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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Warning lamps and indicator lamps

The warning and indicator lamps indicate a number of warnings  , faults   or different functions. Some warning and indicator lamps light up when the ignition is switched on and should go out once the engine is running or the vehicle is in motion.

Depending on the vehicle's equipment level, additional text messages could appear in the display on the instrument cluster to provide further information or to ask you to perform certain tasks   .

Depending on the vehicle equipment level, symbols may be displayed in the instrument cluster instead of warning lamps.

Audible warnings can be heard when some warning or indicator lamps light up.

Symbol Meaning   See
Do not drive on!
Handbrake applied, brake fluid level too low or fault in the brake system.
Lit up: Do not drive on!
Coolant level too low, coolant temperature too high or coolant level system faulty.
Flashing: fault in engine coolant system.
Do not drive on!
Engine oil pressure too low.
Do not drive on!
At least one vehicle door is open or not properly closed.
Do not drive on!
Bonnet open or not properly closed.
Do not drive on!
Tailgate open or not properly closed.
Do not drive on!
Fault in the vehicle steering.
Driver or front passenger seat belt not fastened.
Fault in the alternator.
Dual clutch gearbox DSG® is too hot.
Front brake pads worn.
Lit up: ESP fault or switched off for system-related reasons. OR:
Flashing: ESP/TCS is taking corrective action.
TCS switched off manually.
ABS faulty or not functioning.
Rear fog light switched on.
Vehicle lighting not working partially or completely.
Problem with the bend lighting system.
Lit up or flashing: catalytic converter faulty.
Lit up: glow period for a diesel engine.
Flashing: fault in engine management system.
Fault in engine management system.
Diesel particulate filter has become saturated with soot.
Fault in steering system.
Tyre pressure too low.
Fault in tyre pressure monitoring system or tyre pressure too low.
Windscreen washer fluid level too low.
Fuel tank almost empty.
Flashing: engine oil system is faulty.
Lit up: engine oil level too low.
Fault in airbag and belt tensioner system.
Lane departure warning system (Lane Assist) switched on, not active.
Front passenger front airbag switched off (PASSENGER AIR BAG ).
Turn signal left or right.
Hazard warning lights switched on.
Fog lights switched on.
Lit up: depress the brake pedal! Changing gear  
Brakes  
Flashing: the lock button in the selector lever is not engaged.
The cruise control system is controlling the speed.
Status indicator for natural gas mode.
Lane departure warning system (Lane Assist) is switched on and active.
Main beam is switched on or the headlight flasher is being operated.
Engine coolant temperature is too low in vehicles with natural gas engine.
Main beam control (Light Assist) or automatic main beam control (Dynamic Light Assist) is switched on.
Service interval display.
Immobilizer active.
Start/stop system active.
Start/stop system not available.
The engine is starting.  

WARNING

Failure to observe the warning lamps and text messages could lead to your vehicle breaking down in traffic, accidents and serious injuries.
  • Never ignore warning lamps and text messages.
  • Stop the vehicle as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.
  • Stop the vehicle at a safe distance away from moving traffic and so that no part of the exhaust system can come into contact with any inflammable material underneath the vehicle, e.g. dry grass.
  • A broken-down vehicle increases the risk of accidents – both for you and other road users. If necessary, switch on the hazard warning lights and set up the warning triangle in order to warn other road users.
  • Before opening the bonnet, switch off the engine and allow it to cool down sufficiently.
  • The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a dangerous area. Serious injuries can be sustained here   .

NOTICE

Failure to observe the warning lamps and text messages could lead to your vehicle being damaged.
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