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Q: electronic throttle control? on 2001 Volkswagen Passat

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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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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.