Hopefully i can help..
How does the car actually perform driving wise/start up etc since this fault has appeared?
Any unusual noises from the engine etc?
Despite not having run the engine for the past 2 months it started first time when my son in law tried it today. He says that the engine sounded okay and the car ran smoothly. No unusual noises.
Hi..there thanks for getting back..
Ok..if the car seems to run ok - then car should still be ok to drive,the rule really if and when the these sort of warnings come up it isnt really advised using on long extended journeys etc.Usually when the engine light appears.It means the cars ECU has detected a fualt on the car wether it be a wiring/ sensor or component fualt,more likely a emissions fault ie:- lambda sensor /cat converter - so it is vital that you have the car checked out on a suitable diagnostic machine as soon as where possible.The warning light does cover quite alot of possible various fualts,so it would be a litle hard to say at this point what the ecu has detected.in particular if there are not any noticeable problems starting or driving the vehicle..If thats the case then the Diagnostic test would be your next step forward once you get it home and the light is still on..as long as your backed up with any sort of breakdown cover ie:- AA / RAC / GREENFLAG then you should be ok to drive it moderately/taking it easy etc...one thing you may want to try is an injector cleaner.more so called "petrol engine injector cleaners" its really an additive you add to your tank of fuel and helps clean up injectors and improve the combustion process etc..so if you where to add one then any local DIY motor factors/fuel stations should stock this pretty much off the shelf..i do hope this helps