Buick ROADMASTER 1996 Owner Manual

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If the Light Is Flashing

The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle:

0 Reduce vehicle speed.

I Avoid hard accelerations. 0 Avoid steep uphill grades. e

If towing a trailer1 reduce the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible.

If the light stops flashing and remains on steady. see “If the Light Is On Steady" following.

11‘ the Light continues to flash1 when it is safe to do so. stop the vehicle, Put your vehicle in PARK (Pl. Turn the

key off. wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light Is On Steady" following. If the light is still flashing follow the previous steps. and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service.

If the Light Is On Steady

You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following:

Did you just put fuel into your vehicle“;1

llso. reinstall the fuel esp, making sure to fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel can has been left off or improperly installed. This will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips should turn the light off.

Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water?

If so. your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be CUITE'IJIBd when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off.

Are you low on fuel?

As your engine starts to run out of fuel. your engine may nol run as efficiently as designed since smell amounts of air are sucked into the fuel line causing a misfire. The system can detect this. Adding. fuel should correct this eonditi on. Make sure to install the fuel esp properly. It will [films a few driving Ltips lo [um the light off.

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