What does engine management light mean on Vauxhall Astra?

The light is connected to your car’s engine control unit (ECU), and is the first indicator of issues with the engine’s electronic ‘brain’. If the engine management light stays on when you turn on the ignition, or if it comes on while you’re driving, it means there might be a problem under the bonnet.

How do you turn off the engine management light on a Vauxhall Astra?

An even simpler way to clear the engine management light is to turn the ignition on and off. This approach achieves the same outcome as the previous step, but without disconnecting the battery. Turn the ignition on and off three times, pausing a second between each cycle. The engine management light should go off.

What could engine management light mean?

The engine management light (sometimes called the check engine light) has been a common and essential fixture in cars for a long time. If you see it, it means that something to do with your car’s engine and/or exhaust has gone wrong.

Are dashboard warning lights an MOT failure?

Dashboard lights indicating potential failure of your car’s engine, ABS & traction systems, headlight mainbeam, brake fluid level, power steering and seatbelts can all lead to an MOT failure.

Will a car fail an MOT with the engine management light on?

Yes, your car will fail its MOT if your Engine Management Light remains on when the engine has been started. Under the new MOT rules, it is now classed as a major fault. If your light is on constantly, or it’s flashing, you should have your car checked at a garage.

Are there traction control and engine management lights?

I checked the oil and there was more than adequate in it, and there has been no oil light showing, however I topped it up in case and I let the car run for about 10 minutes but the engine management light either flashes or remains lit in amber color as well as the traction control light. It’s a 1.6 Petrol 115. Any ideas?

What does the engine management warning light mean?

The engine management warning light is different from the other lights on your dashboard, as it doesn’t alert you to a specific fault. Unlike the coolant temperature warning or low oil level warning lights, the engine management light (EML) can be triggered for a number of reasons.

Can a car with an amber management light fail Mot?

In 2018, stricter MoT rules were introduced meaning that any car undergoing an MoT test with an illuminated engine management light (whether it’s a red or amber warning) would automatically fail.

Do you need an engine warning light to pass Mot?

The answer to this is ‘no’ – the light itself isn’t but the issue that causes could prevent your car passing its MoT depending on what it is. Unlike many of a dashboard’s other warning lights, an engine warning light doesn’t alert you to a specific fault.