Chevy Traverse "Reduced Engine Power" ~ Engine Sputtering & Stalled

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  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    My wife was sitting in the Traverse the other day while I was busy doing something. She got out and sent me a text explainging that the engine was sputtering then it died and came up with a "Reduced Engine Power" message in the DIC.

    At first, I was like, "What did you do?" ... she said nothing and I could tell in her eyes that she was starting to turn, like "did we buy a junk vehicle?" Even though we've now had this Traverse for just about 9 months with no problems at all.

    So I get to the vehicle. It's parked on about a 30-degree uphill parking lot incline and there is almost no fuel in the gas tank. haha. I started it up and it died, started it up and it died while I was trying to back it up and turn. I got to flat ground and it started up and run just fine. I immediately drove it to the gas station and filled up the thirsty girl. No problems since then.
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Not uncommon to happen with low fuel on an incline. My wife has done the same thing in the HHR a couple times, any incline when shes under an 1/8 tank gives the same results, and she has a bad habit of running her tank as low as possible despite all my warnings.
    I have a Jeep Wrangler that hates inclines, any incline either up hill, down hill or sideways with a 1/4 or less leaves me having to roll to flat ground, if its running it can sit on an incline until the tanks dry.

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