Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while‘ your emission controls may not work as well. your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not he covened by your warranty.

This lighl should come on, as :1 check it}! show you it is working. when lhe ignition is on and the engine is not running. if the light doesn't come on. have it repaired. This light wili also come on during a malfunction In one of two ways:

a Light Flashing -- A misfile condition has been detected. r't mist—ire inureaserr vehiclc emissions and mayr damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may he required.

I Light On Steady w An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service ccntcr diagnosis and scrvicc may be required.

If the Lighl Is Flashing

The following may prevent more serious damage to

your vehicle;

0 Reducing vehicle speed.

0 Avoiding hard accelerations.

O Avoiding steep uphill grades.

0 It" you are towing a Irailer. 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.

if the light continues to flash. when it is safe to do so. .rrop the vehicle. Find a sail: place to park your vehlcle. Turn the key oil. wait at least lti seconds and restart the engine. it the light remains on steady. see “If the Light Is ICJII'I Steady" Following. ll'lhl: light is still Flashing. Follow the previous steps. and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service.


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