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Reduced engine power might be caused by a fault that needs investigating with diagnostic equipment but the condition might be linked to delayed routine maintenance and the resetting of the service interval computer when performance might be reduced to protect an unserviced engine.
The fault codes have nothing to do with it sitting for a few days. There are sensors that work with your ABS brakes and TCS to help your car maintain control when corning briskly under load. You probably have a bad sensor on one of the wheels. Recommend you get the Haynes manual to see exactly how to test and replace them. A multimeter will help too.
Thottle body sensor, accelerator pedal sensor, restricted air flow...will all trigger this fault light. Go to your local Autozone, they will run an OBD scan for free, and explain the fault codes to you so the correct repairs can be made. Good luck...i hope this helps, please rate me a fixya.
reduced power messge is not caused by oil pressure. i assume this a 3.0L v6. this engine has a electronic throttle body which is a electric motor that operates the throttle plate that takes the place of a throttle cable. in cold weather the pcv (positive crankcase venelation) system accumulates moisture that will form on the throttle plate, in cold weather the water freezes and causes throttle plate to stick. when the ecm detects any malfunction whithin the throttle control circuit it is put in to reduced power mode that limits throttle position. usually resets after ign. is cycled. there is a service bullitin to re-position pcv hose behind throttle plate to reduce moisture bulid-up on throttle plate. your saturn dealer can perform this service.
It sounds like these things are all related. When the a computer sees a problem in the Electronic throttle system, it will dissable traction control, and give the reduced engine power alert because the powertrain computer does not know the value of throttle postion.
Codes will need to be scanned in the computersto begin diagnosis.
i have a 2000 s60 2.0t and got the software update due to the recall.
it apparently was some kind of safety measure when a fault of some kind
occurred but it nearly got someone killed while overtaking and thats
why the recall happened. sounds like the same issue but i could be