2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Q&A

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Question: the check engine light is on and says engine power low, and the throttle doesnt

i changed the oil, and replaced 2 tires. the car starts, and looks fine, you push the gas pedal, and nothing happens. the information board says, engine power failure. cant move the car. -
Answer 1
you have a problem with the fly by wire system. it should be warrant as long as it is under 50k. Roy -
Comment 1
unfortunately we have 65k so probably not under warrenty, can we fix it ourselves? -
Comment 2
most likely needs a throttle body. at least have it checked at a shop to confirm. yes, you can do the labor end of the deal. the part must come from gm and be ready for a heavy pricetag. Roy -
Comment 3
could we have caused this problem somehow by changing the oil? because it was fine until we changed the oil ourselves. -
Comment 4
nope, i doubt it. it would have happened if you did not change the oil. it is a common failure. we have replaced a lot of them. Roy -
Comment 5
thank you so much!! you have been very helpful!! -