5th Generation VW Golf ESP Warning Light Malfunction

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular models of "hot hatches" on the market. A hot hatch is simply a sporty 3-door or 5-door hatchback and VW has been top contenders in their manufacture. The Golf won recognition as 'World Car of the Year' in 2009 with the Mk6 model and again three years later with the Mk7. Despite these accolades, sometimes problems can occur such as issues with the ESP warning light being continuously on.

Owners of Golf models featuring the Electronic Stability Program have complained that the ESP dashboard light will turn on while driving and will not turn off even after manually pressing the off button. These issues have typically occurred with the VW Golf V and Golf Plus models. It could be due to electoral issues within the vehicle, or problems with the computer system which helps manage many of the systems within the vehicle.

After bringing their vehicles in to a trained German import mechanic, many owners are informed that this is not a faulty warning signal but does in fact indicate a problem with the ABS pump. Replacing the ABS pump should be done sooner than later, as it can lead to a dangerous situation, and or further problems within the vehicle.

Due to the complex nature of this system, we recommend that you visit your local VW service center to have the problem solved properly. They will have the experience and knowledge to get your VW fixed quickly and efficiently.

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