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Yesterday, i had the "slow down" warning on my display when i was doing above 180kmph on the motorway and i was no longer able accelerate. it was as if i was driving an electric car. Though after some time (maybe about 2-3 mins) it was back to normal. What could be the problem. My car mileage is 138000.

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Most likely cause is transmision fluid /oil temp was too high.The ECM slowed the engine until the temp was within limits.If you routinely run the car this hard you may need an extra transmission cooler.

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so it normal? and how often shud i change the transmission fluid? –  Naveed Quadri Mar 28 '12 at 22:26
    
also i was driving continuously for about 500kms, just stopped for refuelling. cud that be reason for overheating transmission fluid? –  Naveed Quadri Mar 28 '12 at 22:31
    
Check the owners manual for extreme use schedule. –  mikes Mar 28 '12 at 23:10
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Yes the light coming on is normal for a vehicle that is being operated beyond its design limits –  mikes Mar 29 '12 at 0:06

That sounds like a limiter most vehicles have limiters in them.

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Can you elaborate? –  Mark Johnson Oct 27 '12 at 3:24

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