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The B6 and B7 versions of the Volkswagen Passat are front-engine large family cars produced by Volkswagen, a German automaker. The B6 line of the Passat was produced between 2005 and 2010, and the B7 line was produced between 2010 and 2015 as a facelift of the B6 line.

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What specifically does the yellow engine light mean?

The yellow engine light came on and my manual simply states to get it to a Volkswagen dealer. How serious is this...what are the possibilities? I live 1.5 hours from the nearest possible technician.

Update (12/03/2017)

Tysvm. I do not have a obd and cannot have one until the 11th(I'm very rural)... I'm wondering if it's safe to drive until then. I drive 80 mi a day for work.

Again, ty for that suggestion!!

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What's your current mileage?


As @mayer asked, what's your current mileage? At what previous mileage did you get an oil change?


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A lit engine light can mean many things. any chance you have an OBD-II reader?

Note: my car knoledge is very limited so after this I'm not sure If I can help you.

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Dee, if you are in the United States, most auto parts stores will give you a read of your engine codes for free. The yellow engine light normally means oil change is due, but like @captainsnowball stated, it could mean something more dramatic.


@avanteguarde I thought they will only give the codes in MA because it is a state law. (Source: that thing on iFixit that pops up and says: "protect your right to repair" But, probably not the most informative source on that matter.) and also, isn't an oil change needed represented by a little oil applier thing? This thing:


well then... It appears I am wrong. I made a good answer so I shouldn't get cocky.


@captainsnowball we are all here to help people. No worries. It's not a contest (at least not to me).


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