hi I have a dodge avenger 2008 with the lightning volt light on? My car does not turn on

my car does not turn on, however I also have a lightning bolt light on my dashboard. I can not move car at all to even take it to be checked?

My car has 121755 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. The lighting bolt light is a warning light that indicates a problem with the battery or charging system on our 2008 Dodge Avenger which could be caused by a damaged battery, battery cables, alternator or other electrical system component. However, this is a great example where one of our mobile mechanics can come to your location to complete the same or better services to diagnose your problem as most local shops and dealerships – an at a fraction of the cost. You can receive an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection by clicking this link first. Once you’re on that service page, simply click the Get a Quote and enter your information so we can send you an estimate to help you out.

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The lightning bolt warning light alerts you to a fault in the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. This may be a faulty throttle body, the throttle body sensor or possibly the throttle body control motor which is what controls the opening and closing of the throttle body as the motor requires more fuel.
The lightning bolt on the dash means that there is a problem with the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. Get a code reader and scan the engine for any logged codes. The light may be on for a glitch and the electronic throttle control system needs to be reset.
If your alternator is unable to produce an adequate amount of voltage, then the battery light will illuminate. When an alternator completely fails, your vehicle is entirely reliant on the battery for electrical energy, which means the car will soon stop running, as spark plugs rely on electrical energy.
Electronic Throttle Control Indicator

This light, a lightning bolt between reversed brackets or parenthesis, will illuminate if there is a problem in the electronic throttle control system. It may be seen in red or yellow/amber. As an electronic system, it can sometimes be reset with a restart.

The bolt of lightning is a traditional symbol of sudden illumination and the destruction of ignorance; it also represents a punishment of humans by the gods from the skies, most commonly attributed to Zeus, king of the gods.
Its intended message is “Warning; electricity” and it is used to warn people about the risk of coming into contact with electricity (e.g. electric shock, electrocution hazard, hazardous voltage).
solution: stop driving your vehicle and have it towed to your mechanic. there, the first step will be to scan the engine computer for a trouble code. this should point your mechanic in the right direction. if there is no code, then a check of the sensors, relays, and wiring in the system should identify the problem.
Communications Zone. European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army. Com-Z patch. The meaning of the patch is the lightning bolt represents the Allies breaking the chains of Nazi oppression. The patch is similar to the ETOUSA patch with the addition of the blue 5 pointed star in the white six lobed field.
A dashboard battery light basically means there`s a battery charging problem. Your car isn`t getting enough voltage from the car battery to operate properly. It needs more “juice!”
It is unsafe to drive with your car battery light on. Issues that activate your car battery light, like a defective battery or faulty alternator, can cause your car to lose power. In these instances, your car won`t operate as it normally would.
Electronic throttle control (ETC) is an automobile technology which electronically “connects” the accelerator pedal to the throttle, replacing a mechanical linkage.
What the P2135 code means. This particular trouble code indicates that the Power Control Module (PCM) has detected an erroneous reading regarding the voltages transmitted by throttle position sensor A or B, the accelerator pedal position sensor and or the actual throttle plate.
A thunderbolt or lightning bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap.
The easiest way to reset your throttle position sensor is to unhook the negative cable from your battery for up to five minutes or to remove the fuse for your engine control module.
The throttle position sensor (also known as the TPS sensor or Throttle Valve Position sensor) is a part of the electronic throttle control system and is connected to the throttle body and monitors your vehicle`s throttle angle.
yes, usually, but you should go straight to a repair shop. there can be many different causes for the throttle control warning light, so a proper diagnosis is key. when the warning light comes on, there`s a possibility you either won`t be able to accelerate or you won`t be able to stop accelerating.
I did a bit of research and found a battery reset is required to resolve the issue. The message can reset by itself, but the car needs to sit undisturbed for at least eight hours. Perhaps with your work/driving schedule the car doesn`t sit long enough.
yes, usually, but you should go straight to a repair shop. there can be many different causes for the throttle control warning light, so a proper diagnosis is key. when the warning light comes on, there`s a possibility you either won`t be able to accelerate or you won`t be able to stop accelerating.
The average cost for a Dodge Avenger Throttle Body Replacement is between $471 and $484. Labor costs are estimated between $47 and $59 while parts are priced between $425 and $425.
yes, usually, but you should go straight to a repair shop. there can be many different causes for the throttle control warning light, so a proper diagnosis is key. when the warning light comes on, there`s a possibility you either won`t be able to accelerate or you won`t be able to stop accelerating.
yes, usually, but you should go straight to a repair shop. there can be many different causes for the throttle control warning light, so a proper diagnosis is key. when the warning light comes on, there`s a possibility you either won`t be able to accelerate or you won`t be able to stop accelerating.

