I bought the vehicle listed above s80 3.2 with almost 110,000 miles on it. It had been neglected, and the friend I bought it from assured me it was a good car. I have had it for almost two years. The 2nd week after I owned the car some non-mechanical things fell off or stopping working, but that is when I got my first check engine light.
I brought it to the same garage that had fixed the other issues, and the first "fix" cost around $1,800.00. The check engine light came back on within a day. Brought back, another, a different set of codes. Replaced, drive home, light comes on. This happened 4 times, every time the light came back on as I was driving from mechanics. The last time, actually, the mechanic was taking it for a test drive after fixing it, and it came on.
Fast forward it's almost two years now and the light has never gone off, but the car seems to runs pretty well. The mechanic had said the engine needed to be reset, but no mechanical problems. Well, not true. My emissions test is coming up, so I brought into the shop [different mechanic] for a "once over" to tell me what needed to be fixed. 4 codes came up all centered around the heating element? They replaced one sensor and did a little bit of other stuff. Check engine off! Yeah. Mechanic drove tested it, check engine back on. I ran an OBII scan, 4 new lights, and 2 old ones.
So, my question is this, if all these codes indicate something wrong, why do they come up like they do, right after the car is fixed or parts are replaced? I can't believe it's not related since 5 times now, the codes were addressed and replaced, the light went off, and within a couple of miles came back on 5 times. How can something be wrong each time right after? Why wouldn't the codes come up all at once if all these things were wrong. I feel as if it will never end because it hasn't. Now I have put more than $4,000.00 of repairs into this car, and it is going to keep going. Do you want to guess how many miles I have put on in less than 2 years? Nine thousand. 9,000 in two years! So I have basically been fixed the things prior owner neglected, and maintenance for myself. Is this a situation where you never fix the car but have new codes all the time? Thank you so much. I feel like I am going insane.
have the same problem?
Friday, August 27th, 2021 AT 9:12 AM