I was driving my car a week ago on the highway and the engine died. The gears on the display(P,D,N,1,2,3,etc) were all flashing. When ever I turn the key the display will flash and wont allow my engine to turn over. While I was waiting to get it towed about an hour later the screen stopped flashing and I was able to start the engine but it died again about 10 minutes later and the flashing screen resumed. I tried taking it to a close mechanic in the town my car died in and he said when he tried to read the code it read no communication to ECM. I don't know the exact code that was read but I'm guessing it was 01314. He told me he cant do anything and I have to take it to the dealer but I decided to get it towed back to Yankton and try another local mechanic that works on VW. He told me the exact same thing, that he has no idea what's wrong and I have to take it to the dealer. He suggested that it is a bad ECM and it will probably have to be replaced. I got it towed with a strap back to my house in the mean time and while it was being towed I had the key on the on position and the car in neutral. I got the car towed to a dealer ship and they told me that first of all my battery was shot. Some how while being towed with a strap on the highway I fried my battery. It was only towed for 3 miles. Don't know why that happened and the dealer could not offer me any suggestions either. So they charged a 3 hour $300 diagnostic on it to tell me that they needed to replace the battery and that they needed to replace the ECM which will cost $1200 but they don't know for sure if the ECM is the problem and they most likely will have to do some more work once the ECM is replaced. But right now they don't know exactly what that work will entail and they really are not sure what the actual problem is. I figured I really need to start doing some research because I'm feeling very unconfident in the dealership. Does anybody have any ideas on what could be wrong? The only thing I have found that sounds similar to my problem is a faulty relay 109. But that's on older models.