Check if your brake lights work when the glow plug light is flashing, if not, just get a new one at the dealership! I pulled over and turned the car off. Current: 2015 Ford Fiesta ST180 Mrs wife was pootling along at 45 - 50 behind me, in 5th when it happened. On your car it can be serious in that the turbo is usually made by KKK and if they over speed (as they easily can during over boost) the compressor wheel can disintegrate and throw oil and shrapnel through the charge air system. To my understanding, the flashing glow plug is an engine management warning, which can indicate a whole range of things. Ideally if it does that again plug your scanner in right away. Your diesel vehicle is equipped with glow plugs, and also with a Glow Plug Light that will either come on and stay on, or flash or blink when a fault is detected by the ECU (engine management unit). Can't get into Audi until next week, so I got the AA to check it today. Both the flashy light and loss of power are both common with a sensor in the fuel pump on the engine itself going bad in 2005-2010ish cars. I take it this is like an engine management light? by TimeShifter » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:45 pm, Post my audi a4 1.9 tdi has a fault, the glow plug light is flashing which indicates a management fault but have noticed that when this starts flashing the rear brake lights are permenantly on apart from the rear window brake light which still comes on when the brake light is applied. As I drove I noticed the glow plug light does flash every 10 seconds. by Edmund Hattingh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:54 am, Post We were on the way to France so I took the risk and carried on (nervously)! The flashing glowplug and EML together will result in limp-home mode (reduced power) - which again will result in a fault code. However, today tue glownplug light started flashing but the engine warning light alao came on. Location Bristol Vehicle T6 Ocean 204 4Motion Sep 7, 2017 #2 I believe it means there is a fault somewhere in the engine management system and it needs a diagnostic tool plugged in to tell you what the fault is. The engine was in standard limp mode which protects the engine in certain scenarios, this resets each time the ignition is cycled. 1k miles later the engine management was still on but everything was working fine. ]Can anyone help please.[?][?][? Then while driving the "engine fault, garage!" To my understanding, the flashing glow plug is an engine management warning, which can indicate a whole range of things. by KingBunda » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:58 pm, Post You mentioned your local garage 'cleared the fault'. by Schabzo08 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:08 pm, Post The only way to confirm the real issue is to have a diagnostic check done (where the car is connected to a computer and the … by KingBunda » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:22 am, Post Hi, Vito 115 W639 - Engine starts on the button and runs fine - glow plug light has started come back on and stay on for 1/2 a mile or so after the engine has started and I'm driving, it then goes off and stays off. Started up again and its gone. by Sinbad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:27 am, Post The EML will also log a fault code. i have vw crafter 2007 we bought it second hand on 2/12/11 and it has not worked 1 day. ]Lee. For some reason, I had the idea to move the shift to manual, which stopped the stuttering engine, but from that point on I was unable to achieve much more than 60 mph. by KingBunda » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:14 pm, Post Hope this is the right place to ask. Had the diagnostic test today, turns out I've got a faulty EGR valve. by Sinbad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:20 am, Post Better to be safe than sorry but engine warning lights go off after 3 engine cycles if it doesn't detect any issue. But then at 17500 miles I had a complete loss of power and an engine stall while driving on a highway. Thin start and stop engine a number of times until the light comes back on. Have it scanned to make sure. There are experienced people on here that will be able to point you in the right direction once you have a fault code to work from. by Bird87_ZA » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:36 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. You do get traffic film and oil picked up of the road. had it checked by vw commercial here on the gold coast australia they are still shaking their heads. The glow plug light has just started flashing on my 2.5 tdi whilst the car is running. Glow plug light is probably the brake light switch, under the brake pedal. by Schabzo08 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 pm, Post by amstel18 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:06 am, Post Over time, after repeated warm up cycles, the glow plugs age and are not able to produce any heat. Howzit gents just got the car scanned at VW and it gave the following error code P0341 no camshaft signal,faults were cleared but i'm still not at ease, thanks for the help gents, I read the pd technical article in the faq section last night. FLASHING - if the glow plug light is flashing it means there is a fault in the engine management system and needs to be diagnosed & fixed accordingly. i got home alright but still felt the car lacked power. This time i noticed that when I touched the brake pedal it went off. For the flashing glow plug light, i would advise you to check that your brakelights are in working order. No noticeable difference in the drive. Could it be possible that if they agreed to 100% of the part I could take it elsewher to get fitted. If this is glow plugs, is the only consequence of failure a difficulty starting in the cold or are there more serious consequences? The glow plug light came on (flashing). As an aside, im told the EGR valve isn't even needed and can be bypassed. They correct it will