2010 Dodge Journey - intermittent starting issue

2010 Dodge Journey electronic throttle control light stays on but it won’t start or even turn over. After fiddling with it for a short time it will start and it won’t have an issue again for a while. Never know when it’s going to happen but only happens when I try to start it sometimes. Help?

What does “fiddling” consist of? Is the check engine (not just e-throttle) light on? How many miles on the Journey?