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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Warning and indicator lamps

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Lit up Possible cause   Solution
The electronic parking brake is switched on. Do not drive on!
Switch off electronic parking brake   .
Brake system fault. Do not drive on!
Obtain professional assistance immediately   .
Brake fluid level is too low. Do not drive on!
Check brake fluid level   .
Together with ABS indicator lamp : ABS not functioning. Proceed to a qualified workshop. The vehicle can be braked without ABS.
Front brake pads worn. Go to a qualified workshop immediately. All brake pads should be checked and renewed as necessary.
ESC switched off by the system. Switch the ignition on and off. If necessary, drive a short distance.
ESC fault. Proceed to a qualified workshop.
In conjunction with ABS indicator lamp : ABS fault. Proceed to a qualified workshop. The vehicle can be braked without ABS.
Vehicle battery has been reconnected. Drive a short distance at a speed of 15 – 20 km/h (10 – 12 mph). If the indicator lamp remains lit up, the vehicle should be checked by a qualified workshop   .
TCS switched off manually. OR:
TCS and ESC switched off manually.
Switch on TCS/ESC   . Switch on TCS/ESC automatically by switching the ignition off and on.
In conjunction with ESC indicator lamp : ABS fault. Proceed to a qualified workshop. The vehicle can be braked without ABS.
In conjunction with warning lamp : ABS not functioning.
Brake pedal not depressed. To select a position, press the brake pedal.
Flashes Possible cause Solution
ESC/TCS is taking corrective action. Remove foot from accelerator pedal. Adapt driving style to suit road conditions.

Several warning and indicator lamps will light up briefly as a functional check when the ignition is switched on. They will switch off after a few seconds.

WARNING

Failure to observe illuminated warning lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle breaking down in traffic, and can cause accident and serious injury.

WARNING

Driving with poor brakes can result in accidents and serious injuries.

NOTICE

Failure to observe illuminated indicator lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle being damaged.
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