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Experience:  VW FastTrack '00-'01, VW Academy Chicago and Seattle '00-present, VW Certified
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I was sitting in my 2014 vw passat with the engine idling

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i was sitting in my 2014 vw passat with the engine idling for about an hour and when i pulled off, my check engine light came on. it ran then cut off. i had to turn the key 3 times to get it to start. it then ran real rough then white smoke came out of the tail pipe and the emc light and skid ***** *****ghts came on. after sitting for about an hour idrove it about 1and a half miles home and only the check engine light stayed on. no smoke and it drove smoothly. i did not go over 30mph. is it safe to drive about 30 miles to a vw dealer?
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: stays on
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just drove it onto my parking lot and parked it because it happened at about 8 o'clock last night.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: VW
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are you still reviewing my question? Its been more than 10 minutes.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm going to drive VW about 15 miles to dealer in about an hour. but Istill hane not gotten any reply back from you.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
what is taking so long?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I signed up thinking I could get an immediate reply before driving to the dealer.
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Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 9 months ago.

Sorry, many of the experts don't get on until normal work hours-

As long as the light is not flashing, you aren't misfiring or doing anything that would cause damage to the catalyst. So you will be OK to drive to the dealer, which will be under warranty if you are under 3/36 for sure, or under 60k if it is a powertrain issue.

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