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Q: Warning light flashes and then turns off after driving

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A warning light flashes and then turns off when I drive 5 miles.

Hello. Every warning light is accompanied with a definition which can be found in your owners manual. Once we determine which system is being affected, we can start from there. 5 miles ins’t very far which leads me to believe this may be a self test activating or a maintenance reminder. Have a trained mechanic, like the ones we have here at YourMechanic, assist you further with the Warning Light.

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