Depends on the code. Get it checked.
engine service is due
The service engine soon light comes on when the engine computer has detected a malfunction and set a code. You need to have the system checked for codes to know possible causes.
When the "service engine soon" light comes on inside your 2002 Ford Escort, it means that a sensor has told the engine that it is time for a scheduled service. This is generally timed at a certain number of miles or after a certain period of driving time.
You are. Don't drive through a flood. A car engine was not intended to be submerged in water, particularly dirty flood water.
its the engine management light or the service light
engine rubber mounts or timin out
Driving through flood water would cause the ignition to fail and stall the engine.
One can get engine services for a Ford in Hull through many garages that are available and through Classic 900 which help you find the service you are looking for.
You can drive the car but should have the vehicle checked soon as possible. BUT if the service engine soon light is flashing, stop the vehicle when it is safe to do so then shut off the engine immediately. If you continue to drive the vehicle with the service engine soon light flashing you will do catastrophic damage to the catalytic converter(s).
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
When the engine is turned off the next service time or driving distance display is shown