I have a 2005 Colorado 2.8 I4 5-spd manual w/ roughly 111,000 miles. I got the REDUCED POWER message the other day while I was driving down the road. Within a few hundred yards the engine shut off and wouldn't restart. Fortunately, I was able to coast to a parking lot and get off the road. I was able to start it after it sat for about 10 min, but it would only go for about a half mile then the same thing happened. I had to do this 3 or 4 times to get home. This seems more extreme than what others are experiencing.
This truck is an occasional driver that sits a lot, so the battery may very well have been low on juice (battery is less than a year old). I'm going to charge it up tonight to see if that resolves the issue. I was wondering if anyone else has had the engine shut off like this while driving. Scared the **** out of me when it happened in busy traffic!
Last edited by dhectorg; 07-09-2013 at 04:01 PM.