P0544 code with engine & glow lights on

Old 11-30-2017, 12:05 AM
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Hello everyone,
I am posting on behalf of my Dad whose 2008 VW Passat 2.0lt TDi has developed a problem recently.
As background, he left his car in the garage for 2-3 months and it has not been started\driven during that time.
When he got to eventually drive it, the engine and glow (the one which looks like a twirly pig's tail) lights came up on his dashboard.
Using a cheap OBDII bluetooth device connected to his car, I was able to retrieve the P0544 error code using the Torque Android app.
I would like to know whether anyone has been able to successfully resolve this issue & how. Also, is it safe to drive the car around over short distances or should the car be taken immediately to a mechanic\dealer to avoid any costly damage(s) to the engine\other parts?
Many thanks in advance.
Old 11-30-2017, 09:31 AM
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First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

This is your second post but you've posted the same question on another thread.

VAG Error Code: 16928/001348
EOBD II Error Code: P0544

Fault Location:
Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor 1 (G235), Bank 1 - Circuit Malfunction

Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)(K83) active.

Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor 1 (G235).
Engine Control Module (ECM).

Possible Solutions:
Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).<br />Check/Replace Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor 1 (G235), Bank 1.

As taken from my new As taken from my new EOBD II Fault Codes Software

Last edited by Keithuk; 11-30-2017 at 09:40 AM.
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