Warning lights that appear on your car dashboard and what they mean
In most vehicles, including Volkswagens, dashboard warning lights come in three colours, red, amber and green. Below we’ve compiled a quick guide to the different kinds of car warning light symbols that you’ll find in these categories.
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The brake system light usually indicates that your handbrake is on, or your brake fluid level is low. Check that your handbrake is not on and then check that your brake fluid levels are normal. If the light remains on, then you should book a service as there could be a different brake system fault.
If this light appears while you are driving, then it means that your electronic parking brake is on and you should pull over as soon as possible to turn the parking brake off. If for any reason the light remains illuminated, then you will need to book your car in for a service to find out why.
The doors warning light usually indicates that one or more of the doors are not properly latched. Check that all of your doors are shut, and if the light remains on, then you will need to book your car in for a service to check the locking mechanisms.
If this light appears while you are driving, then it means that your car is overheating. Switch off your engine immediately and check your coolant levels. If the light remains on and your coolant levels are normal, then you should seek roadside assistance or book your car in for a service.
The engine oil pressure warning light indicates that your oil levels are low. If they are low, then top them up, and the light should go out after five seconds. If the light does not go out, then you should not continue driving and will need to call roadside assistance.
If a red front assist warning light appears while you are driving, then it means that Front Assist has detected that you are at risk of collision and you should break immediately or take evasive action. The light will automatically deactivate when the threat has passed.
If the ignition switch light is amber or red, then you should drive to your nearest service centre without delay. If the light is red, then do not turn off your vehicle as you may not be able to restart it.
If you see the red power-assisted steering light, then you should stop the car immediately. Remove the ignition key and wait 30 seconds before restarting your vehicle, if the light goes out, then the problem has been rectified. If it remains on, then you will need to seek assistance.
The red vehicle charging system light indicates that there is a fault with your alternator or charging system. You should seek assistance.
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