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    DASH SERVICE-ENGINE-SOON light & WRENCH SYMBOL glowing

    "Service Engine Soon" light comes on--& occasionally off. Engine has under 3K miles. Perhaps it's a computer-chip problem? Dealer=100 miles away. Concern=if I drive 100 miles, it'll blow up. This account may be incomprehensible but here goes.
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    1.) Approx 2K miles "Service Engine" light appears; local mechanic checks engine & resets light (to off).
    2.) Soonishly, "Service.." light on. Then "Service" vanishes--when I scrape a door. Door-scrape repaired. Now "Service engine soon" is baaack.

    Wrench symbol came on v, soon after purchase. Took to dealer. Dealer reassurance=light there as gentle reminder that eventually--many miles in future-- there's oil change. In other words dealer didn't fix it.



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    You'll probably need to get it to your dealer for the SES light. That's not a good thing. May not be serious, but it needs attention. Wrench is another matter. It's driven by the service interval miles and service interval months. It comes on ahead of time so you can plan your next oil change. Probably triggered by months rather than miles, if it sat at the dealers for awhile. A good dealer would have set it to 6 months when you bought it. A really good dealer would have changed the oil and reset it

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    The wrench symbol can be turned off with the trip reset button on the instrument cluster with the key out. For the SES light, that requires warranty repairs by the dealer. You can either drive it there, or if you bought it new, take advantage of the free unlimited mile towing through Mitsubishi's roadside assistance.
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    Straight to the dealer.

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    Take it to the dealer!! ASAP see my thread "Uh-oh cvt problems" for motivation. If it quits on the way there call Mitsubishi for a tow and free rental car.(providing your problem is under warranty).

    Mitsubishi wants their customers to be happy, so if you feel the dealer is not being professional tell someone at Mitsubishi.

    My local dealer has been very good to me taking care of my issues, and also with basic services.
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    Thank you very much--driving it down tomorrow

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    Dealers never tell you this information, but being an ex-mechanic I learned it myself.


    If the check engine light comes on, you can continue driving it as it is safe to do so.

    If the check engine light comes on AND is flashing, you need to stop it as soon as possible and call a tow truck.



    The computer automatically determines the severity of the problem that triggered the check engine light to come on. It then let's the driver know how severe the problem is by just turning on, or flashing. If it flashes, this means major damage could occur if you keep driving it. If it just comes on, it may be a minor problem such as a minor EVAP leak that is detected and is safe to drive it to get it repaired.
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    Car knowledge is wonderful, Certified Holder.
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