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hi I have a dodge avenger 2008 with the lightning volt light on? My car does not turn on
ANSWER : Hi there. The lighting bolt light is a warning light that indicates a problem with the battery or charging system on our 2008 Dodge Avenger which could be caused by a damaged battery, battery cables, alternator or other electrical system component. However, this is a great example where one of our mobile mechanics can come to your location to complete the same or better services to diagnose your problem as most local shops and dealerships – an at a fraction of the cost. You can receive an estimate to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection by clicking this link first. Once you’re on that service page, simply click the Get a Quote and enter your information so we can send you an estimate to help you out.

Car won’t turn over. No lights come on when I turn it. Can’t even lock my doorsvor push the seat up or back.
ANSWER : Your probably correct, it sounds as though your battery is done. But it also sounds like you have charging system issues. I’m not sure that fixing your battery and charging system will solve the problem with the car shutting off, but it’s possible that it will and it’s a darned good place to start. By contacting Your Mechanic, you can have a technician come to your home or office to check out your car and help you figure out what to do next.

Battery and oil light come on when trying to start car, take keys out try again car starts no problem and lights go away
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If your vehicle is under warranty, by law the dealer MUST repair the issue you are describing within a prescribed time frame and number of "attempts", otherwise the dealer will run afoul of Federal and state Lemon Laws that give you very specific rights, and recourse (contact an Attorney; we are Mechanics, NOT attorneys). Consequently, if the vehicle is still under warranty, to save yourself money do be sure to seek a resolution from the dealer. If the vehicle is not under warranty, obviously a certified Mechanic from YourMechanic could identify the electrical fault and resolve this for you. If you want to go that route, please simply request a no start diagnostic -electrical system and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

As I’m driving, all my lights inside/out of the car turn off and the car still stays on. But when I turn the car off it won’t turn over
ANSWER : Hello there. The charging system on the car may not be charging the battery as you drive and the systems that keep the engine running are priority so the engine will stay running until the voltage drops below about 9 volts but the lighting and some other accessories may cut off above this voltage first. You should have the charging system tested to see if the alternator needs to be replaced.

My car stalls at times, yesterday the car shut off at a red light. I turned car off then back on now engine light is on.
ANSWER : This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since this valve is controlled by the vehicle’s computer, it will adjust idle speed based upon other measurements such as engine temperature, intake air temperature and electrical system load or voltage. When you accelerate, the engine RPM increases, and as you let off the gas, the RPM slowly returns to the normal idling speed with the help of the idle air control valve making the transition from a higher RPM back down to idle speed. When the engine RPM drops below the normal range of about ~800 RPM, this often times will cause the engine to stall indicating a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and replace your idle air control valve.

Was driving on the expressway and my car started shaking, check engine light turned on, oil light turned on and off
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. Shaking and vibrating typically comes from a misfire, or poor engine performance. A lack of oil will absolutely contribute to these symptoms and amplify them, if not cause them to begin with. You want to turn your attention to the cause of the oil leak. If external (you can see the leaking oil), then you will want to trace the leak to the component which has failed. If the leak is internal (or the engine is consuming oil), the leak will be harder to find. It will also explain the poor engine performance due to excess oil in the combustion chamber. A head gasket is one of the main components that will fail and cause these issues. It is however not common for a vehicle this age to have these kinds of problems. You will also want to scan the computer, and see what codes are triggering your check engine light. These diagnostic tools will help you determine what system(s) is to blame for the malfunction. For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

My car shuts off when I turn on the light or even the turn signals please help need this car to get to work
ANSWER : Hi there. This type of electrical glitch can be very difficult to pinpoint or diagnose without a physical inspection. However, in general, the most common causes of this issue is an exposed electrical wire within the ignition system. It is best to have a professional mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection first in order to correctly diagnose and resolve this issue.