Newmarket Volvo
301 Mulock Drive, Newmarket, ON  L3Y 4X9
 
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Check Engine Light Volvo

 

The latest models of Volvo come equipped with a sophisticated self-monitoring system which constantly keeps an eye on the performance of the engine. Most drivers panic whenever the check engine light Volvo system comes on partly because the light means something is wrong with the engine of their cars and partly because this signal does not point to the exact problem. The check engine light comes on to alert the driver THAT OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY OF THE ENGINE, FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS OR EMISSION SYSTEM IS NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACHIEVED.

 

 


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Possible causes of the dash light warning

 

WHILE THERE ARE MANY CAUSES, ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENT REASONS FOR THIS LIGHT TO COME ON RELATES TO THE FUEL AND EMMISIONS SYSTEMS. Any leakages in this system will be picked up by the car's self-diagnosis system and trigger a 'check engine light'. Additionally, the car has two valves- a vent valve and a purge valve- if any of these is found to be defective then the system will detect the defect and give a "check engine light" warning.

 

In Canada, a regulation aimed at curbing the development of emissions which was passed in the early 1970s require car manufacturers to ensure that the cars produced in the country come with closed vehicle fuel systems. These systems have gas caps which aid in preventing pollution. A fuel system with a loose or missing gas cap is dangerous because it can easily cause an explosion or permit hydrocarbons to vent into the air. A loose gas cap will prevent the build-up of pressure needed to prolong the lifespan of the fuel pump. Drivers whose 'check engine light' comes on are always advised to start by checking if their gas caps are tight enough before heading out for a comprehensive scanning of the engine. Drivers can use the "click" feature to ensure that the gas cap is tight enough.

 

 

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What to do

 

If the driver notices that the gas cap is tight and the warning still persists, then s/he should find his or her way to the nearest auto repair shop for a comprehensive system checkup. It is ill-advised to overlook the warning. As stated earlier, the "check engine light" might come on to alert you of a major or minor problem. Whichever the case, drivers are highly advised to have their cars checked just to ensure that they are on the safe side.

 


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