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This could be any one of several issues with wiring, internal transmission problems, or the controller itself. It should be possible for a person with a good scan tool to read the transmission codes which may help identify the problem. Most parts store free scans will not read these codes. You need a transmission shop or the dealer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)
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
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
SOURCE: Malfunction indicator lamp
The Malfunction Indicator Lamp or MIL (Also called the check engine light or service engine soon light) comes on when the on board computer detects an issue with the operation of the engine or transmission.
The best thing to do is to take the vehicle to an auto parts store like Autozone and have them hook up their scan tool to the vehicle and read the code. They can read it, tell you what it is and also tell you what the code means.
If it is pointing to a faulty component or sensor and you replace or repair the component the the light will go off on its own after the computer sees that the malfunction is no longer present.
You can have the code cleared, but if whatever caused the light to come on in the first place is not addressed then it will just come back on eventually.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
The check engine light also called the malfunction indicator comes only when the computer control unit (called the PCM) senses a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system, there are about 200 possible faults that turn the light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen and Autozone parts stores do this testing for free.
Posted on May 27, 2010
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