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Malfunction light came on. Car seems fine otherwise

I checked the gas cap and the fluids but the light is still on.

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There are over 200 reasons for the light to come, the gas cap is for the most part an urban legend, although a loose gas cap can set a code.. U will need to have an OBD 2 system trouble code test run to determine the cause of the light, this test reqires a scan tool..

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