Why is my vehicle's check engine light on?
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Why Is the Check Engine Light On in My Subaru?

Answers to your service questions

If the check engine light in your Subaru comes on, it's a sign that something is not right with the engine. This is an upsetting signal to get, but a Subaru authorized service provider will be able to get to the bottom of the problem in no time.

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What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light Comes On?

If this light becomes illuminated, it's important to bring your Subaru to an authorized Subaru dealership as soon as possible (or have it towed if you can't safely drive it). The technicians there will hook your vehicle up to special Subaru code readers to determine the cause of the issue. Putting off taking your vehicle in is a bad idea; although the issue may be minor, it could also be a major issue that could cause your engine to become damaged.

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What Are Some Potential Causes of My Check Engine Light Coming On?

There are so many reasons that the check engine light could be illuminated, since the light itself is something of a catch-all. It could simply mean that the gas cap is loose or cracked, for example--a simple fix. However, it could also indicate a more serious problem, like a bad catalytic converter. No matter what the issue is, finding out about it immediately is the right way to handle it.

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