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A Warning light on my kia rio appears occasionally.Shaped like an engine block and says CHECK.I don,t have a manual & I live in Spain..Thanks, Tom Rooney

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Common soft code issues with the Rio is a cylinder misfire, and low oil. Check your oil level, and consider changing your plugs, wires, and running some fuel systems cleaner.

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Tom - that is your check engine light. Seems odd that is is intermittent when coming on. Usually they stay continually lit until checked/problem repaired and the code removed from your computer by a qualified service technician. Regardless, you need to get your car in for service.

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Check engine lights sometimes only come on occasionally. This is normal. This means that a 'soft code' is being generated as opposed to a 'hard code'. The hard code causes the check engine light to stay on until cleared by the service technician, while the soft code will erase by itself after enough time passes if the problem disappears on its own. An example of a problem that generates a soft code is an overly rich fuel mixture that can be caused by a slightly malfunctioning smog device. Another example is a slightly sticking EGR valve or an EGR valve position sensor. There are any number of problems that can cause the check engine light to come on and go out intermittently. If you have a device that can read the trouble codes, you could see what code is displayed and you could then look up the trouble code in the shop manual for your car model to pinpoint the problem. For my car, I bought the tester that allows me to do my own troubleshooting.

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SOURCE: A Warning light on my kia rio appears

try checking all fluid levels to start with or perhaps it due for an oil change or routine maintence

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