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Check engine light on after ALMOST running out of gas.

I almost ran out of gas on the freeway yesterday. I made it to a gas station before I ran out completely, but it was close. I could tell that the fuel was being interrupted as I neared the station. Could that cause the check engine light to come on? I didn't notice when it came on exactly, but it seems to be too much of a coincidence for it not to be related.

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Its entirely possible. I have wasted more of my time clearing false EVAP (evaporation emissions) codes from people not tightening down their gas caps than i care to mention. not your problem i know, but bizarre things cause those lights to set. your best bet is to get it checked (aftermarket parts places tend to offer free scans) and if it is fuel related, have it cleared and keep an eye on it for a while.

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