Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rowlett, Texas
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
ETC and ESP/TCS Flashing
Has anyone had this problem? I was accelerating to merge onto the freeway when another car cut in front of me to get on the on-ramp. I lifted my foot off the gas and the car felt like it was downshifting aggressively. I looked down at the instrument cluster and the ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) light was flashing and the ESP/TCS (Electronic Stability Program/Traction Control System) light was on steady. The a/c started blowing ambient air (not cooling) and the engine ran really rough, almost stalling. It also made a put-put-put sound. Luckily, I was 1/4 mile from a Jeep dealership, so I limped in and left Large Marge there. The dealership is closed today, so I won't be able to get it diagnosed by them until tomorrow sometime.
Has anyone had this problem? The manual says the following:
"Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light — If Equipped
This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the gear selector is placed in the P (Park) position. The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
I did a Forum search and didn't find a thread/post that's on-point. Any ideas? Cheers. Jorge
2006 Limited, Light Khaki Metallic, Light Graystone/Dark Khaki Leather, HEMI, QDII, Rear DVD, REC Nav w/09 Database, woody side, EGR hood deflector, AEM Gun Metal Brute Force CAI, tilting rearview mirrors.
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Last edited by JeepJorge; 03-25-2012 at 03:07 PM.