The Volkswagen dashboard symbols are here to keep you safe while driving. But as a driver, these VW dashboard symbols can be confusing. Don't fear. There are a whopping 33 possible Volkswagen dashboard lights that can pop up at any given time in your car. We are here to explain all the Volkswagen dash light meanings to you. That way, when you are driving, you can feel prepared and knowledgeable about what your dashboard is trying to tell you. If you have any questions after reading about the Volkswagen dashboard symbols or think you may need service, feel free to contact us. Our team members are always here to help.
No matter what Volkswagen vehicle you drive, it is filled with intricate computer systems and technology. They work together to help make your car run smoothly. But, let's say you're peacefully driving in Gilbert, AZ, and one of your Volkswagen Jetta dashboard lights illuminates. This means your car is trying to tell you something. The cool thing is that because there are so many different VW dashboard lights for any given situation, your vehicle isn't just screaming at you. It is often telling you exactly what it needs based on which of your Volkswagen dashboard symbols is on.
The 33 Volkswagen warning lights come in three categories: red, yellow, and green. Think about a stoplight. Green means go. If one of the two green lights is on, you're good to go! These VW dashboard symbols are simply informational. When a traffic light is yellow, it is warning you. You can still drive, but it's telling you to proceed with caution. Same with your dashboard symbols. The 24 possible yellow indicator lights are telling you there is a possible issue, but you can proceed with caution. If you see a yellow light, we recommend speaking with a technician as soon as you can. And, red means STOP. If one of the ten red VW dashboard lights comes on, pull over safely, stop the vehicle, and immediately turn off the engine. You will likely need to tow your car to a service center to help with the issue.
Below, we will run through all 33 Volkswagen dashboard symbols to help you familiarize yourself.
We have listed the warning lights in alphabetical order for you below. We will let you know if it will illuminate green, yellow, or red. We will also tell you where you can expect to see some of the indicators pop up (please note that all Volkswagen vehicles are different, and your light may illuminate in a different spot).
Apply brakes to shift
Daytime running lights
Washer fluid low
Low tire pressure
Electronic power steering malfunction
Rain sensor malfunction
Pre-glow system on; malfunction if flashing
Particulate filter blocked
License plate bulb burned out
Fuel cap off or missing
ESP/ASP triggered or deactivated
Electric power control; throttle malfunction
Check engine light
Brake pad wear
Brake light out
Automatic transmission malfunction
Airbag faulty or deactivated
AdBlue system failure
AdBlue level low
Oil pressure low
Hybrid system malfunction; stop vehicle if red
Low brake fluid or parking brake engaged
Hood not latched properly
Electric parking brake malfunction
DSG temperature too high
Low coolant/temp. too high
Adblue too low to restart vehicle