Guys, drove the car myself today. Started in the dry garage and as soon as I reversed, that light went on.
The car strugled to go up the steep garage ramp - as if it was running on 5 cylinders
Light stayed on during a 5 min drive, causing the car to react very slowly -mostly on low revs and under load.
Then, I parked on the side of the road, turned the ignition off, waited for about 10 seconds and started the engine again.
The light stayed on, but as soon as I drove away, about 300 meters later, it went off by itself and the car was behaving normaly.
From then on, it drove like a dream .
Point 1: if it was the potensiometer of the pedal, why would it work normally after the engine warmed up ? Its not as if the pedals are in the engine bay
Point 2: would it be more likely to be a coil playing up ?
And if thats the case, why does it act like this only when its cold or damp ?
I called up an auto electrician friend of mine, and we both thought that this fault might be caused by a dry joint inside the ECU.
What do you guys think ?
We really need to get to the bottom of this. Its beyond annoying when it happens. Its also dangerous when pulling out on a junction