Our Volkswagen Tiguan went into limp mode after the emissions fix - are they linked?

Our 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 diesel had the emissions fix five weeks ago. Last week, it went into limp mode and the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree. I took it back to Volkswagen. After they had it for a day, they told me it was the wiring loom so they kept it for another day. The car was okay for six days afterwards, then back into limp mode with the dashboard lights back on again. Starting to wonder if I'm being fobbed off and the real problem is the emissions fix.

Asked on 24 August 2017 by KEVIN FOOTITT

Answered by Honest John
Take it back to the dealer. Probably a blocked EGR. The dealer is obliged to fix it. Volkswagen Group has sent letters out to Skoda owners to reassure them. It says: “if a customer makes a complaint to an Authorised Repairer or to the Volkswagen Group in respect of a failure of the EGR, fuel injection system or emissions after treatment system within 24 months following the date of the implementation of the technical measures, in respect of a vehicle with mileage not exceeding 160,000 miles, SKODA will consider the complaint very carefully and if such complaint was established to have arisen as a result of the implementation of the technical measures, then Skoda will act responsibly and swiftly, in line with its goodwill policy, as supplemented in the annex, to respond to the consumers’ reasonable concerns.”
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