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What Does “Engine Power Reduced” Mean on My Chevy Equinox?

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What does “engine power reduced” mean on a Chevy Equinox? Some Forsyth drivers may have encountered an exclamation point on their dash, as well as the phrase “engine power reduced.” Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC is here to let Griffin drivers and beyond better understand what this means– and there can be a few different reasons. No matter the case though, it’s important to schedule service with our service department in order to get your Chevy Equinox fixed, so it’s road-ready.



Why is My Chevy Equinox Saying “Engine Power Reduced”?

This phrase has a couple of different meanings when you see it appear on your dash. It most likely means that your Chevy Equinox is in a “limp mode”, which means that your Equinox won’t accelerate as quickly, and you won’t be getting the peak performance that comes with your vehicle. It’s very likely that it needs a clean throttle body, which requires the expert attention that our technicians are trained for at Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC.

If you have an OBDII reader, you’ll want to plug it into the car’s port near the steering wheel on the door side on most models. What the OBDII reader says will help better determine your Chevy Equinox’s specific issue. This is something that our service center can easily provide to Hampton drivers. We can ensure that we find your Chevy Equinox’s specific fix.

How to Fix “Engine Power Reduced” on a Chevy Equinox

We have all the tools necessary to ensure that your Chevy Equinox is running at its best once we determine the specific issue stemming from a given “engine power reduced” message. So, while it may be tempting to totally try and fix your Chevy Equinox on your own, it’s best to bring in your vehicle so that it can be fully examined, and all potential issues can be ruled out. At Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC, we also help drivers keep their peace of mind with a variety of offerings:

Schedule Service Today at Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC

When you find yourself wondering what “engine power reduced” means on your Chevy Equinox, schedule an appointment with our service technicians to ensure your vehicle gets the professional help it requires. Contact us today online or call us at to get the process started and have your questions answered. 


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