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tamaz, Subaru master technician
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Experience:  Subaru certified,ASE Master technician,25 years experience
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Check engine light anti traction light cruise control light

Customer Question

check engine light anti traction light cruise control light coming on
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?
Customer: intermittently 4cyl non turbo
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2010forester
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes nothing just started yesterday
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no maintained
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  tamaz replied 1 year ago.

Hi,Happy 4th!,Is your check engine lamp flashing, do you notice any change in the runability of the car?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
car bucked briefly one time
Expert:  tamaz replied 1 year ago.

If the check engine lamp isn't flashing the car is safe to drive,the bucking you felt may be caused by a spark plug or ignition wire breaking down,did this happen in damp weather?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no but why are they constantly on and what can I do about it
Expert:  tamaz replied 1 year ago.

The check engine light will stay on a certain amount of ignition cycles if it doesn't detect a problem, you can remove the negative battery cable to clear the light out but if the problem is current the light will come back on

Expert:  tamaz replied 1 year ago.

Another option is to go to a auto parts store, they can read the code and clear it with their scanner usually they do this for free if you have one in your area.