EMS Tips

Reader Question: Chevy Duramax Loss of Engine Power

Reader D.A. writes:

“Greg, have you heard of any problems services are having with the Chevy Duramax and the Loss of Engine Power.

We have one that is a constant problem and the mechanics can’t seem to find out the cause.

I had heard there was a fire department in the San Diego area having the same problem and was wondering if it is nationwide and if anyone knows what the cause is.  Thanks.”

Have you had this problem? Can you help D.A.? Leave your comments and tips in the post comments. Thanks!

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.