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Had my longtime, very reliable local shop check it out. Genuinely shocked at what they said but:

The code comes up as a MAP sensor, but the mechanic said that VW had known about this problem for many years--it's a computer issue! The computer needs to be reflashed. He even showed me on his office PC the service bulletins from VW. If the car is still under warranty, they do it free, otherwise...

Have been Googling the issue a bit, what I've found seems to confirm this. One poster on Car Gurus said that it is basically a life-of-the-car problem,due to poor engineering. Another guy said he had the MAP sensor replaced then the light came back on 90 miles later.

Other than the "black-tape-over-the-light" method, any ideas? TIA.
 
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