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Just got back home after work and a yellow warning light came on saying electrical system not working correctly. The car behaves normally. Any experience with that one?
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Haven't seen this one. Does this error remains after you shut the car off for a long time? I would bring that in to have them take a DTC readout to decide what the problem is.
 

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Just got back home after work and a yellow warning light came on saying electrical system not working correctly. Any experience with that one?
Yes there have been some occurrences around here. Lifehack tip: add "site:vwtalk.com" to a google search and you can restrict the results to given site. Googling "electrical system not working correctly site:vwidtalk.com" turns up some reading material for you, including my own encounter with that error. Conveniently, I was right at the dealer when it happened, but they still couldn't find the cause. In my case, I haven't seen the error again one month later. Others have had very different experiences with the same error message.

If the message is gone in the morning, maybe it was the same kind of one-off experience I had. If it recurs, definitely take it in to VW service.
 

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Luckily that light disappeared (3 miles later) after a short shut off- for like 5 minutes or so to run to a convenience store. I will monitor the situation and of it happens again I will definitely talk to the dealer about it. Good thing is that I took pictures of it because usually dealers don't diagnostic warning lights that are not present when you take it in the service bay. What really bothes me is that with so many software glitches we will develop a bad habit of ignoring our dash warning lights. Good night everyone!
 

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Just happened to me earlier this evening when I took the family out shopping. Car only 2 weeks old and 790 miles. I was worried sick because I have my 1 year old baby with me and it would suck if I had to have it tow and figure out how to take the family home.

I let it sit for about an hour and came back, but the error message still show, but thank God it’s drivable at least so I was able to take my family home. Already made an appointment with the dealer for Monday…
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Had that one a few times and always cleared itself, and seems to me to be coincident with high temperatures. Without knowing exactly what code tripped it it is impossible to say if it was the same as what I had. At the 60 day check the dealer chased it for 5 days and even with VW corporate help had no resolution. that was 2500 miles ago and no problems driving the car. After looking at scans of other cars and seeing similar on-board charger faults I believe it is a generic issue that is not really a problem. Again, assuming it was the same as what I had. If it clears it is fine. Am finding that the driver notification threshold for problems might be a little low on some systems.
 

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Let us know what they say on Monday please! I called the dealer today and they were booked for the next few days and gave me appointment on Friday 27 August.
Just happened to me earlier this evening when I took the family out shopping. Car only 2 weeks old and 790 miles. I was worried sick because I have my 1 year old baby with me and it would suck if I had to have it tow and figure out how to take the family home.

I let it sit for about an hour and came back, but the error message still show, but thank God it’s drivable at least so I was able to take my family home. Already made an appointment with the dealer for Monday… View attachment 5089

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Some report that there is a glitch in the battery cooling system when that message come up.. Usually it clears itself.
 

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Update #1: Dropped the car off at the dealer this morning at 7:30AM. They said they'll text me with update, been 3 hours, have not heard from them yet. Also they don't have a loaner vehicle available, so they had Uber dropped me off at work. We'll see what happens as the day progress, or how am I supposed to get home if the issue cannot be resolve today :rolleyes:

Update #2: Dealer service said it’s cooling system related and VW wants to do further testing. No ETA when it will be fix and this dealer also doesn’t have a loaner available. I just contacted VW care and let them know about this situation to see if they will get further involve. Meanwhile, my wife is coming to take me home from work now. Pretty crappy service so far :mad:


Let us know what they say on Monday please! I called the dealer today and they were booked for the next few days and gave me appointment on Friday 27 August.
 

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Had it two weeks ago after having the car for a week. It's a known issue and they have a couple of fixes for it, partly software and partly flushing and re-filling the cooling system for the batteries. Hasn't come back since the fix.
 

