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Basic vs. Better: 2020 Toyota Camry

The 2020 Toyota Camry is now available. It’s been applauded for its reliability and newly added driver-assistance safety technology. But that’s no surprise. Toyota has always been a pretty safe bet. But it’s also kind of boring. Sure, the Camry is one of the best-selling vehicles in America, but that means every other car on the road is a Camry. It’s generic. It’s vanilla. And it happens to be more expensive than both the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat. So why would you choose basic, when you can afford better? Test drive a German-engineered Volkswagen before you make this expensive decision.

New for 2020 on the Toyota Camry is the aforementioned safety technology including forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also now standard in the 2020 model. (They’re both also standard in all of the new VW models.)

Reviews for the new Camry are lackluster, calling its acceleration numbers “disappointing”. The hybrid gets even worse reviews on performance. On the other hand, the Jetta, with its turbocharged engine, can go 0-60 in 7.7 seconds. The benefits of the Camry include plenty of cargo and passenger space and a comfortable ride, but that can be said about most mid-size sedans, including VW’s.

With a new 2020 Passat on the verge of release and all of the tech-forward options available in the new Jetta, why settle for standard with a generic Toyota? Consider how much time you spend in your vehicle and decide if the Camry has enough benefits to spend thousands more when you can be driving a fun and stylish, award-winning Volkswagen for less. Check out our current specials or find a location near you and take a test drive before you decide.

2020 Toyota Corolla

Forget the 2020 Corolla; Consider VW!

The 2020 Toyota Corolla is Toyota’s latest redesigned sedan. It’s said to be their best yet and is currently on sale, starting at $19,600. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be?

The new 2020 Corolla lacks Android Auto support. Android Auto is a simple, safe way to use your phone and many of its apps while in the car. It’s designed with safety and convenience in mind to help you stay connected while on the road. For drivers with Android phones looking to purchase a new sedan, a better option may be the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in the new Volkswagen Jetta.

Another area of concern for drivers looking into the new 2020 Toyota Corolla may be the interior storage space; it’s small in comparison to the competition. Space matters when packing luggage, groceries or family into your vehicle. For a sedan with more cargo space, shoppers should consider the Jetta instead.

When it comes to warranty, the new 2020 Corolla offers the standard 3-years/36,000-mile warranty. For less money, you should consider a new 2019 Jetta with DOUBLE the warranty. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes with 6-years/72,000-miles of transferable warranty!

The 19 Jetta has more tech, cargo space and better warranty than the 2020 Corolla – and guess what? It costs less too! For a sedan that brags about being affordable, the 2020 Toyota Corolla doesn’t win in that category either. The starting MSRP of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is more than $800 less than the new 2020 Toyota Corolla.

Maybe the new 2020 Toyota Corolla isn’t the car for you. If you’re working within a budget but don’t want to compromise on style, space, tech, or warranty then have another look at the new Jetta. Be sure to visit one of your local South Florida Volkswagen dealers today for more information. Check out our specials. We gladly serve VW shoppers from South Miami to North Palm Beach with 11 locations – find one near you!

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South Florida Halloween Events 2019

Scared you may miss out on some of the spookiest Halloween events this year? Worry not. VW South Florida has a list of spooktacular events for you, your family and your friends to attend, from Miami to West Palm Beach! All you have to do is find your Halloween outfit, round-up your crew, and prepare to celebrate! Be sure to check-out the new 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan for a spacious vehicle, equipped with the latest tech to keep you connected during every ride.

Halloween Parties for You and Your Friends
Sail the night away at Miami Nice’s 2019 Annual Halloween Yacht Party. Tickets start at $65. It sails Saturday October 26th at 9 PM and returns October 27th, at 1 AM. It boasts cash bars on each of its four decks, VIP areas, 8 flast screen TVs, complimentary light buffet and new cabana style furniture. The notorious event is known to sell out quickly; be sure to buy your tickets ASAP. You must be 21 and older with valid ID for entry and a costume is mandatory. For more information on destination, address, and boarding info, please visit eventbrite.com. If you’re in the South Florida area and are a fan of being on the water, then this is a ghoulish event is for you!

