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2014 Journey 2.4 with red lightning bolt and traction control light on

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I have a 2014 Journey 2.4 with some issues. The red lightning bolt (throttle control) and traction control light came on. The red lightning bolt comes on briefly and the trac light stays on. This happens at various speeds, and now every time.  I checked for codes with a generic OBDII scanner, but has none. The Battery  and alternator seem to be working fine according to the parts store. Not sure if anyone can help, but would like to get some intel before just throwing parts at it. I recently did a transmission service, by replacing the filter and fluid. I used the required ATF+4 fluid and Lucas additive. Surely this would not affect it, but it does shift funny. I do not have a complete loss of power like I've read others post on line. It seems to go in a brief limp mode, but the traction light stays on when this happens.


Any ideas????


Thanks in advance,


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Throttle body issue or gas pedal position sensor issue. Try this:

  • Insert ignition key and turn to "ON" position but do not start the engine
  • Wait for all the warning lights to go out. The check engine light may remain on.
  • Slowly depress the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor.
  • Slowly release the accelerator pedal until it is all the way back up at the rest position.
  • Turn the ignition key to "OFF" position.
  • Start the engine and test the throttle by see if the engine will throttle up

If that does not work, you may need to replace the tb or position sensor, or there may be a flash update required by the dealer. Hard to say if there is no code present. 

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