Q: check engine light is on -- ge -ot a diagnotics test from onstar -- test stated emmissions system issue whatdoes this mean

asked by on

check engine light is on - got a test done through my on-star account operator stated emmissions system issue what does this mean what has to get checked

My car has 52000 miles.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Malibu. If they did not give you the trouble code that is stored then you are going to need to have the system tested to see if the code can be diagnosed and fixed. Have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, scan and diagnose the stored codes firsthand. The issue can then be addressed once the problem has been pinpointed.

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 is on -- ge -ot a diagnotics test from onstar -- test stated emmissions system issue whatdoes this mean

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: Put a reman 3.7l in a 06 commander that had a blown engine. Old engine had 108k with enough sludge in it to fill the trunk.

Hi there. With having the code P2096, there could be an issue with the emission controls to your engine. Check the following areas to determine the source of the code. Check the following: A damaged or failed oxygen sensor...

Q: Truck is lacking power when accelerating, has rough idle, cel on and some times stalls

If the Check Engine Light is on, then a fault code is set. While yes it could be the TPS, have the system diagnosed and fault codes pulled to verify what is actually causing the issue. If you replace the...

Q: Check Engine light with error code P0773

You are correct to move forward with the diagnosis that the code P0773 on your Ford F150 indicates that there is a problem with one of your shift solenoids. In order to move onward with a proper repair, the transmission...

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.