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Thread: 'Check Engine' warning light & Start/Stop problem

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    Question 'Check Engine' warning light & Start/Stop problem


    First post here!

    I started my 2017 Golf 1.6 TSI up yesterday and the engine juddered a few times and failed to start. The 'Check Engine' light then lit up and flashed a few times. Eventually, after persisting with trying to start it it did eventually start and it drove fine for a few minutes, then a message came up saying that the 'Stop/Start system was not active' but the Check Engine light stopped flashing and hasn't lit up again since. I drove it again today and there are no warning lights showing at all and the engine seems to tick over fine and start/stop works fine.

    It's still under warranty but when I called they said they would need to charge 96 + VAT just to check it, and if the problem wasn't covered under my warranty then i would have to pay that + the cost of the repair, something I'm keen to avoid.

    Does anyone know what this could have been and if it's worth getting it properly checked?

    (I had accidently left a door slightly open a few nights previously which meant the interior lights may have stayed on for a while but had driven it once for a short distance before the problems above started, i was thinking the battery might have been a bit low because of this and it maybe caused the problems above?)

    Thanks for any help or advice


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    Administrator Keithuk's Avatar
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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.

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    It needs a fault code read but the car is still under proper VW UK warranty isn’t it? If so, they should not have said that.
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