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{HELP}55 Reg VW Polo 1.2 Petrol Exhaust Emission Warning Light Flashing And Misfiring


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First day of driving my first car, I was parked up with my car idling and I noticed in my mirror that my car was emitting a lot of fumes (bareing in mind it was warm out). I started to notice and strong smell of petrol, took no notice of it initially. Then my exhaust emissions warning light came on and my car began to struggle to stay on. I just turned the engine off and thought nothing of it. When I went to pull off, I noticed the car was being very sluggish and struggling to provide any power, I began to go up a steep hill and it became really apparent that something was wrong. The car hardly made it up the hill, was very jolty and the power felt like it kept coming on then cutting off. I pulled up once I made it up the hill and the warning light began to flash. The car continued to struggle to stay alive so I just turned it off and waited. I let the engine cool down, but no luck. Would really appreciate if someone could please advice what maybe wrong with my car. And the appox cost of what the repairs maybe. I only brought the car today, which has left me with little money as you can imagine. It was working brilliant until this happened. :confused::(

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Probably a coil pack at best case scenario.

1.2's are also prone to valve seats wearing and causing low compression, but my guess is Coil pack.

They are about £30 for Genuine.

Cheers Matt, I'm hoping that just the problem. I've noticed that it seems to be a common problem accross VW's. Guess I'll get it to a approved dealer as soon as possible.

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