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The check engine light is on in my 2012 Dodge Avenger. What could it mean?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Arkisha, I recommend that you visit your local auto parts store, the larger chain auto parts have the ability to hook an OBDII tester and read your codes. This can give you a better understanding of the best way to resolve your concerns.

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection Thanks for asking such a great question. Most of the time the check engine light comes on when there is an issue with the emissions system. It could be as simple as you not having tightened your gas cap properly in the past, or a burned out oxygen sensor, Got to a retailer that will check the code for you for free and then you can make a decision as to whether it can just be turned off, or if work actually needs to be done. Please feel free to let us know if you need further help once you get the code showing what the problem is.

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