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Malfunction Indicator Lamp

The MIL light went on while driving the car . I turned engine off and restarted and indicator lamp stays on. It has never happened before. Is it safe to drive car?

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Should be ok to drive. What year/ make/model? Can give reset instructions.
Get a code reader to find out what code is displayed

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If you are not experiencing any running symptoms, you should be ok but take it in as soon as possible just in case it is serious which may end up costing more if you wait too long.

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I had the samething happen to my Jetta. I took it to the dealer and nothing was wrong.
I would think it's safe to drive until Monday when the VW shop opens.
My 2 cents

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1

Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check-Engine Controls?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls

2

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the PCM.
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    I had the samething happen to my Jetta. I took it to the dealer and nothing was wrong.
    I would think it's safe to drive until Monday when the VW shop opens.
    My 2 cents

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