My 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 has about 92,000 miles on it. I took it on a trip
over the 4th of July and on the way home the Service Engine Soon light
came on. I checked all of the fluids and they all seem to be okay so what
could be causing the Service Engine Soon light to come on and stay on?
Thought that this light was brought on by a combination of running
hours/miles driven/driving style and is just a reminder that the car is
ready for a service, nothing wrong particularly. Light is reset by whoever
services the car.
Oh? Elucidate, oh wise one.
CEL based on mileage since last reset, as a reminder to go get periodic
maintenance is a feature that HAS been implemented, but not recently
and not (AFAIK) in any Ford vehicle. I know Nissan did it for a while.
Probably others did it.
Fool. Pity Google Groups doesn't seem to have killfiles, otherwise :
Re-read the subject line.
A Service Engine Soon light has but one function, it has nothing
to do with mileage, nothing to do with oil changes, missed or
Its sole purpose is to alert the vehicle operator that the on
board emissions diagnostic system has detected a problem.
Well, since you mentioned "not recently" what possible relation
could your blather have to a 2000 Ford Escort, especially since
the definition of the lights function has been established since
Yeah, god forbid you should actually learn something or refrain
from giving out bogus information.
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