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What Your VW Dashboard Warning Lights Mean

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Dashboard Indicator Lights

Something unusual appear on your dash? The rules for indicator lights are the same for traffic lights: If it's yellow, be cautious and check it out as soon as possible. If it's red, pull off the road safely-then stop the engine and call for assistance.

Below are the possible warning lights you may experience with your Volkswagen and what they mean. **If you have any concerns call our Service Department immediately.

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Antilock Braking System (ABS) Malfunction

If there is an ABS malfunction, the ABS warning light comes on in combination with the brake warning light.

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Automatic Transmission Malfunction

Have the system checked immediately by a Volkswagen authorized dealer or service facility.

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Daytime Running Lights

Daytime running lights on.

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Particulate Filter (Diesel Engines)

Filter blocked with soot. See owner's manual.

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Low Fuel Level

Please refuel (1x audible warning).

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Steering

Stop the vehicle and do not continue to drive (3x audible warning).

  • Yellow Solid: Power steering assist reduced
  • Yellow Flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock
  • Red Solid: Power steering assist failure
  • Red Flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock - 1x audible warning
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AdBlue Level Warning

Refill AdBlue tank or AdBlue system malfunction.

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Brake Light Bulb Failure

One or more brake lights burned out.

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DSG Transmission Too Hot

Stop! Do not continue driving (allow the transmission to cool with the gear shifter in park position).

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Fuel Cap Off Or Missing

Fuel cap off or missing.

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Oil Pressure Warning

Stop - no oil pressure, turn engine OFF. See owner's manual (3x audible warning).

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Tire Pressure Monitoring

Tire pressure low or system failure (1x audible warning).

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AdBlue System Malfunction Warning

AdBlue system malfunction or not filled to standard AdBlue.

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Brake Pad Wear Indicators

Check brake pad.

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Electric Parking Brake Warning Light

Parking brake error. See owner's manual.

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Hood Open

Stop! Engine hood is open or not closed properly.

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Oil Level Low

  • Check oil level
  • Oil sensor - bring in for service
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Washer Fluid Low

Fill with washer fluid (1x audible warning).

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AdBlue No Restart Warning

No engine restart possible - not enought AdBlue or AdBlue system malfunction.

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Bulb Failure

  • Solid: Bulb failure
  • Flashing: Headlamp leveling or AFS defective
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Engine Malfunction (On-board Diagnostics)

Engine emission malfunction - bring in for service.

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Hybrid Drive System Malfunction

  • Yellow: Hybrid system malfunction (See service facility)
  • Red: Stop the vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible
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Parking Brake

  • Parking brake is applied
  • ABS malfunction (ABS light on, too): See owner's manual
  • Low brake fluid: Stop! (1x audible warning)
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Airbag

Airbag or belt tensioning system faulty or passenger airbags deactivated.

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Coolant Level Low Coolant Temperature Hig

Stop! Check coolant level. See owner's manual (3x audible warning).

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Electronic Power Control (Exhaust Gas)

Engine malfunction - bring in for service.

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Immobilizer

Incorrect Key. Key not adapted to vehicle.

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Rain Sensor Malfunction

Switch the ignition off and on again. If the light stays on, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or service facility.

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Alternator Low Voltage Output

Charging system failure.

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Diesel Engine Pre-Glow Before Engine Start-Up

  • Solid: Diesel engine pre-glow system is switched on
  • Flashing: Malfunction in the diesel engine
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ESP/ASR

  • Solid: ESP/ASR inactive
  • Flashing: ESP/ASR event
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License Bulb License Plate Bulbe Failure

One or more license plate lights burned out.

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Shift Lock

Brake must be applied to shift vehicle into gear.