I have a 2001 Audi, and the check engine light has been on for six years. I've had the same sensors replaced six times, and a new catalytic converter put on. My check engine light is STILL on. The last mechanic that worked on it says that there's nothing wrong with the car and to drive it 1000 miles to reset the computer. I have been through that before, and the light still comes on. What else can I do?

Answer

It seems you are being taken advantage of by the mechanics you’re using. For one thing, you only need to drive less than 100 miles to reset the computer. 1000 miles is ridiculous, and implies that they are just trying to get you to waste enough time so you can no longer dispute the charges.

You need to know the OBD Trouble Code that your car's computer registers. You can read it with an OBD diagnostic tool such as the one I mention in my article. That’s the only way you can take control over the situation.

The trouble could be any number of things. Check the trouble code yourself and then get just that single item repaired or replaced.

Updated on May 7, 2018

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