Originally Posted by oldgeezer
What seems to be a major problem. Start the jeep , put in drive and truck accelerates on its own without foot on pedal. Pedal is near floor and continues to accelerate. Need to slam on brake, put in reverse, and then park. Vehicles still is "racing" wildly. Shut down by turning off. Did the ETC go "crazy"??? Has anyone experienced this? Is it safe to drive? When I started the vehicle to drive a short distance, everthing was back to normal. Any ideas please? Thanks.
Sorry, I do not have a solution... Only confirming the issue! I'm pretty in touch with the performance level of my '05 Jeep GC Limited (5.7L). Recently exited an automatic carwash (vehicle in neutral) during the final stages of the blowing drying process. When I switched gears to drive, my jeep immediately shot out - as if I had floored the gas pedal. I slammed on my brakes and looked down on the floor to see if anything had managed to slide under the gas pedal. It was clear... so i slowly let go of the brakes and again, my jeep shot out like a rocket. It was shocking!
Noticed the ETC light flashing... So I shut my Jeep off in hopes this was an isolated, once in a life time incident. However, when I restarted my Jeep (ETC light still flashing) I attempted to drive my vehicle and it continued to rocket immediately after moving the gear to drive. I continued to drive under these conditions for approximately 8 miles (moving my gear shift to neutral to reduced speeds) before pulling over. When it was in neutral and/or park the idle revved and raced at a extremely high rate.
I managed to maneuver all the way to the nearest Jeep Chrysler dealership and parked it there overnight for them to examine. I will find out Monday what the service department determines is the issue!
Just thankful i was behind the wheel and not my teenaged daughter... Unbelievable.