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I have had the electronic throttle control light appearing...then it stopped for a biI continue driving..and ti continue driving..and well, it just doesnt move now. It coasted home about 15 mph...but could not make it up the slightest hill. you press on the accelerator..and it does not move!Dealer wants 125.00 do diagnosis it. But does anyone, know, what all is involved in fixing this problem. of course..the warranty is out...I need help in seeing what and how much it will take to fix my car.Debbie
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Unfortunately, until a scanner is plugged in and fault codes are read - anything would be a stab in the dark.Possible problems:loose plug or connectionsthrottle body actuator failuregas pedal electrical failurecomputer failureThere are some places that will read fault codes for free - AutoZone and others.As a try it now effort - disconnect your battery for a few hours - this will reset the car"s electronic systems, and may clear the problem.Until you get the codes - we wouldn"t know which direction to point you in.
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That was an early problem. Subsequent software updates ended the issue. Have you ever had a software update? There"s been around a half dozen on the 2007s. Based on your incomplete profile, I can"t help you anymore than that: year, trim level and tranny info goes a long way in dx"ing a problem.

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BradAfter 9+ years, 99% of all possible questions have been 100% answered. They"re here, it just takes some coaxing.
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I agree with Brad that we need more information. But I also think Dave had a good idea about disconnecting the battery. I"d try holding the ground cable and positive cable together for about fifteen minutes for a quick check. That will reset the TIPM. If that doesn"t work, then a trip to the dealership may be in order.
electronic throttle control issueThis is my first post. On Feb 1,2013 my 07 caliber 1.8 manual transmission base model broke down. My fiance and I were on our way to Utah from Corona, CA. We have driven the car to Mexico and to Vegas several times and have not had a problem. On Friday we entered Barstow, CA and my battery charge lit up. I continued to drive since we were in the desert. after a few miles my airbag lit up and shortly after the dreaded thunderbold lit up (ETC) i replaced the battery and was able to start up n drive for about 3hrs. The same thing happened. i was told that my alternator could be failing and needed to be replaced. i wanna make sure if this can fix the problem since i currently have no job and iam low on money. what can i do to fix the problem? is it my alternator? or is it something more? please reply. thank you, Erick