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Volkswagen Dashboard Indicator Lights

Volkswagen Dashboard Lights

Something unusual appear on your dash? The rules for indicator lights are the same for traffic lights: If it's yellow, be cautious and check it out as soon as possible. If it's red, pull off the road safely-then stop the engine and call for assistance.

If your vehicle needs service, Nalley Volkswagen of Alpharetta is here to help. We use only Genuine VW parts and our technicians are Volkswagen trained and certified. Give us a call or use the button below to schedule an appointment online.


ABS

Antilock Braking System (ABS) Malfunction

If there is an ABS malfunction, the ABS warning light comes on in combination with the brake warning light.

AdBlue Level Warning

AdBlue® Level Warning

Refill AdBlue® tank or AdBlue® system malfunction.

AdBlue System Malfunction Warning

AdBlue® System Malfunction Warning

AdBlue® system malfunction or not filled with standard AdBlue®.

AdBlue No Restart Warning

AdBlue® No Restart Warning

No engine restart possible - not enough AdBlue® or AdBlue® system malfunction.

Airbag

Airbag

Airbag or belt tensioning system faulty or passenger airbags deactivated.

Alternator Low Voltage Output

Alternator Low Voltage Output

Charging system failure.

Automatic Transmission Malfunction

Automatic Transmission Malfunction

Have the system checked immediately by a Volkswagen authorized dealer or service facility.

Brake Light Bulb Failure

Brake Light Bulb Failure

One or more brake lights burned out.

Brake Pad Wear Indicators

Brake Pad Wear Indicators

Check brake pad.

Bulb Failure

Bulb Failure

- Solid: Bulb failure
- Flashing: Headlamp leveling or AFS defective

Coolant Level Low/Coolant Temperature High

Coolant Level Low/Coolant Temperature High

Stop! Check coolant level. See owner's manual (3x audible warning).

Diesel Engine Pre-Glow

Diesel Engine Pre-Glow Before Engine Start-Up

- Solid: Diesel engine pre-glow system is switched on
- Flashing: Malfunction in the diesel engine

Daytime Running Lights

Daytime Running Lights

Daytime running lights on.

DSG Transmission Too Hot

DSG® Transmission Too Hot

Stop! Do not continue driving (allow the transmission to cool with the gear shifter in park position).

Electric Parking Brake Warning Light

Electric Parking Brake Warning Light

Parking brake error. See owner's manual.

Engine Malfunction

Engine Malfunction (On-board Diagnostics)

Engine emission malfunction - bring in for service.

Electronic Power Control

Electronic Power Control (Exhaust Gas)

Engine malfunction - bring in for service.

ESP/ASR

ESP/ASR

- Solid: ESP/ASR inactive
- Flashing: ESP/ASR event

Particulate Filter

Particulate Filter (Diesel Engines)

Filter blocked with soot. See owner's manual.

Fuel Cap Off Or Missing

Fuel Cap Off Or Missing

Fuel cap off or missing.

Hood Open

Hood Open

Stop! Engine hood is open or not closed properly.

Hybrid Drive System Malfunction

Hybrid Drive System Malfunction

- Yellow: Hybrid system malfunction (See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or service facility)
- Red: Stop the vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible

Immobilizer

Immobilizer

Incorrect Key. Key not adapted to vehicle.

License Bulb Failure

License Bulb License Plate Bulb Failure

One or more license plate lights burned out.

Low Fuel Level

Low Fuel Level

Please refuel (1x audible warning).

Oil Pressure Warning

Oil Pressure Warning

Stop - no oil pressure, turn engine OFF. See owner's manual (3x audible warning).

Oil Level Low

Oil Level Low

- Check oil level
- Oil sensor - bring in for service

Parking Brake

Parking Brake

- Parking brake is applied
- ABS malfunction (ABS light on, too)
- Low brake fluid
*If ABS malfunction, see owner's manual. If low brake fluid, stop! (1x audible warning).

Rain Sensor Malfunction

Rain Sensor Malfunction

Switch the ignition off and on again, if the light stays on, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or service facility.

Shift Lock

Shift Lock

Brake must be applied to shift vehicle into gear.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

Tire Pressure Monitoring

Tire pressure low or system failure (1x audible warning).

Washer Fluid Low

Washer Fluid Low

Fill with washer fluid (1x audible warning).

Steering

Steering

Stop the vehicle and do not continue to drive (3x audible warning).
- Yellow Solid: Power steering assist reduced
- Yellow Flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lock
- Red Solid: Power steering assist failure
- Red Flashing: Malfunction in the electronic steering column lockm - 1x audble warning