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Check engine light came on my 2005 VW Passat. 50k miles. Just took it in 4 weeks ago for its maintenance. Light is solid, no blinking. Today is Sunday and no shops are open. Is the car safe to drive until Monday? What potential damage could I inflict? What are common reasons a solid check engine light will come on? Thanks,

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You need to pull the codes, however, check engine is generally emissions system. Which in general terms means you may need a new 02 sensor..but check engine light can be any of numerous sensors, map, mad, ecg, iac, 02 etc. I would check n change the oxy sensor with that many miles..cheers.

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Should be take it by auto zone have them check for codes . It is free in most states.

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SOURCE: 2001 VW Passat. Oil light 5 times- workshop maintenance

just try resetting the light. you can usually find this in your owners manual.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Check Engine light (MIL) blinking on 2000 VW Beetle - please help

vw2000 (2.0)
Blinking engine lt. Poor performance-barely make it up a hill.
Mechanic said bad O2 sensor--Replaced--had same problem-
Used "ADVANCED AUTO" Diagnostic meter---FREE FREE FREE
Code read MISFIRE
Replaced COIL pack!!!!!!!!!
Returned to Advance auto to clear codes---
NO CHECK engine light --runs like new
Believe the COIL pack went bad causing the sensor to clog and go bad--Probably could have just cleaned it.
Cost $200 parts and free labor>LOTS of bad words,gerasy hands and good running car
HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: what maintenane is necessary at 55k miles?

you need to locate an owners manual or consult a dealer

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 03 VW Jetta 1.8 Turbo- Check Engine Light- Diagnostic test: 2181

get a new coolant temperature sensor.

the orginal black ones are faulty.

make sure it is the green topped one.

also do a normal tune up with spark plugs, clean the maf, maybe replace coils packs.

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light - P2181

Hi,first thing your cambelt and tensioner should have been replaced 13k miles ago,it would pay you to replace the water pump at the same time as they are known for impellor failure = cooling system fault=P2181 code,hope this helps.
Darren

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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