Hi there - have a 2004 VW Passat estate in great condition with 44,000 miles and all the services etc done. Recent service and timing belt changed in Feb this year.
"Alternator Workshop" message, beeping and picture of battery came up today on dashboard for about 5 minutes then stopped and nothing further on way home (which took about 15 mins).
Having googled I found a few people who have had this message and it turned out there was nothing wrong with the alternator or battery as having had them replaced the message kept coming up...does anyone know if this is a just a message fault??
I'm in the UK by the way but still tune into Cartalk on my Sky TV!
ps, sorry if this has already been answered, I did a search but couldn't find anything!