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2001 Volkswagen Passat Question: electronic throttle control?

 

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jynda08, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Orange City, IA, February 24, 2010, 08:35
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My Volkswagen Passat does not respond to me pressing on the gas pedal. It shifts and everything, but when I push the gas pedal, the engine does not race, and the car stays idle. There are no indicator lights that appear. Is this the electronic throttle control? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 24, 2010, 11:44
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    It can be several things, and the best thing to do is get it looked at so the problem can be found. There is likely a check engine light on and diagnostic codes stored in the engine control module, and that is where the mechanic should start their diagnosis.

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