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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode

Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual / Vehicle Care / Vehicle Checks / Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode

This emergency operating mode allows the vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps prevent engine damage. In this mode, a significant loss in power and engine performance will be noticed. The temperature gauge will indicate an overheat condition exists. Driving extended distances and/or towing a trailer in the overheat protection mode should be avoided.

Notice: After driving in the overheated engine protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system.

Engine Overheating
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Washer Fluid
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Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter may work up to 60m (195 ft) away from the vehicle. RKE Transmitter with Remote Start Shown Press the key release button to extend the key blade. The key can be used for the ignition and all locks. Press to unlock the driver door or all doors. P ...

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
This legal identifier is in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the left side of the vehicle. It can be seen through the windshield from outside. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and certificates of title and registration. Engine Identifi ...

Transmission Messages
SERVICE TRANSMISSION This message displays if there is a problem with the transmission. See your dealer. TRANSMISSION HOT Ч IDLE ENGINE This message displays and a chime sounds if the transmission fluid in the vehicle gets hot. Driving with the transmission fluid temperature high can cause dama ...

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