Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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No matter how diligent you are with getting your vehicle’s oil changed and other routine maintenance, your vehicle’s check engine light will still probably go on at some point. We all dread that moment, but it doesn’t have to be the thing that ruins your day. It could be a simple fix, so don’t panic just yet. Today we’re going to help you by answering the question, “Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?”.

What does the check engine light mean?

The first thing to do when your check engine light appears on your dashboard is to stay calm. There are a few reasons why your check engine light might be turning on. When it is an extreme issue, there will most likely be other warning lights triggered, like the oil pressure light or the battery light.

Toyota service department faq service Toyota Palo Alto Palo Alto CAYou can always read your owner’s manual to explore why your check engine light might have come on. Another quick fix could just be tightening your gas cap. Some check engine lights come on because the gas cap isn’t on tight enough. If that doesn’t work, it might be time to schedule a service appointment. This isn’t a light you want to ignore.

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Even if you don’t notice any extreme issues with your vehicle, you should still have the code checked and the problem fixed. We recommend making an appointment here at Toyota Palo Alto. Our expert service staff will be able to help you find the issue and fix it in an efficient manner, without sacrificing quality. We even have a number of service coupons to help make your appointment even more affordable. Call or visit Toyota Palo Alto today!

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4 Responses to “Why is my Toyota’s check engine light on?”

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  3. Zoey Butler says:

    Thanks for defining and identifying the reason behind the appearance of check engine light. Such warning light appears due to the appearance of mechanical errors in the components connected to it. The reasons behind the appearance of such sign need to be identified and repaired in time to prevent any kinds of major problem. Apart from this, regular maintenance of the vehicle is also essential to keep the engine in working order.

  4. Penny Albritton says:

    When our car’s check engine light illuminates on the dashboard, it indicates some mechanical errors in components of the car. This light could mean a costly problem like a bad catalytic converter or a minor problem like loose gas cap. The catalytic converter works to reduce exhaust gases. If it fails, the gas mileage of the vehicle will be reduced and if fails completely, we will not be able to keep our car running.Therefore it is necessary to replace the catalytic converter for smooth running of our vehicle.

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