Driving with a solid check engine light

Asked by GuruPCH5G Jan 19, 2020 at 05:23 PM about the 2008 Toyota Tundra

Question type: General

The solid check engine light in my 2008 Tundra
came on. Took it to the dealership and they say it's
caused by a leak from my rollover valve. I was told
driving it with the light on causes the truck to go
into a "safe" making the engine run lean and
possibly doing more damage later.

I called a local repair place that specializes in
Toyotas and told them what the dealership found
out and their suggestion not to drive it. He said he
thought it was a scare tactic and that if he was
me he would go on the trip I plan on taking to
another state and have it fixed when I get back.

Who's right? Is there any potential problem from
taking a trip with the light on or no?

2 Answers

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Engine damage and a lean condition from a rollover valve XD id of laughed my ass off

My question is what does the vehicle do when a check engine light is on? Does it go into some safe mode? If so what does that mean? With all of these electronics now I don't want to just blow off the rep in case they actually do know what they're talking about.

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