Volkswagen Jetta Dashboard Lights
Most of the time, your Volkswagen Jetta cruises the streets around Toms River, Brick, and Freehold smoothly. At times though, an icon may appear on your dashboard letting you know that some part or system requires your attention.
With a variety of symbols that can flash on your dashboard, our team at Toms River VW wanted to explain what some of the Volkswagen Jetta dashboard lights are trying to tell you about your vehicle. Schedule a service appointment today!
|Engine Icon – When you see a yellow icon illuminate on your dashboard in the shape of your engine, that means there is a malfunction in your engine. You will want to have your car serviced immediately to see what the issue is and to keep your engine from becoming damaged.|
|Coolant Icon – This dashboard light inside your Volkswagen Jetta looks like a thermometer immersed in a liquid and is warning you that your cooling level is low or that the temperature is too high. You will want to check your coolant level and add more if there isn’t enough.|
|Anti-Lock Braking System Icon – Symbolized by the letters “ABS,” this dashboard light lets you know there is a malfunction with your anti-lock braking system. You will want to have this issue fixed as soon as possible since this system is what prevents your wheels from locking up while braking.|
|Battery Icon – To inform you that your battery charging system isn’t working properly, a dashboard light will come on your dashboard that looks like your car’s battery. You will want to have your Volkswagen Jetta serviced to see if the battery and/or alternator needs to be replaced.|
|Brake Pad Icon – When your brake pads become worn, a yellow circle with dashes along the outside will appear on your dashboard. This will require you to have your brake pads inspected and possibly replaced if they are too worn.|
|Oil Icon – To help you know when it is time to schedule an oil change, a warning light that looks like an old oil can may light up on your dashboard—this is telling you that your oil level may be low. You can check your oil level yourself or have your Volkswagen Jetta serviced to replace the oil in your engine.|
|Tire Pressure Icon – This Volkswagen Jetta dashboard light is represented by an exclamation point with two curved lines on either side of it. When you see this, you will want to check your tire pressure to make sure there is enough air in your tires.
Along with properly inflating your tires if they need more air, you will also want to inspect the wear of the tread of each tire to see if it’s time to have your tires rotated or replaced.
Volkswagen Jetta Dashboard Lights: Schedule Service
When one of these dashboard lights come on in your Volkswagen Jetta, it is important to attend to the issue as soon as possible. If your check engine or another warning light comes on, visit our Service Center at Toms River VW.
Our technicians can diagnosis the issue and determine the right solution so you can get back to driving your Volkswagen Jetta smoothly around Toms River, Brick, and Freehold.