Malfunction Indicator Light - Emissions Only?
The Murano Owner's Manual has no mention of a "Check Engine Light", the usual term used with most vehicles. This vehicle uses the term "Malfunction Indicator Light" in its place and states that the light comes on when there is an emissions-related issue (or the gas cap isn't tight). When I mentioned to a friend of mine, a mechanic, that the MIL was on, he said that there could be dozens of reasons why the check engine light comes on. I told him the owner's manual says that light only come on when there is an emissions-related issue. Is the mechanic correct? Or is the owner's manual correct? If the owner's manual is correct, how does the driver get notified when one of those other "dozens of reasons" happen? Are there dedicated "non-check engine" warning lights for each malfunction? If the all-encompassing "check engine light" no longer is used, perhaps there are dedicated warning lights for each potential malfunction now.