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My reduced engiine performance light came on yesterday i

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my reduced engiine performance light came on yesterday i start the car this morning the light did not come on what is this error
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry your having this problem

how did it run when that message light came on ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i tried starting car acted like it did not want to start i tried again it started right away thats when i got the light
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

since that happened is the car running good ?

did this happen out of the blue ?

nothing was done to the car where now you have this issue ?

any access to read engine codes ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have not ran the car since then yes happened out of the blue nothing was done and the light did not come on today when i started it no codes or anything
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should i try to drive a short distance and see if light comes back on?
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

if that light came on it usually would store a code in the computers history

knowing what history code would lead us right to our area of the issue

most of these that trigger the engine light can be set by something small like a dirty sensor or a bad reading fluke issue that will not come back

are you near a Pep Boys or Auto Zone or a store like that ?

yes take it for a short ride and see how it runs and see if it comes back on

if it does not come back on i would not worry

if it comes back on swing into an auto store and have them read the codes current and history which they will do for free and usually the code description will point right to the sensor having an issue

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
let me drive around the block and see what happens
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

sure thing

let me know

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

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