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Volkswagen Jetta Warning Lights

Have you ever been on your way to work or to pick up the kids from school and noticed that one of your dashboard lights have lit up? Do you know what to do in this situation? Don’t worry! If you notice a yellow warning light, it is time to set up an appointment at Reeves Volkswagen as soon as you can. If the light is red, you should call for assistance. When it is safe to do so, pull over to the side of the road before placing the call. Reeves Volkswagen has created a simple guide to the Volkswagen Jetta warning lights, so you can know whether your vehicle is in need of immediate attention or if it is something much less serious.

VW Jetta Warning Lights: A Helpful Guide

  • Antilock Braking System Malfunction: If your antilock braking system is malfunctioning, this light and the brake light will turn on. 
  • AdBlue® Level Warning: If this light is on, it might mean there is a problem with the AdBlue® system. It may also simply need a refill. If the wrench icon is also illuminated, it may mean an issue with the system or that it was not filled with standard AdBlue®. 
  • AdBlue® No Restart Warning: This red warning light is a sign of a bigger issue. It means there is not enough AdBlue® and you cannot restart the engine. 
  • Airbag Problem: This light could show that there is a problem with the belt tensioning system or that the passenger airbag is now deactivated. 
  • Automatic Transmission Malfunction: If this light goes on, a professional should take a look at the transmission. 
  • Brake Light Bulb Failure: If you see this light, one or more of the brake lights are not working. 
  • Brake Pad Wear: Check your brake pads if you see this light go on. A brake pad replacement is often required.
  • Bulb Failure: If the light is solid and yellow, it is letting you know that a bulb is no longer working. If the light flashes, the light is letting you know that something is wrong with the headlight leveling or AFS.
  • Coolant Level Low/Coolant Temperature High: When this red warning light is on, you should stop and make sure you have enough coolant. 
  • DRL: Don’t worry about this symbol. All it means is that your daytime running lights are on. 
  • DSG® Transmission Too Hot: When this red light is illuminated, it is recommended that you stop driving as soon as possible. The transmission has to cool off before continuing. 
  • Parking Brake: If this red warning light is engaged, it is showing you that your parking brake is not operating as it should. 
  • Engine Malfunction (On-Board Diagnostics): Your vehicle is in need of service if the yellow engine emission malfunction light is on. 
  • EPC – Exhaust Gas: This yellow light is there to tell you that the engine is not performing properly. You should set up a service appointment at Reeves Volkswagen when you can. 
  • ESP/ASR: When this yellow light is solid, the system is inactive. When there is an ESP/ASR event, the light will be flashing. 
  • Fuel Cap off or Missing: All this light may mean is that you need to tighten the fuel cap. 
  • Hood Open: If this red light is illuminated, stop to make sure the hood of the car is securely shut. 
  • Immobilizer: This yellow light indicates you are attempting to use the wrong key or the key is not programmed to this specific vehicle. 
  • BX-32 License Plate Bulb Failure: This light shows you if license plate bulbs are out. 
  • Low Fuel Level: When this yellow light comes on, your car is in need of gasoline. 
  • Oil Pressure: If a red oil can and a yellow pressure light are both on at the same time, there is no oil pressure. You will need to turn the engine off. 
  • Oil Level Low: If this light is on, see if your vehicle is short on oil. 
  • Rain Sensor Malfunction: When you see this light, attempt to turn the ignition off and on again. If the light does not go off after doing this, your vehicle could need service. 
  • Shift Lock: If you see this green light, it’s letting you know it is time to apply the brake to shift the vehicle into gear. 
  • Steering: This yellow light indicates an issue with the steering column. A solid yellow solid means power steering assist has been reduced. If it is yellow and flashing, something is wrong with the electronic steering column lock. If it is red and solid, there has been a power steering assist failure. When the light is flashing and red, the electronic steering column lock is malfunctioning. 
  • Tire Pressure Low: This yellow light indicates that the TPMS is not working properly or that tire pressure is low. 
  • Washer Fluid Low: This yellow light is a simple reminder that it is time to add more washer fluid. 

Make a Service Appointment with Reeves Volkswagen

Having a basic knowledge of the Volkswagen dash light meanings helps you know when an issue with your vehicle requires the attention of a professional at Reeves Volkswagen If any of these lights are illuminated, set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. We want to make sure you are driving safely around Clearwater. We also have the details on the Jetta maintenance schedule. You can contact us today. 

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11337 N Florida Ave
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(813) 499-2247
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