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The car, a Passat Volkswagen 2004 has Exhaust Pipe signal

Hello! The car, a Passat...
Hello! The car, a Passat Volkswagen 2004 has Exhaust Pipe signal on, and drives very slowly 20Mph about. Not sure it is serious, my wife just called me she is unsure she should drive back home with it.
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: about 50000 and we are not drinving a lot
JA: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No I am not fixing it my self, I jwill take it to the garage eventually but I would need to know whether it is safe to drive for another 3miles
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I think that is all
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the vehicle went into a limp home mode where you can drive the vehicle to the repair facility. now did you try to turn off the car and restart is the light still on and does it go maximum 20mph?

please do let me know!!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The vehicle is in a parking facility and my wife is in the shop. I am trying to figure out whether it is dangerous to drive home while the signal Exhaust Pipe is on and that the car is at 20mph, the car gave signs earlier today and it was not responding to the acceleration request
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sorry my wife is with the car, she just called me to give me these information.

with my experience if a restart will not restore the power i would have the vehicle towed to the shop to get it looked at and resolved to prevent any more damage to the engine!!

anything else?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The car actually run, the engine run but the exhaust pipe signal is on and it run slowly. Just wondering how dangerous it would be to drive another 2 miles. To come back home so I can take it to tne garage. Having towednis th expensive method.

without exactly what faults are stored i cannot say yes it is ok or not . usually if the exhaust light is not flashing then you should be able to drive it home but as i said earlier its hard to say !!!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, of course. I am just wondering of consequences of such fault on the dashboard

could be a sensor to a drastic turbo came apart and damaging the engine . i dont think its the extreme but have to keep that in play!!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. Thank you.

my pleasure!!

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