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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Warning and indicator lights

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Lights up Possible cause Proper response
Power steering malfunction. Stop!

Have the power steering system checked immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Power steering assist is reduced. Stop, restart the engine, and drive a short distance. If the yellow warning light does not come on again, you do not need to have the steering system checked.

Otherwise, have the steering checked immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Vehicle battery was disconnected and has been reconnected. Drive a short distance at about 10 - 12 mph (15 - 20 km/h).
Flashes Possible cause Proper response
Electronic steering column lock malfunction. Stop!

The ignition cannot be switched on. The vehicle must not be towed! Get professional assistance.
Steering system stiff. Turn the steering wheel back and forth.
Steering column not locked/unlocked. Remove vehicle key from the ignition switch and switch the ignition on again. Heed any messages shown in the instrument cluster display.

On vehicles with Keyless Access ⇒ Starting, shifting, parking , press the starter button briefly twice in a row without depressing the brake or clutch pedal.

Do not drive any farther if the steering column remains locked after you switch on the ignition. Get professional assistance.

When the ignition is switched on, several warning and indicator lights come on briefly for a function check. They go out after a few seconds.

Warning

Failure to heed warning lights and instrument cluster text messages can cause the vehicle to break down in traffic and result in a collision and serious personal injury.
  • Never ignore warning lights or text WARNINGS.
  • Always stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

Note

Failure to heed warning lights or text WARNINGS can result in vehicle damage.
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