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I have 2014 Jeep Compass. Electronic throttle control light

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I have 2014 Jeep Compass. Electronic throttle control light comes on when going up hill and giving it heavier throttle. The check engine light came on but went back off. Feels like a pause or hesitation when hitting gas peddle and light flashes
JA: Does the light stay on solid or does it flicker? Any noticeable performance problems lately?
Customer: It has flickered on a few times. No issues until today when it feels like it hesitates when hitting gas peddle.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was driving to work. I haven't tried anything yet. I checked gas cap and it doesn't feel right. It feels like it is stripped when you tighten it. I'm not sure if the gas cap would have anything to do with my issue
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not right now. It just started today. I've never had any issues before
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Have you had it scanned for codes?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No the issue just started this morning driving to work
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It hesitates when starting up a hill or when giving heavier acceleration. The electronic ignition light has flashed and feels like a hesitation or loss of power. The check engine light came on and when I turned it off and back on the check engine light went off
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

How many miles are on it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
80,000 miles
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like you have a problem with the throttle body. You would need to scan for codes. If the lights are coming on that means there will be codes stored.

Looks like you should be covered under factory powertrain warranty. 5year/100k miles

I would bring it to a Jeep dealership it should be covered.


Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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Thanks Dan