Temp emblem flashing red and blue and check engine light is on.

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 09:49 AM about the 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What does it mean when the temp light
flashes red and blue, and the check engine
light is on also? Radiator problems or
Thermostat is bad?

3 Answers

73,045

I'd go with the thermostat, but check the coolant level make sure it is full. And you go somewhere to see what the code is to give you an idea what needs to be fixed.

5,290

Subaru t-stats are among the most reliable and durable extant, so it's not that. Check coolant IMMEDIATELY, then get that code read soon to proceed. Good luck.

73,045

Hey man, where are you when I need you? I just can't resist answering on some questions. ha, ha,

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