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We purchased a Can am SSV Maverick 1000RX DS Turbo Buggy.

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We purchased a Can...

We purchased a Can am SSV Maverick 1000RX DS Turbo Buggy. The dash is saying to Check Engine. It still starts and runs so was just wondering why this is coming up. Thanks Mandy

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

I will have to check. Talk soon

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll pass this info along to the Motorcycle Mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. What year is your Turbo?

2015

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

We have never had the need to get it fixed it has always run fine. I think they have tried disconnecting the battery to reset the buggy.

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

I will ask my husband he is with the buggy at the moment. I will be back in 5

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Motorcycle
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Just one other thing the buggy runs fine until it gets up to a certain revs and then it goes into Limp Mode and then comes up Check Engine on the dash. It sounds fine until it goes into Limp Mode but we cannot find what the problem is.
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Motorcycle Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 2 months ago
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On any car / vehicle if you get a check engine light or other fault light this typically means one or more of the sensors has failed or has a faulty connection.

The fault can be something quite simple and nothing that’s going to stop the car to something quite major that will reduce engine power and possibly stop the engine

The ECU senses this and may put the car into 'limp home' mode which typically limits the revs and the amount of power available. Usually the car is safe to drive for a short distance as the mode is intended is intended to get you home without incurring any engine damage

The quickest route to repair is to have the car plugged into a diagnostic machine which will read off the fault code stored in the ECU (providing the light is still on at this point) and indicate which sensor has failed or whether the fault is more serious.

You can do a very rough and ready check yourself by unplugging sensors one at a time and seeing if any of them change the driving condition which would indicate the most recently unplugged sensor is the faulty one. This method is not foolproof though and reading a fault code off is the better method.

You can also try resetting the car by removing both battery leads and clamping them together for 10 mins as this will reset everything so if the light re-appears then the fault is still there.
Disconnect the battery cables and clamp them together for 10 mins. Remove both battery leads from the battery then use a nut and bolt or G-clamp to hold both battery lead terminals together.

This discharges any capacitors / memory within the ECU and around the car so ensures all memory settings are wiped clear - back to the factory default.

This will reset all the systems on the car and you may need the radio security code to get it going again, and ensure that the keys are in your hand when you re-connect the battery as the car may lock and turn on the alarm

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