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my QX4 Infiniti engine service soon lights flashing what im going to do?

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Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hi Ferdinand! It means you are due for an oil change

Diana Claussen, Owner / Writer at Auto Goddess If under warranty take it straight to dealership. If not find an AskPatty.com certified female friendly mechanic who specializes in foreign cars. Try this link: http://www.askpattycertifiedfemalefriendly.com/

Karen Salvaggio, Owner/ Editor Thunder Valley Racing and Professional Race Car Driver at Thunder Valley Racing Ferdinand, You will need to connect a device known as a code reader to access the car's computer so that you can determine the source of the service light. You can take your car to a parts store such as AutoZone and they will have a code reader you can use. Good luck!

Kristin Brocoff, Director of Corporate Communications at CarMD.com Ferdinand, I know it can be frustrating to see that dreaded "check engine" or "service engine" soon light come on, but ignoring it won't make it any better. Assuming it's not the light itself that's malfunctioning, a blinking or flashing engine light is often signaling a more severe problem than if it just comes on and doesn't flash. It could bea misfire, which is a common problem. And it can do more damage to your vehicle the longer you ignore it. I reccomend having the problem diagnosed as soon as possible by a mechanic who you trust. Check out our blog at http://blog.carmd.com/flashingcheckenginelight/ for more information about flashing check engine lights. Best of luck and stay safe on the road! Kristin Brocoff CarMD.com Corp. www.carmd.com

Stephanie Gutierrez, Marketing Communications Coordinator at Victory Auto Service & Glass Ferninand, if your service engine soon light is flashing, there is an immediate problem that needs to be addressed. My recommendation would be to stop driving and have the vehicle towed in to your local shop and have an ASE certified technician inspect your car. Continuing to drive the car with the light flashing could result in engine or catalytic converter damage. If the engine light is solid, you should be able to drive it to a shop to have it diagnosed.

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