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Emissions light on

What reason does the emissions light come on and off?

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Same as any dash light you have come on, after the
motor is running

You have a possible system fault

Have to check for codes, just like all the other problems
you have had for decades, with any vehicle

After you get the codes, a shop has to diagnose the Evap System
problem

You do have an owners manual you can read !

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Teddy, I appreciate it. Yes, I have a manual- and it only says to get it serviced. I was just curious as to what it could possibly be before I take it to dealership."

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    You never go to a dealer once the free warrantee runs out unless you expect poor results & double your repair costs for no reason (Local Shop you have used for decades)

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