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Swift - Check engine light 2 days after passing NCT.

  • 29-08-2021 9:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ LittleBrick

    As above. Swift passed the NCT a few days ago with no issue. Took it on the motorway for the first time since I got it today, and the minute I hit the motorway (after an hour on dual carriageways) the check engine light came on. Hasn't gone off since, even though it's been parked up for a few hours. Is it likely to be something big? I have the car less than a fortnight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71,996 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    Could be anything, perhaps emissions related if no other symptoms to point you in a particular direction, you would need the fault code read to point you in the general direction.

  • Registered Users Posts: 112 ✭✭ LittleBrick

    I really need to learn more about cars. Is there an easy way to check this?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,539 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon

    You will deffo have to get it scanned to see what is causing the issue. Do you know anyone with a scan tool or do you have one yourself if not you will have to bring it to a garage to get scanned to read the error code. It could be anything even something small or really bad. All depends on code.