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Just got back home after work and a yellow warning light came on saying electrical system not working correctly. The car behaves normally. Any experience with that one? View attachment 5088 View attachment 5087
I had the same issue.
ID4 with less than 500 miles and 4 weeks old.
Took it to the dealer on August 10, they diagnosed a faulty battery cooling pump.
Here is where the nightmare begins. Dealer did not give me an ETA on the part. They gave me a loaner (very basic Tiguan) and that's about it.
Last week I opened a case with VW of America - the regional case manager left me a voicemail today that the ETA for the part is best case on Sept 14.
In the meantime I have to drive a loaner (much inferior car), still have to pay a lease on a car which I have no possibility to drive for 5+ weeks.
What are my options here? Do you think lemon law applies if dealer keeps the car 30+ days and is it worth pursuing it?

I would like VW to compensate me (at least waving part / all of lease payments) or replacing my car outright

Thoughts?
 

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I’d pursue a lemon law if it’s more than 30 days.


I had the same issue.
ID4 with less than 500 miles and 4 weeks old.
Took it to the dealer on August 10, they diagnosed a faulty battery cooling pump.
Here is where the nightmare begins. Dealer did not give me an ETA on the part. They gave me a loaner (very basic Tiguan) and that's about it.
Last week I opened a case with VW of America - the regional case manager left me a voicemail today that the ETA for the part is best case on Sept 14.
In the meantime I have to drive a loaner (much inferior car), still have to pay a lease on a car which I have no possibility to drive for 5+ weeks.
What are my options here? Do you think lemon law applies if dealer keeps the car 30+ days and is it worth pursuing it?

I would like VW to compensate me (at least waving part / all of lease payments) or replacing my car outright

Thoughts?
 

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yes, my dealership said it was the front loading camera sensor. took about a month to repair because the chip was stuck in customs.
 

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Had that one a few times and always cleared itself, and seems to me to be coincident with high temperatures. Without knowing exactly what code tripped it it is impossible to say if it was the same as what I had. At the 60 day check the dealer chased it for 5 days and even with VW corporate help had no resolution. that was 2500 miles ago and no problems driving the car. After looking at scans of other cars and seeing similar on-board charger faults I believe it is a generic issue that is not really a problem. Again, assuming it was the same as what I had. If it clears it is fine. Am finding that the driver notification threshold for problems might be a little low on some systems.
I had the same warning, twice, in owning the car for about 3 weeks. The first time it did reset after about 40 minutes. The second time I was on the highway at 75mph and the warning light was accompanied by reduced driving ability VERY DANGEROUS at this speed. The car is at the dealer now and they’re waiting for VW to have a look at it (yes they are a VW dealership). Hopefully the specialist has a clue because the dealer seems clueless.
*Not happy withVW
 

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I had the same issue.
ID4 with less than 500 miles and 4 weeks old.
Took it to the dealer on August 10, they diagnosed a faulty battery cooling pump.
Here is where the nightmare begins. Dealer did not give me an ETA on the part. They gave me a loaner (very basic Tiguan) and that's about it.
Last week I opened a case with VW of America - the regional case manager left me a voicemail today that the ETA for the part is best case on Sept 14.
In the meantime I have to drive a loaner (much inferior car), still have to pay a lease on a car which I have no possibility to drive for 5+ weeks.
What are my options here? Do you think lemon law applies if dealer keeps the car 30+ days and is it worth pursuing it?

I would like VW to compensate me (at least waving part / all of lease payments) or replacing my car outright

Thoughts?
I'm in same same place as you. Had the fault light after 300 miles. The bled the coolant lines and it cleared and sent us on our way. Now at 700 miles and got the light again. This time they are replacing the pump. Part back ordered. No eta. Gave us a Tiguan. Now i'm back to paying $150 a week in gas (Thank you California), my 3 years of free EA is dripping away, and i'm making a payment on a car I cant drive that I bought 28 days ago. Frustrated at this point.
 

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Update#1 They took it for diagnostic at noon today and after an hour and a half they found faulty coolant pump and they said they don't recommend the car to be driven so they ordered the pump and gave me a loaner. The car has 344 miles on the odometer.
 
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