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What Do the Volkswagen Jetta Warning Lights Mean?

Dashboard view of a 2020 VW Jetta

If there is an issue with your vehicle, the warning lights on your dashboard can help to give you a good idea of what is causing the problem. What do the Volkswagen Jetta warning lights mean? It is important that you understand these symbols, so you know whether the issue with your vehicle is no big deal or if immediate repairs are necessary. Fortunately, the team at Platinum Volkswagen has created this handy guide explaining the Volkswagen dash light meanings for the popular Jetta.



Jetta Dashboard Lights

When it comes to your VW Jetta warning lights, there are dash lights that let you know when equipment is in use and warning lights that let you know if there is an issue that requires attention. Some of the common dash lights you may see include:

  • Daytime Running Light Indicator
  • Headlamp On Indicator
  • Headlamp ‘Bright’ Indicator

The lights listed above are simply informational. They do not indicate that repairs or maintenance are needed.

Volkswagen Jetta Warning Lights

If you drive a Jetta in the Huntington area, be on the lookout for any yellow, orange, or red dashboard lights. These Jetta dashboard lights are designed to get your attention. If one or more of these lights are illuminated, it could signal an important issue that should be addressed.

Yellow/Orange Warning Lights

While it is important to pay attention to yellow or orange warning lights, they typically do not indicate a problem that needs to be fixed immediately. However, it is recommended that you have your Jetta looked at by a professional in a timely manner. Here are a few of the VW Jetta warning lights that could pop up during your Hempstead-area drives:

  • ABS: This light indicates an issue with the anti-lock braking system. It is recommended that you bring your vehicle in for service as soon as possible.
  • ESP/ASR: If this warning light is flashing, the symbol indicates that your vehicle needs to be inspected by a professional.
  • Steering Light: When there is a problem with the steering system in your Jetta, this light could flash yellow or red.
  • Fuel Pump: This light is simply letting you know that your Jetta is running low on fuel.
  • Airbag: The passenger or driver airbag has malfunctioned or has been deactivated. For optimal safety, this feature needs to be repaired or turned back on.
  • Check Engine Light: This light lets you know when there is a problem with the engine. While it could indicate a serious problem, it could also be nothing more than a bad sensor.
  • TPMS: This light lets you know when your tires are not filled to the proper level.
  • Battery: If the battery charge is low and requires charging or replacement, you will see this light illuminated.

Red Warning Lights

Red warning lights almost always indicate a more serious problem. If you see a red Jetta warning light on your dashboard, it is highly recommended that you pull over when it is safe to do so and have your vehicle towed to the nearest VW service center.

  • Oil: The vehicle has lost oil pressure. If this is the case, you do not want to continue to drive the vehicle.
  • Battery: The battery has failed or is in the process of failing.
  • Seatbelt: The driver or passenger is not wearing a seatbelt.

Learn More About Your Volkswagen with Platinum Volkswagen

If you have questions about the Volkswagen Jetta warning lights, you are not alone. Many drivers in the Bayside area inquire about the Volkswagen dash light meanings. Do not hesitate to ask the experts at Platinum Volkswagen. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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