Review Some of the Possible Causes for an Illuminated Check Engine Light On Your Mazda

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Why Is My Mazda Check Engine Light On

Though the check engine light can indicate an easy-to-solve problem, it could also be a sign of something more serious.

Why Is My Mazda Check Engine Light On

Vehicles today have so many warning lights that it can be tough to know what each one means. But even with the long list of dashboard warning lights, some indicators, such as the check engine light, can still leave drivers stumped. If you’re asking, why is my Mazda check engine light on, the best way to determine the cause is by letting a qualified Mazda technician take a look, but we’ve outlined a few common causes that could be the culprit.

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possible causes of check engine light being onReasons Why Your Mazda Check Engine Light Is On

  1. Fuel cap: Using the wrong cap for your fuel tank can cause the check engine light to come on. You may also receive a warning if the cap is not properly in place.
  2. Low fuel: Though there is a dashboard warning light to indicate a low fuel level, the check engine light may also come on when the fuel level is particularly low or if the fuel tank is nearly empty.
  3. Emissions problem: This is another issue that you will want to have looked at. Sometimes the check engine light could actually indicate a problem with the catalytic converter, oxygen sensor or other emissions problem.
  4. Faulty spark plugs, ignition coils: Taking care of the spark plugs in your vehicle can help prevent having to replace ignition coils, but if your check engine light is on, these are some things you can look into. There are also other problems with the engine’s electrical system that could be the cause.

[Read more: How to keep your car from overheating]

Though there are many more causes of why your Mazda check engine light is on, the above are some common ones that you can look into. If you have questions or need assistance, however, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our automotive service team at Mazda of Lodi.

5 Responses to “Review Some of the Possible Causes for an Illuminated Check Engine Light On Your Mazda”

  1. Matshidiso Moji says:

    Why is my mazda 3 check engine light on?

  2. Zoey Butler says:

    Thanks for revealing the possible reasons behind the appearance of check engine light. Such warning light appears due to mechanical errors in the catalytic converter, mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor or use of impaired spark plug. The reason behind the appearance of such signs shouldn’t be underestimated and inspection should be conducted to point out the mechanical errors responsible for its appearance. Such errors needs to be repaired by experienced professionals to prevent any major costly problems.

  3. Emily Ann says:

    Newbies should aware of the factors which influence the performance of the vehicle. Apart from this, appearance of warning lights like check engine light shouldn’t be ignored and the reason behind the appearance of such sign should be identified and repaired in time to keep the vehicle in working order. The engine is the most expensive component of the vehicle. So, any kinds of abnormalities associated with it should be identified and repaired in time to prevent any major issue.

  4. Penny Albritton says:

    Check engine light is the warning sign which shows that there might be something wrong in the vehicle. It may either blink or glow depending upon what’s wrong with the vehicle. A flashing check engine light indicates that the vehicle’s engine is in serious trouble where as a steadily lit one means urgent service is needed. Check engine light comes on when oxygen sensor needs to be replaced, gas cap is loose ,damaged or missing, vehicle has a bad catalytic converter,mass airflow sensor needs to be replaced, vehicle needs new spark plugs or plug wires. For replacement of catalytic converter, spark plugs etc. you may refer to:

  5. I a Mazda 3 hatch back five doors of 2005.

    Yesterday noticed that the vahicle was was jecking and later fail to start.

    I called the mechanic and chech the flow of fuel from the tank to the engine and said there is nothing mechanical.

    I neef to get auto electricians.

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