Can you tell us the code from a code scanner or a auto store like advance or auto zone? Its likely a p1586. After a few key cycles the check engine light should go out, but the code will still be in memory.
The IMA system has like a ground fault circuit and will trip at the slightest sign of a unsafe situation. The IMA system is in a plastic tub in the rear inside the metal tub between the rear wheels. Just look under the rear bumper where the hookie thing is sticking down.
I wouldnt try to forge water in any vehicle as that can get into bearings, gear boxes, etc and screw up stuff down the road.