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Decoding your Dashboard: Warning Indicator Lights

 
 Symbol Warning / Indicator Light Description / Indicator

  
AirbagAirbag
  Antilock Braking System (ABS) malfunctionAntilock Braking System (ABS) malfunction
  Brake pad wear indicatorCheck brake pads
  
 Options:
  • Parking brake is applied (light on)
  • ABS malfunction (ABS light is also on)
  • Low brake fluid
 
  • (no warning)
  • See owner's manual
  • "Stop! Brake fluid.
  • Stop vehicle." (Audible warning)
  Diesel engine pre-glow before engine start-upSolid: Diesel engine pre-glow system is switched on Flashing: Malfunction in the diesel engine
  
Particulate Filter (diesel engines)Filter blocked with soot. See owner's manual
  AdBlue level warningRefill AdBlue tank or AdBlue system malfunction
  AdBlue no restart warningNo engine restart possible. Not enough AdBlue or AdBlue system malfunction
  AdBlue system malfunction warningAdBlue system malfunction or not filled with standard AdBlue
  Electronic Power Control (exhaust gas)Engine malfunction - bring in for service
  Oil pressure warning"Stop - no oil pressure, turn engine OFF. See owner's manual." (3x audible warning)
  Yellow solid: Power steering assist reduced Yellow flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock Red solid: Power assist failure Red flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock1x audible warning "Stop the vehicle and do not continue to drive." (3x audible warning)
   
  • Parking brake system/electric parking brake applied
  • ABS/Brake system malfunction
  • EPB malfunction
 See owner's manual
  Electric parking brake warning lightParking brake error. See owner's manual
  ESP/ASRSolid: ESP/ASR inactive Flashing: ESP/ASR event
  Bulb failureSolid: Bulb failure Flashing: Headlamp leveling or AFS defective
  Hood openStop! Engine hood is open or not closed properly
  License plate bulb failure One or more license plate lights burned out

 
Brake light bulb failure One or more brake lights burned out
  Low fuel level "Please refuel"(1x audible warning)

  
Coolant level low Coolant temperature high "Stop! Check coolant level. See owner's manual."(3x audible warning)

  
Alternator low voltage outputCharging system failure
  Engine malfunction (on-board diagnostics)Engine emission malfunction - bring in for service
  Fuel cap off or missingFuel cap off or missing
  Oil level lowCheck oil level Oil sensor - bring in for service
  Tire pressure monitoring system"Tire pressure low or system failure"(1x audible warning) 
  Shift lockAppears when brake must be applied to shift vehicle into gear
  DSG transmission too hotStop! Do not continue driving (Allow the transmission to cool with the gear shifter in park position)
  Automatic transmission malfunctionContact Volkswagen of Billings service department immediately to have your system checked.
  Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights on
  Washer fluid low"Fill with washer fluid" (1x audible warning)
  Rain sensor malfunctionSwitch the ignition off and on again, if the light stays on, contact our Volkswagen of Billings service department
  ImmobilizerIncorrect key Key not adapted to vehicle
  Hybrid drive system malfunction Hybrid drive system: warning when leaving the vehicleYellow: Hybrid system malfunction. Stop the vehicle in place as soon as possible. Contact Volkswagen of Billings Service Department to see if the malfunction was accompanied by any damage to the vehicle.






 

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