Q: Emissions light comes on and goes off.

asked by on December 26, 2016

2007 ford escape, 95,000 emission light goes on then off. dealer wanting $100.00 and 3 hr to do check on emissions. car running fine, seems like a lot of money and time to check a code? Did not mention that it is a hybrid.

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Smell in the car Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. If the emissions light is coming on then going off, then the emission system could be picking up an evaporative leak. Check around the vehicle for any signs of fuel leaking and any fuel smell. Also, look at the gas cap an make sure that the seal is not cracked. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you check out the fuel system on your vehicle.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

2008 ford ranger wont crank

Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with an issue with the starting system, you want start by making sure the battery is in good condition. Make sure its cables are clean, dry, and tight as well. You can...

How do you operate the fog lights?

If your Fusion is equipped with fog lights, they can provide you with dramatically better visibility when driving in misty or foggy conditions. Of course, you’ll have to know how to turn them on and off to actually enjoy those...

How do I check and change the transfer case fluid?

The transfer case fluid keeps the transfer case in good working order. The inspection and changing of the transfer case fluid is important to the maintenance of your vehicle. To check and change the transfer case fluid. Clean transfer...

The check engine and o/d off lights are flashing ford escape

Hi Alex. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Loud engine noise is typically caused by a crack in the exhausts manifold or the exhaust pipe. This could also be the source of your check engine light, as typically when this happens,...

Rough idle when engine is warm

This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...

I am pretty sure my front wheel bearings are going out on my 2010 escape. What is the estimate cost to replace both?

A wheel bearing will not make a crunch sound on bumps but the shocks or struts and sway bar bushings will. I have also seen lower control arms and ball joints make the noise. Try to bounce the front end...

Front end vibration

By rotating the tires, you may have brought tires from the back to the front which have "road force variation" which was not as apparent when the tires were in the rear. Note that even brand new tires can vibrate...

Why does my security light blink rapidly when I try starting my 2004 Ford Explorer

Hello. If the theft light is blinking when you try starting your vehicle, and it does not start then typically it is a programming issue. It is possible that what occurred with the shifter may have caused a voltage loss....

Slip and VDC lights are coming on after driving for short periods

Hi there. The first task is to read the problem codes. This will require a real scan tool, not just an OBD II reader to get the ABS codes. Most often these codes are caused by a wheel speed sensor...

Related articles

Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers Drivers in the market for a used Ford vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to learn...
The Most Popular Cars in American Cities
The The American car market is defined by diversity underneath sameness. In almost every part of this country, the most common cars are sedans from Honda, Toyota, Ford and Chevrolet. But this belies how different Americans truly are in...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-450
The The 2012 Ford F-450 is a serious truck with major towing and hauling capacity. What it lacks in gas mileage, it more than makes up for in durability, suspension, power, and torque. Plus, with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission,...