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Engine Power Reduced, Rough Idle

69K miles Engine Power Reduced warning came on yesterday, in extreme cold temps, idled rough and then ran fine after sitting off for a few minutes. Drove fine today thru my 60 mile commute and then took a turn tonight. EPR warning came on again and idled very rough again. There was also some traction warning I didn't pay much attention to. Engine light has been on and off for a few weeks, but the car has driven fine. Oil levels were low so we added a few quarts hoping it would help. It didn't. Drove about a block before deciding just to have it towed to the dealer tomorrow. Hope I didn't mess something up. In addition, I had a remote starter installed less than two years ago. I've had two strange instances since then. Power has completely cut out.

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  • Danielle_8_63 Feb 08, 2013

    My 2008 G6 is doing the EXACT same thing! Please keep me updated! I've stopped using the remote start and stopped letting it idle and it has been quite as bad but it hasn't been extremely cold either.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2013

    Danielle--do not do what Lori does & continue to use any vehicle with a check light on Get to a repair as soon a you get any dash light on after the motor starts



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Driving around for a couple days- is one thing

Not caring at all & driving for weeks with a check light
on,hope for the best & no damage or at least something
you can afford

Low oil level by a few quarts,really,how's that possible?

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

  • Lori D Jan 24, 2013

    Check engine light was on and off unpredictably. Not a constant. The reduced power was just yesterday and today. My bf added the oil. His call, not mine. He thought it may help. I wasn't actually down two quarts.



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