How do I check the coolant in my VW Passat?
Checking Your Coolant Levels
- Lift the hood of your Volkswagen and locate a clear tank with a blue lid.
- Locate the minimum and maximum lines on the tank.
- If your coolant is closer to the minimum line, simply refill it.
- Screw the lid back on and close the hood of your Volkswagen.
What does it mean when your car says check coolant?
If the coolant warning light becomes illuminated on your dashboard as you’re driving along, it’s a certain sign that your engine is overheating. In order for your car to work, a series of explosions are created in the combustion chamber.
What is VW check coolant?
When you see the coolant light turn on, it means your system isn’t working or there isn’t enough fluid. Use genuine Volkswagen coolant to fill up to the max fill line, if necessary. Replace the coolant cap. We can’t stress enough that you should not drive your vehicle if the warning light comes on.
What happens if car is low on antifreeze?
When coolant is low, your engine will start to heat up. The feature will automatically shut off the engine to prevent damaging the engine. Once your engine cools down, you will be able to drive your car again.
What kind of antifreeze and coolant for Volkswagen Passat?
Recommended antifreeze for radiators of Volkswagen Passat. Find out how much coolant does your car need. Car A Rac presents recommended by manufacturers types for all popular vehicles.
What happens if you remove coolant cap on Passat?
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Passat. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic.
How do you know if you need to change your coolant?
When your vehicle is cool, locate the coolant tank, which is opaque white with a blue top featuring the coolant warning symbol. The fluid inside should be pink. Unscrew the cap to see the fluid levels. Use genuine Volkswagen coolant to fill up to the max fill line, if necessary. Replace the coolant cap.
What kind of coolant do I use on my TDI?
97 Passat silver like the rest, 2005 B5.5 in dirty black, 2015 Passat Highline auto white. Coolant flushes done yearly when running the g-12 type coolant are just a waste, monetarily and environmentally, except for the shop doing the work. I was at a Shell technical seminar a while ago- about their new oils and coolant.