Are you referring to the bad placement of the key that you mentioned in a previous thread, or is this something else? Just curious.TheMercuryMan said:happend to mine 3 times . trying to turn into a parking spot, driving down the innerstate, and backing out of the driveway.
the first 2 times was the wife she said it was not the key but you know how that goes (i didnt belive her till it happend to me), but the third one was no key action i was driving and the have no other keys on there . it just croaked as i was turnin in the parking spotbaamf said:Are you referring to the bad placement of the key that you mentioned in a previous thread, or is this something else? Just curious.
So, it turned out to be the "APPS" sensor which they tell me communicates the gas foot pedal's location to the throttle system which digitally replaces what used to be accomplished with a simple throttle cable. Dealer tells me virtually all Dodge/Chrysler products use this technology now, even if different actual part SKU's are involved. There was a 2-week "national back order" for the part we needed, so the dealer scavenged the sensor from the showroom model. They say that Liberty's and Ram 1500's (my other vehicle, yay) have had these problems. The dealer had provided us with a new Jeep Liberty as a loaner, too. Although there was some hesitation and uncertainty on their part, overall, the dealer did everything they could to assist us. Reminding them that we have not yet completed our Daimler-Chrysler Dealership Questionnaire certainly helped! Now, if we could just get over the fear that the gas will suddenly fail sometime when we're about to turn left across oncoming traffic...John Howling Mouse said:Just signed up. Picked up our Nitro on Wednesday (3 days ago). This morning, the Electronic Throttle Control warning light comes on. I hope it's a glitch, turn vehicle off, wait, turned it back on. No light. Life is good, right? I got a block away and the fuel injection started dying 95% to 100%. The Owners Manual says only safe option is to have it towed. Am waiting for tow-truck as I type this. Told the dealer's Sales Mgr he better secure my trade back because this failure would have killed somebody if it happened while turning left across oncoming highway traffic. Man, do I feel stupid. My neighbors will get a real charge out of seeing this new SUV being towed from our driveway.
Posaune said:Those of you with the stall problem...Do you have an Automatic or Manual Tranny? The wife and I are looking at one and we are going to get the Manual, if we buy one.