What Does the MAZDA3 Check Engine Light Mean?

July 22nd, 2022 by
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In most cases, a flashing Mazda check engine light doesn’t indicate a serious issue, but it certainly can. To ensure that our neighbors in Temecula are prepared, Hello Mazda of Temecula has to put together a list of possible SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY issues your engine may have if your Mazda3 check engine light comes on. Take a moment to learn more, and if you think you’re in need of service, explore our Mazda service offers and contact our service garage in Temecula for help!

Why Is Your MAZDA Check Engine Light On?

Perhaps you’re commuting to Temecula, and you hear a Mazda3 SKYACTIV®-G engine noise. You look at your dashboard, and your Mazda3 check engine light has come on. What could it mean? Well, if you hear a strange engine noise accompanied by a flashing engine light, get help immediately. For most of you with a flashing Mazda check engine light, the problem is probably simpler. Common culprits can include:

  • Issues with the emission control system
  • Issues with the engine’s electrical system
  • A loosely screwed or unscrewed gas cap
  • Low or nearly empty fuel tank

SKYACTIV®-G Engine Tips

If you drive a Mazda, you likely know that it features uniquely designed SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. These engines are designed to deliver maximum performance with maximum efficiency at an affordable price. If you want to avoid setting off your Mazda3 check engine light, follow these tips!

  • If you’ve been taking on steep hills around Temecula, towing, or doing other forms of high-performance driving, let your engine idle for 30 seconds for turning off your vehicle.
  • Avoid over-revving the engine right after it’s been started. In general, accelerate with a gentle touch. Take special care to avoid over-revving in cold weather.
  • Follow your Mazda recommended maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.
  • On use oils recommended in your owner’s manual.

Schedule for MAZDA Service at Hello Mazda of Temecula

If your Mazda3 check engine light has come on and has been accompanied by a Mazda3 SKYACTIV®-G engine noise, call us immediately at 951-553-2010.We’ll get to the root of the problem. After all, our Mazda mechanics our experts in SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. While you’re here, explore our overview of the perks of Genuine Mazda Premium Oil!


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