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The Check Engine light came on while driving but the car seems to drive okay. What could cause the light to come on?

After I got home from work, I parked the car and turned it off. I turned it back on to see if the light would go out but it did not. I'm concerned as to what type of problem it could be and could it be hazardous to drive the car?

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Take it to an autoparts store that is a large chain like autozone, they can read the codes for you for free. IT is ok to drive UNLESS the light start flashing.

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  • Neil Williams
    Neil Williams May 05, 2014

    Brad Brown is corrext.

  • Neil Williams
    Neil Williams May 05, 2014

    The check engine light comes on to let you know there is a problem with your vehicle.

  • Neil Williams
    Neil Williams May 05, 2014

    It could be minor or serious,don't take a chance do what he said.

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