Important Tips for Volkswagen Owners

Important Tips for Volkswagen Owners

How do I reset my tire pressure light?

There are different ways to reset your tire pressure light, depending on your Volkswagen model. With some models, you can reset your light through your infotainment screen settings. Look for the Vehicle Status page and scroll through the options until you find Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Select the option, set and confirm.

Some Volkswagen models have a designated TPMS button. This button may appear on your steering wheel or in your glove box.

Before you reset your TPMS, it’s important to make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct pressure. If you are unsure of what the correct tire pressure is, consult your Volkswagen Service Advisor.

Why do my brakes start squeaking when I start driving but then the sound goes away?

Certain weather conditions (like rain, humidity or condensation) can cause moisture on your brake pads, and as a result, can cause rust. Rust can create a squeaking sound as the brake turns.

Squeaking might also mean that your brake pads are thin and in need of replacement.

If your brakes need lubricant, it will also cause a squeaking noise.

It’s important to have your brakes checked periodically to ensure that they are always in proper working condition.

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Can I keep driving my car with the engine light on?

Your vehicle is still safe to drive if your engine light turns on – just take a moment to notice if your vehicle isn’t driving as normal. This light will appear if there’s a problem somewhere in your vehicle’s emission system. So, even though your car may be driving as normal for now, it’s still important to schedule an appointment to have it looked at. Ignoring this light for an extended period can lead to more serious vehicle issues over time.

How do I get into my car if the key fob battery dies?

Look for a button or latch on your key fob – this little button will release a physical key to get into your vehicle. If you don’t have a lock visible on your door handle, check the underside of the driver door handle.

You’ll find a notch to insert your physical key. Unlock the door, and you’re in!

How do I raise my windshield wipers?

To raise your windshield wipers, your car must be parked and turned off. Next, find your wiper control stalk and hold it down for a few moments. Your wipers will lift, and you can then hinge them away from the windshield.

How long is my Volkswagen warranty coverage and what does it cover?

If you purchased a new Volkswagen vehicle (2018-2020), you will receive the following coverage:

  • 4-year / 80,000 km new vehicle limited warranty
  • 5-year / 100,000 km powertrain warranty
  • 7 years / unlimited km corrosion perforation warranty
  • 4 years / 80,000 km roadside assistance

If you purchased a certified pre-owned Volkswagen, you will receive the following coverage:

  • Remaining new vehicle warranty
  • 6 months of roadside assistance
  • 3 months of SiriusXM satellite radio
  • CARFAX vehicle history report

For older Volkswagen vehicles, additional coverage and complete warranty information, click here.

How often do I need to service my Volkswagen?

Your Volkswagen requires regular maintenance to ensure that it always operates at top condition. Your vehicle will require different services at different mileage markers. To view Volkswagen Canada’s recommended maintenance schedule, click here.

When you book an appointment with your Volkswagen Service Advisor, they will provide you with information on important and required services.

How do I pair my vehicle’s Bluetooth to my phone?

Search for the VW Bluetooth option on your infotainment screen. Be sure to also open your Bluetooth settings on your smartphone. Once you select the VW Bluetooth option on the infotainment screen, your smartphone will detect your vehicle as VW BT. Enter the pin provided and confirm to pair your smartphone with your Volkswagen. Your smartphone contacts and call history will then be shared with your vehicle.

How does my power tailgate work?

Your vehicle must be turned off in order to operate the power tailgate. Your key fob must also be close to the tailgate (either in your pocket or your hand).

For hands-free tailgates, kick your foot under the center of the bumper. Your Volkswagen’s taillights should flash, and the tailgate will lift.
You will also be close enough to open your power tailgate if it functions with a button push.

For other Volkswagen questions, our Sales and Service teams at Volkswagen MidTown Toronto are happy to assist you. Give us a call or visit us today!

Important Tips for Volkswagen Owners
Important Tips for Volkswagen Owners