What do I do about a check engine light?

20

Asked by Apr 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM about the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I took my 2012 Outback in for a oil change. When I went to leave, the check
engine light was flashing and some of the dash instruments weren't working. I
went back to find out what they did. They said they had a fuse they didn't put
back right. It cleared the light and the dash was working again. But when I
went home and then started the car the light was flashing again. Will this
eventually clear or do I need to take it in? I checked the gas cap and
disconnected the battery for a half hour.

5 Answers

60,575

I am trying to understand why a fuse was removed during an oil change. Maybe it is something specific to a Subaru, not sure about this. If the flashing light returns, I would go to a local autoparts store and have the vehicle scanned and post the trouble code here or do some "googling" on the code.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

I thought the same thing about the fuse. I am going back and ask them what exactly they messed with. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
60,575

I read something regarding a 2010 model where temporarily inserting a spare fuse in a diagnostic plug shuts off the low oil level warning that occurs from low oil level or low oil level occurring during an oil change. The fuse is inserted to turn off the light and then the fuse is removed. Maybe they think this has to be done on all Subarus? Do some "googling" for inserting a fuse during oil change on Subarus.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

That's what worked you are right. The shop didn't remove the fuse they put in the blank spot. They took it out and the check engine light cleared. Thanks for the help.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,125

I work at Autozone if you have one near you take it there have the code checked and they will print out a list of probable causes for the light coming on ,,REMEMBER this is just a starting point be very careful about buying parts you don't need good luck

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 35,952 nationwide Outback listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    9,590
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    3,370
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    3,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
318 Great Deals out of 38,210 listings starting at $1,103
Used Subaru Legacy
209 Great Deals out of 14,385 listings starting at $1,700
Used Subaru Impreza
195 Great Deals out of 20,876 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda CR-V
786 Great Deals out of 62,876 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
668 Great Deals out of 62,892 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander
569 Great Deals out of 42,839 listings starting at $2,009
Used Toyota 4Runner
329 Great Deals out of 29,799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Subaru XV Crosstrek
67 Great Deals out of 1,798 listings starting at $7,995
Used Honda Accord
858 Great Deals out of 88,772 listings starting at $1,444
Used Toyota Tacoma
582 Great Deals out of 42,015 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Pilot
622 Great Deals out of 38,025 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
900 Great Deals out of 71,642 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry
1,111 Great Deals out of 78,194 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Escape
1,238 Great Deals out of 106,988 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
8,422 listings starting at $29,424
2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 893 listings starting at $24,900
2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 568 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 709 listings starting at $14,995
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 348 listings starting at $11,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.