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2014 Lexus IS350 Check Engine Light Codes

The check engine light turning on can be quite intimidating to see that tiny 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 respectable as the OBD (on-board computer diagnostic system) in your IS350. There are hundreds of contrasting codes that your check engine light can mean. While that sounds daunting, with a tiny patience, tackling basic diagnostics will give you essential knowledge about your vehicle and will also allow that Check Engine Light to do what it is certainly supposed to do: be your guide. Unfortunately, possible and available vehicle symptoms do not always accompany an illuminated Check Engine Light. Since there are hundreds of possible OBD codes, there are also hundreds of possible reasons for the light, including:

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

This is why it is fundamental for someone who does not have a few of automotive knowledge to not assume what a code means. When your check engine light comes on, you should get it checked out quickly by a certified Lexus mechanic. Call Plaza Lexus at 3145823688 now or schedule your check engine light service online today! If the engine light comes on due to a harsh concern, you risk bad your car additional by not repairing the issue right away.

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

One of the most commonly misunderstood lights or indicators in your 2014 Lexus IS350 is the check engine light. The check engine light is part of the onboard diagnostics system, and displays in a few assorted 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 2014 Lexus IS350. Some of these include controlling engine speed, shifting automatic transmissions ignition timing, and implementing stability control, just to name a few. With that being said, the check engine light can mean a variety of contrasting things. It can be as pure as your gas cap being loose or as unhealthy as engine knocking. If your check engine light is on in your 2014 Lexus IS350, contact Plaza Lexus. Contact Plaza Lexus today! Our Lexus service department can help you find out what code is turning your check engine light on or observe why your check engine light is flashing.

2014 Lexus IS350 Check Engine Light

If the check engine light in your 2014 Lexus IS350 starts shining, that means that the problem needs immediate attention and your Lexus should be delivered in quickly. A shining light indicates that the problem is unhealthy and if not taken care of quickly may result in major wear and tear to the car. This flashing light usually indicates a hard engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to be discharged into the exhaust system. There it can expeditiously boost the temperature of the catalytic converter to a point where damage is achievable, requiring an fancy repair. Some owners ask if spark plugs cause the check engine light to flash? This can exactly be the cause. A bad, erstwhile or dirty spark plug can cause the engine to misfire. If your check engine light is blinking, please contact our team of automotive experts at Plaza Lexus immediately by calling 3145823688. 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 very expensive repair.

Will the check engine light reset itself?

The check engine light on your 2014 Lexus IS350 will usually 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 factual, and you did copious 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 2014 Lexus IS350 light will go off after about 20-40 miles. If you drive over that fee and the light is still on, you will need to bring it in to Plaza Lexus so the light and code can be double-checked and reset.

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

It could be anything from a bad sensor to plug wires needing to be replaced. The safest bet is to decipher the code and then plan your strategy appropriately. Since every 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. If you check engine light is flashing, we suggest that you pull over and contact Plaza Lexus to help suggest if your automobile is safe to drive in or if we suggest a tow truck.

Is it safe to drive your 2014 Lexus IS350 with the check engine light on?

If the check engine light is flashing, this means that there is a precarious issue and it is recommended to service your Lexus IS350 immediately. This question is not exceptionally 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 naturally 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 serious problem. Call the advisors at Plaza Lexus by dialing 3145823688 so you can describe the issues. Or reduce your speed and bring your 2014 Lexus to our certified mechanics as soon as conceivable.

What could cause the check engine light to come on in a 2014 Lexus IS350?

When your check engine light comes on, this could be as plain as tightening or replacing your gas cap. Likewise, the check engine light could also be a warning of a unhealthy problem that could cause unhealthy damage to your engine and come with a intense repair bill. Depending on your make and model, the check engine light will illuminate or blink. A steady glow typically means something less unhealthy but a twinkling check engine light indicates that your vehicle’s engine is in unhealthy trouble and service is crucial hastily. If your check engine light is twinkling in your 2014 Lexus IS350, we exceptionally recommend not to drive the vehicle and schedule Lexus service today. Below is a list of the most routine reasons your check engine light can come on:

