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Old 10-28-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
gerry
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Message "Performance Reduced" 2001 V70XC

Hi;
2001 V70 XC
The text window is showing a message "Performance Reduced" that can be
cleared, but it eventually returns. There is no reference in the manual to
such a message. Anyone had the same message....and knows what it means?

Thanks, Gerry


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Old 10-28-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Message "Performance Reduced" 2001 V70XC

In article <11m3ib7o1mkv6e7@corp.supernews.com>,
gerry_pyper@nospamsaltspring.com says...
> Hi;
> 2001 V70 XC
> The text window is showing a message "Performance Reduced" that can be
> cleared, but it eventually returns. There is no reference in the manual to
> such a message. Anyone had the same message....and knows what it means?


Had the similar message from the computer last summer. Well, it said
"moottorin tehot alhaalla", but that's because the language setting is
Finnish :) And boy, could I tell that the car just barely grawled
forward. Performance was really down!

Anyway, we were driving in the mountains south of Munich, Germany and it
was very hot in deed. Our 2001 V70 2,4T had shown earlier some weird
symptoms, such as cruise control dropping off etc. (which we learned
later, is a precautionary measure so that the engine won't get damaged,
when there is a bigger fault in the system).

As I have mentioned in this newsgroup earlier, we then had to replace
ETM, airflow mass meter(?) AND the entire gearbox. My lucky guess is,
that the reason why the computer gave the msg above, was a combination
of a very hot weather, high altitude and the fault in the car (ETM
and/or airflow mass meter).

I'd suggest that you take your car to the service and demand them to
investigate all systems. After our car's gearbox let go last summer (
which was really unbelieveable after only 40,000 kms), the car sat in
the garage in Finland. Initially, according to the service computer
everything seemed to be ok. Not even faults recorded in the system! But
luckily there was this one engineer, who had been blessed with the gift
of using one's brain. He found out that ETM and that stupid sencor
needed to be replaced. And guess what! Fuel consumption dropped to a
level it had never been. Thus the car had been faulty from the day one.
It goes without saying that now it's in 101% condition.

There are known issues with 2001 V70's, so please get them fixed, if you
want to keep your car in driving condition. Don't trust the first
engineer, if he tells you that there's nothing wrong with your car (when
they plug it in to a service computer in an authrorized dealer).
Happened to us, and it was really interesting to learn later on, that
the guys with same knowledge (supposedly) and same service bulletins
here in Berlin were not able to locate all the faults in our car.

Good luck!
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Kytis

"Isän tärkein tehtävä on kasvattaa tyttärensä niin,
ettei hän huoli paskaa jätkää miehekseen" J.Sarasvuo
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: Message "Performance Reduced" 2001 V70XC

gerry wrote:
>
> Hi;
> 2001 V70 XC
> The text window is showing a message "Performance Reduced" that can be
> cleared, but it eventually returns. There is no reference in the manual to
> such a message. Anyone had the same message....and knows what it means?
>
> Thanks, Gerry


This is the equivalent of the check engine or lambda light going on.
What it is trying to say is the problem is bad enough so that turbo
boost will be limited to a very low value, which limits power. There
are dozens of things that could cause this problem, you should be able
to read the trouble codes with an OBD-II compatible reader, which will
point you in the correct direction.

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Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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