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2001 jetta thermostat light blinking and beeping

I have a 2001 Jetta. The last two nights I have left work at 9:30. It has not been below freezing either night. I get in the car, let it idle for a minute or two. When I drive off, after a few yards, the thermostat starts to blink and beep. Then, after a few blocks, it stops.Should I be worried?
If this matters, I had the oil changed a few weeks ago and they topped off the fluids.
Your thoughts? Should I be worried? Am I about to blow up? OK, I know I won't blow up, but I don't want to be stranded either.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. And it usually only happens in the morning. The car runs just fine and the flashing thermostat light only stays on a couple blocks.


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Check your cooling system for antifreeze. Also check for any leeks from the radiator, hoses and water pump. If they all check out to be alright check or replace the water tempreture sensor. Hope this helps to solve the problem.



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