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Glow plugs electronic stability programme warning lights vw passat

When driving the car electronic stability warning light came on followed by the glow plugs light then on, then multi function indicator said engine workshop what does all this mean is it still safe to drive the car to a garage what will happen if i do drive it

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I had the same problem just last week Check that your brake light are working if not it's a faulty brake light switch 10 min job at your local VW service centre. Car is ok to drive but you have no brake lights you need to get it seen to ASAP!!

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I have had this problem before with my passat and now its happened again and yes its the brake lights on the car

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Check to see are your brake light working! if not you have a faulty brake light switch - 10 min repair job at your local VW service centre. With no brake lights you'll need to get it seen to ASAP!!

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most of the new cars with such computer system to control the engine and other functions , such as brakes, anti-freeze level, that why the light on and tell you that you should watch out certain things, you still can drive the car, but you have to go to the dealer and let them check you car and reset the computer system and then all the light will be off.

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