Electronic Stability Programme

An amber electronic stability programme light means that action is required

Amber electronic stability warning light

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1. Is the ESP light on constantly or does it flash on sometimes while driving?

Flash sometimes: If the ESP light flashes while the vehicle is in motion, the ESP or traction control system is intervening. This is a normal feature.

On constantly: The ESP light may be constantly lit if the "ESP off" button was pressed. The ESP can be reactivated by switching off the ignition and then on again. If the ESP light goes off, the system is fully functional. Go to step 2.

2. Is the ESP light still on?

Yes: The ESP light is still on. The vehicle can still be braked in the normal way.

No: The ESP light is not on. The customer does not need to take any further action and can continue driving.

If the ESP light is on continuously (and the ESP/ESC system is not switched off), you should contact your Volkswagen Retailer to have the system checked.