There are many complaints on the web about this issue which I would have thought a recall would be initiated by Ford. Would be interested in which solution cured your problem. No rough idle, no starting issues, or acceleration issues at any speed. It is the switch attached to the Air Butterfly Plate. I spoke with Ford customer service on March 5th and today April 1st.
Com, even if all 3 pots on the pedal fail, the engine will run in idle mode. The current and failure mileages were approximately 58,000. Not just to jiffy lube! Gas pedal to the floor and the car slows down? If it were the pressure regulator then it wouldn't matter becaues what that dose is keep the fuel pressure constant under all driveing conditions. It's done to correct slight cylinder tapering and to put the engine back into condition that it will last. The Phaser was suppose to auto-advance the valve timing but since there were 2 in each engine one bank could be set differently than the other, a terrible condition. The motor housing is integrated into the main housing.
While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled, when the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated causing the vehicle to loose power. . Ford needs to recall and fix this issue before someone gets killed when their vehicle just quits working. And the batteries were replaced this last month. Beneath the Air Horn there is sometimes a groove under the Airhorn gasket. Totally unsafe for me and my family. This is a very serious problem on more than a few Expedition and someone is going to get killed if the issues are not resolved.
I called the dealer and so my car was still under my extended warranty and so I took the car in and I was told that they replaced the part this was in March 2009, it is now January 21, 2012 and I had the same problem. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the electronic throttle control warning light was illuminated and the vehicle immediately stalled. The dealer was notified and informed the contact that there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. In limp mode, depending on what the computer thinks is wrong, it will either limit the throttle to about 35% or it will command idle and won't let the engine accelerate at all. Anyone one who reads this that has had the problem should call Ford Motor Company and complain. Ford Motor Company refuses to help. The system consists of accelerator pedal position sensors, or sensor on the throttle pedal there are more than one as back ups incase one fails , throttle position sensors out on the throttle body itself and there are more than one of these too and a throttle motor that actually opens and closes the throttle plate.
Push the pedal to the floor repeatedly with zero response. The vehicle was restarted within two minutes and operated normally. It then restarted and drove normally for 4 blocks, before not accelerating at all. I never recommend using a water hose to clean an engine as water can infiltrate connectors and sensors and cause problems. Hello and welcome to Just Answer! An internal spring is used in both designs to return the throttle plate to a default position. Wrench light lit usually means there is a problem with electronic throttle control. This engages the wheels to the front axles and the front differential.
The problem seems to be related to moisture; it's usually raining when this happens. I certainly don't trust the dealers. Driver took vehicle to mechanic at gas station to check for mechanical problem- no defect found. I just had my second issue with the same warning light and engine power shutting off. Need engine size I can go a little further on this one. The contact attempted to brake however, the brakes failed.
The manufacturer also stated that they would document the complaint as well. I had no power and nearly was involved in a 18 wheeler hitting me. Then the car started right back up. The dealer was notified, and a technician stated that they were aware of the failure, but because they were no recalls they would not provide any assistance. You can then engage the 4wd from the cab lever. It does this because when a sensor fails, the system's ability to control the throttle is compromised and as a safety meausre to keep the engine from accelerating when not commanded to do so, the throttle is limited. The manufacturer was not contacted.
This is not an easily diagnosed problem and if it doesn't go away when the water dries, will have to be taken to a diagnostic shop to be trouble shot and repaired. It really isn't enough size difference to produce noticably more horsepower. While driving 10-20 mph, the electronic throttle control light illuminated on the instrument panel. Once with my daughter and three grandchildren and twice with myself. Accelerator would not work, coasted to the side of the road-- 2nd time in heavy traffic!! The Mileage amount keeps changing. I am at a complete loss as to what is causing this. My wife is now scared to drive the vehicle and I don't know what to do.
The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle sputtered when the accelerator pedal was applied and then stalled with the illumination of the engine fail safe light. Stuck it in Neutral, fethered the pedal and got the idle back. In the city at stop lights the truck will bounce betwen 500 rpms to 1100 rpms. Matter of fact other than routine maintenance nothing has been changed on the vehicle to my knowledge. While traveling 45 mph he contact noticed that the check electronic throttle control light had appeared on the instrument panel , seconds later the vehicle had suddenly shut off. This was very dangerous and I was lucky no one was following me close. The light on the instrument panel turned off as well.
The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the throttle sensor needed to be replaced. Codes were P2121, P2123, and P2111. I have had no issues with the vehicle despite the light. That's the first thing I thought of, but I steered away from that because if I floor the pedal 50 times with no response, turning the ignition on and off shouldn't fix it. The vehicle was repaired by replacing throttle body. The default position is typically a throttle angle of 7 to 8 degrees from the hard stop angle. Thank you for your quick response! Restart the car takes a couple of tries and continue - this is extremely dangerous and should be addressed by Ford I have reported this issue looking on line and on one site there are 52 complaints with the same issue.