2012 golf TDI STOP! Oil pressure engine off owners manual

Asked by Jan 30, 2019 at 02:09 PM about the 2012 Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This morning it was -28 degrees F where I live. I
tried starting my 2012 Golf TDI and the engine
sounded like it was trying to turn over (never
actually started) but when I stopped turning the
key an alert on the dashboard popped up that
said, “STOP! Oil pressure engine off owners
manual”. It’s now warmed up to -17F outside and I
tried again and the same thing happened.

Is my TDI just plain too cold to start and the
computers/sensors are confused? Or is something
actually wrong with my vehicle?

1 Answer

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First, check the oil to see if it's high enough on the dipstick. That's what this warning is about. If the oil level is good/full, then it's probably the low temperature that's causing a sensor to briefly fail, or the viscosity of the oil is so thick that the engine isn't able to pump it fast enough to be read.

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