Volkswagen Warning and Indicator Lights
Warning and Indicator Lights notify you of warnings, malfunctions or operation of certain functions. For example, some indicators come on when the ignition is switched on and goes out when the engine is running, or the vehicle is moving. Others come on while the vehicle is moving to warn you of changing conditions, inside and/or outside your vehicle. Additional text messages appear in the instrument cluster of appropriately equipped cars to give more information or prompt you to take specific actions. For example, a symbol may appear in the instrument cluster instead of a warning light, depending on the vehicle options. Additionally, a warning chime or other acoustic warning sounds when particular warning and indicator lights go on.
Failure to heed warning lights and instrument cluster text messages could cause the vehicle to break down in traffic. Never ignore warning lights or text warnings. Always STOP the car as soon as it is safe to do so.
When stalled or stopped for repair, move the vehicle safely off the road, stop the engine, turn on the emergency flashers, and use other warning devices to warn approaching traffic.
NOTE: functions and lights are model-specific and may not be available on your vehicle.
Please refer to your vehicle handbook for a detailed explanation of the feature.
Basic Guidelines to Follow
– If the warning light is RED, DO NOT DRIVE the vehicle.
– If the warning light is FLASHING YELLOW, DO NOT DRIVE the vehicle.
– If the warning light is YELLOW, DRIVABLE, but proceed with caution.
– If the warning light is GREEN, DRIVABLE, it indicates correct/active use of the function.
RED warning lights require urgent attention and may cause damage to the vehicle or cause an accident or injuries to persons if ignored. Stop the car as soon as it is safe to do so. Then, switch OFF the engine and contact Hunt Club Volkswagen Service Department.
YELLOW warning lights are an indication of an incorrect function and must be investigated immediately. The owner can repair some faults, and others must be dealt with by a certified technician here in the Hunt Club Volkswagen Service Department.
If your car’s dashboard is flashing any yellow or red light, Bring your car in for inspection at Hunt Club Volkswagen. Click the button below to book an appointment.