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While BMW has a reputation for quality luxury vehicles, even your 3 Series or X5 might need an unexpected visit to a service center. If you notice a warning light is illuminated on the dash of your BMW, your vehicle might be in need of service. Read on to find out what your BMW dashboard warning lights mean.

BMW Dash Warning Lights: Meaning

Thanks to a variety of advanced systems, there are a variety of BMW warning light symbols you could see on your vehicle. While some of these are quick fixes you could handle yourself, others signal that your BMW needs immediate service. Understanding the meaning of your BMW dash warning lights can help you decipher if you need a visit to a BMW service center.

  • Empty or Low Fuel: When this symbol illuminates you have approximately 30 miles before you completely run out. Hit up a gas station in Queens to fill up and the light should turn off.
  • Tire Pressure Monitor: If you see this light on, that means one or more of your tires is underinflated. A yellow light means the tire pressure is down by about 10%, while a red light means the tire has deflated rapidly.
  • Oil Can: If you notice this symbol, it’s time to schedule an oil change for your BMW. You can find a selection of service specials to get it done at BMW of Brooklyn, where we’ll ensure your vehicle’s oil and lubrication system is doing its job.
  • Light Bulb: If this symbol is lit then one or more external lights are out or experiencing an issue. Chance the light bulb in question, and if the symbol remains triggered, we suggest a visit to a service center.
  • Thermometer: This light indicates your engine is getting too hot and potentially overheating, which can be both dangerous and damaging to your engine. We recommend stopping your vehicle to let your engine cool down and then visiting us as soon as possible.
  • Engine: You will want to have your vehicle serviced immediately if this warning light flashes or stays on, as it means there is an issue with your engine or its components.
  • Dynamic Stability Control: This light isn’t one to be concerned about, it simply means the traction control system has been engaged. You can find out more in your owner’s manual.
  • Service Vehicle: If this light is yellow, it means your BMW will be due for service soon. If you BMW becomes overdue for service the light will turn red.

Complete Your Service Needs at BMW of Brooklyn

Are you concerned about one of your BMW warning lights or need help programming a BMW key fob? Schedule an appointment at the BMW of Brooklyn service center near Manhattan, and our certified technicians will take a look!

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All work is carried out by BMW Trained Technicians using Original BMW Parts, which come with two-year unlimited mileage limited warranty. Warranty repairs do not constitute an extension of the original limited warranty period for the vehicle or a part thereof.

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