Today my 04' 2.5T suddenly lost power and the yellow "!" warning light came on. The message box read "reduced engine performance." I was barely able to make it home at 15 mph, despite flooring it. Turns out my brother in law's 05 T6 has the same recurring problem and the dealer hasn't been able to fix it (his actually died on the side of the road twice). He was told by the dealership that the testing mechanism for this problem hasn't been distributed to the dealerships yet. (?)
The dealer can't fit me in for another couple of days (ugh). I'm not comfortable driving it as I'm a mom who travels with an infant.
Thoughts? Similar experience?