Your Honda has many dashboard lights that alert you to several issues. The Check Engine Light is one of the better-known lights — and it’s also commonly misunderstood. At Bravo Honda, we want to help you know what to do when this light comes on, so we have put together this informative page. Find out more here, and then come to Bravo Honda for service near Inez and Bloomington, Texas.
The Check Engine Light comes on when the Engine Control Unit (ECU) senses something wrong. The ECU monitors various engine-related functions, including those that relate to emissions. If one of the sensors feeding information to the ECU senses that something is not as it should be, it will trigger the Check Engine Light and store a code.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate for many reasons. Some of the more common ones include trouble with:
However, there are a number of other potential causes.
When the Check Engine Light comes on, you should come to Bravo Honda, and our technicians will hook your Honda up to a code reader. This will tell them what part of your Honda they need to inspect.
If the Check Engine Light comes on and it is solid, it means that it’s likely not an emergency. You should still schedule service at Bravo Honda as soon as you can, but you can finish your drive first. However, a flashing Check Engine Light is a different story. This means a more serious issue — usually an engine misfire, which can destroy the catalytic converter. If the Check Engine Light is flashing, you should pull over and turn off your engine as soon as it’s safe to do so. Then, call for a tow truck to take you to Bravo Honda.
Ready to come to Bravo Honda for Check Engine Light diagnostic service? We make it easy. Our online service scheduling tool allows you to see the available dates and times we have for service, so you can pick the one that works best for you. Our service center is open six days a week with extended service hours, making things even easier for you. We look forward to seeing you at Bravo Honda!