Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Eastern Long Island, NY
SEL V6 AWD - Throttle Body?
I was driving my 2010 SEL yesterday when the car just lost power and slowed to a stop - no response from the accelerator - and the little orange wrench idiot light came on. Not wanting to destroy anything, I had Ford roadside assistance transport the car to the dealer who was unable to pinpoint a problem and wanted to keep the car overnight. Today, they determined that it was the throttle body which needs to be replaced. So, my questions are:
1. What is the throttle body and what does it do?
2. Is this a common problem?
3. Should this happen to a new car (I have only 20,000 miles on it)?
4. Should I ditch the Fusion for something more reliable (I've had no other problems with the car)? As a woman, I don't want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere someday because of things like this.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
My Car so far...'10 SEL V6 AWD...smokestone/med. light stone leather...Moon and Tune...CD3Fusion shortie antenna...Lloyd mats...Patriot custom emblem decal...LED license plate, map, puddle and dome/reading lamps...