Question about 2004 Nissan Maxima
Service Engine Soon light came on. 80,000 miles. Is this just a routine thing? There are no real problems with the car and an oil change is due within another 500 miles.
Routine in that check lights have been on all
vehicles for some 31 years now ?
Yes there is a real problem when an OBD2 system
check light comes on & you should have had it checked
for codes already & either given them to us,looked them
up on the internet or had a repair shop determine if you
should even be using the car until diagnosed & repaired
Oil changes are due when you decide to do them,nothing
else involved there
I wouldn't go over 4,000 miles,that would be changing your
oil 4 to 5 times a year
If you have an owners manual, the question may be somewhat answered in there
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
that might be a funny coincidence if your buddy knows whats up then it just might be a sensor that would be my guess, check your fuses just to be safe.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
nothing,, that light is just a service light....a reminder that you regular maint is due soon...thats all..ur almost due for ur 30k major service
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
could be a number of things with the check engine light on,from what you are describing though, I am going to sugest you look for vacum leaks, broken hoses and such and also listen for a wistling sound. I also had this happen to me but on diffrent type of car, and it was the hose that went to my pcv valve.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
The oil change wouldn't cause this problem. Just in-case, check the engine oil level.
There are many emission sensors in the car that will make the engine light come ON. Best way to find out what's going on is to have an auto-parts store hook up a engine code reader and tell you what the code means. Most auto-part store will do this for free.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Testimonial: "very helpful. i have the mechanic checked the car , the sensor says it has a malfunction in P0340"
If it's the indicator that literally says "service engine soon", and not the check-engine light, then you have no worries. That's programmed to come on at set intervals to remind you that routine service may be due soon (oil change, inspection, tire rotation, etc). It's not an indication of failure. Failures will be shown by the check-engine light. That one is nothing to worry about. Your owner's manual should have a procedure to turn it off.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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