Posted this in another thread, but it bears reposting here. Where the filler port for the transmission fluid is for the v6 engine, and how do you check the level? Pull out the dipstick after a couple of minutes and find out if you have enough oil in your engine or if you need to change it already. Regardless what I posted above, each owner needs to take on the responsibility of learning the information directly from their servicing dealership. If the car is started the warning goes, but the oil can symbol remains, but turns to amber in colour. Both times it was at the add mark. Wipe your dipstick down with a microfiber rag or paper towel and put it back in place.
It's been pretty cold the last few days and tonight when I was coming home the car told me to stop and check the coolant. I called the dealership and they said they can do an oil consumption test. Once before the engine is started to verify it has oil and again before the vehicle is ran on the dyno. With this amount of oil it only shows up on very bottom of dipstick. Start early so that even a relatively new vehicle like your Volkswagen Passat would go on and run for a lifetime.
I forgot to add the car is a 2003 1. Passat B7 :: Check Oil Level Warning Just Came On Aug 19, 2012 I have added a quart of recommended oil per the manual the dipstick is now reading optimal oil. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Might weather have something to do with this? The bonnet switch should have a live feed to it, which it didn't. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Passat. The car is level, the ride height adjustment functions perfectly, the damping selection functions as before and the jacking control is working the way it is supposed to. .
Know that everyone here is trying to assist and help. Problem solved Thanks for putting me in the direction of the bonnet switch, it was a big help. Started the car on Saturday and drove about 2 miles. Just did an oil change on the R32 and while the oil level looks fine if anything a little high at the moment we can't get the oil level warning icon to stop blinking on. If the dipstick or the funnel into which it fits are damaged replace them both to avoid constant oil loss.
I topped off the coolant level with the pink stuff of course and yet this light will come on occasionally. The oil capacity is 4. One other thing, this car suffered from water in the passenger footwell syndrome last year, i think it is the body control unit under the carpet at that side, it was under water but there where no faults at that time, is it that controller responsible for the oil light? The temperature gauge does not always work as well but i haven't looked into that yet but i am wondering if they are connected. Check your oil dipstick for signs of old oil like sludgy deposits, grainy particles of dirt, or when the oil is already quite dark and thick. I have check oil level, there is a earth, live and signal feed to the oil level sensor, i tried a sensor out of another car, no different. Now there are a lot of things that you'll need to check and take care of inside your vehicle, but one of the simplest things that you can do would be to check your engine's oil using an oil dipstick. Sure enough it's quite low.
Note that most Volkswagen have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 2010 Volkswagen Passat. It goes off when the level is low, but once it does. Hopefully our overview of how to check the oil in your Volkswagen and the attached video have helped you figure out this important maintenance task, but if you are still having trouble, or simply give us a call. Every time you turn the igntion on the 'check oil level' light comes on and also the oil light stays orange. We build the 4 cylinder in house and import the 6 bangers from Japan. In the meantime, you can search for your answers here if you don't trust anyone.
The hood switch was supposed to reset the warning light but it doesn't. Know when to change your oil Depending on who you ask, most people would advise you to change your motor oil every 3,000, 5,000, or even 10,000 miles. There are a few past posts on here about the bonnet switch causing the fault. Tonight the coolant light illuminated and the mfd states the level is low. Any ideas what it could be? Unscrew that cap and add oil as needed. The filler cap is often tight but it releases by a quarter turn anti-clockwise.
I was reading that there is a fluid level sensor that sometimes goes bad? I authorized a repair not inexpensive , keeping costs down by installing a used tranny. The engineers are checking into it. Add oil as necessary to bring the oil up to the recommended level, but don't get impatient and over-fill. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't bother with maintaining their rides and they end up paying a lot for replacement parts and accessories in the long run. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
A couple months later after doing my oil change the same thing happened again. Fluid level is all topped off. Wipe the residual oil off the dipstick with a lint-free rag or paper towel and re-insert and withdraw. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. If you notice that the oil level in your Passat is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. Any updates on the correct amount? I had the check oil level! In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out.