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An engine management light on your Volvo indicates an issue that needs to be corrected. We work with 17,053 friendly garages nationwide, so our local Volvo mechanic can diagnose, correct and reset your engine management light.

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Brooklands Service Centre
1888 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec. Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experienc

Duffys Motors
1494 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.9 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and s

K&B Car Centre
341 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Been in the motor trade for 20 years. Nvq level 2 & 3 and am also an MOT Tester. Excellent customer service skills having been involved in all aspects of garage work

North East Kamex Motors Ltd
37 Jobs Completed
Aberdeen
4.9 / 5

Full Range Of Quality Garage Services Including Servicing, MOT Repairs & Tyres. All Cars & Light Commercials Catered For Without Breaking The Bank.

HiQ Lancaster
70 Jobs Completed
Lancaster
2.9 / 5

Awan Auto Tec
1333 Jobs Completed
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4.7 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualif

Motorata Limited
6 Jobs Completed
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5.0 / 5

Motorata Ltd is an Auto Servicing and repair garage based in Eccles that also does body work for accident repairs. Get in contact with us now to see how we can help you!

MIA MV.LTD t/a SURE VEHICLE CENTRE
122 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Eagle Autos
1857 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

MTECH Auto Services
825 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey

Autozone Manchester MOT & Repairs
72 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Autozone Manchester MOT & REpairs is a family run garage in the heart of Manchester close to the city centre, we carry out all kinds of mechanical and electrical work

Fife Autocentre - Dundee
642 Jobs Completed
Dundee
4.8 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, MOT’s, batteries, exh

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
1462 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

ABM Autohaus Ltd
810 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.3 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs,

JPK Mobile Auto Repairs
393 Jobs Completed
Hillington
4.4 / 5

Mobile mechanics based in Glasgow and Ayrshire area We carry out a range of work including servicing, Brakes and Suspension

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What does it mean when the Volvo engine management light turns on?

If your engine management light has come on, it means there is a fault with your car and you should get it checked immediately. It could be one of a number of potential problems and can often be hard to diagnose without proper diagnostic equipment. It is advised to have a mechanic take a look to provide a proper diagnosis.

What would cause the engine management light to come on?

With so many potential issues related to the engine management light, it is useful to have an idea of what it could be.

Oxygen sensor needs replacing

Oxygen sensors perform an important role in feeding information back to the computer that is in your car. The oxygen sensor helps to monitor how much fuel is being burned by measuring the oxygen levels in the exhaust system.

There are generally two to four sensors in each car so any one of them could cause the engine light to switch on if it is compromised.

The sensors will eventually get covered in oil and ash due to their location and as a result, their ability to communicate accurate readings will degrade.

If this is the issue that has caused your engine light to come on, you have got away lightly as this is an easily resolved problem, however, if ignored, you will end up with a serious repair job on your hands.

You could end up having to repair your catalytic converter which could cost well over £1,500 in parts costs alone, never mind the labour cost.

Fortunately, replacing the sensor is easy and can be done by looking in your car owners manual.

The sensors simply clip on and off from their location so make sure to do this at the earliest opportunity if the engine light comes on to rule this potential problem out.

Loose or faulty fuel cap

This may seem like an unlikely reason for the engine light to come on but surprisingly enough, a loose or damaged fuel cap will cause the signal to alert a driver.

Fuel vapor is extremely flammable and any leakage from the fuel tank will also effect the mileage of your car.

That is why it’s essential that you screw the cap on securely every time you finish re-fuelling.

If the cap is secure but the light is still on, check closely for cracks and if you can see anything, have it replaced as soon as possible.

If there is no sign of damage, the issue will likely be one of the others on this list.

The Catalytic converter is damaged

This part makes up a section of the exhaust system and is vital for converting carbon monoxide and other dangerous compounds.

If there is an issue with your catalytic converter then you’ll notice an increase in the fuel consumption of your car and you will not be able to accelerate properly.

This part is mostly susceptible to damage if other parts fail, such as the oxygen sensors and spark plugs.

If the part stops working, deadly carbon monoxide will be emitted from your car and you’ll be putting the lives of others at risk.

If the part fails then it will need to be replaced. Your fuel consumption will drop dramatically and is one of the most obvious signs that it needs replacing.

The Mass Airflow Sensor

The light in your car will switch on if the mass airflow sensor becomes faulty or breaks, however, it is possible to drive despite the part failing.

The engine light will come on if the air filter on the airflow sensor isn’t properly installed or needs replacing. You should be replacing the filter at least once a year to ensure the sensors work properly all the time.

The MAS (Mass Airflow Sensor) is an important part of the car engine. But it can be faulty and not have a hugely detrimental effect on the car.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the issue as this could lead to a bigger problem.

Replacing the air flow filter is a relatively simple job so it should not be an expensive or time-consuming job for a mechanic.

Failing Spark Plugs

If the engine light comes on and you have checked all the above, the final thing you should check is your spark plugs.

Spark plugs are in place to initiate the combustion in the car when it starts.

If they are failing, then you should notice some jolting when you accelerate.

Fortunately, spark plugs are relatively simple to replace and are cheap to buy brand new.

A mechanic will take no time at all when replacing the failed parts and this is a job that you may be able to do yourself, though we wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a good understanding of a car’s engine.

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