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Hi gents

I recently ran into a small, unexpected issue with a yellow triangle popping up between the speedometer and revcounter on my 2021 T-Cross.
I was totally baffled as to what it meant and what caused it. A friend told me that in new models it is an alert that the windsheild cleaning liquid tank is almost empty. This sounded totally weird to me, never the less I filled it up, and the triangle turned off.

Does anyone know for sure if this is correct or should I be running back to VW to find out what the yellow triangle means?

Thanks in advance

 

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Thanks for your answer @PaleBlueDot !!!

Seems strange though. I mean is it normal for this to happen or is it something I should be worried about?
 

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Seems like on the T Cross this symbol has something to do with service fluids ( what exactly do they mean.... I honestly don't have a clue ).
I really wish that volks at VW made the messages more comprehensive by normal people who understand normal english.
 

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An easy way to satisfy yourself and perhaps bring confidence that all is ok is to simply empty the washer fluid and monitor to see if the lamp comes back on . Ignition on, hold the washer fluid on in burst, not continuously. Once the bottle is empty the triangle should illuminate, refill and it should be out . It does seem a bit of a silly indicator for the washer fluid - every other VW I have owned had a clear washer fluid empty symbol and not a generic warning triangle.
Also check out the multi function display there may be a transitory text message indicating Washer Fluid Low .
 

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The T-Cross does have a washing liquid level sensor and it triggers the light when low. You can check in the infotainment screen under the Car Status menu where it shows the Start/Stop status it usually shows a description of any errors the car might have.
 

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Hi all

Last week I came across the same error once again.

As GeoBog correctly suggested, I checked the infotainment screen under Car Status menu, and behold...THERE IT WAS!!!



Apparently the Front Assist was returning an error " vw front assist not available sensor impaired " ( translated from Greek.. )

This supposedly occurs if your VW emblem isn't spotlessly clean .... OK totally nuts...I mean imaging driving through mud or snow and this stupid sensor going heywire...LOL...

I did go to my VW service center though ! All they could tell me was to make sure the emblem was kept spotlessly clean, and should this issue occure again , then I should take the car in for them to check it and possibly calibrate or replace the sensor which is found directly behind the emblem.
 

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I've had this as well but there was also an error message along the lines of "Front Assist sensor impaired" (or a similar word in the square box between the speedo and the rencounter where the speed display is on your first photo - in my case it was due to rain affecting the sensor behind the VW badge but if there are dead insects etc on it that may also affect it.
 

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I had a similar issue on my old MK7 GTI albeit the sensor was in the lower front grille. Can't remember if it says this in the T-Cross user manual but I remember in the GTI manual it was specified to not rely/use the front assist/ACC on fog, mud and torrential rain because it cannot be accurate.
 

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Yep, there are a whole list of conditions in the manual where it suggests ACC/Front Assist may not work (rain, snow, etc)
 
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