Volkswagen Touareg Dashboard Light Guide

Every Volkswagen, including the VW Touareg, comes with a set of dashboard lights that communicates important information about your vehicle. Some alert you to serious mechanical issues. Others appear when non-essential features are in use. Either way, it’s important to understand what your VW Touareg is trying to tell you when a dashboard symbol appears.

That’s why Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine has put together a guide of dashboard symbols that you should be aware of on the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg. If a strange dashboard symbol appears on your VW Touareg while driving near Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Mission Viejo, take a look at our guide below.

Alternator Low Voltage Output

A red battery with plus and minus symbols will appear on the dashboard of your Volkswagen Touareg when its charging system is failing. Pull over and call roadside assistance immediately.

AdBlue® No Restart Warning

This dashboard symbol looks like a red bottle with liquid pouring out of it. If this appears, your Volkswagen Touareg either needs more AdBlue® or its AdBlue® system isn’t working properly. Either way, it won’t be possible to start your engine.

Parking Brake

If the parking brake is engaged on your Volkswagen Touareg, an exclamation point inside a circle and two parentheses appears. However, it could also indicate a low brake fluid level or malfunctioning anti-lock disc brakes. If brake fluids are low, stop driving your VW Touareg and call roadside assistance.

Coolant Level Low

Pull over to a safe place immediately if you notice a red thermometer with two squiggly lines beneath it on your dashboard. Either your engine’s coolant level is low or its temperature is too high.

Engine Malfunction

The Volkswagen Touareg needs service if a yellow engine appears on its dashboard. This indicates a malfunction with the engine’ emission.

Anti-Lock Braking System

The yellow letters ABS will appear on the dashboard of the Volkswagen Touareg if its anti-lock braking system is malfunctioning. It may light up in combination with the brake warning light.

Hood Open

This dashboard symbol looks like a red car with its hood open. If it appears on the dashboard of your Volkswagen Touareg while driving, pull over and make sure that the engine hood is closed properly.

Tire Pressure Monitoring

The tire pressure monitoring dashboard symbol looks like a yellow exclamation point inside a horseshoe. When it appears, one or more of your tires is low on pressure.

Oil Pressure Warning

The oil pressure dashboard warning light looks like a red old fashioned oil can. If it appears while driving, pull over, turn your engine off, and refer to your owner’s manual. There could be a serious mechanical problem that only a mechanic can fix.

Clear Your Dashboard at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, our factory-trained technicians can fix the mechanical problems your dashboard symbols are communicating. Whether you need an oil change or more serious repairs, we’re here to clear your dashboard and get your Volkswagen Touareg back on the road.

Volkswagen Touareg drivers near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport beach can schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine online or by calling 877-871-3235.