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tjmensch 03-12-2014 12:32 AM

'Limp mode' on the Buick Encore??
 
Hi there!

I am the owner of a Buick Encore 2013 model and am wondering if anyone else has had the problem of the vehicle going into 'limp mode' where the car shuts down and there is no engine power available? :confused: This has happened twice to me in 2 weeks and I am now questioning how safe I am in the vehicle and if it is really reliable? Please share your comments as I am wondering if there are others out there that have experienced this. Thanks kindly, TJ

Uncle Sammy 03-12-2014 02:17 PM

call the dealer... seriously...

GRoss 03-12-2014 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle Sammy (Post 6482)
call the dealer... seriously...

What he said ^

I wouldn't even bother posting this on a forum, instead i'd be at the dealer. Make sure they give you a nice loaner car :D




familyguybrian 03-12-2014 05:06 PM

yea we aren't going to be able to fix the problem

it usually goes into limp mode because the computer deems the car unsafe. usually something wrong with the engine.




GRoss 03-13-2014 12:35 PM

In a case like that there's likely no way you can restart the system, i bet it needs some computer reading tool to fix it.




familyguybrian 03-13-2014 01:42 PM

any service or check engine light?




GRoss 03-19-2014 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by familyguybrian (Post 6554)
any service or check engine light?

Good question, if it throws a light, that is a good area to start




familyguybrian 03-19-2014 04:03 PM

any updates?




ForgetMeNow 03-20-2014 05:29 PM

Isn't that the same description of the huge problem that GM is dealing with right now. Engine shuts off and air bags won't deploy if you crash. You should definitely take it to a dealer.

GRoss 03-20-2014 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ForgetMeNow (Post 6753)
Isn't that the same description of the huge problem that GM is dealing with right now. Engine shuts off and air bags won't deploy if you crash. You should definitely take it to a dealer.

Good point, it sure does sound inline with the issues announced in the recall.





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