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My engine emmission light is staying on what could be the

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Hi my engine emmission light is staying on what could be the problem . My car is a corsa life 1.0 2006
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vauxhall
Expert:  vauxdoc replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer. This light comes on when the engine computer (ECU) detects a fault with one of its sensors or circuits.When this happens it stores a fault code and then uses a back up program sometimes called limp mode, this is used to enable you to carry on with your journey or to enable you to get to a garage.The fault may be relatively harmless or may lead to a breakdown or damage to the catalytic converter depending on which sensor or circuit is affected.The most common cause on the 10 Corsa is the ignition coil pack and oxygen sensors.To be sure you need to take your car to a garage and have it put on a diagnostic computer to have the fault codes read, most good garages have the kit for this not just main dealers, you should phone around for a quote for a diagnostic test.I hope this helps, best regards,Customer

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