Check engine light

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by daddySMOOTH58, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. daddySMOOTH58

    daddySMOOTH58 New Member

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    Hi guys I recently purchased a 2012 Prius c. My check engine light came on a day or two after I recently got an oil change. Do you might know what the problem is?
     
  2. PriusCamper

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    The biggest mistake oil change places make is assuming a Prius engine holds the same amount of oil, not less oil than a regular car engine. Check your dipstick and if it's above the full line take it back and have them fix it!

    Too much oil in an engine can get really messy, cause bad gas mileages, clog your catalytic converter.

    If there's no problem on the dipstick, you need to see what the error code is that's been stored via an phone app like Dr. Prius. Here's a buyer's guide for inexpensive device that connects your phone to you car: Hybrid battery diagnostic and repair tool for Toyota and Lexus
     
  3. daddySMOOTH58

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    Thanks for the help will look into it now!
     
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    check the gas cappy
     
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