  • Your O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor) needs to be replaced. The Oxygen sensor, admitted as the O2 sensor, measures the sum of oxygen in your exhaust system. If there is excess oxygen in your exhaust system, fuel burns faster and your vehicle will be less compelling 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 2014 Lexus IS350's spark plugs. The O2 sensor sends data to the vehicle’s onboard computer to prefer the right mixture of air and fuel that enters the cylinders in your engine. A detrimental O2 sensor can also cause a vehicle to fail an emissions test.
  • Your mass airflow sensor (known as MAF) needs to be replaced. The mass airflow sensor in your Lexus IS350 is what determines how much fuel is needed to run your engine efficiently by measuring the sum of air entering the engine. As a part of the engine management system, the mass airflow sensor helps adjust to clear changes, like altitude. If your Lexus IS350 is having trouble starting, idling rough or has a sudden change in the position of the throttle pedal, this could be a sign of a detrimental mass airflow sensor.
  • One of the most traditional and bountiful cause is that your 2014 Lexus IS350 gas cap is loose, damaged or missing. The gas cap for your 2014 Lexus IS350 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 detrimental 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 instantly after you put gas in your 2014 Lexus IS350, first thing you should check is to make satisfied the cap isn’t loose — or that it's still on your car’s roof or at the fuel pump.
  • Your catalytic converter is detrimental or going detrimental. The catalytic converter is a part of your 2014 Lexus IS350’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 usually caused by neglected maintenance, which is why Plaza Lexus offers a complimentary multi-point inspection with every Lexus service. If you have an issue with your catalytic converter and don't get it fixed, your 2014 Lexus IS350 will not pass an emissions test, show a lack of engine performance and will negatively affect your fuel economy. Your vehicle may run at a higher temperature, too, which can cause countless problems from overheating.
  • Issues with any aftermarket items. An aftermarket alarm, exhaust or countless item can wreak havoc on your 2014 Lexus IS350 if it’s not installed properly. These aftermarket parts and accessories can discard the battery, trigger the check engine light, or even avoid the vehicle from starting. If these issues sound contemporary, bring your IS350 to Lexus and have our team of certified mechanics ensure that your aftermarket items were installed correctly and aren't causing any issue. Getting accessories, especially aftermarket parts and accessories, or using OEM parts first place might cost a little bit more but could save you money from having to get scanty work and damage caused by scanty installation work corrected.
  • The battery is low or dead. The battery in your 2014 Lexus IS350 is every intense. Without a vehicle battery, your vehicle won’t start, light up the road ahead, play the radio or charge your phone. Today’s vehicle batteries last much longer than they did countless decades ago, and they don't certainly require maintenance. The cost of a new one depends on the type of Lexus you drive, but check our current service coupons and specials.
  • New Spark Plugs or Plug Wires are needed for your 2014 Lexus IS350. The spark plugs are the part of your engine that ignites the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber of your vehicle. This explosion is what moves the pistons and makes the engine run. The spark plug wires bring the spark from the ignition coil to the spark plugs. If your spark plugs or spark plug wires are detrimental or old, you will experience scanty 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, large to more expensive repairs.
  • Your 2014 Lexus IS350 has a vacuum leak. Every Lexus IS350 has a vacuum system that performs a enormous 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 dry out and crack, especially if they’re exposed to intense heat or extreme fast.

Check Engine Light Service 2014 Lexus IS350

What do you do when you’re driving along in your Lexus IS350 and abruptly, a yellow light illuminates on your dash and says "Check Engine". If you’re like most Lexus owners, your heart sinks a miniature because you have miniature idea about what that light is trying to tell you or how you should react. The fear of the unknown (or the cost of the unknown) can be just as stressful. But take a deep breath and realize the light coming on doesn’t represent you have to pull the automobile over to the side of the road and call a tow truck, but it is recommended that you get your 2014 Lexus IS350 checked as soon as accessible. Ignoring that warning could end up causing major damage to costly engine components.

When your 2014 Lexus IS350's ECM (electronic control module), which is the vehicle's onboard computer, finds a problem in the electronic control system that it can’t acceptable, a computer turns on your check engine light. This amber or yellow light is typically 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 find out with an electronic scan tool that is used by our Lexus auto repair mechanics at Plaza Lexus. There are also a number of relatively inexpensive code readers that are designed for do-it-yourselfers, should you prefer that route too. While this code will tell you the issue that is detected, a true diagnosis still requires an experienced professional to choose the issue and repair it.

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

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

2014 Lexus IS350 Check Engine Light Flashing

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

Every 2014 Lexus IS350 was designed with a high-technology performance monitoring system with a computer, and a series of sensors positioned strategically throughout the vehicle on its difficult 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 specifically is incorrect nor what to do about it. That’s where we come in; Plaza Lexus provides a Check Engine Light Diagnosis Service that isolates the core problem and gives you a recommendation on what to do next from a Extraordinarily Qualified Service professional.