What Does The Check Engine Light Mean?

When you see the Check Engine light come on, we hope you’ll bring your Acura to our CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas dealership in Las Vegas as soon as possible. Our factory-trained #technicians can run the diagnostic tests and check for the code that provides the specific reason why the Check Engine light has come on. Here are the top five reasons you might see that warning light.

Spark Plugs

The Check Engine light can come on for as simple a reason as your vehicle’s spark plugs aren’t sparking properly. It’s recommended that spark plugs be replaced approximately every 25,000 miles before they fail. A simple diagnostic test can determine if the spark plugs are the reason the Check Engine warning light has come on. Our CardinaleWay Acura service technicians can replace your spark plugs and reset your vehicle’s computer.


Loose-Fitting Gas Cap

Another easy-to-fix cause for the Check Engine light to come on is a poor seal on your gas cap that lets vapors escape. Be sure you tighten the gas cap every time you fill up. But, even if you suspect the gas cap might be the cause, re-tightening the gas cap might not be enough to make the Check Engine light go off. It’s easy to schedule an appointment with our CardinaleWay Acura technicians, so we encourage you to come in as soon as you see the Check Engine Light come on.

Mass Airflow Sensor

The Check Engine light will also come on if your mass airflow sensor fails.  This is more likely to happen if your air filter has not been replaced regularly. If you keep driving your vehicle with the Check Engine light on and the airflow sensor is failing, you will create more problems such as a drop in gas mileage, increase in emissions and possible stalling. Don’t wait! Bring your vehicle to our Service department for a check-up.

Oxygen Sensor

A faulty oxygen sensor is another cause for the Check Engine to come on. If this is the reason, it’s important to replace the oxygen sensor immediately before it damages your vehicle’s catalytic converter.

Catalytic Converter

The very worst case scenario is when the Check Engine light indicates problems with your catalytic converter. If the catalytic converter needs replacing, the best place to have it done is at CardinaleWay Acura.  We use only factory parts and will have your vehicle up and running in no time


When Your Check Engine Light Comes On, Come See Us

When your Check Engine light comes on, don’t second-guess or procrastinate.  Make an appointment right away with our Service department at CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Our Service technicians will run diagnostic tests and tell you why your vehicle’s Check Engine light is on. If your vehicle needs to be serviced, we would be honored to take care of it for you. It’s easy to schedule a service appointment by phone or online. Acura is owned by Honda and we are proud to feature the entire line of Acura new cars. To view our complete inventory and learn about our services, please visit our website at www.cardinalewayacura.com.


CardinaleWay Acura

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com