Service Engine Soon Light.. Dodge Dakota 2003


Old 04-06-08, 08:43 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1
Service Engine Soon Light.. Dodge Dakota 2003

My service engine soon light came on last Friday.. it isn't blinking so that is good.. I didn't put gas in my truck while it was running.. that is good! I have a little over 34,000 on it and I will be bringing it in to the Dodge place we bought it from... I'm thinking it is just time for the "Federal Emissions Control" to be checked... any ideas...
Sponsored Links
Old 04-06-08, 09:03 PM
Speedwrench's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,698
more than likely just some little widget said i give up. If the light is on steady it should be a hard code so hopefully easy to diagnose and fix.
Old 04-07-08, 11:28 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,589
Unless the dealership is going to scan it for free, which is highly unlikely, I would save some money and have the codes read somewhere like Auto Zone, which is free. Then post back here what the codes are that come up.
Old 04-07-08, 07:27 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 977
90% of the time the sensor itself has gone bad
Old 04-08-08, 07:18 AM
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 539
Originally Posted by j HOWARD View Post
90% of the time the sensor itself has gone bad
there are tons of sensors and reasons for this light to come on as tow_guy says best to have some one read the code and post back
Old 04-28-08, 07:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1

I own a 2002 Dakota & the same thing happened to me. I took it in to the dealer and the had to replace the gas cap.
Seems the vent in the cap rusted shut. Replaced it & havent had another problem like that.
Other problems but not gas cap

Good luck

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes