Subaru Check Engine Light Diagnosis

Subaru Check Engine Light Diagnosis in Santa Cruz County

If you suddenly see a check engine light on your Subaru, don't panic. It's just your car's way of telling you it needs service. If you are like most car owners, however, it's easy to assume the worst whenever that yellow indicator appears on your dashboard. Fortunately, our check engine diagnosis at Santa Cruz Subaru is designed to take the mystery out of your check engine light. Leave it to our certified technicians to diagnose the underlying cause behind your check engine light and provide service that gets you back on the road sooner.

What a Check Engine Light Means for Your Subaru

Whenever there's an issue that requires one of our certified technicians to take a look at your Subaru, then chances are it'll trigger a check engine light. That's because the check engine light is an important part of your Subaru's on-board diagnostics or OBD system. The OBD system keeps tabs on your Subaru's engine, transmission, and a host of other critical components. If there's a problem with any of these components, the OBD system turns on the check engine light and stores a special trouble code for a technician to review.

Common Check Engine Light Causes

An illuminated check engine light can cover a wide variety of possible problems, which makes a Subaru check engine diagnosis an important part of uncovering the mystery. In most cases, issues that trigger a check engine light include:

  • A loose gas cap
  • Failing spark plugs and/or spark plug wires
  • Failing ignition coil
  • Bad mass airflow sensor
  • Failing oxygen sensor
  • Problems with your catalytic converter
  • EGR valve problems
  • Transmission problems
  • Engine vacuum leaks

Why is My Check Engine Light Flashing?

You might notice your check engine light either stays on continuously or flashes constantly. If there's an issue with your Subaru that requires a check engine diagnosis but is not yet serious, then your check engine light will stay on without flashing. On the other hand, a flashing check engine light means that there is a serious problem that demands attention immediately. In either case, you should always bring your Subaru in for diagnosis and service as soon as possible.

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Santa Cruz Subaru

When your car talks, you need experienced people to hear what it says. Luckily, the experts at Santa Cruz Subaru will quickly and thoroughly diagnose your car's check engine light and give it the attention it deserves. It's no wonder why drivers all over Santa Cruz County, including areas like Capitola, Live Oak, Soquel, and Aptos, CA, flock to our state-of-the-art service center. Contact us and schedule your next service with us today.

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Directions Capitola, CA 95010

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