Electronic Throttle Warning Light? - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Electronic Throttle Warning Light?

May 06, 2011


Got the warning light on the dash for the electronic throttle both going home last night and again this morning. (Though you can't see it in this picture.)

This must be a fairly frequent occurrence, because the owner’s manual advises to simply pull over and reboot by switching off ignition and restarting. This solved the issue for me as well, though I actually didn’t read the manual before I got back here. The manual advises a visit to the dealer only if the light stays on.

The episode yest aft also involved some slowing down while cruising, which is what led me to see the warning light. So maybe there are some consequences to whatever is going on. Caught the light early while leaving San Pedro, so didn’t note any decline in throttle response.

No panic, but we might keep it in mind for the first service. See what kind of error codes they find. Maybe it's just me, since I brake with my left foot and there's some inevitable overlap when both the brake and throttle are engaged at the same time.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 2,175 miles

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