Just purchased a used 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, and after about 5 days the Engine Check light has started coming on and the engine idles 'rough', like its sputtering. Otherwise the car performs fine. Last night the engine light was lit (always on) and then after about 10 minutes driving home, it started flashing.
The manual says its emissions related but makes no distinction between flashing and always on.
Q1: It is safe for me to drive this to the dealer? (Towing is costly compared to driving - and if I am not likely to blow it up/cause more significant damage, I'd prefer to drive it in myself)
Q2: The timing is very coincidental (days after purchase) The vehicle was inspected by a third party and serviced before being handed over to me - it has 130,000 kilometers on the Odo. Is this likely a 'bad luck situation' or could this be misrepresentation? If they 'tweaked' the engine check light, what should I ask the vehicle service tech to look for when I take it in?