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My laguna mk 2 is in limp mode

My car dose not accelerate in gear 1 and 2 because it is in limp mode .on the dashboard have exhaust particle and service warning lights lit.on the screen it says che.ck ignition.

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Sorry if i laugh but its a renault and as such it has to be connected to the internet via a dealers digital signature to diagnose anything constructive as to the cause of the fault ,have had quite a few of these cars throwing up all sorts of faults and its mainly caused by the fly by wire accelerator sensor on the pedal under the dash ,you will need to change the whole unit its not seperate pieces

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SOURCE: 2001 volvo s60 t5 - performance reduced warning message, limp mode activated

I had exactly the same problem on my UK 2001 S60.
It was caused by the throttle control housing gaskets not being serviced properly and consequently the entire housing had to be replaced - not a cheap job -and a valuable lesson learned - use a reputable volvo specialist to service your volvo - I didn't and I learnt the hard why! only a volvo specilaist would have known about this I went to several other main street garages & none of them could even diagnose the problem let alone fix it. Although they did do numerous other things first before they gave up - ie replaced titanium spark plugs.
Before it stoppped running altogther and went into "limp home mode" there were tell-tale engine/throttle surges when the car was idle, but in gear.
It is now running "like new" & I will never get another garage to service it, as this could have been avoided - however they can also wear out after about 10years - so my bad services just made it happen sooner!
I hope this helps!

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It may be as simple as your oil condition or oil level. If you have poor oil in your engine the VTEC system will not operate properly and when RPMs reach 2800 or so it will buck. If everything checks okay with the oil have the code checked for your check engine light/VSA light.

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its the yellow icon on dashboard.one time I had an electronic throttle linkage play up every time it rained and a few hard pumps put the car back out of limp mode.your next move is to get it to a garage who can run on board diagnostics to pinpoint the cause via the error codes that show during the tests.limp mode is to protect further damage to engine but allow you to get it yo a garage or home.

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If the management system detects a fault it constrains the driving ability of the vehicle until it receoves attention from the dealer's technicians.
If you are in limp mode and a light is on you will need to get your vehicle to a Honda technician

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After scanning the Engine Control Module (ECM) with a VAG or similar diagnostic tool you will find this: Fault code: P1557-Turbo Boost pressure control exceeded
1. Engine stopped and ignition switch off. Check all pneumatic connections and hoses between turbocharger actuator = pressure unit for boost-pressure control, boost-pressure control solenoid valve, vacuum reservoir, EGR control solenoid valve, intake-manifold flap solenoid valve, EGR valve with throttle - part of intake manifold. Also the vacuum connection between tandem pump and brake booster. If you find something wrong replace parts. If not go to step 2.
2. Extract the hose of the turbocharger actuator = pressure unit for boost-pressure control part of turbocharger. Instead of the original hose you must place another 1 meter long hose with the same inside diameter, and then you check to inspire yourself the air from the other one extremity of this hose. The mechanical connecting rod of the turbocharger actuator must have a smooth and whole motion. If you can do that with your mouth, then you must replace the boost-pressure control solenoid valve. If you can not reach this with your mouth, then you go to step 3.
3. This is the most difficult work. The problem is that the soot particles deposits inside the turbocharger plugging the variable nozzle geometry mechanism = adjustable vanes of the turbine. If the turbocharger actuator is not able to adjust the turbine vanes the charge air pressure increase too much and ECU (engine control unit) go in "limp mode" = engine protection software. As a result the "limp home" mode engine still running until you turn the engine off (ignition switch off) and back on when the "limp mode" is deactivated, but the fault still remain in ECU memory!
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Hi Guys and girls Help!! My Accelerator stuck in limp mode. I have been to 6, yes 6 mechanics, and everyone says they cant work it out so please help. 1) Accelerator in Limp Mode 2) Battery light was on...


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