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2003 VW Passat "Oil Press, Turn Off Engine" and "STOP" Light

My Wife's 2003 VW Passat ( 4 Cylinder, 170 hp,1.8L Turbo ) on 2 occasions and only while on the Highway, will sound 3 loud beeps followed by the oil light and a light on the dash saying "STOP" alternating with the warnings "OIL PRESS, TURN OFF ENGINE" and "REPAIR MANUAL". Both times I have checked the dip stick and the oil level is fine with less than 1,000 miles since an oil change. After the first incident, her VW Dealership had it on their diagnostic machine and could not get the warnings to appear. We just returned home from a 2 hour highway trip and more than an hour from home, it happened again.

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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.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • landrewsart Dec 29, 2010

    It's probably due to the fact that synthetic oil hasn't been used and a new oil pump is needed. The dealership should cover this if you have backup on maintenance oil changes.

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I had same issue. Took it too dealership and the screen was clogged with sludge. They dropped oil pan and drilled small holes to allow the oil pump to pick up oil and this solved the problem. I had about 170 00 miles at that time. Current at 206972 miles and still running strong.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

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