Nope. Assuming you have four, six, or eight individual coils, a failed one will cause a single-cylinder misfire. The engine will run on the remaining cylinders. The unburned air and raw fuel will go into the exhaust system where it will burn in the catalytic converter and overheat it. That too will be detected and the Check Engine light will be flashing. A flashing light means you're supposed to stop the engine as soon as you can do so safely to prevent that costly damage. If that happens, let the engine cool down for 15 - 20 minutes, then you can restart it and drive for a short distance again.
Monday, January 11th, 2016 AT 1:47 PM