Mazda check engine light

What to Do When Your Mazda Check Engine Light Turns On

There is lots of information on your dashboard and, sometimes, there can be warning lights too. There’s one light that drivers particularly don’t like to see – the Mazda check engine light. We’re outlining what exactly it looks like and when to visit our Mazda service center at Berkshire Mazda.

What is a Check Engine Light?

A check engine light is a light on your dashboard that is shaped in the outline of an engine. This warning light is also known as a malfunction indicator lamp, and it does exactly that.

It alerts you if there is an issue with your vehicle. There are a variety of issues that can cause your light to turn on. They could be minor problems, but, if the light is flashing, that signals a serious issue that needs immediate attention.

Why is My Light On?

Your check engine light is part of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system and is usually triggered by a problem in your vehicle’s powertrain. While there are many problems that could cause your check engine light to turn on, there is no way to know why without a diagnostic tool.

  • Gas cap is loose or missing
  • Faulty oxygen sensors
  • Bad catalytic converter
  • Spark plug misfire
  • Issues with mass airflow sensor

Our MAZDA Service Center

If your check engine light is on, it’s important to visit our Mazda service center. Our service technicians have a code reader to determine what exactly the culprit is. We also have the expertise needed to care for your vehicle and the advanced equipment to get it back on the road in no time. Does your vehicle need service? We encourage you to visit our Mazda dealership in Pittsfield, MA today!