Volkswagen Atlas Warning Lights

Brake LightGetting to know the warning lights for your VW Atlas is crucial when it comes to staying safe out on the roads of Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA. Warning lights were created to let you know what’s going on with your car at all times and to provide you with information that allows you to always stay on top of your vehicle’s needed maintenance.

Here at Faulkner Volkswagen we want to be sure you’re well informed about every aspect of your vehicle, check out our Volkswagen Atlas warning lights guide below for more information!

What Do the VW Warning Light Colors Mean?

VW Atlas warning light symbols come in three different colors, green, yellow, and red. They basically operate in the same way that a stop light does.

When you see a green warning light, you’re good to go, a green light is basically just alerting you that something is on, like your daytime running lights for example. A yellow warning light means proceed with caution, but you’re going to want to get your car looked at as soon as possible.

A red warning light means there is an emergency, and you’re going to want to pull over your vehicle immediately at the closest safe spot. When this happens, your best bet is to get your vehicle towed to a service center to be looked at.

What Do My VW Warning Light Symbols Mean?

There’s a number of different warning light symbols in your VW Atlas. Here we’ll explore some of them and provide you with a detailed explanation about what they stand for, and how you should proceed when they turn on.

  • Antilock Braking System (ABS) Malfunction

This symbol will be a simply be the letters ABS, and it will turn yellow if there is malfunction with your antilock brakes, your brake warning light should also turn on if this happens.

  • Airbag Problem

This symbol will look like a passenger strapped into a seat with a large circle on its lap. This will turn on when an airbag or belt tensioning system is faulty, or the passenger airbags are deactivated.

  • Battery Error: Alternator Low Voltage Output

This symbol will be a red battery, and it activates when the battery charging system failed.

  • Oil Level Low

Dashboard LightsThis symbol will look like a dripping oil canister above a water line. If this turns on, you’ll want to pull over and check your engine oil levels.

  • Tire Pressure Low

This symbol will look like an exclamation point in parenthesis, when it comes on, you’ll want to put more air in your tires.

  • Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG®) Transmission Too Hot

This symbol looks like a thermometer circled, and will be red. When this turns on pull over your vehicle immediately, because it means your transmission needs to cool down.

Schedule A VW Atlas Test Drive!

We hope you found our Volkswagen Atlas warning lights guide helpful for your commutes around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA. To schedule your next service appointment, come on by Faulkner Volkswagen. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you might have and get your vehicle in and out of the shop in no time.