Motor control system failure and now no acceleration!
I bought a 147 collezione last year and have loved it. Until this week when I've had a few problems, hoping someone can help me out! It was driving completely fine on the motorway until all of a sudden a warning light came on the dashboard and I got the 'motor control system failure' message. Pretty worried, limped home and had a look on here, seems to be a generic warning message that often goes away(?) So I've continued to drive it for a couple of days, with no noticeable differences to how it usually drives. Then today all of a sudden I have virtually no acceleration. Pulling away at lights is extremely difficult! Just wondered if others have had this problem and whether there is a fix, or a case of just taking it into a garage? I should point out at this point my car knowledge is virtually nil. Why did I buy an Alfa then is what I often get asked, but I was seduced by the name and looks, and up until this week have had no problems at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.