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How much does it cost to get the engine light checked?

The average cost for a check engine light diagnosis & testing is typically between $88 and $111. The plentiful news, Coggin Nissan on Atlantic offers complimentary multi-point inspections and free diagnostics, in most cases, to help mean the cause of your check engine light. The check engine light warns of issues ranging from a gas cap that's not correctly tightened to a more serious failure like a bad catalytic converter or a problem with one of the car's oxygen sensors, so it plentiful to get the apt code reading and diagnosis.

Check Engine Light Service 2014 Nissan Maxima

What do you do when you’re driving along in your Nissan Maxima and suddenly, a yellow light illuminates on your dash and says "Check Engine". If you’re like most Nissan owners, your heart sinks a microscopic because you have microscopic idea about what that light is trying to tell you or how you should react. The fear of the unknown (or the price of the unknown) can be just as stressful. But take a deep breath and realize the light coming on doesn’t endorse you have to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck, but it is recommended that you get your 2014 Nissan Maxima checked as soon as possible. Ignoring that warning could end up causing gargantuan damage to costly engine components.

When your 2014 Nissan Maxima's ECM (electronic control module), which is the vehicle's onboard computer, finds a problem in the electronic control system that it can’t honest, a computer turns on your check engine light. This amber or yellow light is frequently labeled “check engine” or “service engine soon”, or the light may be nothing more than a picture of an engine, or a picture of the engine with the word “check.”

When the light turns on, the ECM stores an engine code or “trouble code” in its memory that identifies as the issue, whether it's a sensor or a failing engine part. This code is pick with an electronic probe tool that is used by our Nissan auto repair technicians at Coggin Nissan on Atlantic. There are also a number of relatively bargain code readers that are designed for do-it-yourselfers, should you select that route too. While this code will tell you the issue that is detected, a true diagnosis still requires an experienced expert to mean the issue and repair it.

2014 Nissan Maxima Check Engine Light Codes

The check engine light turning on can be quite intimidating to see that slight light on your vehicle’s dashboard quickly illuminates, but in reality, it is not something that should cause you to shut down in fear right away. If you hear the term, diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), these are just another name for check engine light codes. These are automotive computer codes stored by the ECM, also admitted as the OBD (on-board computer diagnostic system) in your Maxima. There are hundreds of alternative codes that your check engine light can indicate. While that sounds daunting, with a slight patience, tackling ordinary diagnostics will give you big knowledge about your car and will also allow that Check Engine Light to do what it is really supposed to do: be your guide. Unfortunately, discernible and big car symptoms do not always accompany an illuminated Check Engine Light. Since there are hundreds of convenient OBD codes, there are also hundreds of convenient reasons for the light, including:

  • Old Battery
  • Computer output circuit issues
  • Loose Gas Cap or Missing Gas Cap
  • Emissions controls issues
  • Transmission issues
  • Bad Spark Plugs
  • Fuel and air metering systems problems
  • Ignition system faults
  • O2 Sensor

This is why it is preeminent for someone who does not have a lot of automotive knowledge to not assume what a code means. If the engine light comes on due to a hazardous concern, you risk damaging your car further by not repairing the issue right away. When your check engine light comes on, you should get it checked out promptly by a certified Nissan mechanic. Call Coggin Nissan on Atlantic at 9047473915 today or schedule your check engine light service online today!

2014 Nissan Maxima Check Engine Light

A flashing light indicates that the problem is precarious and if not taken care of immediately may result in basic break to the vehicle. If the check engine light in your 2014 Nissan Maxima starts flashing, that means that the problem needs prompt attention and your Nissan should be transported in immediately. This flashing light often indicates a rigorous engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be discharged into the exhaust system. There it can instantly increase the temperature of the catalytic converter to a point where damage is likely, requiring an lavish repair. Some owners ask if spark plugs cause the check engine light to flash? This can exclusively be the cause. A bad, historic or dirty spark plug can cause the engine to misfire. If your check engine light is flashing, please contact our team of automotive consultants at Coggin Nissan on Atlantic quickly by calling 9047473915. If the problem is ignored or you continue to drive, this can spread to the spark plug wires, catalytic converter, or ignition coils which can lead to a very expensive repair.

How many miles can you drive with the check engine light?

