I'd try pumping the tires up to 40 psi to see if the light would go off. It'll take 3 minutes only to try. Maybe your tire pressure gauge is miscalibrated...My light came on after the weather got cooler very quickly a week or two ago. Put all 4 tires up to 38psi and the light is still sticking around. Otherwise the car is fine, so I really don't want to take it to the dealer...
Sucks man I went back to dealer yesterday and they said "we took your advice and searched for this issue and found a fix". I am glad they looked for the fix after my recommendation. So anyhow I left it at the dealer due to them saying they are verifying with vw that the equipment they have can do the update to my car.I have a 10 SW w/ 36k on it and that light mocks me on and off randomly with tires @ 36psi (as per door sticker). Sometimes it goes right off, sometimes it says Low Tire Pressure...Depends on how it's feeling that day. Tires are always spot on(I check them often).
I have had it in dealer for 10k/20k/30k service and have mentioned this problem each time. I even had video of the light coming on and going off...Vag com has an intermittent fault when I scan it. Of course they can find no problems(which is BS, vag-com showed fault after I picked it up each time..I have never cleared it either). "Bring it back when the light is on..." is their line. If only it would stay on.
I mentioned to dealer that this is a known problem and there should be update to fix it. According to them, the vin did not show it needed it and there was no light on so they couldn't do anything. They wouldn't even scan the car. This happened each time I brought it in. Over inflating the tires was their fix(thanks for the cupped tires ).
At last service the service rep told me that Volkswagon said to over inflate the tires. I suggested that this was not a fix, but rather a duct tape approach...They didn't seem to take that suggestion well.
If the car isn't in flames when you drive it in, they say it's all good....Useless service so far.
It's pretty stupid too, it's the only real complaint I've had in 36k, other than alignment(thanks NY potholes ). But thanks to VW, I now have 2 complaints.
I know I can fix it myself with vag-com, but it's kind of a matter of principal. I pay for a new car, I want it to work like new until the warranty is up. Isn't that that what a warranty is? A guarantee that the item will perform for x amount of time without failing? Guess asking for what you paid for is asking a bit too much these days...
Mine is still on...think I am going to buy a vag-com and turn it off along with doing some other things. Any idea who selling for cheapest or all the same?I have been fighting the TPMS light for 14,000 miles. It started just before 20,000 miles flashing the code for a communication failure, not low tire pressure. It would do this intermittently and never while at the dealer. What happens is the TPMS light will flash for approximately 1 minute then stay on steady. According the the manual, this indicated a comm fault. This is what I told the dealer at the 20,000 mile oil change. When I got the car back i read that they did a reprogram of the TPMS system. The light was back on the next day. Since the first visit, the car went back four times just for this issue. The second time I went to pick it up, the slip stated that they checked the tire pressure and all was ok, no light showing. I can do that! Uggghhhh! I got the speech that no light on and no codes = no service. Yup, the light came on as I drove home. I made another appointment and when I got it back this time, even though they never witnessed the light they replaced a wheel sensor that they say they wanded and it wasn't talking. The light stayed off for less than a day. At visit four I was armed with the paragraph in the owners manual that stated what the car was trying to tell us, and a cell phone video of the light actually blinking. They drove it around the block, couldn't duplicate the issue and parked it. I came and picked it up, frustrated with them and decided to go somewhere else. On the way home the light came on, I turned around and headed right back to the dealership. They plugged in the computer and found another one of the sensors not communicating. Another appointment, another loaner car and this time they replaced another sensor. All has been well for a week which equals about 700 miles for me. Going through this, I realize that the way VW works is that if the computer doesn't say so, they aren't allowed to fix it. First thing I would've done with a com fault is replace the wheel sensors and go from there. Next time this happens I will just buy a VAG-Com and turn it off.
Yea mine is the old metal I suppose. Will they replace with the old style rubber if I bring it in? I am guessing probably not. I would be better off just disabling?This was the first problem I had with my 2010 Golf. The dealer reset it, then said there was a bad "Module". Supposedly, the issue was fixed in the 2011 by using a different system. Check your valve stems. If they are medal it is the old type, if they are the old fashion rubber it's the new system. In other words the old system sucked!