Engine light stays on

Asked by GuruLGRHJ May 07, 2019 at 01:45 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Optra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Engine light stays on even though we have changed gasoline brands on our 2006 Chevy Optra 5 hatchback, and i Have checked the filler cap. What to do?

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You didn't say which CEL is on. The orange light is less drastic than the red, or flashing red. The orange light can signify something as simple as a loose gas cap, which you've checked. As the car is running with no sign of a problem, you can schedule a service trip at your convenience: it's not urgent. If the light changes to red, it can indicate a misfire or overheating system and requires greater attention. Have the car serviced soon. If the light flashes, this is urgent and you stop the car.

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