If the warning light turns on then off when you start up your vehicle, under normal conditions this is ok, and there are no issues so you can continue driving.
If your engine warning light is flashing or turning on and off intermittently, then it’s essential to have your vehicle checked by an expert as it could be a problem with the vehicle’s emission control device.
With the light on steady there can be several causes, not all serious, but it’s still advised to contact a specialized workshop.
A rare occurrence for the light turning on can be something broken with the light itself. However, on most occasions there is a problem, even if you don't notice anything out of the ordinary while driving. For example, there may be a failure in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, impossible to perceive, or an error in measuring the temperature, also a diagnosis that requires the use of special control systems and not visible to the naked eye or audible.
To reduce the risk of the engine warning light coming on suddenly it is essential to always carry out your vehicle’s servicing within the indicated times. At least one check-up per year of the vehicle is recommended.
This will also increase the useful life of the vehicle and the various components, a useful behavior to save money, respect the environment and avoid being left with a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road.
With LeasePlan an engine warning light turning on will no longer be a problem you have to worry about. Just contact LeasePlan and make an appointment to check up your vehicle and you’ll soon be back on the road with complete peace of mind at no additional cost.