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

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.

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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.