For those of you not as water-crazed but still in search of a thrill, you can attend Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Located in Palm Beach, Fright Nights is one of the premier haunted house attractions in South Florida. It’s best for children 12 and older. You can enjoy Fright Nights as early as October 11th; the event ends November 2nd. For more information, visit Fright Nights’ page.

If you’re looking for a fun, free event, then this is for you! Ghoul’s Night Out Halloween Bash at American Social on Las Olas is a free costume party in Fort Lauderdale. (But you must register on Eventbrite.) It takes place October 24th at 5:30 PM. This networking, happy hour event will include a costume contest, so be sure to dress up for prizes!

Halloween Events for the Family
There are also a handful of events that the whole family can attend whether in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. One of our favorites is Boo at the Zoo Halloween Celebration which is held at Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. It’s a safe, fun trick-or-treat environment for kids of all ages. Families can also enjoy character meet and greets, costume contests, dance parties and more! Entry is free with park admission. Visit PalmBeachZoo.com’s event calendar for more information.

Spookyville in Yesteryear Village is another great Halloween event for families and children 10 and under. It takes place at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach. It’s another safe trick-or-treat event that offers treats, kiddie races, contests, games and arts & crafts. Be sure to dress up for a chance to compete in their costume contest! Admission is just $10; kids two and younger are free. The event is from October 18th – 20th, 25th – 27th, and the 31st. See SouthFloridaFair.com for more details!

Families are in for a close encounter with ghouls and goblins at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for the Ghosts in the Garden event. It’s an afternoon filled with pumpkin carving, arts & crafts, and trick or treating. Dress you and the little ones up and enjoy the one day event, October 27th!

We’re sure one of these events caught your attention, so don’t let lack of transportation or space keep you from enjoying your Halloween! Check out the mid-size SUV with full-size space: The new 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. It’s bigger and better than ever – with a 3rd row and room for seven! And now whether you’re in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach, you can shop any one of our 11 convenient dealerships for amazing deals on the new 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan.

On behalf of VW South Florida, have a safe and have fun Halloween!

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Is the New 2020 Explorer Worth the Hype?

2020 is proving to be a big year for the auto-industry as many manufacturers aim to improve existing models. Because drivers demand more from their vehicles, automakers continue to push the envelope in affordability, space and technology.

Seeing as there have been several complaints over Ford’s 2019 Explorer model, the company debuted an all-new, redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer. Will this new design be able to compete with the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas? Let’s see.

The new 2020 Ford Explorer remains a three-row SUV. It has a starting price of $36,675 – significantly higher than the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas’ starting MSRP of $30,895. That’s a more than $5,000 difference; shoppers can use those savings for amazing upgrades or stick with the more cost-efficient base model.

Perhaps some of the biggest changes on the 2020 Ford Explorer are its standard rear-wheel drive, available all-wheel drive, and two new trim options, including a Hybrid and more powerful ST trim. This gives it a total of 4 trim levels. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas offers two drivetrains: front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and has a total of three trims.

When pitted against the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas, an SUV known for its spacious interior, here’s how the 2020 Ford Explorer stacks up:

The 2020 Ford Explorer can seat up to 7 passenger but many reviewers call out the Explorer’s third row for being cramped. Caranddriver.com says, “passengers will find that the seat is too close to the floor to be comfortable for older kids or adults.”<sup>[1]</sup> Drivers can expect something different from the Atlas; it seats up to 7 passengers and has been praised for having third-row seating comfortable enough for adults.

The maximum cargo capacity on the new 2020 Ford Explorer is 87.8 cu.ft. While that’s a huge jump from its previous model-year, it still falls short of competitors like the Atlas, which has 96.8 cu.ft. in cargo space. 

Shoppers will, however, enjoy the plethora of technology offered in both SUVs. Impressive features like: rear view camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a digital instrument panel can be found on both SUVs.
 
We can’t deny it, the 2020 Ford Explorer underwent huge changes that helped it become its best yet. But it is still playing catch up to other brands. If you were considering the new 2020 Ford Explorer, think again. Try the new 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Stop by any one of our convenient locations across South Florida to better serve you.

[1] https://www.caranddriver.com/ford/explorer
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Considering the Kia Telluride?

