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My ESP and Emissions warning lights are on, for my Golf 1.6 S, I cant get into a dealer for repairs for 1 week as everyone is booked up, can i still drive it around? or should i take public transport til its fixed?

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The lights are a warning that the the on board computer has noted a problem

It is not critical otherwise the engine would have shut down.

It is OK to drive the car until the garage can look at it

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