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I own a 2012 Passat and I continue to have the engine light come on for emissions issues, not withstanding this the engine light recently came on while I was driving and then the AdBlue light came on stating it would shut the car down under the next 250 km even tho the tank was half full. took it to be serviced where they could not come up with a reason as to why it was coming on nor could they get the car to reset. after 5 days they basically unplugged everything to clear the shut down mode and still have no answers as to what to do when this happens again or how to fix the problem? thinking of selling the car due to constant issues since purchase.

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1) If this is a 2.0 L TDI - There is about to be a class-action suit settled on it. You'd be missing out if you dump the car. Also, if you already did - you may still be eligible for damages. Google is your friend here!
2) This car is DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) equipped (AdBlue) It's a tank mounted inboard of the right rear panel that has a heater in it. When it fails, it sets the MIL (malfunction indicator light) to ON. There is a recall on this. Have a peek here to get an idea how widespread this is:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/forumdisplay.php?s=b9ffbf23243fc96f5a08da3c47dac500&f=86

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hi after reading your problem i gather the water pump blew you lost water the car overheated you say it had a brand new cylinder head and the cars still losing water and causing it to overheat and the garage say its the same problem as before yet they won,t do the job because it needs a bottom end ;engine block] so why when they had the head off was this not checked for level and signs of cracking . to be fair to the garage it something that is often overlooked . but that said if this is the problem that occured after three days of buying you are entitled to have the work gaurenteed for 12 months unless otherwise stated i can see there warrenty company won,t want to pay for it as they already paid the garage to do the job [CORRECTLY] the garage had no right to sell a faulty car in the first place and secondly they have been paid by your warrenty company to repair it it is not the warrentys companys fault the garage didnt do what was required in the first place but its not yours either so i would read what your warrenty agreement is and see if it states they won,t pay twice for the same job if not phone them up tell them the only reason you bought the car is because of the warrenty and it is not your fault the job was done properly in the first place and expect the car to be repaired as it should have been in the first place and its up to them and the garage to decide which one of them pays tell them what the garage mechanic said about its allright to drive and i have no idea what book tells you to ignore warning lights but should be shot then go to the garage tell them you want it putting right and you don,t care wheather its under warrenty or the garages oblgation not sell defective vechicles it is up to the garage to put it right or give you your money back if the problem arises within a reasonable amount of time usually seven days tell them to put it in writing if they refuse to do the job if they refuse get a wittness to this and tell them it needs puting right and will be taking to another garage getting it repaired and am giving you the first chance to repair it as stated in law then the bill will forwarded to them an have you took finance out on it or did you pay cash if finance phone them up tell them the problems your having and are going to stop payments until the car is fixed REMEMBER THE GARAGE DEPENDS ON THE FINANCE AND WARRENTY COMPANYS THEY WILL NOT WANT TROUBLE FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY WITH DRAW THERE BACKING THE GARAGE WON,T SELL THER CARS HENCE OUT OF WORK i bet your a newcastle supporter as well with this kind of luck if you let them get away with it your as daft as a brush find out where to report the garage i think it is the office of fair trading and if they won,t bend i will be amazed yates210456

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there is a software update for this vehicle to cure this problem...contact your dealer

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It may be the computer itself. If the light keeps returning, either the computer is faulty or the fans are really failing. I do not recommend dealers but actual mechanic shops.

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Is it a check engine light or Maintenance Required light? If its the maintenance required light, turn the car off, push and hold the trip odometer button while turning the ignition back on. Don't start the car. You'll see five dashes that will count down to none. That'll reset the maintenance required light. Do it after every oil change and it'll come on when its time for an oil change.

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