Originally Posted by moparmommy
My check engine light came on late Friday night, my husband brought it in 1st thing Saturday morning, they wouldn't check it, per the dealer they don't do that type of service on weekends. He also said if it isn't flashing its ok to operate. That sounds like a crock of bull to me, personally! So fast forward to driving it yesterday evening, at a red light it feels like a rougher idle. The remote start will start for about 10 seconds then shut off & won't work again. And finally what else I have noticed, the "Eco" light on the display with the speedometer doesn't come on.. So this has to be something electric? Or with the engine? ??? Any ideas so I will know if the dealer is coming up with anything crazy tomorrow morning? Thanks.
Quote from owners manual:
*Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD II that monitors engine and automatic transmission con-
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb*does not come on when turning the key from OFF to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
So as long as check engine light(MIL) isn't blinking and u don't have any other lights on as mentioned above, you should be ok to drive until Monday. If it were blinking---that's when u should be concerned.
As for the remote start, if the check engine light is on or if the fuel level is low, it will shut off after 10 seconds:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
The ECO "mode" is only displayed when the MDS is active, which is based on your driving conditions and engine load:
The FUEL SAVER MODE message will display above the average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This message will appear whenever the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS) (if equipped) allows the engine to operate on four cylinders, or if you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
Fuel Saver Mode — On
This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
So, I'd say don't worry an wait until the techs can pull your engine code on Monday before jumping to any conclusions. Chances are its something simple like emissions. Happened to mine a month ago. Let us know how it goes.