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My check engine light is flashing and my car shakes a little…

My check engine light...

My check engine light is flashing and my car shakes a little when in park

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Blink

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

2010 vw passat

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing it just started doing it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Today when I put my car in reverse it basically shut off and wouldn't start back up right away but then it finally did start now the engine light flashes

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Kevin
Kevin, VW Mechanic
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Hi I’m Kevin it sounds very much like you have a missfire occurring . You will need to have the car plugged into a diagnostic machine to pull fault codes to find the cause
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay will the car still drive okay until I’m able to get that done?

I wouldnt drive any further than is needed as a missfire causes there to be unburnt fuel left after conbustion has occurred .this fuel enters exhaust system and if left can damage exhaust filters

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay thank you I’ll see what they say Monday!
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