VW Passat 1993.No warning issued when running out of gas/oil.
I own a 2L 1993 VW Passat Variant. Aren't the warning lamps on the dashboard supposed to tell me if and when the car is running out of gas/oil?How am I supposed to know the oil level is low while driving?I know there's a dip stick, but isn't there any electronic indication?Last week I performed a weekly oil level check and was I surprised when the dip stick was dry as sand when I drew it out!There was no oil in the engine and then I wondered if there should be a special warning lamp on the dashboard. No lights were on to suggest there was a problem. Same about gas, because I think the fuel level indication on the dashboard is not that accurate and doesn't tell me when I'm approaching a critical level. I once ran out of gas right in the middle of the city - the engine just died. It was pretty difficult to judge about the amount of gas remaining in the tank by the fuel level indicator's reading. Yes, it was near the red zone, but not completely low bottom, which made me think I could still keep going for a few extra miles.Some cars are equipped with a special warning indicator,which tells the driver when the fuel level is approaching a critical levelThanks in advance!saul
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I had the same problem on my Passat Variant 2007. Randomly Park Brake won't activate and/or deactivate once button PB pressed. The cockpit computer tells "Park Brake Error" (or something similar). If this is your problem, the issue is very well known to VW Service centers. I had solved it by bringing the car to the Service: The told me that they substituted the ParkBrake Button (a differently made one, even if identical on the exterior) and Reprogramming (Updating) the car computer software.
Oh no sorry to hear that. You did the right thing by stopping. If you have the 1.8 turbo engine this happens too often. The oil pressure sending unit could be the problem, but most likely it is the oil pump. This engine has sludge buildup problem & VW is aware of it, so there is hope. VW issued this update awhile back....
Passat owners. 1998 through 2004:
VW has just made a warranty extension covering certain oil sludge repairs on
It is now covered for 8 years unlimited mileage and will reimburse for
repairs made because of this problem. See your local dealer or contact VOA for
As a modern car it will run fine on any unleaded gas/petrol and the engine will self-adjust it's ignition timing to suit.
But some Passat variants can additionally take advantage of Super Unleaded, it's a total waste of money and offer no benefits at all for most models. As you haven't given further details of your exact Passat variant I cannot be any more specific, but the recommended grade is usually on a label inside the tank filler door.
Hazard warning lamps fuse for 2002 VW Passat is number 39: F39 (15A) = Hazard warning lamps
For 2002 VW Passat the fuse box is located on the left side of dashboard behind a plastic cover (for left hand steering wheel vehicle). On inner face of the plastic cover you will find the fuse diagram.
I would check the oil pressure sensor and the oil pump itself. You can take the sensor out and use a mechanical gauge to check the oil pressure. If the oil pressure is within specs, you need a new sensor, if not, you need a new pump.
I have a 2003 Passat GLX V6 and i havent been experiencing this issue, however from my experience with VW, the early 2000 models of the passat that have a 1.8T 4 cylinder engine have a major issue with what has been deemed "oil sludge" you have to be careful with this engine oil wise and make sure to get the oil changed every 3,500 - 4,500 miles and make sure you get the full synthetic oils for it and the proper filters :-) the turbo that is on this model heats up the oil to extreme temperatures and if not serviced regularly you will have problems.... i hope this helps! i would have someone check it again for this issue... hopefully you get to it before it becomes costly!