Hi all. New forum poster with a question (which may or may not have been addressed prior).
Are we all familiar with the start-up sound that the 2007, two-door sedan car makes, after sitting a certain amount of time (at least 45 minutes or more; never made if it was sitting for half an hour-35 minutes or less)? It's done it in all seasons, so it's not related to cold weather or anything. However, yesterday, I noticed that when it went to make the sound, it starts to, but then cuts off- and then the Check Engine light was on (steady, not blinking).
First- does anyone know why this particular model makes this start-up sound? (when other cars do not) I never thought to ask in the five years I've owned it.
And, secondly, does it sound like a minor or major issue? Haven't noticed any difference in fuel economy or anything like that.
Also- while here- anyone else experience this: getting on the highway, getting to 50mph or more, and the car sounding like it's "pushing"? Not struggling to get there, just more of a sound like it's pushing on- I know engines rev up when you gain in speed, but I don't recall hearing that until some months back.
Thanks in advance for any info/feedback.