Engine light on andcar missing
If the Check Engine Light comes on in the city but goes off on the
freeway, then the fault is present during city driving conditions. Pay
attention to whether or not the vehicle runs or drives any differently
when the Check Engine Light illuminates. If vehicle performance does
change, drive the car as little as possible and take it to be checked by
a service professional as soon as possible. If there is no change in
vehicle performance, you can drive home, but have it inspected as soon
as possible. In this condition, you run a risk of the vehicle dying or
* The Check Engine Light comes on and stays on.
the Check Engine Light illuminates constantly during driving with no
noticeable driving or performance problems, there is a permanent fault
in the emission control system. When this happens, the computer that
controls the emission system usually has a backup program that runs
while the fault is present. (These backup programs are often referred to
as "limp home" mode programs.) You should get the vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, but in most cases, the vehicle will continue to
operate, though you run a risk of it dying or not starting.
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Jun 28, 2012 |
2003 Mini Cooper