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The Check Engine Light

Keep a properly functioning vehicle, by not ignoring one of the most vital diagnostic system alerts. Even if your vehicle appears to you to be running normally, when the 'Check Engine' light comes on, it means that some system in your vehicle, including ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating at peak performance. 

The 'Check Engine' light functions to alert you to a variety of potential problems. According to the Car Care Council, a glowing 'Check Engine' light means you should get the car checked out as soon as possible. Ignoring the warning light could severely damage engine components and incur additional repair expenses.


What To Do When it Glows?
If your 'Check Engine' light comes on, first check the gas cap to make sure it wasn't left loose after refueling. Sometimes this can trigger the 'Check Engine' light. If the cap was loose, the light should go out after a few short trips.

If the gas cap wasn't the problem and the light remains on steady, have the system checked out as soon as possible. A light that flashes requires more prompt attention, indicating a more severe condition that must be checked out immediately to prevent damage to the catalytic converter. When you experience a flashing light, minimize driving at high speeds, and putting additional burdens on your engine.

When scheduling service, our Certified Volkswagen technicians will connect your vehicle's computer to a diagnostic computer, which will provide a "trouble" code indicating why the 'Check Engine' light was activated.

While the diagnostic computer is connected to your car, the technician can check the idle speed, throttle response, engine temperature, fuel system pressure, manifold vacuum, exhaust emission levels and many other key indicators. Once the problem is diagnosed and fixed, your car's computer makes sure everything is back to normal, and then turns off the 'Check Engine' light.

Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood

8303 West Colfax Avenue
Directions Lakewood, CO 80214

  • Sales: (866) 696-3128
  • Service: (866) 870-8225
  • Parts: (866) 871-8292

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