The lightning bolt icon on your dash alerts you to a problem with the electronic throttle control system in your 2014 Dodge Charger. The accelerator pedal is not mechanically connected to the engine. Instead, a sensor monitors the pedal position and that information is sent to the ETC to make changes to the engine speed. If the system detects a problem that results in an ETC error, the ETC light comes on on the dash.
lightning bolt on the charger board; To do
If the ETC light remains on after the initial lamp check at startup or if it illuminates while driving but the charger is working normally, continue on your way; but sign yourself up for review. If it is safe to stop, stop the car, put it in “Park” and turn off the engine. Restart the car and see if the light comes on again. The “Check Engine” light may or may not also be on. Get the car scanned for fault codes.
What does lightning mean on the dash of a charger?
With so many possibilities affecting ETC and engine speed, having fault codes goes a long way to reducing the problem, which can be as simple as replacing the air filter or replacing the ETC sensor, especially if you have a heavy foot. on the accelerator pedal. If the ETC light comes on and you experience performance issues such as misfires, stall, or erratic throttle response, your Charger is not safe to drive and should be taken to a workshop immediately.