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hi this sounds like the DSC dynamic stability control, i have the same light but it has a triangle as well, but i think it does mean the same thing, there should be a switch somewhere either in the centerconsole or round abouts see if it has been accidentally pressed, if not you will have to take it to the VW garage and get it checked out as this helps with the traction of the car if it starts slipping...hope this helps
First, to read VW codes you will want to get yourself a $50 VAG tool. It will read all your systems, not just the ECU.
Electronic Power Control can go out for several reasons. Check your brake lights with the car running. Check you radiator fluid level. If the car is running bad, you could have bad spark plugs/ wires or ignition coil.
The traction control is tied into the ABS system and often causes problems here as well. Each wheel has a speed sensor and magnet wheel in the hub. You can check these for damage by removing the tires for access. The sensors come out by hand, and inside the hole they come out of is the place to check the magnets with a flash light. Apply a small amount of wheel bearing grease to the sensor.
The control unit goes out in these systems at an alarming rate. They can be easily removed, and repaired for under $200 at modulemaster.com
Since it is intermit, I suspect most likely a loose sensor, or electrical connector.
If your brakes feel squishy at all, bleed the brake lines of air and contaminants.
You will need to have another code scan done. A faulty glow plug will
certainly show up on a scan, but should NOT bring on the engine MIL
light. Erase all faults showing at present. This should extinguish the
engine light. Thin start and stop engine a number of times until the
light comes back on. This will re boot on-board computer. Do another
scan and the fault should show up. If possible do a live reading,
paying close attention to the (oxygen sensors) lambda units
Best of luck
check it in eobd as well as vw specific what scanner did you use to check for the fault code ? because when that light comes on it has logged a code,it could be anything from a brake light switch to the vains sticking in the turbo