Summer is here. That means no school, hot days, and family road-trips. If you’re getting ready to buy or lease the new 2020 Kia Telluride, hold off until you read this. We’re going give you a few quick reasons why you may want to consider the new Volkswagen Atlas instead. Not only does VW’s German-engineered SUV make for a fun and stylish family vehicle, it has more options, more cargo space and it costs less!

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas:

• Lower starting MSRP
• More overall cargo space
• More trim levels to choose from
• More engine options
• Quality German style & engineering

With 13 trims to choose from, the Volkswagen Atlas allows for more customization. It gives South Florida drivers a greater chance of getting the features they need within their budget. The 2020 Kia Telluride has only 4 trim level options.

The cargo space offered in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will come in handy when packing groceries, sports equipment or luggage for this summer’s road trip. A total of 96.8 cu. ft. is offered in the Volkswagen Atlas. Only 87 cu. ft. of cargo space is available in the 2020 Telluride.

Both models have 3 rows of spacious seating, with the Atlas being slightly longer. Both have similar towing capacities and fuel efficiencies.

Another point in the VW’s favor is that the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is backed by America’s Best Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. You’ll get 6-years/72,000-miles of a bumper-to-bumper transferable warranty. Kia backs the 2020 Telluride with a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. There’s a reason Volkswagen is known for its quality materials and excellence in performance engineering.

Forget, the 2020 Kia Telluride. The comparably equipped new Volkswagen Atlas gets you the same benefits and more – for less money. Besides, why would you drive a Kia when you can afford the stylish new, German-engineered Volkswagen? Volkswagen is the world’s largest automaker. See why when you visit any one of your South Florida Volkswagen dealerships. Once you test drive the new VW Atlas, you’ll wonder why you ever even considered the Kia. Shop VW’s special offers today!

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Memorial Day – Toyota Highlander VS. Volkswagen Atlas

Right now, there are dozens of dealerships in South Florida with Memorial Day sales on SUVs. Before you get too excited about those deals, be sure to do your research. Our South Florida families tend to consider SUVs due to their many benefits. SUVs are meant to seat more people more comfortably, carry more cargo efficiently, are designed to be safer and typically have towing capabilities. It’s possible you’ve considered the 2019 Toyota Highlander; we ask you to reconsider.

If you are looking for a large SUV with ample space, you’ll be disappointed to learn the Toyota Highlander’s third row is cramped. Children may fit easily, but adults would have a hard time getting comfortable. The new 2019 VW Atlas boasts space for 7 passengers with back rows large enough to seat adults comfortably. In the 2019 Toyota Highlander, KBB says, “If you’re trying to make the very most of your space, rivals like the Honda Pilot and VW Atlas have a bit more room.”

When it comes to the Toyota, you may also be dissatisfied with the lack of technology. The new SUV still doesn’t have smartphone app integration. That means no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. It’s also been noted that the controls are hard to reach because of their placement; many drivers report having to stretch to reach them. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Atlas has a beautiful cabin, a large touch screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto as well as easily accessible dashboard controls.

The 2019 Toyota Highlander has a total of 83.7 cu. ft. of cargo space – which falls on the smaller side for its class. A better option would be the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas with a maximum of 96.8 cu. ft. of cargo space.

Forget the 2019 Toyota Highlander. This Memorial Day, consider another option. The 2019 VW Atlas makes for a better SUV for South Florida families. And it’s on sale, now through Memorial Day with extra incentives, special finance options and a low lease payment. Visit your local South Florida Volkswagen dealer for specials on new cars, trucks and SUVS like the spacious and tech-savvy 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.

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Focus Faces Ford Recalls

Are you considering buying or leasing a new Ford Focus? You might want to reconsider. As you search for your next sedan, examining the vehicle’s reviews are just as important as checking its price and payment. Before you decide to purchase a new Ford Focus, take a closer at its history of recalls and complaints.

Ford recently recalled nearly 1.5 million Ford Focus sedans[1] for issues with stalling. The recall affected the 2012 through 2018 model-year Focus vehicles. In addition to this issue, the Ford Focus has been the subject of consumer complaints for many years.

The Ford Focus has been described as having a range of issues like hesitation and jerking when starting from a stop, power steering failure and concerns with acceleration according to carcomplaints.com[2]. Many drivers have also complained about the high-costs associated with getting these issues fixed.

