Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I took my BMW z3 in to the shop to get an oil change. When I picked it up the engine light was on. The car is running great though

asked by on

The car is running great but the engine light is on.

My car has 103000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The oil change process is generally a very simple one, but it does involve moving panels and some shops do a brief inspection on the vehicle as well. It is not likely that the Check Engine Light coming on is directly connected to the oil change service, but there is a chance something may have been bumped during the process. You should return to the shop, inform them of the concern and ask if they will at least scan the vehicle to see what code has popped up and what steps should be taken to correct the fault.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I took my BMW z3 in to the shop to get an oil change. When I picked it up the engine light was on. The car is running great though

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: car has bad smell when I run it coming from under the hood

For this diagnosis it would've been helpful if the smell was described in more detail to help you with the problem. For example, the smell of a dead animal versus the smell of burnt oil. If you cannot describe it...

Q: Jerking at stopping and accelerating

Hi there. It sounds like you may have an engine misfire or possibly a sensor problem. Since the Check Engine Light came on, I always start by scanning the computer for codes. That gives me a place to start. From...

Q: Stalling and misfiring at idle on a 1999 BMW Z3

Those things are notorious for getting vacuum leaks on them because the tops of the engines are all made out of plastic--including the intake system. Especially on the driver's side, there are all kinds of plastic piping. You'd want to...

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...