This sounds like a misfire. We clearly need to start with checking for codes and see what is there. If you have a parts store that is close to you that you can get it there quickly then you can try and stop in and see if they will pull the codes for you. They should be open today.
Without the codes this is what would make the most sense. However you are correct that you don't want to drive this too far with the light flashing. That means you are doing damage to the exhaust. However, you should be fine to make it to a local parts store and back if you would like to confirm this with the codes.
As for a misfire, that could be something easy like the spark plugs or more complicated with the compression of the engine. However, first things first and that is starting with the codes.
Hope this helps. Let me know what you find. Thanks
Sunday, May 17th, 2020 AT 6:44 AM