Resetting an «Inspection now!» message — other than after a service?
- 23 Mar 2021
An «Inspection now!» message has appeared, at about 55500 miles. According to the service history, a Service 3 was carried out, by the main dealer, on 24 August 2020 at 53911 miles.
Is it possible that the service warning was reset — but not the inspection warning?
I can reset the inspection warning myself, using the procedure in the owner’s manual, but will this mean that future warnings will not pop up at the right time?
California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17
- 23 Mar 2021
From the manual below it says «Do not reset the display between service intervals. This can lead to Incorrect information being displayed.» and «If you manually reset the service interval display while the flexible oil change service is valid, «fixed oil change service» will be activated. The service interval will no longer be calculated on an Individual basis =*Booklet Service schedule.»
Service interval display
The service display is shown on the instrument cluster.
Service schedules at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles are divided into two categories, oil change service and inspections. The service interval display provides information on the next service which includes an oil change and on the next scheduled inspection. Scheduled services can also be found in the service schedule.
The service appointment currently displayed can be found at Vehicles without text messages on the top right of the instrument cluster display:
* 1: inspection.
* 2: oil change service.
In vehicles with fixed oil change service, services take place at predefined intervals.
The service intervals are calculated on an Individual basis in vehicles with flexible oil change service.
Advances in technology have brought about a considerable reduction in servicing requirements. The flexible oil change is a new service offered by Volkswagen to ensure that the oil is only changed when necessary. The length between the oil change services (maximum of 2 years) is also determined by the conditions under which the vehicle is used and personal driving style. The service reminder is displayed 20 days before the service is due. The distance is rounded to the nearest
100 km; the remaining time is rounded to full days. The current service information cannot be opened until you have driven 500 km since the last service. Until this point the display only shows lines.
If the vehicle is due to be serviced, a service reminder will appear on the display when the ignition is switched on.
In vehicles without text messages a spanner symbol will appear on the instrument cluster along with a display in km and a clock symbol e>showing the time left before the next service appointment is due in days. The number of kilometres shown corresponds to the maximum number of kilometres that can still be driven until the service appointment is due. In addition, a symbol in the top right corner of the display specifies which service appointment the reminder is for (1 for inspection, 2 for oil change service).
If the service reminder is displayed for both service appointments (1 and 2 in the top right corner of the instrument cluster display), the distance and the display in days for the next service appointment applies in a vehicle without text messages.
In vehicles with text messages, Oil change or Inspection in— km or — days appears in the instrument cluster display.
If a service Is due, a signal will sound and the spanner symbol will appear for a few seconds when the ignition is switched on. In vehicles with text messages, Oil change now! or Inspection now! appears In the instrument cluster dis- play.
Accessing a service message
You can access the current service messages whenever the ignition is switched on, the engine is not running and the vehicle is stationary.
* Press and hold down the (menu/clock) button in the instrument cluster as often as possible until the spanner symbol and 1 in the top right corner of the display appears. The values shown apply to the oil change service.
* Press the [menu/clock] button on the instrument cluster again. The spanner symbol appears and the number 2 will appear on the top right-hand corner of the display. The values shown apply to the inspection.
* OR: select the Settings menu.
* Select the menu option Info in the Service submenu.
If a service Is overdue, this is indicated by a minus sign in front of the mileage or trip reading.
Resetting oil change service
If the oil change service was not performed by a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles workshop, it can be reset as follows:
Vehicles with text Display:
Switch off the ignition.
Press and hold down the [o.o/SET] button in the instrument cluster. Restart the ignition. Release the [o.o/set] button.
Confirm the selection on the instrument cluster by pressing the [OK/RESET] button on the wiper lever or the [OK] button on the multifunction steering wheel.
Vehicles without text Display:
Switch off the ignition.
Press and hold down the [o.o/SET] button in the instrument cluster.
Restart the ignition.
Release the [o.o/SET]button and press the [menu/clock] button within approximately 20 seconds.
Do not reset the display between service intervals. This can lead to Incorrect information being displayed.
If you manually reset the service interval display while the flexible oil change service is valid, «fixed oil change service» will be activated. The service interval will no longer be calculated on an Individual basis =*Booklet Service schedule.
If the inspection was not performed by a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles workshop. it can be reset as follows: