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Yellow engine led lit up and stays up whilst driving..why

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It lights up because the CPU has recorded a fault that needs urgent attention. stop check oil and coolant levels. have a fault code reading done and fix the fault. To continue driving will eventually place the engine in low power mode or will cause big dollar repairs.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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    cate burdett Dec 27, 2013

    thank you bill...have booked car in to have a diagnostic test done to identify fault..have cheked oil and coolant levels and they are within the range acceptable for driving conditions.

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