Reduce oil level warning issue

gingerbarry62

Active member
Joined
Sep 5, 2015
Location
Vancouver BC
TDI
2015 GSW TDI
Had my GSW TDi at the dealer to check the warning light, turns out they overfilled by .4 litres.
Light hasn't popped on since.

The also did a ECM software (3B5801) update.
Haven't noticed a difference yet.
 

Mass. Wine Guy

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Joined
May 21, 2001
Location
Ipswich, Massachusetts
TDI
2001 Golf GLS 5-speed, 2003 Jetta GLS wagon 5-speed, 2015 Golf S 6-speed manual
I'm reviving this thread because my '15 Golf is giving the reduce oil level message. Before setting off this morning I saw that the dipstick level was midway up the hash marks, and I added just a little from a quart bottle. I think it looked ok after that, but I find it's a difficult dipstick to read. I'm visiting New York now and can't really do anything. Will the engine be ok for a few days 'til I get home? I'm not driving at all while in the city.
I found that TSB TT 17-15-02 mentions a new dipstick for this car. Is there also a software update TSB that concerns the oil level?
Thanks.
 

740GLE

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Joined
Aug 19, 2009
Location
NH
TDI
2015 Passat SEL, 2017 Alltrack SE; BB 2010 Sedan Man; 2012 Passat,
are you still getting oil temp readings?
 

Mass. Wine Guy

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Joined
May 21, 2001
Location
Ipswich, Massachusetts
TDI
2001 Golf GLS 5-speed, 2003 Jetta GLS wagon 5-speed, 2015 Golf S 6-speed manual
Can I use an oil extractor to go through the dipstick tube and take some out? What’s a decent moderately priced extractor?
 

vwexpress

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Joined
Oct 27, 2019
Location
Davenport FL
TDI
2015 Golf Sport Wagon
I've been taking it out from the drain plug, messy, but not so bad. I still need to take out more, have removed like a half a cup, or about 250 ml, need to take out a little more. I feel comfortable having an oil change ready to go in case things go straight to hell at the drain plug.....
 

Ovrhill

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Joined
Jul 9, 2019
Location
Haltom City, Texas
TDI
2005 Golf TDI 2015 Golf TDI
Bought a buy back Golf SE from a Texas VW dealer with 23K miles a couple of weeks ago. i got the dash warning yesterday as well.
Dealer serviced before purchase. Noticed that the oil level was high on the dipstick after i got it home. Tried to use some tubing attached to a 2oz syringe to pull some oil through the dipstick tube. However, the dipstick housing is much more narrow than on my MKIV and the tubing won't go.
Dealer is too far away. Don't really want to try and drain some off from the bottom for obvious reasons.
Maybe I can find some smaller tubing? I'm all ears if anyone has a good idea otherwise.
 

sloinker

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Jun 27, 2015
Location
Casper, Wyoming
TDI
'15 Sportwagen '15 Golf Hatch
The level needs to be below the top of the crosshatch on the dipstick. I filled both of my '15 TDI's to the top of the crosshatch and got the too full warning after warmer weather and extended freeway driving. Reduced level on both and messages have not come back.
 
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