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VW dash warning lights - Yellow

Yellow/Amber warning lights are an indication of a incorrect function and must be investigated immediately. Some faults can be repaired by you (DPF, low oil etc) but others (such as EPC & glowplug) must be dealt with by your local Volkswagen dealer

Note: Functions and lights are model specific and may not appear on your vehicle. Please refer to your vehicle handbook for detailed explanation of the feature.

Return to the main VW dash warning light page

Go to the RED VW dash warning light page

Return to the first YELLOW/AMBER VW dash warning light page

Go to the GREEN VW dash warning light page


BRAKE PADS - Indicates brake pad wear.

Buy VW brake pads or arrange an appointment at your local Volkswagen dealer as soon as possible.


AIR BAG & SEAT BELT SYSTEM - Indicates a fault in the airbag or seat belt functions. A light within a button, rather than the cluster, would mean that the passenger airbag has been manually switched off.

Drive with care to your local Volkswagen retailer. Be aware that the airbag may not deploy in the event of an accident.


AUTOMATIC GEARBOX FAULT - This light is shown accompanied by a message in the drivers information display. Follow the instructions shown. If the fault does not clear consult your Volkswagen dealer for a diagnostic check.


AIR SUSPENSION - Indicates a system fault. Handling may be affected. Drive with care to your Retailer.


ADAPTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM - If light flashes switch off the ignition for 30 seconds and restart. If fault does not reset arrange for a diagnostic check.


SPOILER FAULT - System fault with active spoiler system. Do not exceed 70mph as stability may be affected.


BULB MONITORING - A external bulb may be at fault. The drivers information display may list the bulb at fault.

Check the lights and replace with a VW bulb. Xenon headlamp bulbs can only be replaced by a trained Volkswagen technician.


BRAKE LIGHTS - Brake light bulb fault. Check and replace with a Genuine VW bulb.


RAIN & LIGHT SENSOR FAULT - Auto wipers or auto headlamps may not work. They should however function manually. Consult your dealer.

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