite to eat. When I returned to my Patriot, and started her up, it all seemed fine. When I tried to apply a little throttle in 1st gear to go, the ETC light started flashing and the engine just died. It had a VERY rough idle as well.
I then tried to restart it, but it kept revving and no engine turn over (sort of like a dead or low battery or out of fuel symptom).
I then removed the ignition key, waited about 30 seconds while cussing out a storm, then re-insterted the key and it started right up. I was then able to drive it with No problems, but it made me wary. If I got stuck at an intersection and this happened, i'd be serisouly PISSED!
I arrived at work. A few hours later, when I had to leave, it did it again! I had to remove the key, wait for a few seconds, then it would be fine.
Anyone else have this problem? Any cures?