BMW Dashboard Warning Lights

2019 BMW Z4

BMW is known by its many fans for a reputation of high quality, luxury vehicles. Just like any machinery, even your BMW X5 or 3 Series needs routine or unexpected maintenance. When you see BMW dash warning lights, you may need to bring it into a service center. Contact us to find a service center near Brandon. Learn more about BMW warning lights with Reeves Import Motorcars, below! 

BMW Dash Warning Lights: Symbols and Meaning

With the luxury BMW comes an assortment of advanced systems and, as a result, there can be a variety of BMW warning light symbols. They can range from warning lights that signal immediate service for the BMW or quick fixes that can be solved by the driver. Knowing the meaning behind these dash warning lights will tell drivers when it’s a good idea to stop into the local service center:

  • Empty or Low Fuel: Stop by the local Wesley Chapel gas station because when this symbol lights up, there’s enough gas for approximately 30 miles before the tank gets empty. Driving too long on low gas can damage the fuel system. 
  • Tire Pressure Monitor: One or more of the tires are underinflated when this light is triggered. If the light is yellow, that means pressure is down by about 10%, but if the light is red, that means the tire has been deflated rapidly. 
  • Oil Can: This symbol means the vehicle is due for an oil change. Luxury BMWs should be serviced at a BMW dealership, find out where you can get a BMW oil change at Reeves Import Motorcars.
  • Light Bulb: When this warning light symbol is illuminated on your BMW dash, it means that there is an issue with one or more external lights. Drivers can change these on their own or take it to a service center.
  • Dynamic Stability Control: This is a relatively simple BMW warning light. It keeps the driver aware that the traction control system has been engaged. More information about traction control can be found in the owner’s manual. 
  • Thermometer: This BMW warning light signals that the engine is getting too hot or overheating. This can be dangerous and damage the engine, so if a service station is nearby, take it to get checked out. If one isn’t nearby, it is best to stop the vehicle and let it cool down and take it to get service whenever possible.
  • Engine: This BMW dashboard warning light is another sign that the vehicle should be serviced immediately. It means that there is an issue with the engine or its components. 
  • Service Vehicle: When this dashboard warning light is yellow, it signifies that your BMW needs to be serviced. When it turns red, the BMW service is overdue.

Discover More About Your BMW with Reeves Import Motorcars! 

Now that you know the BMW warning lights meaning, you can take some of the worry away when they appear. BMW loyalists, you love traversing the Clearwater streets in your luxury vehicle, so learn more about the history of the name and company. Explore what makes BMW so reliable and feel comfortable knowing Reeves Import Motorcars is here to support you.

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