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My service engine soon light came on in my 2002 Ford Taurus.

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My service engine soon light came on in my 2002 Ford Taurus. What do I have to do immediately. I'm 27 miles from home. Will it be safe to drive it that far. No garage until Mon. -- it's Sat. night. How much can I drive it?

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 Mechanic to figure that out. Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I'm not fixing it myself. I'm away from home and want to know if it's safe to drive 27 miles, or more, or less.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't think so.

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

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
it seems to be running ok. I drove about 1 mile home after I noticed the light was on.

Ok, this usually means the issue is related to the evap emissions system. If this is the case the car is safe to drive. Since it's running normally, I would suggest you check the gas cap and make sure it's tight, if it isn't, then tighten it. If it is, then it's still ok to drive as long as it's running normally, so you should be able to use it this weekend.

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