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Old 01-19-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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Engine Power is Reduced...

What does this mean? I had just got on the freeway this afternoon in very icy conditions and freezing rain, and this came on along with what looks like NO traction control. I tried to re-engage the traction control on the console, but nothing. At first I thought it might have something to do with the road conditions, but idk. I've never had this happen and it's my 2nd Camaro.

I called the dealership while on the road (35 minute drive took 2 hrs due to weather) and they didn't know, only said bring it in.

Any thoughts on why this came on?

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Old 01-19-2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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You don't have a VTC installed do you?
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:47 PM   #3
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You don't have a VTC installed do you?
Not sure...what is that? LOL
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Vitesse Throttle Controller has been known to trigger the reduced power mode on a lot of people's cars.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:51 PM   #5
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Not sure...what is that? LOL
Throttle controller.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:53 PM   #6
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Vitesse Throttle Controller has been known to trigger the reduced power mode on a lot of people's cars.
No, I don't have that.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #7
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So the photo looks like I had no traction control, right? And it's iced over out there...great time to be without traction control. Ugh...
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:56 PM   #8
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Could be something as simple as a bad sensor
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:59 PM   #9
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Does it hurt to drive it? At least to get it to the dealership. I drove it home, but really couldn't go over 35 anyway due to road conditions.
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Could be a bad sensor or a bad throttle body since you don't have the VTC installed.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:02 PM   #11
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Does it hurt to drive it? At least to get it to the dealership. I drove it home, but really couldn't go over 35 anyway due to road conditions.
Well, if the CEL is flashing that means something serious is wrong. If it's not flashing I think you could probably limp into a dealer

Someone else will have to chime in though cause I don't have any personal experience with this
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Well, if the CEL is flashing that means something serious is wrong. If it's not flashing I think you could probably limp into a dealer

Someone else will have to chime in though cause I don't have any personal experience with this
Nothing was flashing, the lights just stayed on.
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Yea then by all accounts I reckon you can limp in

Like I said, wait for someone who has some experience with this. I think most times this ends up as a bad MAF sensor or throttle body in general
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Yea then by all accounts I reckon you can limp in

Like I said, wait for someone who has some experience with this. I think most times this ends up as a bad MAF sensor or throttle body in general
Thanks for your input!
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