Check Engine?

January 20, 2012

Not quite scooter-related, and maybe a little crazy, but ultimately, a worthy quest: Check out Jalopnik’s campaign to ban the confusing “Check Engine” light and replace it with useful onboard diagnostics.

Libertarians, complain away, but it doesn’t make sense to have a computer, a million sensors and a text display (if not a video display) in your car, then hide the results from the consumer.

If you’ve ever paid a mechanic $90 to tell you that your gas cap wasn’t screwed in tightly enough, sign the petition before February 16.


One Response to “Check Engine?”

  1. hfc_tomNo Gravatar on January 20th, 2012 3:37pm

    I still can’t find the “Yes, the engine is still under the f*cking hood, but thanks for asking” button to shut off that stupid light.

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