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CEL on with flashing cruise

I,too, had the same thing today. I had an oil change but not air filter. i use synthetic oil as I drive 128 miles a day for commute. 06 Forrester w/87k miles. Seems flashing cruise is a disabling feature to prevent further damage but what is the correlation with the oil change? I have appt monday with dealership, but they best not be telling me to tighten gas cap. I do not have power problem as others have described butI may try disconecting battery to see if I can reset computer and see if that will fix problem.

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Car does not have an accelerator cable everything is controlled by wiring and sensors,the cruise light will flash because it is disabled due to the check engine lamp being on ,bet its a misfire code,probably a coil or wires

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