Problems and solutions
Introduction to the topic
The warning light comes on or flashes red.
There is a breakdown in the electromechanical steering or
electronic lock of the steering column.
Using the driving profiles, the driver can adapt various
characteristics of the vehicle systems to the current driving
situation, the desired ride comfort and an economical
- Do not continue the march! Request the help of specialized
driving style. Some of the systems that can be adapted are
the suspension, propulsion and climate control.
— If the warning light turns red, the steering may be hard
because the electromechanical steering does not work.
— If the warning lamp flashes red, the steering column cannot
Depending on the vehicle's equipment, various driving profiles
can be selected. The degree of influence of the vehicle systems
on the various driving profiles depends on the vehicle's equipment.
The control indicator lights up or flashes yellow.
Vehicles with adaptive suspension (DCC)
Management puts up more resistance or reacts more
sensitively than usual.
While driving, the adaptive suspension (DCC) continuously
adapts the damping to the terrain and driving situation in question,
also taking into account the vehicle configuration of the selected
The control lamp comes on permanently: — Start the engine
again and drive slowly for a short distance.
— If the control indicator remains on, go to a specialized
The Comfort driving profile is only available on vehicles with
adaptive suspension (DCC).
The control lamp flashes: — Turn the
Driving profiles and ambient lighting
steering wheel slightly to either side.
Depending on the equipment, the color of the ambient lighting
varies depending on the selected driving profile.
— Switch the ignition off and on again.
— Observe the messages on the display of the
— If the control indicator continues to flash after
switch on the ignition, do not continue driving. Request the
Select a driving profile
help of specialized personnel.
The steering column does not lock Vehicles
with a DSG dual-clutch transmission: Depending on equipment,
the vehicle may not have an electronic steering column lock.
Fig. 130 On the center console: MODE button for
selecting the driving profiles.
The driving profile can be selected with the ignition on and the
vehicle stationary or moving ÿ .
If you select a profile while driving, the vehicle's
systems, except Drive, will immediately be configured
Sport driving is automatically switched to the
S driving program.
according to the new profile.
Individual: You can adapt certain vehicle
systems to your personal preferences.
— When traffic permits, briefly take your foot off the
accelerator so that the selected driving profile is
also activated for the Propulsion system.
Offroad: Vehicle systems are set up for All
Track driving. When this profile is activated,
the symbol is shown on the instrument panel
Select a driving profile with the MO button
1. ÿ fig. 130.
2. To select driving profiles, tap again or tap the
desired profile in the infotainment system.
Standard behavior of driving
profiles and vehicle systems
When the Normal profile is selected , the light diode
(LED) of the MODE key remains off.
Show driving profile information
In the Normal driving profile, the basic settings of
the vehicle's systems are used with the ignition on.
— To view more information on the selected driving
profile, tap on the infotainment system.
Behavior of driving profiles when switching
the ignition off and on When you switch the
Select the “Individual” driving profile
ignition off and on again, the previously selected
driving profile remains selected.
until the con profile is selected
— To open the Individual menu , tap Adapt.
If you have previously selected the Offroad profile
and switch the ignition off and on again, the Normal
profile is set.
Adjusting the driving profile while driving can
Behavior of the vehicle's Drive system when the
ignition is switched off and on The settings of the
distract attention from traffic and cause accidents.
Drive system change to those of the Normal profile
Always drive paying attention to traffic
as soon as the ignition is switched off and on again.
You can activate the Drive system again with the
desired profile settings as follows:
Characteristics of driving profiles
— Reselect the driving profile of
— OR: To reactivate the Sport profile settings,
push the DSG® dual-clutch gear selector lever
rearward to select drive program S.
Eco: Sets the vehicle for low consumption
and helps you adopt a fuel-efficient driving
style. In the Eco drive profile, it automatically
switches to drive program E.
The other vehicle systems retain the settings when
the ignition is switched off and on again.
Comfort: This profile fits a comfort-oriented
setup and is suitable for e.g. e.g., sections
in poor condition or long motorway journeys.
Normal: In this driving profile, the basic
settings of the vehicle systems are used and
an intermediate setting is offered, suitable, e.g.
e.g. for daily use.
Problems and solutions
Fault in the adaptive suspension (DCC)
Sport: Gives you a sporty driving feel. On
vehicles with DSG® dual-clutch transmission
, in the profile of
3 G 0 0 1 2 7 6 0 A H
The control indicator lights up yellow.
Driving profile selection
The message Fault: Damping may appear on the
instrument panel display .
Driving profiles or vehicle systems are not behaving
— Go to a specialized workshop and have the
— Observe the standard behavior of driving profiles
and vehicle systems ÿ p. 157.
Fig. 131 In the infotainment system: Offroad indicator.
— Steering wheel angle indicator: It is
Digital instruments are displayed on the Offroad
shows the steering wheel angle of the vehicle. If
the steering wheel is turned to the left, the value is
positive; if it is rotated to the right, it is negative.
indicator, providing additional information about
the vehicle and the environment. In this way, the
current driving situation can be assessed more
— Altimeter: The altimeter shows the current altitude
above sea level.
Open Offroad Indicator
— Engine coolant temperature gauge: This gauge is
equivalent to the temperature gauge on the instrument
— Press the MENU button on the infotainment system.
panel ÿ p. 23.
— Press the Vehicle function button
— Press the Select function button
— Press the Offroad function button
— Oil temperature gauge: This gauge is equivalent
to the oil temperature gauge on the instrument panel.
Select instruments and set units
Adjust the display areas according to the driving
The infotainment system displays various instruments
ments ÿ fig. 131.
The displayed instruments can be selected depending
on the driving situation, as well as the surrounding and
— To switch between instruments, swipe up with one
finger on the screen.
The unit of some instruments can be set in the
infotainment system ÿ p. 35.
— Sandy terrain: Engine oil and coolant temperature
gauges and steering wheel angle indicator
Offroad Gauge Instruments
— Slopes: steering wheel angle indicator, engine
coolant temperature indicator and altimeter
The availability of the instruments depends on the
— Compass: The compass indicates the current direction of the
— Mountainous terrain: Steering wheel angle
indicator, altimeter and compass