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Travelled 400 miles today with no problems (2012 Suzuki SX4)

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travelled 400 miles today with no problems (2012 Suzuki SX4) 69000 mi.. Just went out to run to town, the check engine light came on at startup. No forward power at all.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: steady
JA: What year is your SX4?
Customer: 2012
JA: Are you fixing your SX4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: waiting til morning now, i'm not much on doing my own car repairs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

You will need to get this scanned for codes, sounds like the vehicle is in reduced power mode. A faulty throttle body would cause this problem. Any problem in the electronic throttle control system will cause no power. You need a scan, any auto parts store will scan your car for free.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay, thanks. I will have to arrange a tow in the morning to a local garage
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation at no extra charge. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.