Volkswagen Golf GTI Dashboard Lights
When you’re cruising around in your Volkswagen Golf GTI, you want to know everything is running smoothly with your vehicle. So when your Volkswagen Golf GTI dashboard lights go off, you want to know why.
That’s where our team at Toms River Volkswagen comes in. Whether you’re driving through Toms River, Brick, or Freehold, we want you to feel safe and secure at all times. We created a handy guide to help you figure out exactly what all those Volkswagen Golf GTI dashboard lights really mean. After reading, schedule a service appointment to get started!
Volkswagen Dashboard Lights
Not all dashboard lights are created equal. Some are simple reminders that your car is using a certain function, or that a feature is engaged. Other lights indicate a serious issue that needs immediate attention, and it’s important to know the difference.
AdBlue® Level Low: AdBlue® is a fluid used by Volkswagen to remove harmful nitrogen oxide from the gas in your car. If a yellow container pouring out liquid appears on your dashboard, it’s time to top off your AdBlue®.
Airbag Issues: A yellow dashboard light of a person sitting with their seatbelt across them and a large yellow ball in front of them is alerting you to the fact that something is off with your airbags. It can also indicate that the airbags have been turned off, so double check before scheduling a service appointment.
Antilock Braking System (ABS) Malfunction: If the letters ABS suddenly appear on your dashboard, your Volkswagen Golf GTI isn’t suggesting a gym trip; it means the antilock braking system in your car is having complications. If you see this light, it’s best to schedule a service check.
Coolant Temperature Alert: Seeing a red thermometer surrounded by wavy lines on your Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sign that your coolant levels are off. You should also hear three audible warnings to remind you that it’s time to check your coolant levels.
Parking Brake: A big red ‘P’ with a line through it means something is not working properly regarding your parking brake.
Parking Brake Enabled: If you notice a large red exclamation point in a circle, it usually means your parking brake is turned on. However, if it’s on alongside the ABS light, that means there’s an issue with your antilock braking system. It can also indicate low brake fluid, so if the light won’t go on even when the parking brake is disengaged, be sure to head over to our service center to double check your fluid levels too!
Washer Fluid Low: Notice a yellow dashboard light that looks like your windshield with water in it? That’s a sign that your washer fluid is running low, and it’s time to fill it back up.
Staying Safe in Your Volkswagen Golf GTI
Want to know more? If you have any questions about your Volkswagen Golf GTI dashboard lights or want to schedule service, be sure to contact Toms River Volkswagen! Our friendly and highly qualified technicians are on hand to help. We’re proud to serve Toms River, Freehold, and Brick, and we look forward to serving you, too!