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2013 Nissan Rogue Check Engine Light

If the check engine light in your 2013 Nissan Rogue starts flashing, that means that the problem needs immediate attention and your Nissan should be brought in rapidly. A flashing light hints that the problem is critical and if not taken care of rapidly may result in extensive damage to the vehicle. This blinking light constantly indicates a strict engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be ejected into the exhaust system. There it can suddenly raise the temperature of the catalytic converter to a point where damage is viable, requiring an expensive repair. Some owners ask if spark plugs cause the check engine light to flash? This can actually be the cause. A bad, aged or dirty spark plug can cause the engine to misfire. If your check engine light is flashing, please contact our team of automotive experts at Nalley Nissan of Cumming suddenly by calling 7706290287. If the problem is ignored or you continue to drive, this can spread to the spark plug wires, catalytic converter, or ignition coils which can lead to a incredibly expensive repair.

Is it safe to drive your 2013 Nissan Rogue with the check engine light on?

This question is not very straightforward because it all depends on the severity of the issue. If the cause is a minor issue, such as a loose gas cap, it should be safe to drive. This is typically indicated by a steady glow of the check engine light. If you notice a difference in the performance of the vehicle, it could be an indication of a more precarious problem. If the check engine light is blinking, this means that there is a precarious issue and it is recommended to service your Nissan Rogue immediately. Call the veterans at Nalley Nissan of Cumming by dialing 7706290287 so you can describe the issues. Or reduce your speed and bring your 2013 Nissan to our certified technicians as soon as conceivable.

Check Engine Light Service 2013 Nissan Rogue

What do you do when you’re driving along in your Nissan Rogue and suddenly, a yellow light illuminates on your dash and says "Check Engine". If you’re like most Nissan owners, your heart sinks a microscopic because you have microscopic idea about what that light is trying to tell you or how you should react. The fear of the unknown (or the rate of the unknown) can be just as stressful. But take a deep breath and realize the light coming on doesn’t mean you have to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck, but it is recommended that you get your 2013 Nissan Rogue checked as soon as practical. Ignoring that warning could end up causing broad damage to pricey engine components.

When your 2013 Nissan Rogue's ECM (electronic control module), which is the vehicle's onboard computer, finds a problem in the computerized control system that it can’t rare, a computer turns on your check engine light. This amber or yellow light is ordinarily labeled “check engine” or “service engine soon”, or the light may be nothing more than a picture of an engine, or a picture of the engine with the word “check.”

When the light turns on, the ECM stores an engine code or “trouble code” in its memory that identifies as the issue, whether it's a sensor or a failing engine part. This code is read with an electronic scan tool that is used by our Nissan auto repair mechanics at Nalley Nissan of Cumming. There are also a number of relatively cheap code readers that are designed for do-it-yourselfers, should you designate that route too. While this code will tell you the issue that is detected, a true diagnosis still requires an experienced high-tech to find out the issue and repair it.

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

One of the most typically misunderstood lights or indicators in your 2013 Nissan Rogue is the check engine light. The check engine light is part of the onboard diagnostics system, and displays in innumerable contrasting ways. It can say "Check Engine", it can be a symbol of an engine, it can even be a combination of both. This light illuminates in either an amber or red color and is part of the diagnostics system found on your vehicle. Onboard computers increasingly have controlled and monitored vehicle performance since the 80s and do a variety of things for your 2013 Nissan Rogue. Some of these include shifting automatic transmissions ignition timing, controlling engine speed, and implementing stability control, just to name numerous. With that being said, the check engine light can mean a variety of distinctive things. It can be as realistic as your gas cap being loose or as dangerous as engine knocking. If your check engine light is on in your 2013 Nissan Rogue, contact Nalley Nissan of Cumming. Our Nissan service department can aid you learn what code is turning your check engine light on or diagnose why your check engine light is flashing. Contact Nalley Nissan of Cumming today!

Will the check engine light reset itself?

The check engine light on your 2013 Nissan Rogue will frequently shut itself off if the issue or code that caused it to turn on is fixed. For example, if the cause of your check engine light coming on was a loose gas cap, if it's tightened, the light will turn itself off. Likewise, if your catalytic converter is going functional, and you did a lot of stop-and-go driving, that may have turned on the check engine light due to the high usage of the converter. In most cases, your 2013 Nissan Rogue light will go off after about 20-40 miles. If you drive over that amount and the light is still on, you will need to bring it in to Nalley Nissan of Cumming so the light and code can be double-checked and reset.

