What is this warning?

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What is this warning?

Post by AndyJay » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:02 pm

Hi All,

Had the Tig for a couple of weeks now and enjoying every minute of it.

Noticed a strange warning alert appear when approaching a roundabout today. There was a high pitched tone (same as the low fuel warning), and and image of car with sensors all around it appeared in red on the dashboard display. It then disappeared and has not returned.

Anyone help please.

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Re: What is this warning?

Post by Jeremy_SWE » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:17 pm


Nice to hear you're enjoying the car.

It's the emergency braking system which has "detected" something and is warning you of an eventual automatic braking. There are plenty of threads on this subject. I've had it come up once but others here much more often.
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Re: What is this warning?

Post by Tubemonster » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:21 pm

It’s the front assist. It must’ve briefly thought a collision was imminent and was going to brake for you. Plenty of posts on here about the spurious nature of these warnings and sometimes the brakes applying hard all for no apparent reason. Try going into the settings and changing it to sense “late” as this seems to improve matters
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Re: What is this warning?

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:23 pm

Try this massive thread to see if its the same issue as yours.

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Re: What is this warning?

Post by AndyJay » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks all for the heads-up. Yeah very strange as there was no traffic anywhere near me, even on the roundabout!

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Re: What is this warning?

Post by chillyman50 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:45 pm

this is totally normal. however there is a setting under 'car' where you can adjust the sensitivity , eg some very close or far away will create the message. it may be your is set to too close.
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