I don't know what it's called to search for it, but when my tires spin engine power is reduced. This is horrible in the winter, and I ind myself pulling out into traffic and my car taking a shit on me. Is there a fuse to pull to turn this feature off? I know it's supposed to help, but with my driving style it doesn't work for me.
I believe the "reduced engine power" is the actually the "limp home mode". If the computer detects something that is potentially a catastrophic failure, it will reduce the engine power to prevent any further damage to the engine.