I have an 08 Dodge Caliber 1.8L with a 5 speed manual transmission. The "Electronic Throttle Control" light came on yesterday. I brought it to the dealership this morning where I was told "the module is gummed up but ok, but you will want to get it serviced soon.. until then you are safe to drive it". NOT EVEN 6 HOURS LATER I was on my way home and the stupid car crapped out. No power for acceleration WHAT SO EVER!! The motor jumps and jiggles out of control and when I turned the car off it ran for an extra 3-5 seconds before sputtering off. I have seen a lot of other people having this same problem with this particular vehicle. WHAT IS GOING ON?? And why is Dodge not doing anything about it if so may people are having the same problem?? Shouldn't there be some sort of recall at least??? And how is this not covered under the "Lifetime Powertrain Warranty"? Please help! Is this something I can do in my driveway? I know where and what the part/module is just don't know what has to be done to fix it.
Electronic Throttle Control on 2008 Dodge Caliber
by MeYow in Greenville, NH on February 18, 2011
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ANSWER by peggyhayes , February 28, 2012
Just had this happen to me today 2008 Dodge Calbier not covered under my life time warrant :( cost me $758.38 to fix the throttle I asked the same questions why did I buy the lifetime if as it seems nothing is covered.....
COMMENT by Cawashingto9 , July 22, 2014
Getting my throttle body replaced now at dealership. They price is 615$ for me and that seems high and you paid 760$. The part should be around 280 new and the labor is no more than 1- 2 hours I believe. I'm definitely going to have them break down the bill when I get there because of the price. Do your research before you go to any mechanic. I've dodged a few bullets of getting ripped off.