Why Is My Hyundai Check Engine Light On?
Though rare, it is possible for warning lights to become illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard. In fact, many of the lights you’ll see on there aren’t necessarily warning you about anything bad but just notifying you that your lights are on, your high beams are on or that your turn signal is on. The warning symbol that many drivers fear, however, is the check engine light.
If your check engine light comes on in your Hyundai, you probably want to know why. The reason this warning is so dreaded by drivers is because it presents only a vague idea of why the light actually turned on. Thankfully, we’re here to help you out.
Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is Illuminated
The reason why your check engine light is on may depend on whether the illumination is solid or flashing. For example, if there is a solid illumination, the check engine light is probably warning you of an engine emissions problem. If it is flashing, however, the light may indicate a much more severe problem.
If you do notice that the check engine light is flashing, you should shut the engine off once it is safe to do so. You can try to restart the engine, but if the light is still flashing after you restart, you’ll definitely want to contact us for assistance. Some potential reasons include problems with the catalytic converter, bad mass air flow sensor, faulty EVAP control valve or bad spark plugs/wires.
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Unfortunately, unless you’re a qualified service technician, you won’t be able to figure out the exact problem on your own. For that, be sure to schedule an appointment for service here at Coastal Hyundai. We would be happy to help you diagnose the issue and solve your vehicle problems quickly… without hassle.