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Reduced engine performance light came on. no power.

Customer Question

reduced engine performance light came on. no power.
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: consistent. haven't driven the car anywhere
JA: What is the model/year of your Volvo?
Customer: s60 2005
JA: Are you fixing your S60 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing tried yet. trying to diagnose
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: how to I fix it?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. please allow me to pull up some info for you. thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
could it be a number of things?
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

yes it could be. but most likely the electronic throttle control.... you will need to have the computer scanned so i can see what codes are present

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How do I scan the computer?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Just had the oil changed yesterday. Car ran fine yesterday afternoon and evening. Somewhat cooler last night, this morning got the message.
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

take the car to autozone and they will scan it for free. write down the codes and let me know them. if hte car cant make it to autozone, then you will need to but a cheap code reader.

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

any update??

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are a number of things that can cause this warning and it will take some testing to determine exactly what is going on. The warning is displayed when a fault code sets and the engine controller derates power to prevent damage or a safety issue.

The first step in diagnosing the problem is to use a code reader or scan tool to see what fault codes are setting and then testing can be done from there. Were you able to have the codes read?

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