Terios engine warning light


I am in process of buying 5 yr old Terios 1.3 All looks great but engine warning light stays on. In manual says to get it dealer asap. Seller says often does that but goes out after a couple of days and mechanic said nothing to worry about common on Terios models. Is this correct or is it something expensive to worry about? Can I make any checks?


HI there I have had a Terios for 4 years and now have this problem see below, the car has seized up a little whilst driving down the motorway and the AA said this is due to the warning light, so it may be more serious than you thought.

We have a 1997 SE Terios, the engine light on the dashboard has been coming on for the last few weeks.
The Speedo has also stopped. We have been advised by the local dealer that this engine light may be due to the Speedo not working and have offered to fit a new Speedo which they 'think' will rectify the problem, although they are not sure and are a little baffled theirselves. This may cost over £300 so I'm reluctant to get this done if it doesn't mend the problem

Has anyone had a similar problem? Does the Speedo come loose in the dashboard and need tightening? If so is it easy to get to?

Sorry for all the questions but we're in a dilema as to stick with the car or avoid Daihatsu in the future.

thanks Dave