Hello everyone. I just recently registered to this site. I own a 2011 Chevy Cruze LTZ that I bought used back in September 2015. Just last year it has been in the shop at least 4 times. The last being in October where the coolant hose busted. Anyway, since that day I thought the car has been running great. That is until this afternoon. I used my remote start to warm up my car considering it has rarely gotten up 0 degrees at night here in Wisconsin for the last couple weeks and my car sits outside all night. I get into my car and put my keys in. A few seconds later it says 'engine power reduced', the service stablitrak popped on the screen and my check engine light was on. Luckily I was still in the driveway and not driving. I restarted it and the 'engine power reduced' light and the service stablitrak disappeared but the CEL light was still on. I restarted it once more now the CEL light is gone and it is running normally. I took a risk and drove it around the block and everything was fine. Like nothing had happened. Might I add when I started it yesterday morning only the CEL light was on but disappeared after I restarted it a couple times and I got to my job fine.
Anyway, is it possible the car is doing this because the engine is so cold from sitting outside during the night? Because it seems it is only doing it when I first start it up. It started fine after work yesterday during the day. I just would like some opinions because I reluctantly might take it in to get it looked at by a mechanic I know and trust (I will NEVER take it to any dealership considering the place I got my car from are nothing but lying scumbags)