Q: Check Engine Light illuminated in car.

asked by on

My Check Engine light is a coming on. What does this mean?

The Check Engine Light coming on is to alert the driver that the engine or powertrain is having a problem that it has detected. The light could be something simple like the gas cap was left loose to the engine is miss firing or the transmission is having an issue. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see what is causing the light to be coming on and what is the problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Check Engine Light illuminated in car.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can you use a used bcm with out having it reprogrammed

Hi Andrew. Unfortunately, any control module needs to be flashed or reprogrammed to link to the sensors and monitors of an individual vehicle in order for them to work correctly. This needs to be completed by a dealer or some...

Q: How do you adjust the sound on the audio system?

Your Accord’s audio system lets you adjust the level of treble, bass, mid-range and other sounds through the interface. All you need to do to customize the sound of your audio system is follow these few brief steps: Press...

Q: Cold air intake caused problems

If the air flow is not as specified, then you may have the wrong cold air intake for your vehicle. The code you got for the O2 sensor does not make sense, but if it goes away after putting it...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...