If you want to avoid engine and transmission issues, we suggest you steer away from a new Ford Focus. Volkswagen has excellent, German-engineered sedans like the redesigned 2019 VW Jetta and upcoming 2020 VW Passat. Volkswagen also comes with America’s Best Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. That’s double the basic coverage offered on most vehicles! So even if an issue does arise, you’ll have peace of mind knowing it’s covered. Check out our current offers on the Jetta.

For more information on these VW sedans, or to get behind the wheel and take a test drive – stop by one of your local South Florida Volkswagen dealers today. We gladly serve our VW shoppers from South Miami to North Palm Beach with 11 locations – find one near you!

[1] https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/10/25/ford-focus-recall-1-5-m-cars-fixed-avoid-potential-stalling/1759870002/
[2] https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Focus/

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat Coming Soon

Volkswagen reintroduces their midsize sedan, the Passat, as newly redesigned for 2020. With both noticeable and subtle tweaks in the front, profile, rear and cabin — the 2020 Volkswagen Passat has been upgraded with a sophisticated new look and better technology. “Passat is the only midsize sedan to offer German driving dynamics at an affordable price…” said Scott Keogh, CEO of the North American Region, Volkswagen[1].

For 2020, Volkswagen went for a more “coupe-like” profile for the redesigned sedan. At first glance, you’ll immediately notice the 2020 Passat is sporting a new front grille –it’s a larger, flashier chrome grid. LED headlights and taillights are both standard. Thanks to its numerous new curves, lines and creases, it can easily be mistaken for a luxury brand. The Passat also sports 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels but 18 – and 19- inch are available for an even more upgraded look.

Inside the Passat, find premium tech with an “interior that features Audi-inspired MMI (multi-media interface) touch pads” according to KBB.com[2]. You’ll be able to cruise around South Florida without ever feeling disconnected thanks to the Passat’s connectivity features. Volkswagen installed a new, glass-covered, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink, now standard. MirrorLink helps bring your apps to the dashboard so you can stay connected, conveniently and safely. And for audiophiles, higher trims feature the Fender® Premium Audio System. Dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats are other available interior options.

The redesigned interior comes with a new, more modern instrument panel and dashboard. Cloth seats are standard for the base trim. For more frill, all trims can be upgraded to V-Tex leatherette or Nappa Leather.

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat still comes in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and R-Line. A launch-only Limited model will be available for a short amount of time. And now, all Passat sedans are exclusively powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 174-horsepower and an upgraded 207 lb-ft of torque. It will get an EPA estimated 25 mpgs in the city and 36 mpgs on the highway.

Volkswagen believes in putting people first and proves it with their warranty and safety features. The 2020 Passat is backed by America’s Best Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. That’s 6-years/72,000-miles of bumper-to-bumper transferable coverage. The new 2020 VW Passat offers an inclusive collection of standard and available driver-assistance technology features. Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert come standard in every Passat. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, which actively helps the driver steer the car back into its lane should the vehicle drift into another lane without using the turn signal, and Parking Steering Assistant are available driver-assistance features.

Spice up your life with the new 2020 Volkswagen Passat. It’s German Luxury for working class buyers, and it’s coming soon to a South Florida Volkswagen dealership near you.

[1] https://media.vw.com/releases/1115
[2] https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2020-volkswagen-passat-sneak-peek/2100006196/

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Volkswagen dashboard icons and what they mean

There’s nothing worse than seeing a warning that you don’t quite understand light up on your VW’s dashboard. It can ruin your trip in a split second and keep you worried until it’s resolved. Because at VW South Florida we know new technologies can be confusing, we’ve compiled a list of the dashboard light icons and what they mean.

Symbol

What is that thing?

What does it mean for you?

