The light on the dash is coming on. The one that looks like a red lightning volt. What does this mean?
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hi there. The lightning bolt on the dash means that there is a problem with the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. Get a code reader and scan the engine for any logged codes. The light may be on for a glitch and the electronic throttle control system needs to be reset. To reset the electronic throttle control system, perform the following:
You would need to repeat this procedure any time the battery is disconnected or replaced. If there are any codes in the computer they may relate to the gas pedal position sensor, which could cause the lightning bolt to appear. If you need further assistance with the lightning bolt indicator lighting up on the dash, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.
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