Why is my check engine light on in my Subaru Outback?

05/26/2019 Off By admin

Why is my check engine light on in my Subaru Outback?

If the check engine light in your 2019 Subaru Outback starts flashing, that means that the problem needs immediate attention and your Subaru should be brought in instantly. This blinking light usually indicates a severe engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be dumped into the exhaust system.

How do you reset the check engine light on a 2002 Subaru Outback?

How to Reset a Subaru Check Engine Light

  1. Open the hood of your Subaru and loosen the nut that holds the cable clamp to the negative battery terminal.
  2. Slide the cable off the negative battery terminal.
  3. Wait 5 minutes, then reconnect the cable and tighten the retaining nut.

Can I drive my Subaru with the check engine light on?

When your check engine light comes on, this could be as simple as tightening or replacing your gas cap. If your check engine light is flashing in your Subaru Legacy, we highly recommend not to drive the vehicle and schedule Subaru service today.

What does it mean when your check engine light flashes then goes off?

A flashing check engine light usually refers to cylinder misfiring. Misfiring should be investigated and resolved promptly – that’s why the light flashes versus simply staying steady – because misfiring can damage the catalytic converter which can result in additional costly repairs.

How do you check the codes on a Subaru Outback?

How do I Connect OBD-II to a Subaru Outback?

  1. Remove the lower dashboard panel on the driver side of your Subaru Outback.
  2. Look for the OBD-II data link connector (DLC).
  3. Plug your OBD-II scanner into the DLC on your car and turn the scanner on and your car on.
  4. Read the code displayed the scanner and record it.

How can I get my check engine light code without a scanner?

Depress the odometer “Trip” and “Reset” buttons while simultaneously turning the ignition key “On” and “Off.” End with the key in the “On” position. Release the odometer buttons and read the trouble codes from the digital odometer.