Check Engine Light On?
The most common problem you are likely to encounter with your late-model VW /Audi is the having check engine or MIL light come on. This is the little orange/yellow light on your instrument panel that looks like a little engine with a lightning bolt through it. If you ask 10 people what the check engine light/MIL means, you’re likely to get 10 different answers.
Here is the official definition: The check engine light/MIL on means that there exists a problem with your engine management system that can cause damage to your vehicle if you continue to drive.
What this means to you is:
· A) If the check engine light is flashing, you should not drive your vehicle, as damage might result to other components, most likely the catalytic converter. Have your vehicle towed to us for a thorough diagnosis.
B) If the check engine light is on but not flashing, you should call us to make an appointment at your convenience, you have a fault in your engine management system that requires attention, but the vehicle is still drivable and there is no need to panic.