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Check engine light is on

2001 vw pasaat engine light is on?

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  • climber1 Jun 03, 2008

    engine light is on 2001 vw passat

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    engin management light comes on after car heats up from cold no problems before new catalitic converter was fitted

  • kayla1 Jun 21, 2008

    My brake is making a fun kick. Every time I stopped it is like someone heats me under my foot.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    my 2001 taps on start up then stops

  • hot roddy Dec 31, 2008

    I have replaced the coolant temp sensor and need to reset the computer. Is there a way to reset by headlights/battery/etc.?



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The check engine light coming on indicates that a "trouble code" has been set by the onboard computer and is stored in it's memory. There is a wide range of possible causes, such as bad sensor(s), wiring faults, leaking or disconnected vacuum line(s), out of acceptible range engine environmental variables... Some manufacturers even program the light to come when the maintenance schedule calls for service! (a clever ploy!)
The good news is that most of the larger auto parts stores now offer free computer diagnostic scans, where they can read the trouble code and reset/clear the check engine light. Some causes are a LOT more serious than others, so act accordingly on the indicated problem... and some causes are merely "glitches" in the system when there really is nothing wrong!
Hope this is helpful, and good luck with the Passat... nice car!

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • Bill Bellomy
    Bill Bellomy Jun 25, 2008


    If you could repost your comment as a new problem (under the brakes sub-category) and do so by going to my profile and clicking on the "ask me" button, you will be put into my "my askers" and I'll work on getting you an answer.

    In that post, let me know if you have ABS brakes, and are you seeing any MILs (Malfunction Indication Lights) on the dash display.





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