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Another Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Problem

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With just 1200 miles on the new truck, I started a steep grade and the truck would only go up at 16 miles per hour....After trying to lower gears, nothing helped...Got every red symbol, and "service electronic throttle control"....Ending towing vehicle back to my business a 100 miles later....Restarting the truck and it seemed to be OK....Will go to the dealer Monday.......Seems like these ETC modules are acting up with quite a few owners, each displaying different failures........Anyone with the problem have it solved by Service satisfactorily?????? or know what is going on????? I never owned a new Ford truck and had problems with such low mileage....Beginning to think the 2014 owners will be the guinea pigs for the Ecodiesel.......What do you guys think?????

I checked for recalls, and Ram stated no significant recalls.........
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Nick how did that work out, this is what has happened to me so far. In the past three months this light has come on 4 times. When it does I lose power and three times now I have had it towed in. I learned my lesson from trying to limp it to the dealer, too many close calls since you can't move out of the way for anything. This last instance I was in traffic, we slowed down for someone to turn off the road, traffic then accelerated, I attempted to with no power, looking down I saw the ETC light on again, when I looked up, a car was bearing down on me from behind. I could not do anything quickly except hit the flasher button, and they went around me. This issue has become a hazard to my safety and anyone else around me, or riding with me. My wife refuses to ride in the vehicle. I know I have hit the requirements for the lemon law, 4 times same issue in 3 months, vehicle down for over thirty days in 3 months. What do I do now? Dealer just wants to try and fix it again. Obviously no one knows what to do. 2016/1500 ecodiesel, 13500 miles, only had it 9 months.
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