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VW Passat dash warning light

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by ian dem, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. ian dem

    ian dem Member

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    Morning all,i need a l'il help if possible.
    I have 2001 VW Passat 2.0 SE & over the weekend a warning symbol has appeared on the display,it has a picture of an engine & in the handbook it says "Exhaust Emissions Warning". :confused:
    In the handbook it mentions the cat covertor and/or lambda fault.
    Any ideas? Its says to take it to the nearest VW dealer,is that really necessary?

    Cheers,Ian
  2. ian dem

    ian dem Member

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    Sorry mods please move to motoring!
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    sdb123 Well-Known Member

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    If it indicates the CAT/Exhaust...I'd be tempted to take it to any capable garage for a quick diagnosis. Unless of course, your VW dealership does them free of charge :rolleyes:
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    Daddy k Well-Known Member

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    a garage with vagcom will do matey, an indy vw specialist will be best balance of cost/knowledge
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    Hi Ian,

    My friends Passat had exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago - he called VW and they advised it's ok to drive around until you can get to a garage ie not urgent but if it starts flashing then you MUST take it in.

    Probably best to get it checked out :)
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    I had this on a Polo TDi about a year ago. Turned out to be a faulty brake-light sensor :lease: which apparently is a known fault...

    ... take her to a garage, you know you wanna!
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    These faults seem to be generally down to airflow sensors, vacuum hoses or idle valves in my limited experience. Try looking at fellow member GolfVR6s site http://www.vwowners.co.uk

    Some of the guys on here seem to know a thing or two. :smashin:
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    try taking it to E.B. Jones on County Road, Walton.They will be cheaper than Corkhills on the dock road
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    Probably worth taking to the garage to make sure. Did you check on their website? There could be morei nformation there...
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    ian dem Member

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    Just to give you an update everyone! :thumbsup:
    I had a diagnostic check done yesterday & the fault was 2 things........ a faulty lambda sensor & a faulty vacuum hose,both replaced by a friend of the family who normally services it for me.Total cost £50 cash!! :rotfl:

    Cheers for your help,Ian :smashin:

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