ICBC Road Test with ‘Check Engine Light’


Question: My car has check engine light. Can I still take the N road test?

Well, I don’t know, so I asked ICBC online. I would prefer a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer, but I didn’t get it.

The check engine light may simply indicate that the vehicle is due for routine service rather than indicate an imminent breakdown. For this reason, we do not automatically disqualify drivers from using a vehicle that is displaying the check engine light. However, you must be certain that your vehicle will not breakdown during the road test, and you will most likely be questioned about it by an examiner.

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