The symbols in this section do not require urgent action...
Tire Pressure Low: This yellow symbol means your tire pressure is low, or system failure (you will hear a 1x audible warning). Check the pressure in all your tires as they might be ruptured. If there’s no obvious damage, search for nails or screws. Over time tires can also lose air for other various reasons. like a worn tire or loose cap. Take a look at the state of your tires and decide whether you need to add air, patch a hole or replace them.
Low Fuel Level: This error code means you should refuel. Your tank is empty and you’re running on reserve. Stop at a nearby gas station to refill your tank.
Washer Fluid Low: The yellow washer fault code reminds you to fill up your washer fluid. You should head out and buy washer fluid for your car. Don’t just add water or ordinary glass cleaner as this might stain the windshield or damage the spraying system.
Fuel Cap Off or Missing: This error code means your car’s fuel cap is off or missing. Make sure your fuel cap is secured so that air won’t get into the engine. If your cap won’t screw properly or it’s missing, find a replacement ASAP.
Shift Lock: This green light means the brake must be applied to shift vehicle into gear. Just step on the brake pedal to be able to shift your car gears (Drive, park, neutral, etc.).
Hood Open: The red Hood Open VW dashboard indicator light means your engine hood is open or not closed properly. This light just indicates that the hood is not properly closed. You should secure it before driving your car.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL): This Volkswagen code lets you know that your daytime running lights are on. The DRL indicator light means that the daytime running lights are ON and operating properly. However, the DRL indicator light will not be illuminated if there is a problem with the system.
Bulb Failure: The computer will switch on the bulb failure warning light when it detects any non-normal voltage in any of the bulb circuits. Take a look at all of the bulbs to find the one that’s not working properly. Remember to check headlights, DRL, tail lights, turn signals and brake lights.
B-X 32: License Plate Bulb Failure: This yellow VW icon with B-X 32 and a light bulb means one or more license plate light bulbs is burned out. Either take it to a specialist to have them replaced or buy replacement bulbs and install them yourself.
Rain Sensor Malfunction: The automatic wiper system is off. Switch the ignition off and on again if this inspection light comes on. If the light stays on, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or service facility.
The symbols in this section should get checked out soon...
Brake Light Bulb Failure: This yellow dashboard icon means one or more brake lights is burned out. The bulb failure light turns on when any brake light on your car isn't working. Remember to fix this soon, you could get a ticket or cause an accident.
Antilock Braking System malfunction: The ABS system is designed to help prevent wheels from locking during heavy braking situations, preventing the vehicle from skidding or hydroplaning. You should take it to be serviced as soon as you have the time. That’s because, depending on the vehicle, the brake pedals may be harder to push or become unresponsive.
Battery Error: Alternator Low Voltage Output The alternator warning light means there is an issue with powering the battery. This could be due to the alternator becoming worn out. You should replace your battery or have your car serviced. In the meantime, jump starting your car should suffice.
Immobilizer: This yellow VW dashboard instrument panel light means the incorrect key has been inserted, or that the key is not adapted to the vehicle. This warning light usually only comes on when the key isn’t recognized so you shouldn’t have to worry about this light coming on while you are already driving. If this happens, try taking the key out and reinserting it if you are having trouble getting your car started. For keyless models, check if the fob’s battery to see if it needs to be replaced. If this doesn’t work, take your car to the service station to have it fixed.
Oil Pressure: the red oil can and yellow pressure warning lights means there is no oil pressure, please turn engine OFF. Turn off your vehicle as quickly as possible. Check the oil levels after the engine has cooled down. If the oil levels are low, add the recommended oil. The engine light should turn off after 5 seconds. Otherwise, call roadside assistance.
Oil Level Low: This yellow warning light indicates:
  • Check oil level
  • Oil sensor—bring in for service
Wait until the engine cools off and check the oil levels. If it is low, then add the recommended oil (verify the owner’s manual). If the light remains on, then take it to a professional.
Parking Brake: The red check engine light code means either:
  • Parking brake is applied
  • ABS malfunction (if ABS is light on, too)
  • Low brake fluid warning
Check if you have the brake on and release it. If it remains lit after the parking brake is released or if it turns on and off intermittently while you're driving, it means you need to add brake fluid. If the light still doesn't turn off, you'll need to have the brake system inspected.
Steering:
  • Yellow Solid Warning Light: Power steering assist reduced
  • Yellow Flashing: Malfunction in electronic steering column lock
  • Red Solid Warning Light: Power steering assist failure
  • Red Flashing Warning Light: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock (you will hear a 1x audible warning)
