Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Reduce power engine - strange electrical behavior 2011 Chevrolet Impala

asked by on

I was driving and as I was driving my unlock buttons kept coming and on and off and while i was driving on my dash it kept moving to park while it supposed to been in drive and it said reduce power engine and now my engine light on

My car has 132000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hello - this problem is caused by electrical system faults which are unique to your year/make/model. Chevrolet has issued a technical service bulletin which addresses these symptoms (# 292284), which are related to your digital dash electronics. Discuss this problem, and their proposed solution, with your Chevrolet Service Center manager.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Reduce power engine - strange electrical behavior 2011 Chevrolet Impala

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Whining at idol and drive, rpm changes jerking up hill

Hello, What you are describing sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This...

Q: Overheating and leaking water

Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may have overheated potentially causing damage to the cylinder head gaskets. When this happens, this can cause problems with starting due to insufficient compression. Overheating can be caused by a number of things...

Q: Car does not start

Hi There, This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...