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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
Brake pedal not depressed. Apply the brake pedal to select a drive gear.

Also refer to electronic parking brake ⇒ Braking, stopping, and parking .
Flashes Possible cause Proper response
The release button in the selector lever did not engage. Vehicle movement is prevented. Engage selector lever release button ⇒ Automatic Shift Lock (ASL) .

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.


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.
  • Whenever stalled or stopped for repair, move the vehicle a safe distance off the road, turn on the emergency flashers, stop the engine, and use other warning devices to warn approaching traffic.


Failure to heed warning lights or text WARNINGS can result in vehicle damage.
     Introduction to the subject
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    Vehicle key positions in the ignition switch
    Fig. 127 In the ignition switch: Vehicle key positions. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first⇒Introduction to the subject    ...

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