Ignition light stays on engine will not turn over
2007 Volkswagen Touran 1.4 petrol

ignition light came on while driving, drove vehicle for another 7 miles home, but engine died half a mile from home, now will not turn over engine. The engine did not overheat and the fan belt is not broken. When the engine stopped, all the electric windows opened together.

Problem added: Oct 16, 2020 (1 year ago)
Volkswagen Touran (2007)
1.4 petrol
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Replies and fixes
Sounds like battery dead due to alternator failure , try charging or a jump start . If you then get it running , test alternator charging rate .
Thanks for your VERY quick reply, I'll try all you said tomorrow, although I have already tested the battery and the volt metre told me that there was 11.6 volts in the battery, I took this as nearly fully charged, but I'll try a new/spare battery tomorrow.
Thanks again
11.6 v verifies battery is totally flat and needs charging .
Thanks, must be as you said earlier, a duff alternator then, as the car was run after the ign. light came on and flattened the battery. I'll change the battery, start the car and check charge, tomorrow.
Thanks again for your help.

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