I hope this clarified the other misinformation which is currently published and posted on the net (regarding this subject).:
Okay, pay attention please, you need to disregard that entire answer that obviously the person who wrote it made there own assesment, not according to the facts. Service engine soon is Nissan's and other manufacturers check engine light, yes they are the same. The light means your vehicle needs an engine diagnosis to pinpoint one or multiple problems. These codes appear because the emmissions, ignition and overall performance of the motor is compromised. The problem could be a run down sensor, vacuum leak or ignition(timing) problem. The code will get you looking at the right system on the vehicle but not always the exact problem. Good to pay engine Dio if unsure.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
Yes, the Service Engine Soon light is the same as the Check Engine light.
The emissions light on a Honda Civic could indicate any number of problems including a loose gas cap. It could also indicate something more serious such as the engine is misfiring.
There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
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A flashing check engine light is usually an indication of a misfire
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The check engine light is an immediate signal to pull into a garage and get a quick diagnostic check. It could be a variety of problems with the engine. Usually there is a separate oil light or a wrench icon on newer vehicles to indicate an oil change is required.
The service engine soon is the same as a check engine light. It has nothing to do with an oil change.
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