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just wondering if anyone with a Cherokee 2014 Ltd Diesel has had a electronic throttle issue. we keep getting a "service electronic throttle" warning flashing, the little engine light stays on on the dash & car goes into limp mode.

took it to the local jeep dealer in caroline springs victoria, australia & they confirmed it was oil that has got into the vaccum lines & pump & they now advised replace all vacuum lines, vacuum pump, etc at an estimated cost of $10k.. I had a slight heart attack .. the car is 3.5 years old and done 60k kms ... how can this be ?

i'm am now waiting on a reply for the caroline springs jeep dealer on a goodwill request to Jeep Australia. A price of $10k is disgusting to fix a car 3.5 years old with 60k kms on it.

I have spoken to 2 independents about the issue (describing the exact details that need to be replaced from the documentation the dealer provided) and both confirmed what was explained by the dealer does not make sense.

I am that surprised it would cost $10k to replace these parts, but at the same time not surprised after reading many forums on jeep dealers. the caroline springs dealer wants to charge $563 to replace 1 headlamp ... i did a bit of searching around to discover a replacement would cost between USD $99 – $200 for the exact part depending on where you buy it from. in my research on my issue some say it is as simply as a loose clip that could cause the issue / others have gone as far to say the dfp (or dpf) is the issue. what do you do ?
 

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I also experienced this service throttle issue at about the same kms. However, I have since heard that this fault can occur if you happen to apply the brake and throttle at the same time (two feet control). Fault code cancelled and have since been mindful not to recreate that situation again. No further issues and now have 90,000kms. As for your the light, I broke the rear outer plastic light when I jack-knifed my caravan too far one evening and visited a Jeep dealer to obtain a costing for a replacement. Well, I was speechless at the price given of $1,7000.00. I purchased a genuine Jeep light assembly from the USA and had it delivered to my door within two week for around $200.00au. The only difference being the US do not use an orange blinker globe, so a very quick modification to the globe holder socket allowed for the orange globe to fit. The off-set of orange globe holder is different to that of the US, but apart from that the light assembly is exactly the same.
 
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