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Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

Anybody knows for a fact?

I've been reading on other cars that use that technology (RAV4 for example) and sometimes you press on the gas and nothing happens for up 0.5s b/c computer thinks opening throttle fast will adversely affect gas mileage (or something like that).
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

yes..most and all since 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokees since 2008 have ETC....
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

Computers don't think; they do exactly as they're told to do. I get what you're asking, though, and it's a good question...
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

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yes..all Jeep Grand Cherokees since 2008 have ETC....
Were there any reports of hesitation?
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

I have personally driven both the v6 and hemi and I didnt notice it...but I wasnt looking for it either. See what o come up with on your test drive Sat. and report back to us
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

2007 Libertys have really slow electronic throttle control due to an old, slow bus.
The Grand Cherokee has always been CANbus so it doesn't have that issue. When you hit the gas pedal, you go. There is no waiting.
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

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Computers don't think; they do exactly as they're told to do. I get what you're asking, though, and it's a good question...
Yes, this is what I meant - I am a software developer myself. This is why having computer control a throttle just doesn't give me that warm fuzzy feeling...
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

Get accustomed to it since I believe most cars have this now. Some others are doing the same with the steering wheel!
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

I have the new V6 and feel some hesitation from time to time. Just like you said, you hit the gas and nothing happens.
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

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Get accustomed to it since I believe most cars have this now. Some others are doing the same with the steering wheel!
I think what you mean that "power steering" used to mean "hydraulically assisted" (using pump) and now it is often "electrically assisted" (using electric motor), right?

So how does that manifest itself? You turn the steering wheel but car keeps going straight?
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Yes, this is what I meant - I am a software developer myself. This is why having computer control a throttle just doesn't give me that warm fuzzy feeling...
I hear you. I'm a developer, too, and I know that I write a ton of bugs no matter how careful I am.
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Re: Does WK2 have electronic throttle control?

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...now it is often "electrically assisted" (using electric motor), right?....
Yes, but it has it's own "brain" controls to do that work.
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