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Why is My Check Engine Light Flashing?

Is your check engine light is on? If so, it’s important that you determine what the problem is right away in order to avoid costly damage to your vehicle. If the check engine light is flashing, it’s an indication of a very serious problem, and you should stop the vehicle immediately and have it towed to our service center. Learn about the reasons why your engine light is on, or why it is flashing, in this guide from Porsche St. Paul.

Check Engine Light On vs. Check Engine Light Flashing

The check engine light alerts you whenever there is a problem with one of the components or systems in your Porsche. If the light comes on you should bring the vehicle into our service center as soon as possible so that our expert technicians can diagnose exactly what the problem is and take care of it for you before it develops into a more serious and expensive issue.

A flashing check engine light indicates a much more serious issue. Most often it means that the engine is misfiring and unburned fuel is getting into the exhaust system. This raises the temperature of the catalytic converter and can cause critical damage. If the check engine light starts flashing you should immediately pull over, shut off the engine, and have the vehicle towed to our service center.

Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light is On

One very common reason for the check engine light to come on is simply a loose gas cap, so that should be one of the first things you look at. Some of the other reasons that your check engine light is on could include problems with:

  • Spark plugs
  • Ignition wires
  • Coils
  • Distributor cap
  • Fuel injectors
  • Pistons and rings
  • Timing belt or chain
  • Cylinder head.

Get Your Check Engine Light Codes Checked

It can be tough to determine on your own exactly what is causing the check engine light to come on, which is why you should bring your car into the professionals at Porsche St. Paul. We can run a vehicle diagnostics test to access the check engine light codes from your vehicle’s computer and quickly locate the problem.

Resetting the Check Engine Light

Addressing the source of the problem is the best way to get your check engine light to turn off. When our technicians service your vehicle they will reset the diagnostics reader on the vehicle, so that the check engine light turns off. If you decide that you want to turn it off on your own, you can disconnect then reconnect the car battery. The drawback to this is that you’ll lose all of the in-car computer data.

Get the Professional Porsche Service Near White Bear Lake

Drivers from St. Paul to North Oaks can count on the certified service techs at Porsche St. Paul to handle of all your vehicle maintenance and repair needs. Our state-of-the-art service center is equipped with the advanced diagnostic tools required to quickly and effectively take care of any problems, and get you safely back on the road. Find out how often you should get a wheel alignment, and check out our money-saving service specials before you schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please contact us online, or call our service center at (612) 999-1025.

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Porsche St. Paul
Porsche St. Paul
2490 Maplewood Drive
Maplewood, MN, 55109 US
(612) 999-1007
Porsche St. Paul 45.0163811, -93.050685.