i have a 2009 chevy colbalt and it says engine power loss what does it mean and how can i fix the problem

Asked by Aug 22, 2013 at 05:26 AM about the Chevrolet Cobalt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 09 chevy colbalt and it says engine power reduction and car losses power and
engine makes a loud noise i turn it off and then it is better but the check engine light
stays on i have nothing but problems with this car help

4 Answers

Sounds like your Cobalt has gone in to "Limp Mode." When the OBD detects a fault, certain faults anywhere in the drive train including the transmission it goes in to Limp Mode and reduces engine power, CEL come on and it lets you get to a safe place but with reduced power to prevent further damage. Try: http://www.truedelta.com/Chevrolet-Cobalt/problems-50 ..there is some information there that may help you.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
4,245

roseannv, I am sorry to hear you are having this concern. If you plan to have your GM dealership look into this concern, please let us know. You can provide your name, VIN, address, phone number, mileage, and name of your GM dealership to socialmedia@gm.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Erica Tiffany GM Customer Care

If you are seeing this message it could be a multitude of causes. You should not be driving it in this condition because it will cause more damage the farther that you continue. Take it into a repair shop and get it diagnosed. If you are in or around Utica Ny we can help. www.autorepairuticany.com.

If you are seeing this message it could be a multitude of causes. You should not be driving it in this condition because it will cause more damage the farther that you continue. Take it into a repair shop and get it diagnosed. If you are in or around Utica Ny we can help. www.autorepairuticany.com.

Your Answer

Cobalt

Looking for a Used Cobalt in your area?

CarGurus has 3,489 nationwide Cobalt listings starting at $1,490.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Cobalt Experts

  • #1
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,200
  • #2
    munron
    Reputation
    1,120
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cruze
922 Great Deals out of 62,040 listings starting at $2,600
Used Chevrolet SS
5 Great Deals out of 314 listings starting at $24,935
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,130 Great Deals out of 62,899 listings starting at $880
Used Honda Civic
845 Great Deals out of 61,320 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Impala
577 Great Deals out of 34,503 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Focus
868 Great Deals out of 63,048 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
444 Great Deals out of 31,892 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 39,962 listings starting at $1,895
Used Honda Accord
1,121 Great Deals out of 74,854 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
1,006 Great Deals out of 67,329 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Camry
1,129 Great Deals out of 87,386 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Charger
474 Great Deals out of 34,069 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mazda MAZDA3
356 Great Deals out of 28,066 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,433 Great Deals out of 78,281 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Sentra
827 Great Deals out of 51,688 listings starting at $2,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.