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My 2007 VW Passat's Malfunction Indicator Lamp light came on this afternoon. What do I do?

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your Volkswagen Passat. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

No, thank you.

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VW Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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VW Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Is the car running normally even though the light is on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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VW Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Usually when this light comes on and the engine is running normally it's the result of a evap emissions part. This could be something as simple as a loose gas cap, so start there and if it's loose, tighten it up. It will take a bit for the light to go out on it's own, but it should solve the problem.

IF not, then you need to have the codes read. Most of the larger parts stores will do this for you at no charge. If you would like to get that done and post here with me, then I can give a more detailed reply.

Since the car is running normally, this is not a huge problem and you can continue to drive the car safely without damaging anything more.

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