Check engine light can mean what?

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by KansasPrius, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. KansasPrius

    KansasPrius Hybrid Advocate

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    My check engine icon lit up. I live 80 miles from a dealer. Have moved from Kansas to a small town in Iowa. I am wondering if there is any way to tell if my 2007 Prius is safe to drive that far? There is a garage here that will put it through a scan this afternoon to see if they can find what's wrong but they don't do maintenance on hybrids. Any ideas for me? I have 81,000 miles and have kept up on maintenance,
     
  2. PriusCamper

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    let us know the error code the garage comes up with and we can offer options... Also your car is too old to go to a dealership. They're going to sell you a bunch of unneeded repairs that will be so expensive they'll try to convince you to finance a new car and trade yours in. That's why we call them stealership... They're great for recalls or warranty repairs, but after that, they're the biggest car repair rip-off out there.
     
  3. bisco

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    start by checking your gas cap tightness. then drive to a local auto parts store for a code reading.

    check engine is pollution related
     
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