If you notice your check engine light come on while cruising through San Diego, it can be worrisome. Don’t worry. Our team at the Acura of Escondido service center can help you get your vehicle checked out and teach you how to reset a check engine light should it come back on after recently having the issue fixed.
If you’re ready to learn how you can reset a check engine light, we can help. First, you’ll want to make sure there’s nothing actually wrong before you do this. If there is an issue to be resolved, we recommend having your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. If you ignore an issue long enough, it can cause more problems and rack up the cost of your next service appointment.
Once you’ve confirmed that there’s no problem with your vehicle, it’s time to manually reset your check engine light. This may sound incredibly daunting to those who aren’t familiar with what’s under the hood, but it’s quite simple. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow:
After these are completed, you should be good to go. If this doesn’t work, we have another option for you to try. Also, please note that disconnecting your battery may also reset your infotainment system!
A very common reason the check engine light will illuminate is because of a loose or cracked gas cap. To check if this is the cause of an illuminated check engine light, pull over to a safe place. Once you’re parked, simply remove your gas cap and put it back on. If the light doesn’t turn off right away, follow the steps above to disconnect the battery and you should be good to go.
If you need additional help or want to learn more service tips and tricks, contact our service team! We can help you keep your model in top condition for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, learn about our service specials, and more!