Is this a problematic leak?


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Hey everyone,

Hope all is well.

On a drive recently on my Mk6 1.4 TSI, I noted the gear numbers started flashing (without spanner) but the car was driving absolutely fine. I started researching online and saw a few different opinions. I had a look in the engine bay, and noted the area pictured which looked like a possible leak? I'm not an expert so I wanted to get some advice as to; 1) what part is this, and 2) what could/should be done and is this by anyway linked to the gear flashing issue. I've taken a photograph from underneath where I'm not sure if it's the same leak from underneath. Again, car driving fine and no other lights.

Many thanks for your help,
Engine bay ?leak.jpeg