Dashboard Indicator Lights

Symbol Warning/Indicator Light "Warning Message," Error or Description
Airbag Airbag or belt tensioning system faulty, or passenger airbags deactivated
Antilock Braking System (ABS) malfunction If there is an ABS malfunction, the ABS warning light comes on in combination with the brake warning light
Brake pad wear indicators Check brake pad
• Parking brake is applied (light on)
• ABS malfunction (ABS light on, too)
• Low brake fluid
• (No warning)
• See owner’s manual
• “Stop! Brake fluid. Stop vehicle.” (Audible warning)
Diesel engine pre-glow before engine start-up Solid: 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 warning Refill AdBlue® tank or AdBlue® system malfunction
AdBlue® no restart warning No engine restart possible
Not enough AdBlue® or AdBlue® system malfunction
AdBlue® system malfunction warning AdBlue® 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 steering assist failure
Red flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock
1x 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 light Parking brake error
See owner’s manual
ESP/ASR Solid: ESP/ASR inactive
Flashing: ESP/ASR event
Bulb failure Solid: Bulb failure
Flashing: Headlamp leveling or AFS defective
Hood open
Stop! 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 output Charging system failure
Engine malfunction (On-board Diagnostics) Engine emission malfunction—bring in for service
Fuel cap off or missing Fuel cap off or missing
Oil level low Check oil level
Oil sensor—bring in for service
Tire pressure monitoring Tire pressure low or system failure
(1x audible warning)
Shift lock Appears when brake must be applied to shift vehicle into gear
DSG® transmission too hot
Stop! Do not continue driving (Allow the transmission to cool with the gear shifter in park position)
Automatic Transmission malfunction Have the system checked immediately by a Volkswagen authorized dealer or Service Facility
Daytime Running Lights Daytime Running Lights on
Washer fluid low Fill with washer fluid
(1x audible warning)
Rain sensor malfunction Switch the ignition off and on again, if the light stays on, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or Service Facility
Immobilizer Incorrect Key
Key not adapted to vehicle
Hybrid drive system malfunction
Hybrid drive system:
Warning when leaving the vehicle
Yellow: Hybrid system malfunction. See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or Service Facility
Red: Stop the vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible
Red warning symbols: Pull off the road safely and stop the engine immediately
Yellow warning symbols: Check the cause as soon as possible