The “Check Engine” light can mean something as simple as a poorly fitting gas cap or faulty sensor, or it can mean a serious engine problem such as a malfunctioning electronic throttle control (ETC) unit. Check engine lights caused by a malfunctioning ETC can mean that you are in danger of stalling. If your engine stalls in high-speed traffic or in an intersection, you are at risk for a serious or even fatal auto accident.
Dealerships have a responsibility to find and solve the problem causing the check engine light to come on or to replace the vehicle if it is still under warranty.
Engine light problems can be very elusive. Your check engine light may come on and stay on, or it may be come on intermittently. It may be caused by a relatively harmless problem, but it could be caused by something very dangerous that will put you and your passengers at risk.
Experienced Defective Auto Representation
If you have been seriously injured in an avoidable auto accident caused by a defective engine light, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers will fight aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected. We have the vast resources of a large national law firm, and we will put them to use to ensure you receive a fair settlement in your defective auto claim.