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> Buying A 2012 S60 T5
post Sep 17 2018, 12:31 PM
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I'm seeing a vehicle like this to buy, s60 2011/2012, 2.0 t5
engine b4204t7
vin bc2103026
it's well maintained, the only thing is that the check engine light is on.

the owner said that this is a common problem in this model, because of the quality of our petrol (I live in Brazil)

I would like to know if this really applies.
and also what advise me to look specifically at this model, some recommendation?

thank you
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post Sep 17 2018, 01:16 PM
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Ask what OBDT Codes are being thrown to trigger that Check Engine Light.

Does Brazil have a periodic Vehicle Inspection that includes a Smog Test ?

If the Owner/Seller won't can't tell you what Code(s) are being thrown, find a Parts Store that offers free diagnostic code reading . . . . or buy yourself an inexpensive Code Reader.

A multitude of conditions can cause a CEL; some are cheap and of little or no consequence while others indicate that expensive repairs are looming.

Good Luck . . . . and be careful !
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