Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Check engine, VSC, and the red triangle and another light is on

asked by on

I think my battery is messing up or something I took it to advance auto and the guy did a scan and he understood some of the codes such as the battery one but not the others ... Is it safe to drive until I take it in to get serviced?

My car has 62000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: While the car may be safe to drive, I would...

While the car may be safe to drive, I would not recommend driving it with these codes on as many of these can cause a chain reaction of issues when one component is failing. I suggest having a local expert, like one from YourMechanic, inspect each of these warning lights to ensure that your car is safe for the road.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Check Engine Light keeps appearing, trouble code changed

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Having a professional mechanic complete a diagnostic inspection to determine why a mechanical part failure continues to happen is always the best course of action; especially if you're frequently replacing spark plugs on a...

Q: How do you turn the VSA system on and off?

Your Accord comes with a vehicle stability assist (VSA) system. It’s designed to help provide better handling and traction during tight cornering, or on slick surfaces. It operates automatically in most instances. However, you can manually turn the system on...

Q: Car overheats and air conditioner not working

While having a broken A/C is a big inconvenience, having your Pontiac overheat is a much bigger concern that we will need to addressed first. When your Grand Am overheats, the temperature rise inside causes damage to the engine and...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...