2006 S 60 Volvo recently flashed a messgae "Reduced Engine Performance" and then shut down. What is the cause of the message?


Asked by isellom Mar 18, 2013 at 07:45 PM about the 2006 Volvo S60 2.5T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Message light detailed "Reduced Engine Performance" then sut down. What is the cause of this message?

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read the trouble codes, could be something as simple as an o2 sensor-

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potato in the tailpipe...Lol~

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Limp mode. A fault has been detected in the transmission and it goes in to reduced power to prevent further damage but get you off the road, home, a safe place.....maybe, but it will not shut down entirely..so I may be off base here, just a guess

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Appreciate the answers. There wasn't a potato in the tailpipe. The problem was a clogged PCV system. Parts repalced with labor $510.

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I am in the wrong business. A PCV system is such a simple, parts inexpensive, accessible, wow that seems steep, even if say $150 alone was for diagnosis, but if it got your car running and you are happy, well so be it. The valve is where the 10 bucks came from.

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