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The malfunction indicator light came on. What does that

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The malfunction indicator light...

The malfunction indicator light came on. What does that indicate?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Not a problem. You can work with the Chrysler Mechanic to figure that out. What is the model/year of your Chrysler?

2003 PT cruiser

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?

Would like to - done nothing yet. my daughter is currently driving the car. This just happened yesterday

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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 4 months ago
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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 4 months ago

Is the car running normally even though the light is on?

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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, please give me a moment to type my reply.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 4 months ago

There are over 500 reasons for that light to come on. If the car is running normally then it's usually something to do with the evap emissions system. For example, if the gas cap is loose, it could cause the light to come on. It's not always a major issue causing the light to come on.

If the engine is running normally, I suggest checking the gas cap to make sure it's not loose, and if it is, tighten it up. If not, it's safe to continue to drive the car until it can be checked by a mechanic.

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