Q: Car losing power; etc light

asked by on March 28, 2016

The ETC light is coming on, and the car is losing power

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When a warning light illuminates, usually there is a module with a stored fault code that has detected a system error. Have a technician experienced with vehicle electronics scan the vehicle for any stored codes and observe vehicle data.

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