The only thing worse than seeing a dashboard warning light? Not knowing what it means. Though these indicators are meant to tell you what is wrong if there is a problem with your vehicle, or to simply indicate a function is working, the symbols aren’t always obvious. What is an exclamation point supposed to mean? This list of Volkswagen dashboard warning lights is here to help you diagnose all the most common problems that can happen with your vehicle.

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Warning lights are meant to provide you with a general awareness that a malfunction is occurring, but you’ll want to get an on-board diagnostics check to see what the specific issue is. We can help here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, located right outside of Washington D.C. over in Woodbridge, VA.


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What do the colors of VW indicator lights mean?

Ever noticed that some indicator lights are different than others? There’s a reason for it. You’ll note that everyday functions, like your turn signals or cruise control, illuminate in green. Your check engine light, which can indicate problems both big or small, will be a yellow or orange color, while a low oil pressure light is a vivid red. These differences are no coincidence. Just like traffic lights, green lights mean you are good to go, yellow lights are ones that you should get checked out as soon as convenient, while red lights mean you should likely pull over.

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Diagnose the problem at Karen Radley Volkswagen

Knowing what a light means is often only half the battle. Most people are aware that a check engine light indicates something wrong in the powertrain, but it can be a simple issue with the exhaust or a larger problem. You don’t have to leave it a mystery. Here at Karen Radley Volkswagen, we can quickly diagnose the specific issue that is triggering your warning lights. We’ll fix the problem, and reset any lights so you can get back on the road and feel confident in your vehicle. Schedule an appointment online or contact our service department.