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When driving hard or trying to go over 70 mph, car goes into limp mode! A light comes on dash stating take to dealer, also the glow plug light keeps flashing and have loss of power! My car is a 2005 '55 reg passat sport 2.0 diesel. Checked on diagnostic machine with light still on and no fault showing! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Thanks for your very quick reply

    I'll ask my mate to check again. I'm
    unsure what the scanner is called, but will find out for you. It is quite big!
    (I know that doesn't help)! lol

    Also forgot to mention the car stays in
    limp mode till I switch off and start again.

  • baberj10 Feb 20, 2009

    the scanner used is called 'Multiscan' and was used with obd2. Hope it helps

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    My car is a golf gti 1.8 180 2003 which keeps going into limp mode. I have had a diagnostic check carried out , new turbo fitted , new throttle body, full service , new filters. When you take your foot off the accelerator the car goes back to full power. Diagnostic check shows no faults.



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Check it in eobd as well as vw specific what scanner did you use to check for the fault code ? because when that light comes on it has logged a code,it could be anything from a brake light switch to the vains sticking in the turbo

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