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Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster

Started this discussion. Last reply by jwight Jul 19, 2013. 9 Replies

Hello everyone,  I am wondering if there are any other owners that have experienced the engine malfunction icon lighting up on the instrument cluster.  At the moment, my car is at the dealership and…Continue

 

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jwight replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"Unless your car was in Chicago it's not the same shop.  PS - running an aftermarket air filter should not trigger a CEL; the shop needs to come up with a better explanation. "
Jul 19, 2013
Larry Butler replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"Hmm...sensor sets the mixture...runs engine lean with too much air...burning valves, melting piston/rings/warping head. Should be just fine...in a car with a history of Cyl 1 failures from overheating. "
Jul 18, 2013
Bert Monsen replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"Just had my car serviced today. Engine light was on, I have a K & N air filter installed. Code shows air flow problem. My shop says they have experienced this before on Mercedes using a superior after-market air cleaner...too much air flow. It…"
Jul 18, 2013
Kamaal replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"You call it design flaw.  I call it maintenance flaw.  You expose the pressurized system to air, you're supposed to bleed the air out.  Air gets trapped inside the cooling system in just about any engine I have ever worked on,…"
Jul 4, 2013
Larry Butler replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
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Jun 26, 2013
Kamaal replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"There is a procedure to remove air in a cooling system.  Creative parking attempts, uphill/downhill climbs have nothing to do with it.  If there is air in the cooling system, it gets there from servicing a vehicle exposing the cooling…"
Jun 25, 2013
Larry Butler replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"Smart has a major design flaw.  The radiator and recovery tank are up front.  The engine is in back, higher than the cabin floor the hoses connecting the two have to pass through.  Ask any middle school kid how bubbles in the back,…"
Jun 3, 2013
Bert Monsen replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
"Sometimes it is just a malfunction of the cluster light. Sometimes others have reported it to be a breather module problem. It has happened to me and my mechanics (not the Smart dealer), run the computer check and it comes back with no code, so they…"
May 5, 2013
jwight replied to Jacqueline Ng's discussion Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster
May 3, 2013
Jacqueline Ng posted a discussion

Engine Malfunction light on instrument cluster

Hello everyone,  I am wondering if there are any other owners that have experienced the engine malfunction icon lighting up on the instrument cluster.  At the moment, my car is at the dealership and I have been informed that the 1st cylinder has gone bad, 35psi.  Is there anyone else that has experienced this problem?  My Smartcar is a 2008 Passion for two.  Any comments or suggestions would be welcome as I have not decided on what to do yet.  Techs have said they would have to do a tear down…See More
May 2, 2013
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