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Exhaust system fault light on. 2006 beetle

Exhaust system fault light on. nearest dealer is 75 miles away. okay to drive to dealer or do I need to have towed?

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Yes u can go ahead and proceeed to the dealer, this will not cause the car to stop running,.

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