UK Car Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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The engine malfunction light should come on every time you switch on the ignition and it should go out a few seconds after starting as it has to run a system check after starting to make sure everything is ok and then it goes out.
The engine light can come on during driving though for lots of reasons so your first port of call i'm afraid is to get the car put on a diagnostic computer at a garage to get the fault codes read and from there we can come to a proper answer.
You can post the fault codes on this thread and i will help you to come to satisfactory answer.
Only one quick question though. Did you buy the car private or from a dealer?
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