Check Engine Light Message - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Check Engine Light Message

May 17, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Takahashi noted it first, and although I always hope for spontaneous remission of car problems, there has been no self-healing here. The "check engine" light in our 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet continues, in its very correct German way, to covey both information and blame.

We'll report back on what this "fault of the engine control system" turns out to be. We've checked for both loose gas and oil caps. Both are firmly in place.

What's the first thing you do when you get a "check engine" light?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 12,102 miles


  • sofaonasock sofaonasock Posts:

    Plug in the OBD2 Reader!

  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    I would plug in my bluetooth OBDII reader and look up the code on my smartphone.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    I pull out my OBD II code reader, which is what you should be doing. And that display is not conveying anything of substance.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Well its been said three times. More importantly, I do it now. I don't make a mental note. I don't put it on my bucket list of things to do before I die. Is it really that inconvenient to plug in a reader? It can't be, especially when your job is to do things like this and write about it...

  • mieden mieden Posts:

    I plug in my laptop and pull the fn codes...

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