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Vw: the engine management and epc lights..running well..brake light

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We have a 54 plate vw touran fsi. Today the engine management and epc lights have come on and the car is not running well. {We had a brake light go the other day}. Is it safe to drive the car or will it cause serious damage? until I can get it to a garage.
Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.

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Good thing that you checked the oil and coolant....as these are the most important factors to prevent any further damage.

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The warning lights are triggered on, when a fault is detected in the engine management system. This can be anything from a faulty or loose connector, to all the sensors, components.

Billy :

Limp home mode is also triggered, that is why you are feeling the reduced engine performance.

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However, if the engine oil and coolant are ok, you should be able to drive to garage safely, without incurring any further damage.

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thank you for your help, I can stop panicing and will get car to the garage tomorrow.

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You're most welcome....and get back to me if further info is needed....Good luck!

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