My check engine light has been on and off periodically since January. Curiously, it didn’t turn itself on until the metal flap in the channel where I fill my gas tank came up missing. I did the ‘Key Dance’ that I read about online and came up with an error diagnostic code in my odometer space.
Did y’all know you could do that?
Mercy me. I sure as heck didn’t.
And. It must be some sort of a Super Classified Secret because it’s no where to be found in the helpful (cough) Chrysler owner’s manual.
Called the dealership with the code that, according to several websites, indicates it’s some sort of ’emissions sensor issue’. The service manager asked me if the check engine light was flashing. Negatory. He asked if the van was running ‘rough’. Runs just fine, thankyouverramuch.
He then asked me if the light stayed on all the time. Umm. Nope, it’ll go off sometimes when I fill up the tank. And sometimes it’ll stay off for long periods of time (read: several weeks).
Sometimes what trips it to turn on is when I hit a bump in the road.
It’s a very technical problem, you see.
Curiously the service manager told me I could (one) either bring the van in for them to check it out or (two) simply wait until it starts flashing which would indicate something serious.
I’m so not kidding.
Let me get this straight. You’re actually telling me it’s okay to drive with my check engine light on? You are the dealership. You are a trained technician.
Okay. I could roll with that.
When the check engine light starts flashing, I’ll give you a jingle.
PS: Yes, I do know the other light means I need gas.
That was in the owner’s manual.