Malfunction indicator light on
I have a 2003 Passat wagon, and have had no troubles at all so far. After I got gas on Wednesday, however, my malfunction indiicator light came on and has yet to go off. I read in the manual that sometimes the light will come on if the gas cap isn't screwed tightly til it clicks at least 3 times. I checked it and it was a little loose so I tightened it up, but the light has yet to go off. It has been extremely hot here in Wisconsin...Could the heat play a factor at all? I do keep the car in our garage most of the time and I am currently a stay at home mom, so I'm not out driving all that much.
I do have an appt. w/ the dealer for next week Friday( the soonest they could get us in) but I am a bit concerned about this and don't want to be driving around in 90 degree weather w/ a 2 and 4 year old if there is any chance we might get stranded! I am not, however,noticing any problems at all with the car and it does seem suspicious that this started immediately after putting gas in the tank. Has anyone else had this happen, and is there any way to check and see whether there really is a problem without paying dealer service prices??