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Why is My MAZDA Check Engine Light On?

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Do you feel a surge of anxiety if your Mazda Check Engine light comes on when you’re driving down Santa Fe streets? You shouldn’t! Your Mazda Check Engine light comes before you start experiencing Mazda Skyactiv® engine problems and gives you time to actually schedule a service appointment. Find out the reasons why your Mazda Check Engine light is on and what to do about it with the service team at Enchanted Mazda. 

Possible Reasons Your MAZDA Check Engine Light is On

Whether you’re driving the city streets of Santa Fe or hitting the trails outside of Los Alamos, there are several reasons why your Mazda Check Engine light might illuminate. Here are the primary reasons this might be happening: 

  • There is a Mazda Skyactiv® engine problem with the electrical system.
  • There is a problem with the emission control system.
  • The fuel tank is empty or extremely low.
  • The gas cap is missing or not screwed on tightly enough.

What to Do When Your MAZDA Check Engine Light is On

Generally, your Mazda Check Engine light will come on at the first sign of trouble, not when you’re already in a dire situation on Espanola streets. When the Mazda Check Engine light is on, avoid driving at high speeds, especially if the light is flashing or has been on for a long time. You should definitely make an appointment with our service department in those cases. We don’t recommend that you disconnect the battery and reconnect it to make the light turn off, as this can potentially hide problems that need to be addressed. 

SKYACTIV® Engine Tips

Mazda Skyactiv® engine problems are rare, thanks to the superb engineering you’ll find in these high-efficiency turbocharged engines. Here are a few things to keep in mind to prevent any future issues: 

  • Letting the engine idle for 30 seconds after sustained stressful driving conditions—driving up a long hill, driving at freeway speeds, or towing for a long time—can help prevent damage.
  • Do not race or over-rev the engine, especially right after it’s been started or in extreme cold.
  • Stick to the maintenance schedule that you’ll find in your Mazda owner’s manual. Always use the oil that’s recommended in the manual, and don’t use extra additives. 

Keep Your MAZDA SKYACTIV® Engine in Shape with Enchanted Mazda

Armed with the knowledge of what your Mazda Check Engine light means and how to handle the situation if it comes on, you’re ready to get the most out of your Mazda driving experiences! For more tips that’ll help you keep running for years to come, take a look at the service tips and tricks offered by Enchanted Mazda. We make it easy to maintain your Mazda for the long haul!

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