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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-22-2005, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Engine Light

Not even 3 months since i bought my G6 and what do you know....STUPID ENGINE LIGHT shows up...i havent done anything to the car, havent even got my first oil change yet. Anyone know what could be the cause???
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-22-2005, 07:47 PM
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Dealership will have to scan it. Its truly hard to say without having the OBDII code.
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-22-2005, 11:33 PM
 
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Not even 3 months since i bought my G6 and what do you know....STUPID ENGINE LIGHT shows up...i havent done anything to the car, havent even got my first oil change yet. Anyone know what could be the cause???
Filled up latly?

a commen cause is the filler cap not being on tight enough.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 05:19 AM
 
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But if it is due to that problem you would get a "Check Gas Cap" message in DIC because the fuel system would be detecting a massive "leak" so it is likely not that unless Slickdesi is getting that warning message as well.

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thats the first thing i checked, gas cap, and it was well fit. And today i took it to the dealership and they said its some sort of code problem and they dont "have a solution for it." Dealership just re-sets all the codes and tells me to come back again when the engine light comes up.

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Anyone have a similar problem....??
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THey just reset it? LMAO... WOW
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 02:26 PM
 
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But if it is due to that problem you would get a "Check Gas Cap" message in DIC because the fuel system would be detecting a massive "leak" so it is likely not that unless Slickdesi is getting that warning message as well.
didnt even kow the "Check gas cap" was a message.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 04:42 PM
 
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didnt even kow the "Check gas cap" was a message.
Yes, if it were the problem you would get that message prior to actually seeing a Check Engine Light. Reason for it is to try to save the owner the time of taking vehicle to the dealer for a check engine light because they didn't tighten the gas cap properly
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Yes, if it were the problem you would get that message prior to actually seeing a Check Engine Light. Reason for it is to try to save the owner the time of taking vehicle to the dealer for a check engine light because they didn't tighten the gas cap properly
FINALLY, a 'user-friendly' computer in a vehicle!!!! KUDOS, GM!!!
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 08:21 PM
 
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The engine lite on my 06 GTP coupe came on after about two weeks ( 1500 miles ) while driving to work on the turnpike. It turned out to be a bad oxygen sensor, which the dealer replaced, although it had to be ordered. They reset the light and told me to just drive it until the part came in. Other than additional smog into the air, it ran fine until changed. Haven't had any other problems ( 5800 miles now ).
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 06:53 AM
 
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If you've driven the car much over 3000 miles you may want to change that oil. Not the cause of your problem most likely, but I'd do it.
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-03-2006, 06:26 PM
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If you've driven the car much over 3000 miles you may want to change that oil. Not the cause of your problem most likely, but I'd do it.
Just wait for the oil life monitor to tell you when to change it. Don't use the outdated "3 month / 3,000 mile" old wives tale.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 11:41 PM
 
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Speaking of "oil light". What are the factors considered, mileage RPMs, engine temp. ...etc. when the Change Oil message appears?
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Speaking of "oil light". What are the factors considered, mileage RPMs, engine temp. ...etc. when the Change Oil message appears?
This likely doesn't answer your question on factors but here is FAQ on what GM calls the GMOLS
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