2012 6.7 Powerstroke Acting Funny
I towed my Voltage 3600 down to SoCal from Salt Lake City to enjoy the theme parks. While I was on my way down my 2012 6.7 Powerstroke F350 DRW did the strangest thing. I had the cruise set to 69mph and was heading down a hill. The truck downshifted to keep the speed down. It downshifted to 4th and then down shifted to 3rd! Normally it doesn't take it that far down at that speed but it did. The truck redlined then pow... "reduced engine power" displayed on screen, the wrench light came on and another message flashed up to "stop safely". I lost the accelerator and pulled over down the hill at a safe off ramp. The truck shut down, no brakes nothing, luckily the off ramp went up hill. I got out popped the hood and there was nothing wrong. No leaks, oil smells. I was freaked out, nothing like that happened to me before. I restarted the engine. Fired back up with a check engine light. I decided I was going to pull the battery cables and reset the computer codes so I shut it down again. It was raining hard and then I thought I can do that farther down the road so I started it up again. No check engine light, no wrench light nothing. The truck worked perfectly fine. Not a hiccup the rest of the trip. Any body have this happen to them before? Any explanation other than the engine going into safe mode?