MY CAR GOES OFF AFTER I GO THROUGH TRAFFIC OT USE THE AIRCONDITONER.

2007 Volkswagen Passat

Tiny

olacantona

July, 27, 2012 AT 3:38 PM

I own a passat 2007 model. I recently observed that whenever I use airconditioning or go through alot of traffic, my car switches off on its own. Then the battery warning lamp appears on the dash board. When I wait a few minutes lets say 5 minutes it comes on again. Could it be just a bad battery? Help would be very much appreciated

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Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 27, 2012 AT 3:43 PM

The idle may be too low. Have it checked as to why.

Roy

Tiny

olacantona

July, 27, 2012 AT 4:35 PM

Thanks alot. I justed looked through d owners manual and it says the battery warning lamp indicates alternator problems. If this turns out to be true how much do u estimate dis will cost to fix.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 27, 2012 AT 4:41 PM

It sounds like the light came on from the motor stalling? Is that true?

Tiny

olacantona

July, 27, 2012 AT 4:46 PM

The light comes on after the car goes off. The steering wheel and brakes become immovable after wards too

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 27, 2012 AT 4:49 PM

Thats normal.

You need to find out why it is stalling.

It could be a vacuum leak, idle control and many other possibilities that may cause this.

Is the check engine light on?

Roy

Tiny

olacantona

July, 27, 2012 AT 4:59 PM

No it does not come on. The dashboard goes blank except for the battery warning lamp.

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

July, 27, 2012 AT 5:19 PM

You need a shop to help you here. It sounds electrical but cannot do much from here. Try cleaning the battery cables and make sure all grounds are clean and tight

Roy

Roy

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