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Check engine light.........

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I have a 2002 silver Insight and after about 3250miles the check engine light came on all of a sudden while cruising down the I-5. I have read in the manual that the light can come on if the gas cap is not secured properly. This is probably my 4 or 5 tank of gas and this has never happened before. I made sure the cap was on tight before i left the gas station. After about 30 miles it came on. I re-tightened it but the light has not gone off.
Is this just a matter of patience to let the emissions system fix itself and the engine light then turns off? I was wondering if others have had this problem with the CVT? Are there any recalls on 2002 CVT's? :?
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The Check Engine light is a single indicator that is triggered by a fairly broad range of errors the computer detects. Having a loose gas cap is one of the simple things that can trigger it that you can check yourself. If that's not the cause, then the light means "Get me to a mechanic who can hook into the computer and read the more specific error message."

It might be important. You should not delay.
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