How many miles had you gone before you needed to add oil?
I have added a quart of recommended oil per the manual (the dipstick is now reading optimal oil). The warning is still on. Has anyone besides gwerner had this issue? What actions did you take and what was the outcome? Any responses would be appreciated. I am assuming that if the warning is not gone in the morning the sensor is bad. Thank you.
Sounds like you need to take a loss, trade in your Passat for a Beetle and move on.
Now seriously, I'm assuming you don't have any oil leaking anywhere, have a some low mileage on the engine and it's a sensor problem.
If it is a sensor problem, I'm surprised that you had to add oil...unless it was low to begin with when you purchased the car.
I have the V6 too and have checked my oil level a couple of times in the last year. It hasn't moved. Coming up on my one year with the car in two months and will be going in for my first oil change in Oct. No oil light, not burning any oil or any engine issues so far for me.
Last edited by mknieri; 08-20-2012 at 08:12 AM.
I appreciate your responses. I contacted the dealer and was told to bring the car in right away. The reasoning was that there may in fact be an oil circulation problem not related to oil level. I will post my findings in an effort to contribute to the betterment of the board. I hope they can fix my car and no one else has this problem, but in the event there is a recurring issue we will have documentation and hopefully resolutions.
Last edited by Das Schnurrbart; 08-20-2012 at 02:16 PM.
Last edited by Das Schnurrbart; 09-01-2012 at 01:03 AM.
The oil light has not come back on since the first oil change, the oil level hasn't seemed to move since fill up and the dealer never did call back. So in the end the car just consumed to much oil and was just short of the first service interval. As the manual states the vr6 may consume an inordinate amount of oil (especially during the first 10,000 miles) so the driver needs to be sure to check the oil level frequently. I certainly don't recommend ignoring the engine light to any extent. I hope this thread provides some peace of mind and helps you avoid any issues.