only work below 9deg. It may not display this or other websites correctly. by Tdi jetta 4 ever » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:36 pm, Post Do read the thread on Mk6 Golf and EGR issues over on Moneysavingexpert for tips on how to negotiate. VW Amarok Glow Plug Light Flashing- Repair. hi, I noticed that today the glow plug light started flashing randomly on the a6 tdi today. hi. I don't know whether that will aid my cause, but if they try to penalise me over not using them for the last service I'd be tempted to take the matter of their poor workmanship further. ..So buddy at work scanned it today (with Full VCDS - Ver. No flashing coil light or start/stop fail this time, but the engine management light went on and stayed on. Typically, this light flashes only when an issue has been detected. by Atsta » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:04 pm, Post by chucker02 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:56 pm, Post Thanks Scott, funnily enough, this morning the Glowplug light stayed flashing on my 35 mile commute and my emissions controll light came on and stayed on as well Both are amber rather than red (something I suppose). It would make sense to get a fault code read done and if it is an over boost situation, have the turbo rebuilt before it goes pop. A flashing glowplug light will log a fault code. hi, flashing glowplug light is a warning light just like engine management light. Brake light switch, even if the brake lights work it could still be you brake light switch. by KingBunda » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:30 pm, Post by chucker02 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:56 pm, Post The breakdown chaps often carry a spring that they put inside the pipe as a get you home fix. Engine emissions light came on and stayed on, next day flashing coil light came on too. alarm came on, glow plug light illuminated and the car I think went into limp mode. by 6R_TDI » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:27 pm, Post If glowplugs were not present in diesels your car would crank a long time before starting, it would eventually start but with a cloud of smoke coming from the exhaust. Thanks for the responses - in laymans terms (to a heating engineer with no clue about motor mechanics) what does a turbo overboost translate as?? Check if your brake lights work when the glow plug light is flashing, if not, just get a new one at the dealership! It is plainly obvious that in the rush to meet environmental regulations VW have not tested the EGR unit adequately in realistic conditions before releasing it. Glow plugs are used when coolant temp is below 9degrees celcius, Ok disconnect your glowplugs and try to start it on a cold morning. This will re boot on-board computer. A flashing glow light does mean something really wrong has been detected and its safe guarding the engine similar to what new transport trucks do. Evening guys, thought I'd ask the question here after finding the forum following a Google search with the issue I've got. engine management light comes on then the glow plug warning light comes on and is flashing. by B_rad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:29 pm, Post Glow plug light is probably the brake light switch, under the brake pedal. All the more annoying therefore that it is costing me money. To know why this happened you need a fault code read and from experience I would suspect it will be a turbo overboost error. by MK2 G60 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:37 pm, Post by Tdi jetta 4 ever » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:13 pm, Post I travel minimum 40 miles at 70mph every day on my 33 x2 66 mile commute so the regen process is not necessarily the problem. Hi, there's no real way forward unfortunately without a diagnostic read out as it could be numerous things. Erase all faults showing at present. Vivaro glow plug/Engine Management light problem. Getting mine diagnostics tested on Tuesday, for those interested. Well, I had 2-3 similar episodes with my 2010 Golf, but the car always recovered after a few seconds and then when I started up again, the glow plug light was off. So I let it go. can i rectify this myself? When the Glow Plug Light comes on, the ECU stores information about the condition that has caused it … by B_rad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:30 pm, Post I pulled over turned off engine, waited a wee while, restarted and everything was ok - no alarm, lights etc. It came on again after few minutes but after tapping the brake pedal it goes off. Brake lights are working fine, thats the first thing i checked. Replace brake switch. am I correct in saying (apart from the irritation factor of having the lights flashing), that the glow plug is a "non-event" in South Africa's temperate climate, and that the glow plug is really only needed in sub zero temperatures...? 2 mins later and it starts again. The only way to confirm the real issue is to have a diagnostic check done (where the car is connected to a computer and the fault codes logged by the car's computer are read). Having pulled over and turned the engine off to look under the bonnet, the glow plug light remained off when the car re-started and it didnt come on again. If not then it may be okay. My wiper blades are 5 years old and still wiping clean because I clean the blade rubbers and screen with Methylated Spirit which you can get from. by chucker02 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:12 am, Post The glow plug light flashes, the display says 'engine fault workshop', i lose a lot of power which i am assuming is the turbo not coming in and when i drive it the car only revs to 2000rpm before i have to change gear. My Passat is a 2012 2L dti Bluemotion dsg. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Gonna jump in on this thread as I had the glow plug / 'Engine Fault - Workshop' warning on my Mk6 BMTDI 2 days ago. 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