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post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2020, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Brand new jeep shows check engine light??

I know it could mean 100 different things but this 2020 grand cherokee limitedX is literally 3 months old. Just had oil change 2 weeks ago, they checked all the fluids and everything was fine. Today while driving home from work the light came on and won’t go away even after restarting it. I made an appointment at the dealer on Tuesday, it’s ways away so hopefully I can make it. Also might stop by auto zone and have them look codes up tomorrow. Has anybody had it happen on this particular model? Also is it safe to drive if it’s not flashing? Have million things to do on Monday and don’t have a spare car

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-20-2020, 01:36 AM
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don't panic, as forest gump said Sh-t happens.
Its not flashing - getting a read at autozone is a good idea will give peace of mind knowing the issue- don't buy anything to repair the jeep yourself.

You should ask dealer for a loaner while yours is in shop, if you are worried. Call the 800 # in your owners manual if dealer balks at that.

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-20-2020, 06:37 AM
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There is no way to guess what it is. You said it could be a hundred different things. No, it could be a thousand or more different things. With as computerized as modern vehicles are, you can get a MIL for just about anything on the Jeep.

Getting it scanned for peace of mind is a good idea if you're concerned. Just don't try to fix anything yourself. It's under warranty, let the dealership do their job. If you mess anything up trying to fix it yourself, the warranty won't cover owner error.
I carry a bluetooth dongle code reader everywhere I drive so whenever I get a MIL, I can plug it in, connect it to my phone and read codes anytime, anywhere. You can get them for under $30.

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