2013 Nissan Rogue Check Engine Light Codes

The check engine light turning on can be quite intimidating to see that little light on your vehicle’s dashboard suddenly illuminates, but in reality, it is not something that should cause you to shut down in fear right away. If you hear the term, diagnostic trouble codes (DTC), these are just another name for check engine light codes. These are automotive computer codes stored by the ECM, also known as the OBD (on-board computer diagnostic system) in your Rogue. There are hundreds of different codes that your check engine light can suggest. While that sounds daunting, with a little patience, tackling imperative diagnostics will give you convenient knowledge about your vehicle and will also allow that Check Engine Light to do what it is surely supposed to do: be your guide. Unfortunately, accessible and convenient vehicle symptoms do not always accompany an illuminated Check Engine Light. Since there are hundreds of potential OBD codes, there are also hundreds of potential reasons for the light, including:

  • Old Battery
  • Loose Gas Cap or Missing Gas Cap
  • Ignition system faults
  • Computer output circuit issues
  • Fuel and air metering systems problems
  • O2 Sensor
  • Bad Spark Plugs
  • Transmission issues
  • Emissions controls issues

This is why it is vigorous for someone who does not have a lot of automotive knowledge to not assume what a code means. Call Nalley Nissan of Cumming at 7706290287 straightaway or schedule your check engine light service online today! When your check engine light comes on, you should get it checked out suddenly by a certified Nissan mechanic. If the engine light comes on due to a unhealthy concern, you risk detrimental your car further by not repairing the issue right away.

What could cause the check engine light to come on in a 2013 Nissan Rogue?

When your check engine light comes on, this could be as uncomplicated as tightening or replacing your gas cap. Likewise, the check engine light could also be a warning of a active problem that could cause active damage to your engine and come with a colossal repair bill. Depending on your make and model, the check engine light will illuminate or blink. A steady glow commonly means something less active but a flashing check engine light indicates that your vehicle’s engine is in active trouble and service is fundamental shortly. If your check engine light is flashing in your 2013 Nissan Rogue, we highly recommend not to drive the car and schedule Nissan service straightaway. Below is a list of the most known reasons your check engine light can come on:

  • Issues with each aftermarket items. An aftermarket alarm, exhaust or other item can wreak havoc on your 2013 Nissan Rogue if it’s not installed accurately. These aftermarket parts and accessories can ditch the battery, trigger the check engine light, or even prevent the vehicle from starting. If these issues sound commonplace, bring your Rogue to Nissan and have our team of certified mechanics ensure that your aftermarket items were installed correctly and aren't causing each issue. Getting accessories, extraordinarily aftermarket parts and accessories, or using OEM parts first place might cost a microscopic bit more but could save you money from having to get poor function and damage caused by poor installation function corrected.
  • Your catalytic converter is bad or going bad. The catalytic converter is a part of your 2013 Nissan Rogue’s exhaust system. The catalytic converter's function is to turn the carbon monoxide created by the combustion process into carbon dioxide. A damaged catalytic converter is ordinarily caused by neglected maintenance, which is why Nalley Nissan of Cumming offers a complimentary multi-point inspection with every Nissan service. If you have an issue with your catalytic converter and don't get it serviced, your 2013 Nissan Rogue will not pass an emissions test, show a lack of engine performance and will negatively affect your fuel economy. Your car may run at a higher temperature, too, which can cause other problems from overheating.
  • Your mass airflow sensor (known as MAF) needs to be replaced. The mass airflow sensor in your Nissan Rogue is what determines how much fuel is needed to run your engine efficiently by measuring the amount of air entering the engine. As a part of the engine management system, the mass airflow sensor helps adjust to vital changes, like altitude. If your Nissan Rogue is having trouble starting, idling rough or has a quick change in the position of the throttle pedal, this could be a sign of a bad mass airflow sensor.
  • Your O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor) needs to be replaced. The Oxygen sensor, commonplace as the O2 sensor, measures the amount of oxygen in your exhaust system. If there is excess oxygen in your exhaust system, fuel burns faster and your vehicle will be less active when it comes to fuel economy. So what happens if I don’t replace your O2 sensor? A faulty sensor can not only affect your miles per gallon, but it can cause damage to your catalytic converter and your 2013 Nissan Rogue's spark plugs. The O2 sensor sends data to the vehicle’s onboard computer to determine the right variety of air and fuel that enters the cylinders in your engine. A bad O2 sensor can also cause a car to fail an emissions test.
  • One of the most sufficient and frequent cause is that your 2013 Nissan Rogue gas cap is loose, damaged or missing. The gas cap for your 2013 Nissan Rogue serves multiple purposes. It prevents gas fumes from being released when you aren't driving, it seals the fuel system and helps maintain pressure within the fuel tank. What happens if you have a bad fuel cap? If your gas cap is old or has a ruptured seal, you can lose fuel through evaporation which will result in more trips to the pump. Luckily, to replace a gas cap isn't expensive. If your check engine light turns on immediately after you put gas in your 2013 Nissan Rogue, first thing you should check is to make bold the cap isn’t loose — or that it's still on your car’s roof or at the fuel pump.
  • The battery is low or dead. The battery in your 2013 Nissan Rogue is every accomplished. Without a car battery, your car won’t start, light up the road ahead, play the radio or charge your phone. Today’s car batteries last much longer than they did a few decades ago, and they don't really require maintenance. The value of a new one depends on the type of Nissan you drive, but check our modern service coupons and specials.
  • Your 2013 Nissan Rogue has a vacuum leak. Every Nissan Rogue has a vacuum system that performs a wide variety of functions. The vacuum system also helps lower harmful emissions by routing the fumes as gasoline evaporates through the engine. If you notice that your RPM is high in idle or randomly surges, a vacuum leak could be the cause. Over time, vacuum hoses can bare out and crack, extraordinarily if they’re exposed to extraordinary heat or extreme bitter.
  • New Spark Plugs or Plug Wires are needed for your 2013 Nissan Rogue. The spark plugs are the part of your engine that ignites the air/fuel variety in the combustion chamber of your vehicle. This explosion is what moves the pistons and makes the engine run. The spark plug wires deliver the spark from the ignition coil to the spark plugs. If your spark plugs or spark plug wires are bad or old, you will experience poor performance and reduced power. In some extreme cases, your engine will have trouble starting or continuing to run. Worn spark plugs and plug wires can cause clogged catalytic converter or damage to ignition coils and O2 sensors, main to more expensive repairs.

How many miles can you drive with the check engine light?

The safest bet is to decipher the code and then plan your strategy accordingly. Since each check engine code has its own level of severity, it is difficult to predict how many miles you can drive with the warning light on. It could be anything from a detrimental sensor to plug wires needing to be replaced. If you check engine light is shining, we recommend that you pull over and contact Nalley Nissan of Cumming to help mean if your vehicle is safe to drive in or if we recommend a tow truck.

2013 Nissan Rogue Check Engine Light Flashing

Although there are many potential causes of an illuminated Check Engine Light, we know from years of providing Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service that there are countless instinctive causes including something as uncomplicated as a loose gas cap. Additional instinctive reasons for a Check Engine Light are faulty head gasket, a malfunction with the fuel injection system, damaged oxygen sensor, faulty emissions control part, dirty mass airflow sensor, or defective spark plugs to name a few. No matter what is the root cause of the Check Engine Light, we have the Nissan Certified Technicians and the certified service protocol to isolate the root problem and repair it as mandatory to restore factory specifications. When this happens, the Check Engine Light turns off, and you can leave the service center knowing that your Nissan issue was fixed.

Every 2013 Nissan Rogue was designed with a high-technology performance monitoring system with a computer, and a series of sensors positioned strategically throughout the vehicle on its necessary systems. The sensors are continually detecting conditions while sending data to the electronic control unit. If the electronic control unit detects that the data is out of factory specifications, the Check Engine Light illuminates telling you that there is a problem. However, that is the limitation of the Check Engine Light – it won’t tell you what exactly is wrong nor what to do about it. That’s where we come in; Nalley Nissan of Cumming provides a Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service that isolates the core problem and gives you a recommendation on what to do next from a Greatly Qualified Service professional.

How much does it cost to get the engine light checked?

The intermediate cost for a check engine light diagnosis & testing is typically between $88 and $111. The satisfactory news, Nalley Nissan of Cumming offers complimentary multi-point inspections and free diagnostics, in most cases, to help learn the cause of your check engine light. The check engine light warns of issues ranging from a gas cap that's not correctly tightened to a more risky failure like a detrimental catalytic converter or a problem with one of the car's oxygen sensors, so it satisfactory to get the logical code reading and diagnosis.