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Is It Safe to Drive With the Reduced Power Light On?
When your Reduced Power Light comes on, that is your vehicle’s way of telling you that there is a problem, either within the charging system, or within the battery itself. It...

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Traction light/reduced engine power and check engine light coming on
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of intermittent wiring or sensor issue. If the problem occurred again after driving over a bump, then it may be possible that a damaged...
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Rpm's started to rise to around 1400 when idling and a dash message lit up saying reduce engine power.
Hi there. Check the idle air control valve (IAC) on your vehicle. This valve is what controls the idle and is most likely stuck or has failed. When turning off the vehicle and then turning it back on, the valve...
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my car is shaking and saying engine power source low
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the engine light on, you will need to take the vehicle to have it scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. Power loss typically comes from electrical issues, fuel issues, or spark issues. With that...
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2012 equinox reduced power light engine light and traction light came on. Lost a lot of power got home and all light except engine
Your car has what is called a "safe mode" that will be engaged by the computer when it detects that something critical has gone wrong related to any of the major components in your engine chassis or power train. This...
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Why does the reduced power light flash when I try to start my vehicle in the morning after sitting overnight?
It sounds like your engine needs a "tune up". This typically means new oil, oil filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, fuel filter, fuel pump if needed, new battery, new air filter, and a few other components if need be....
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reduce speed message
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will illuminate the reduced engine power warning light for many reasons. The throttle, a number of sensors, poor ignition, and many other factors can turn it on. If you have not driven...
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My car is having power issues. I get a message that says engine power reduced/ service traction along with headlights flickering and engine cutting out.
Hi there. Check the battery and alternator to the vehicle. With all of the electrical issues that you are having, it sounds as if the battery is not charged and making the engine stall out due to lack power. Check...
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Why do the battery light and reduced engine power light come on at the same time?
This is likely due to a weak battery, a failing alternator or potentially a bad grounding connection. When the alternator is not working properly, it will fail to maintain an adequate charge on the battery which may cause other components...
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Problem issue at startup sometimes.
Hi there. Best thing to do first is put a scanner on the computer and scan for any codes that are pending or stored in the computer. This will give you a starting place to check of why your engine...
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Reduced engine power, tire pressure symbol, and AC noises
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. The exclamation mark and tire symbol come on when the vehicle's tire pressure monitoring system is set off. This occurs when the...
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Reduced engine power icon on
Hello - there are 2 problems here. The wiring pigtail to the throttle position sensor (TPS) is likely bad and making a poor connection. This is a known problem with this model and engine. Replace the pigtail connector to the...
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Reduced Engine Power Light is on - 2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
Hello. Reduced engine power is commonly caused by fuel flow restriction issues or fuel/air mixture problems. Some of the components that could be dirty or faulty include the fuel injectors, the throttle body, or the EGR system. The best...
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Check engine light
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of engine management issue. The check engine light comes on when the computer detects some sort of issue with the vehicle's fuel, ignition, emissions,...
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My car gas pedal stop working. The engine power reduced turn on.
Hi there. The reduced power light is on for the computer putting the engine into limp mode for something went wrong. If your gas pedal is not functioning correctly, then the pedal has lost communication to the computer and to...
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Sudden Reduced Power when running fine - stop, restart, all is fine - what's wrong?
Hi there - first thing to check when experiencing a Reduced Power Light condition is for any problem codes that might still remain, even if the Check Engine light is not on now. There are several possible causes - an...
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engine power reduced
Hello, thank you for writing in. The diagnostic code was related to the transmission shift circuit. The computer has detected an issue, and that likely the reason for reduced power. If the transmission shifts too early, your vehicle will bog...
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Reduced Power Light
Hello, thank you for writing in. The Reduced Power Warning Light will illuminate for several reasons. If the engine's computer detects an issue that can be detrimental to the engine, it will automatically reduce the power to make sure no...
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Reduced Engine Power and Truck won't start. PLEASE HELP ASAP! Thanks!
Hello, thank you for writing in. The reduced power light will either trigger when there is malfunction with the vehicle and it is trying to protect itself, or when the engine actually suffers a loss in power and is struggling...
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Error message of reduced engine power is on and truck won't start.
Hi there. The reduced power light is on for one or many things that could be wrong with engine, transmission, or fuel system. First check the computer for any possible codes that could be shown up for the light to...
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Reduced Power and P0601 code is found in computer.
Hi there. The P0449 evaporative code is on for either an electrical circuit malfunction to the vent solenoid or the vent solenoid on the emissions circuit has failed. The P0601 code comes on when the computer can no longer register...

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