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12,100 miles on the truck and check engine light came on. All fluids are good

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The check engine light is primarily geared to emission problems. Your best bet is to go to autozone and have them scan your OBD II and decipher the codes for you. Its free. Dealer will charge you $95. Once they pull the codes they can tell you exactly what is wrong. You should still be under factory warranty and can go to the dealer for free, if not just go to autozone.

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