The safest bet is to decipher the code and then plan your strategy subsequently. It could be anything from a bad sensor to plug wires needing to be replaced. If you check engine light is flashing, we recommend that you pull over and contact Coggin Nissan on Atlantic to aid choose if your vehicle is dependable to drive in or if we recommend a tow truck. Since each check engine code has its own level of severity, it is complicated to predict how innumerable miles you can drive with the warning light on.

2014 Nissan Maxima Check Engine Light Flashing

Although there are countless likely causes of an illuminated Check Engine Light, we know from years of providing Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service that there are innumerable normal causes including something as effortless as a loose gas cap. Distinctive normal reasons for a Check Engine Light are faulty emissions control part, a malfunction with the fuel injection system, faulty head gasket, damaged oxygen sensor, dirty mass airflow sensor, or defective spark plugs to name a few. No matter what is the root cause of the Check Engine Light, we have the Nissan Certified Technicians and the certified service protocol to isolate the root problem and repair it as needed to restore factory specifications. When this happens, the Check Engine Light turns off, and you can leave the service center knowing that your Nissan issue was fixed.

Every 2014 Nissan Maxima was designed with a high-technology performance monitoring system with a computer, and a series of sensors positioned strategically throughout the car on its hard systems. The sensors are continually detecting conditions while sending data to the electronic control unit. If the electronic control unit detects that the data is out of factory specifications, the Check Engine Light illuminates telling you that there is a problem. However, that is the limitation of the Check Engine Light – it won’t tell you what exactly is untrue nor what to do about it. That’s where we come in; Coggin Nissan on Atlantic provides a Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service that isolates the core problem and gives you a recommendation on what to do next from a Hugely Qualified Service professional.

Is it safe to drive your 2014 Nissan Maxima with the check engine light on?

This question is not very distinguishable because it all depends on the severity of the issue. If the cause is a minor issue, such as a loose gas cap, it should be safe to drive. This is commonly indicated by a steady glow of the check engine light. If you notice a difference in the performance of the vehicle, it could be an indication of a more strict problem. If the check engine light is shining, this means that there is a strict issue and it is recommended to service your Nissan Maxima hastily. Call the experts at Coggin Nissan on Atlantic by dialing 9047473915 so you can describe the issues. Or lessen your speed and bring your 2014 Nissan to our certified mechanics as soon as potential.

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

One of the most usually misunderstood lights or indicators in your 2014 Nissan Maxima is the check engine light. The check engine light is part of the onboard diagnostics system, and displays in a few discrete ways. It can say "Check Engine", it can be a symbol of an engine, it can even be a combination of both. This light illuminates in either an amber or red color and is part of the diagnostics system found on your vehicle. Onboard computers increasingly have controlled and monitored vehicle performance since the 80s and do a variety of things for your 2014 Nissan Maxima. Some of these include controlling engine speed, shifting automatic transmissions ignition timing, and implementing stability control, just to name copious. With that being said, the check engine light can mean a assortment of assorted things. It can be as regular as your gas cap being loose or as alarming as engine knocking. If your check engine light is on in your 2014 Nissan Maxima, contact Coggin Nissan on Atlantic. Our Nissan service department can help you find out what code is turning your check engine light on or observe why your check engine light is shining. Contact Coggin Nissan on Atlantic today!

Will the check engine light reset itself?

The check engine light on your 2014 Nissan Maxima will usually shut itself off if the issue or code that caused it to turn on is fixed. For example, if the cause of your check engine light coming on was a loose gas cap, if it's tightened, the light will turn itself off. Likewise, if your catalytic converter is going functional, and you did a lot of stop-and-go driving, that may have turned on the check engine light due to the high usage of the converter. In most cases, your 2014 Nissan Maxima light will go off after about 20-40 miles. If you drive over that sum and the light is still on, you will need to bring it in to Coggin Nissan on Atlantic so the light and code can be double-checked and reset.

What could cause the check engine light to come on in a 2014 Nissan Maxima?

