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

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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.

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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.

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