What does the exclamation point warning light mean for VW?

Where can I find a list of Volkswagen warning lights?

What does the exclamation point warning light mean for VW?

Not so long ago we wrote up a post that discussed the most common reasons a Volkswagen check engine light might be triggered, but in some ways that is the most obvious warning light. Sure, it has a variety of causes, but you can be sure there’s a whole lot of reasons the light might turn on, and it’s fairly common across automakers. It’s when something illuminates the dash and you have no idea what it means that things can be a bit trickier. Whether you’re asking what does the exclamation point warning light mean for VW, or any other vague shape, we’re here to help.

List of Volkswagen dashboard warning lights

We won’t go into full detail for each light, but the images below will give a brief explanation. Click on the image to enlarge so you can read the fine print, and feel free to give our friendly staff members a call if you need further information.

VW Green Warning Lights
VW Yellow Dashboard Warning Lights
Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Lights Chart
VW Red Warning Lights

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One thing to keep in mind when it comes to Volkswagen dashboard warning lights is that they are color coded. Just like with traffic lights, green means you’re OK, yellow means you should probably hesitate, and red typically means you should pull over. Flashing lights are another sign that you might want to find the nearest parking spot, as the light is flickering to get your attention. There are obvious exceptions, such as with the ABS, which might flash just to let you know that its function was triggered.

We know the last thing you probably want to hear is that you need to bring your vehicle in, but if you can’t figure out the issue yourself, it helps to have trained professionals look for you. Scheduling an appointment is easy to do online, and we can diagnose your problem with your diagnostic computer to confirm that it is a mechanical or electrical failure, or if the monitoring system itself is failing.

We hope you found our list of VW warning lights helpful. Remember, if you have any questions just leave us a comment below, and be sure to check back here at the Findlay North Volkswagen Blog for more service center tips.