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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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Subaru Outback 3.6r: Kevin. Cel is on, brake light is flashing,

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Hi Kevin. Cel is on, brake light is flashing, cruise light is flashing and traction light is on. I checked oil and added. It was empty. Lights are still on. It is a 2011 outback 3.6 r. Can car be driven 2 hours home and how can lights be shut off?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
HI, Ok, to get the warning lights off, which are in no way related to the low oil, the onboard computer will need to be scanned for the stored fault codes and then erased after they are diagnosed and repaired. I will say that it is likely that all these lights related to one issue. This is likely either a faulty brake light switch or wiring harness in its circuit as these will set fault codes for each of the warning lights that are one currently Your cruise control may not be working at this point, and you need to check that the brake lights work. As long as the brake lights are working and no noticable symptoms. then it is safe to make your drive home. If it is the brake light switch, it will run around $85 parts and labor to replace Please remember to rate service using the rating page so that I may receive credit. ThanksIf for any reason, you can't rate my answer OKAY, GOOD, or EXCELLENT today.Please reply and let me know why, so I can help more/better.All follow up responses are FREE, after completing the required rating
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
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