AC turned off due to high engine

My engine light did not come on and my car is not smoking. I have a sign that popped up on my car and it said AC turned off due to high engine.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.
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It is a normal function of most automobiles to have the air conditioning shut off temporarily during high engine rpms. This is because the air conditioning system has a compressor that is ran off of the engine belt. This takes away power from the engine while the compressor is running. When the engine rpm reaches a certain point (with the a/c running) the a/c will shut off because the engine takes the power back for a moment. As a disclaimer, it is not a normal function of the vehicle to be revved high enough to shut the a/c off as this can potentially cause serious engine damage, however the a/c will shut off if this situation occurs. If you are continuing to have problems with your air conditioning system, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect your air contitioning system.

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The AC being off due to high engine temperature symbol means the PCM detects too much heat in your engine or the electric cooling fan stopped working. The A/C is turned off to avoid overheating.
If your car`s air conditioning has shut off due to high engine temperature, it is not recommended to continue driving the car as it may cause severe damage to the engine. Driving a car with an overheating engine can result in engine failure, which can be dangerous and expensive to repair.
2013 Chevy Cruze is Prone to Overheating and Loss of Power

Per the NHTSA, much of the complaints are regarding the engine losing power. Owners report their car slowing down and stalling without any warning. The reason can be a faulty throttle body sensor, water pump, or even the PCV valve.

If this light turns on, it means that your vehicle has detected that the coolant temperature is too high. This indicates that your engine is likely overheating. If your engine is overheating, it is recommended to pull your vehicle over to a safe place and turn off the engine for at least 20 minutes.
What Common Problems Does the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze Have? Common problems found on the 2013 Chevy Cruze include a total loss of electrical power, the engine stalling while driving, as well as transmission failures. Overall, these problems are worse than other compact cars from 2013, with high repair costs as well.
The 2013 Chevy Cruze ranks in the top half of its class. It`s enjoyable to drive, sports a posh interior, and rates highly for crash safety. However, an unrefined automatic transmission keeps it from ranking higher.
The short answer is yes, coolant can affect air conditioning performance in a number of ways. Typically, coolant can affect your AC`s temperature, humidity, and airflow. Your AC`s temperature may be affected by the proximity of your car`s interior to your engine.

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ANSWER : Hi there. If the VSA light is coming on and shutting off but does not come back on until the next start, then this is a normal condition as the light is telling the drive that the VSA system is deactivated. There is a switch under the dash to turn on and off the VSA system. Try the switch to see if the light continues to come on or off. If the same issue is occurring, then the wheel speed sensors or the VSA switch has failed. If you need further assistance with your warning VSA light coming on, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Doesn’t turn on without the Check Engine Light coming on
ANSWER : Hi there. It sounds like the EFI relay is sticking or has resistance internally. This relay provides power to the engine computer. If it delays that power, then there is a delay in the Check Engine Light displaying and the engine starting. The Check Engine Light is there during start up to show that the engine computer is on and powered up. Try replacing that relay and see if the condition continues. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a starting issue inspection and service your ECM relay as necessary.

AC turned off due to high engine
ANSWER : It is a normal function of most automobiles to have the air conditioning shut off temporarily during high engine rpms. This is because the air conditioning system has a compressor that is ran off of the engine belt. This takes away power from the engine while the compressor is running. When the engine rpm reaches a certain point (with the a/c running) the a/c will shut off because the engine takes the power back for a moment. As a disclaimer, it is not a normal function of the vehicle to be revved high enough to shut the a/c off as this can potentially cause serious engine damage, however the a/c will shut off if this situation occurs. If you are continuing to have problems with your air conditioning system, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to inspect your air contitioning system.

AC system
ANSWER : If the low side said 40 and the compressor was running, then the high side should be above 175 or more. I think your gauge is not working correctly. Try an check the pressures with the engine off and cool them. The pressure should be about 10 to 15 above your ambient temperature if the system is full. This means it is 90 degrees outside, then you will read around 100 to 115 psi on the gauge with the engine off. When you start the truck, the low pressure should go down as the inside cools down. It should cycle around 24 psi. If you want to have a mechanic take a look at this in person, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your AC system.

Leaving the AC ON when switching the engine ON and OFF
ANSWER : Hello. All of your accessories are computer controlled and leaving them in the On position will not pose any problems. In the old days, cars were not computer controlled and would stall sometimes if you did not let the engine start and run for a minute before the A/C was turned on so the engine could warm up some to stabilize. Newer cars are idle controlled by computer and will idle up to compensate for loads, temperature, or any thing else that may try and load the engine when you start it up. So do not worry about leaving it on. Your remote start can also be used to cool or heat the interior before you get in the car. If you are having trouble with the AC, you may want to bring it to the dealer since the vehicle is still new and likely under warranty. If you would like to have another technician inspect the AC for you, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the AC system.

My radiator fan only turns on when my AC turns on.
ANSWER : Hello there, a couple of different items can cause the fan to not work like this. The most likely culprits are a thermostatic switch, fan resistor, temperature switch, low-speed or high-speed relay, or a wiring issue. If the vehicle overheats, care should be taken when driving to prevent further damage by overheating. When the vehicle has the AC on, the engine needs extra help cooling so the ECU commands the fan to be on any time the AC is on. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your overheating problem and perform any repairs required.