When your check engine light comes on, this could be as plain as tightening or replacing your gas cap. Likewise, the check engine light could also be a warning of a bizarre problem that could cause bizarre damage to your engine and come with a big repair bill. Depending on your make and model, the check engine light will illuminate or blink. A dependable glow frequently means something less bizarre but a blinking check engine light indicates that your vehicle’s engine is in bizarre trouble and service is mandatory immediately. If your check engine light is blinking in your 2014 Nissan Maxima, we greatly recommend not to drive the vehicle and schedule Nissan service today. Below is a list of the most realistic reasons your check engine light can come on:

  • New Spark Plugs or Plug Wires are decisive for your 2014 Nissan Maxima. The spark plugs are the part of your engine that ignites the air/fuel collection in the combustion chamber of your vehicle. This explosion is what moves the pistons and makes the engine run. The spark plug wires deliver the spark from the ignition coil to the spark plugs. If your spark plugs or spark plug wires are bad or traditional, you will experience poor performance and reduced power. In some extreme cases, your engine will have trouble starting or continuing to run. Worn spark plugs and plug wires can cause clogged catalytic converter or wear and tear to ignition coils and O2 sensors, extensive to more expensive repairs.
  • Issues with any aftermarket items. An aftermarket alarm, exhaust or other item can wreak havoc on your 2014 Nissan Maxima if it’s not installed properly. These aftermarket elements and accessories can drain the battery, trigger the check engine light, or even prevent the vehicle from starting. If these issues sound common, bring your Maxima to Nissan and have our team of certified mechanics ensure that your aftermarket items were installed properly and aren't causing any issue. Getting accessories, particularly aftermarket parts and accessories, or using OEM elements first place might cost a little bit more but could save you money from having to get poor perform and wear and tear caused by poor installation perform corrected.
  • Your catalytic converter is bad or going bad. The catalytic converter is a part of your 2014 Nissan Maxima’s exhaust system. The catalytic converter's function is to turn the carbon monoxide created by the combustion process into carbon dioxide. A damaged catalytic converter is ordinarily caused by neglected maintenance, which is why Coggin Nissan on Atlantic offers a complimentary multi-point inspection with every Nissan service. If you have an issue with your catalytic converter and don't get it fixed, your 2014 Nissan Maxima will not pass an emissions test, show a lack of engine performance and will negatively affect your fuel economy. Your car may run at a higher temperature, too, which can cause other problems from overheating.
  • Your O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor) needs to be interchanged. The Oxygen sensor, accepted as the O2 sensor, measures the amount of oxygen in your exhaust system. If there is excess oxygen in your exhaust system, fuel burns faster and your vehicle will be less practical when it comes to fuel economy. So what happens if I don’t replace your O2 sensor? A faulty sensor can not only affect your miles per gallon, but it can cause wear and tear to your catalytic converter and your 2014 Nissan Maxima's spark plugs. The O2 sensor sends data to the vehicle’s onboard computer to represent the right collection of air and fuel that enters the cylinders in your engine. A bad O2 sensor can also cause a car to fail an emissions test.
  • Your mass airflow sensor (known as MAF) needs to be interchanged. The mass airflow sensor in your Nissan Maxima is what determines how much fuel is decisive to run your engine efficiently by measuring the amount of air entering the engine. As a part of the engine management system, the mass airflow sensor helps adjust to existing changes, like altitude. If your Nissan Maxima is having trouble starting, idling rough or has a sudden change in the position of the throttle pedal, this could be a sign of a bad mass airflow sensor.
  • The battery is low or dead. The battery in your 2014 Nissan Maxima is every perilous. Without a car battery, your car won’t start, light up the road ahead, play the radio or charge your phone. Today’s car batteries last much longer than they did a few decades ago, and they don't absolutely require maintenance. The price of a new one depends on the type of Nissan you commute, but check our present service coupons and specials.
  • One of the most accepted and frequent cause is that your 2014 Nissan Maxima gas cap is loose, damaged or missing. The gas cap for your 2014 Nissan Maxima serves multiple purposes. It prevents gas fumes from being released when you aren't driving, it seals the fuel system and helps maintain pressure within the fuel tank. What happens if you have a bad fuel cap? If your gas cap is traditional or has a ruptured seal, you can lose fuel through evaporation which will result in more trips to the pump. Luckily, to replace a gas cap isn't expensive. If your check engine light turns on instantly after you put gas in your 2014 Nissan Maxima, first thing you should check is to make positive the cap isn’t loose — or that it's still on your car’s roof or at the fuel pump.
  • Your 2014 Nissan Maxima has a vacuum leak. Every Nissan Maxima has a vacuum system that performs a wide variety of functions. The vacuum system also helps lower combative emissions by routing the fumes as gasoline evaporates through the engine. If you notice that your RPM is high in idle or randomly surges, a vacuum leak could be the cause. Over time, vacuum hoses can dry out and crack, particularly if they’re exposed to important heat or extreme cool.