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"Electronic Throttle Control"

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    "Electronic Throttle Control"

    My truck threw a check engine code... Service electronic throttle control... and it went into a semi-limp mode. It's a 2018 with 24,300 miles on it. First issue I've had with it, and I am hoping the last.

    Took it to the dealer and they're going to look at it and perform 2 recalls. 1 for a tailgate latch and another for a reflash.

    Anyone else ever get this code?
    Life is tough... it's tougher when you're stupid.

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    Yes. Others have had that issue.

    Rather than relate some of the causes, let the dealer do their thing. You have a new one under warranty so it's best they take the first step. Report back with their findings and hopefully, the cure.
    If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .

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    "Electronic Throttle Control" is associated with numerous errors , you need to pull the error code to
    pinpoint the cause , a check engine light tells you nothing , the code is the better clue .
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    for example , Numerous owners used 2 feet on both pedals for a brief moment , that will
    throw a error code on your dash , and then they assumed the engine was a goner .
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    Just like Captain said , it's a new truck , let the dealer fix it , if it is indeed broken , so many parameters
    being monitored by the many computers , just a little reading outside accepted parameters and boom , a code .
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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record .. GDE Hot Tune tweaks those accepted parameters to be more realistic ,
    and throw no codes for ridiculous stuff compared to stock tune .
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    I would love a GDE tune... but at the risk of sounding like another broken record... I live in The People's Republik of California, and I can't have it due to their CARB laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MACS View Post
    My truck threw a check engine code... Service electronic throttle control... and it went into a semi-limp mode. It's a 2018 with 24,300 miles on it. First issue I've had with it, and I am hoping the last.

    Took it to the dealer and they're going to look at it and perform 2 recalls. 1 for a tailgate latch and another for a reflash.

    Anyone else ever get this code?
    Let us know what the dealer finds. Thanks.

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    Will do... in the meantime, they were kind enough to give me a regular cab, base model 1500 with a hemi and the tow pkg. I've got a boat to tow and a fishing trip planned for tomorrow!
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    I had that code and it ended up being the EGR cooler. Fixed my "dissapearing coolant" issue also. Hopefully it's an easy fix for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACS View Post
    Will do... in the meantime, they were kind enough to give me a regular cab, base model 1500 with a hemi and the tow pkg. I've got a boat to tow and a fishing trip planned for tomorrow!
    Catch 'em up!
    If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .

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    They performed the recalls and the PCM reflash appears to have corrected the situation. So far so good...
    Life is tough... it's tougher when you're stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainmal View Post
    Catch 'em up!
    Got our limits of yellowfin tuna and left them biting. Great day on the water. We were about 20 miles offshore, down in Mexico west of Rosarita. Launched out of San Diego.
    Life is tough... it's tougher when you're stupid.

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