I have a 2006 ford explorer SUV automatic transmission and after a 4 hour drive and filling up the gas tank, the service engine soon light just came on. How do we reset the engine light? Thanks

Asked by Mar 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

16,590

The service engine soon light is a pollution warning thing. Check your owner's manual or go to autozone to see if the vehicle is throwing codes. It may be a simple fix.

415

Hmmmmmm. Filled the tank and then the CEL? Is the gas cap tight? Some vehicles will reset the loose cap-caused CEL after several OBD Drive Cycles by themselves, so be patient. If it stays on after a few days driving, scan it....it might be a coincidence. .... or not.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Issues cranking up my 2011 Ford Explorer after filling tank with gas 14 answers

    I have a 2011 Ford Explorer. It rides well and has given me no problems until recently. The check engine light came on so I had a mechanic check it and it seemed to only be a sensor. We put new s...

    2011 Ford Explorer XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Explorer cooling fan issue 16 answers

    I have a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT which will frequently not kick into gear at low speeds and the cooling fan will run faster when gas pedal is pressed. If gas pedal pressed down hard for a couple sec...

    2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cost To Replace a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Transmission 44 answers

    What should I expect to pay to have a transmission replaced in my Ford Explorer XLT 2002 vehicle - rebuilt or used?

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What would cause a 2002 Ford explorer engine to just stop in the middle of driving? 51 answers

    I was backing the 2002 Ford explorer out of our driveway, when it suddenly stopped, no warning, no unusual sounds. The dash indicators lights, the radio, etc all work. When you turn the key in the ...

    2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 Ford Escape - Check Engine and Fuel Fill Indicator Problem 63 answers

    When I hit 28k on my 2010 Escape I noticed the Check Engine light started to come on and stay on. Prior to getting this checked my Check Fuel Fill Door status was on my display. When explaining the ...

    2010 Ford Escape XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,360
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,720
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
419 Great Deals out of 24,749 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
843 Great Deals out of 68,691 listings starting at $864
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
776 Great Deals out of 28,447 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
581 Great Deals out of 43,580 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge
809 Great Deals out of 50,872 listings starting at $3,375
Used Dodge Durango
298 Great Deals out of 24,124 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,119 Great Deals out of 90,859 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Highlander
479 Great Deals out of 25,066 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
463 Great Deals out of 19,638 listings starting at $599
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Pathfinder
410 Great Deals out of 24,815 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Yukon
520 Great Deals out of 17,128 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 44,653 listings starting at $24,490
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
165 Great Deals out of 5,851 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 3,465 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
254 Great Deals out of 6,053 listings starting at $11,400
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 3,894 listings starting at $9,000