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Check engine light is ON!!

December 20th, 2007 at 11:56 am

Last night, the check engine light on the car came on. Have any of you had this happen? But what was so upsetting is that is came ON, in the brand new corvette. This car only has 600 miles on it. I hope this is not a sign of bad things to com.
I took it to the dealership first thing this morning and after a few hours, it is fixed. Of course, it is under warrently, so no charge, but still a problem like that at 600 miles??

7 Responses to “Check engine light is ON!!”

  1. Dedicated Says:

    My suburban had the light on all the time - I didn't worry because my husband has one of those computers you plug into the car and it tells you what it means. It was just always something crazy - once because we filled the gas with the vehicle running (mechanic told us this one) and we just reset it and off we drove.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    It has something to do with gas emissions, I know that much. It is fixed now!

  3. debtfreeme Says:

    did you get gas recently and not turn the lid three times? when i first got my car this happened a lot until i could do it successfully to close teh tank.

  4. Amber Says:

    I have had two toyota's and the engine light was on. I was told by the mechanic that dust and not closing the gas tank can cause this as well as it being common with toyota's. My light was on for about 3 years in one car and I think for ever in the other until it finally gave way. Good luck

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    I get really anal everything I see the engine light on... because it would be something innocent, but it could also be something serious. Like, if your engine is running on very little and dirty oil. I'm not mechanic, but I understand that's a great way to end the life of your car early. In those cases, it's far better to just get the oil changed.

    In your case though, I don't think it's anything serious. I can't imagine a brand new Corvette having a serious oil problem (though I could be wrong).

  6. Mulyanto Says:

    The check engine light means your engine is running either too LEAN or too RICH. Emission sensors checks the oxygen and NOx levels in the exhaust. If oxygen levels are too high your engine is running LEAN (too much air and not enough gas) which means you might have dirty spark plugs or injectors, you may need a new fuel filter. If your system is running too RICH, you may need a new air filter. These are all things that are easily fixed. The easiest thing to do is to go to Autozone or some place like that, and they read your "ODB" codes. I actually have my own code scanner and whenever my check-engine light comes on I check my codes and it usually says my engine is running lean. This usually occurs in the winter, when I'm cold starting my engine. Also, sometimes your car computer has a slight hiccup and may cause your exhaust emissions to be out of balance.

  7. Aleta Says:

    I have had this happen with my Honda. It was the emission sensor light. I knew that that couldn't be the problem because I had just had my injectors cleaned so it was a malfunction of the sensor itself. They reset it. I just learned about a year ago about turning your gas cap about 3 turns. I think it makes a difference.

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