5 common VW warning lights to look out for

June 17th, 2016 by

What do these VW warning lights mean?
It seems like just another day behind the wheel of your beloved Volkswagen when the unthinkable happens. A strange icon appears on your dashboard. Depending on the icon, you can either quickly recognize it or stare at the unfamiliar symbol in fear that it means your dream car is about it explode. Fear not. These friendly icons are here to help and simply mean that your vehicle needs routine maintenance or repair. If you have seen any of these icons, you might be wondering “What do these VW warning lights mean?” We have the inside scoop here.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Malfunction
This simply means that the module that controls your anti-lock brakes may have failed. When this light comes on it means it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to your trusted Volkswagen factory trained and certified service technician.

Engine Malfunction (On-board Diagnostics)
The reason why this warning light came on can be numerous. If could be that your catalytic converter has an issue, you need new spark plugs, an oxygen sensor isn’t working or something as simple as the gas cap came loose on your tank.

Oil Level Low
If this light comes on it means that your Volkswagen is trying to tell you that it is due for service. It also needs more oil! A visit to the Atlantic VW Service Department will get things in order in no time.

Tire Pressure Monitoring
When this warning light is illuminated it could mean that the pressure in your vehicle’s tires are low or the tire pressure monitoring system has an error. Check your tire pressure first to see what the issue might be.

Shift Lock
Just a helpful reminder from your Volkswagen to be sure the brake is applied before you try to shift gears.

Genuine Volkswagen service and repair in West Islip, NY
And there you have it! These are some of the most common Volkswagen warning lights. Is your vehicle displaying a warning light that isn’t on our list? Contact the Atlantic VW Service Department! Our team of experts are Volkswagen factory trained and certified and can tackle any repair or maintenance need your vehicle might have. We look forward to speaking with you!