Q: The VDC LIGHTS AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS LIGHT UP IN THE DASH BOARD

asked by on February 13, 2017

I already checked my breaks fluid and the tire pressure and my breaks were recently changed

My car has 15000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check Engine Light is on Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

Hi there. Anytime you see a check engine light or other warning light illuminate on the dashboard, it is due to a fault being stored in the ECU of your Nissan. The fault code typically indicates that a system or individual component is faulty and requires service. In order to determine what is causing the lights, you’ll need to have a mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a check engine light inspection.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

Hi Ben, there was no leakage before I went for an oil change. The service center replace a nut at the oil pan and its leaking oil

If you went to a service center, in all probability the work that they performed is covered under a warranty of some sort. Additionally, if you paid by credit card, for sure you are covered if you have encountered a...

How do you adjust the height of a shoulder belt?

Because passengers and drivers have different heights, there’s no one size fits all solution when it comes to the position of the shoulder belt in your Altima. Nissan designed your car with an adjustable shoulder belt system. This is what...

Dealer where I purchased the vehicle stated my rotors were "all rotted" at my last service. Quote - $375.00 per axle? High?

Hello. 'Rotted' is an unusual term for brake rotor problems, but here we are. With your mileage, especially if you have lots of stop-and-go driving, brake service may be required. Dealers have a fairly high cost structure (building, test equipment,...

ESP defective and engine turns off.

Hi there. Trying to diagnose mechanical issues in extreme cold weather you appear to be enduring is nearly impossible without being there to physically check a few common parts. The ESP stability control applies the brakes to the right rear...

Car idles high

The main cause of this model car running rough is the ignition coil. Normally, a misfire code will be generated and can be found by connecting a scanner tool to the cars OBD2 port and performing a scan. I would...

the car will not shift into any gear, but the gear shift moves

Hello, this transmission type has a shift cable that routes from the gear shift to the transmission. The shift cable assembly may be broken causing this issue, this will require an inspection to confirm this. If you'd like, a certified...

Brakes making a grinding noise after car is in reverse. And put it in drive brakes grind for about 2 car lenghts then a thud

It sounds like the caliper brackets may have been misaligned when replaced. Some brake calipers are designed to "float" meaning they will slide along a small path to allow for movement in the wheels when changing gears or shifting movement...

2004 acura mdx timing belt service: what components do you recommend replacing

Hello, thank you for writing in. When changing the timing belt, it is often recommended to change the water pump, chain tensioner, and the gaskets involved with accessing the timing chain. The price is vary greatly depending on what kind...

How do you set the clock with a navigation system?

Setting the clock on a car with a navigation system is just as simple as one without the nav system. It might actually be a little easier. Here’s what you need to do: Press the setting button. Choose clock....

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Altima
While While it may not be quite as modern and sporty looking as some other models, the 2012 Nissan Altima is still a huge contender in the mid-size sedan category. With both four- and six-cylinder options and a CVT (continuously...
2012 Nissan Sentra vs. 2012 Nissan Altima: Which One Should I Buy?
When you consider the Nissan Sentra versus the Nissan Altima, you need to realize that you’re crossing between two different classes of vehicle: the Altima is a mid-size sedan while the Sentra is a compact sedan. The differences between the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re looking...