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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Warning and indicator lamps

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Lit up Possible cause   Solution
Handbrake is applied. Release the handbrake   .
Brake system fault. Do not drive on!
Obtain professional assistance   .
Brake fluid level is too low. Do not drive on!
Check brake fluid level   .
Together with ABS indicator lamp : ABS not functioning. Go to a qualified workshop. The vehicle can be braked without ABS.
ESC switched off by the system. Switch the ignition on and off. If necessary, drive a short distance.
ESC fault. Go to a qualified workshop.
In conjunction with ABS indicator lamp : ABS fault. Go 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   .
In conjunction with ESC indicator lamp : ABS fault. Go to a qualified workshop. The vehicle can be braked without ABS.
In conjunction with warning lamp : ABS not functioning.
TCS switched off manually. Switch on TCS with button   . Switch on TCS automatically by switching the ignition off and on.
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.
Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Warning and indicator lamps    → Handbrake    → Parking    → Information on the brakes   &n ...

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