This means that either there’s not enough steering fluid or a malfunction with the assisted steering system. The wheel will be difficult to move and you should have it checked promptly.
ESP/ASR (Electronic Stabilization Program/Anti-Slip Regulation): The solid yellow Volkswagen warning light means ESP/ASR is inactive. A flashing warning light signifies an ESP/ASR event. When this warning lights up for a few seconds, it means that your car lost control and is stabilizing. However, if it stays lit, it means that there’s a malfunction in the system. Take it to the service center as soon as you can.
Coolant Level Low / Coolant Temperature High: The coolant temperature warning light turns on when your engine too hot and is at risk of damage from overheating. If you are driving when this warning light turns on, pull over safely as soon as possible and shut off the engine. Let the engine cool down for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove the radiator cap and remember to use a thick rag to protect your hand when you do so. Once the engine has cooled, check the level of the coolant. If the level is low, you can add water temporarily so that you can drive somewhere to get the car checked out.
Automatic Transmission Malfunction: There is a potential issue with the automatic transmission or with the system’s monitoring devices. The automatic transmission warning light means there's an issue with the transmission, possibly the fluid temperature, fluid level, or pressure. Schedule your service appointment soon.
Brake Pad Wear: the sensor in the brakes has determined that the brake pads are too thin. You should take your car to the shop to have the brake pads changed.
Airbag Problem: This fault code means the airbag or belt tension system faulty, or passenger airbags deactivated. Take the vehicle to a qualified service center to have the problem diagnosed and solved. Disregarding this light might put your life at risk because, in case of an accident, your airbag might not deploy.
The following icons are a big deal - bring your vehicle in for service now!
Electronic Power Control (EPC) – Exhaust Gas: The yellow EPC dashboard symbol means engine malfunction—bring your vehicle in to your local authorized VW dealer for service. If your dashboard is displaying the EPC light it’s a signal that you need to take your VW to be repaired immediately. It should have enough power to drive to a dealership or repair shop, but that’s pretty much it… drive straight there. Your vehicle’s throttle may be limited in power as a built-in mechanism to protect the engine.
Engine Malfunction (On-board Diagnostics): If the yellow engine emission malfunction dashboard indicator light comes on, please bring in your vehicle to your local authorized Volkswagen dealer for service. The Malfunction Indicator Light can signal three different types of problems: Occasional flashes indicate temporary engine malfunctions. When the indicator light stays on constantly, it needs engine service. The most serious signal is when the MIL flashes all the time. It is a sign that your vehicle’s engine is misfiring. Any engine light signal means you should take your car to the service center immediately.
Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG®) Transmission Too Hot Stop! Don’t continue driving. Allow the transmission to cool with the gear shift in park and contact roadside assistance immediately.
These icons only appear on diesel vehicles...
AdBlue® Level Warning: The AdBlue warning light means the diesel exhaust fluid is low. Although it may not be a direct safety threat, it means you might have difficulty turning on the engine and, eventually, it will prevent your car from starting. Bring it in for service ASAP.
AdBlue® System Malfunction Warning: it means that either there’s no diesel exhaust fluid or that it wasn’t filled with the standard AdBlue® fluid. Get your car serviced soon and have the fluid checked and/or replaced.
AdBlue® No Restart Warning: it means there’s no diesel fluid in the system and it needs to be refilled. Your car will not restart after it’s turned off. Take it to get serviced ASAP.
Diesel Engine Pre-Flow Before Engine Start-Up: This yellow light, when solid, means the diesel engine pre-flow system is switched on. If flashing, this warning light means a malfunction has occurred in the diesel engine. A diesel engine pre-glow warning light comes on steady at startup, it simply means that your engine is in the process of warming up and you will be able to start your VW momentarily. If the light is flashing, it means that there’s an issue with the system that warms up the engine, and you should take it to get serviced soon.
Particulate Filter (Diesel Engines): The yellow check engine light code could mean your filter is blocked with soot. There’s likely soot building up in the filter. Try driving on a highway at least 40+ MPH so that the heat can burn it off. If the warning light is still on, then visit our service department to replace your filter.
Hybrid vehicles have this one extra icon...
Hybrid Drive System Malfunction: The yellow light indicates a hybrid system malfunction. See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or service facility. The red indicator light means you should stop the vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible and seek assistance.

Now that you know what the warning indicators means, you’ll know how to deal with them. If you are looking for an expert service department, take a look at one of our 11 conveniently located dealerships – from North Palm Beach to Miami-Dade. We’re happy to help!

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