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When I started my rav4 today, what appeared to be a picture of an engine block showed up on the screen next to the fuel gauge. What does it mean?

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It is your check engine light. If you go to auto zone they will plug it into a computer and tell you what the problem is for free

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Check engine light ... could be several things ... have it checked by your mechanic.

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