Where can you find a list of VW dashboard warning lights?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 9:25 am
List of Volkswagen Dashboard Warning lights and symbols

List of Volkswagen Dashboard Warning lights and symbols

What’s more frustrating than seeing an unexpected warning light illuminate in your dash? How about seeing one you don’t even know the meaning of. There are certainly some symbols that should be obvious, like your low fuel indicator, but then you get a variety of other symbols that might as well be cave paintings. If you don’t keep your owner’s manual in your glovebox, you might be feeling completely lost as to where you can find a list of Volkswagen dashboard warning lights. Don’t worry, as you’ve come to the right place.

Images of VW warning lights

Below you’ll find pictures of all the most common VW warning lights that American drivers can expect to see. One thing to note is the color of your symbols. You’ll see that they come in green, yellow and red. Just like traffic lights. Green means go, yellow is a warning and red is urgent. Keep these same principles in mind when you’re driving.

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A green light means that a system is activated or must be activated in order to use a feature. Yellow is a warning, usually to indicate that a system is malfunctioning (or monitoring for the system is). Red lights often mean a failure that could potentially be dangerous or prevent your vehicle from running. When you see a red light, you should get your vehicle repaired quickly, and in many cases you’ll want to pull over. Ignoring a red symbol could mean doing further damage to your vehicle.

Yellow and Green VW Lights

Yellow Red VW Warning Lights


This is a current list of VW dashboard warning lights for the U.S. market. Keep in mind that other markets might see slight variations, especially in models that are not carried in America or models that are older.

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We hope you found this post helpful, and be sure to check back here at the Elgin Volkswagen Blog for more helpful articles on all things VW.


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