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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-11-19, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy powertrain malfunction light!!

Hello, we have said light come on. But, it seems to be driving ok??? Help!! we have 100 miles to get home, anyone?? Cheers Andy (2018 ecosport st line)
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The powertrain malfunction light lighting up, means that something is not working right with the engine/transmission, and the car usually goes into limp mode if it is a serious problem.

Limp mode is hellish, I have experienced this in my wifes last Smart car when the engine management light came on, and only gives you enough power in the engine to slowly get you home, and steep hill are just a no no. The car will not get up them easily, as power and speed is really reduced. It makes driving really dangerous.

This is the car designers idea of protecting the engine, till it is looked at and sorted.

You should now take your car back to the dealer As Soon As Possible, and they will plug in an OBII reader and find out the fault code(s) and sort out the car.

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