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Understanding Your BMW Warning Lights

BMW Warning Lights Display

Keeping up with your BMW maintenance schedule is a great way to minimize unexpected problems on the roads near Providence or East Greenwich. However, even though BMW vehicles are known for reliability, it’s likely that you’ll have to deal with more than a few of your BMW warning lights over the course of your vehicle’s lifespan.

Skip the guesswork. Check out our guide to the BMW warning light symbols, save it for easy reference, and solve your problems at our Warwick BMW service center.



BMW Warning Lights: Meaning & Urgency

Your BMW dashboard has been designed to impart all of the information that you need to know as the owner and operator of a vehicle. The most important BMW warning light symbols to know cover each of the following issues and potential problems:

  • Safety belts unbuckled
  • Braking system malfunction
  • Parking brake engaged
  • Airbag/seat belt malfunction
  • Engine or emission system malfunction
  • Steering system issues
  • Dynamic Stability Control malfunction
  • Dynamic Stability Control turned off
  • High beams are turned on
  • Your vehicle requires service
  • Engine overheating or low on oil
  • One or more driver-assist features engaged
  • Turn signal is active

In general, your BMW warning light’s meaning is denoted by the picture that appears on your dash. The severity of the issue, on the other hand, is indicated by color:

  • Red lights indicate issues that require immediate attention. Proceed directly to your local service center or call a tow truck at the earliest opportunity.
  • Yellow, amber, or orange lights denote problems which require attention in the near future. Make an appointment or use a scanner to determine the source at home.
  • Blue and green lights indicate that one of your vehicle’s features is engaged and active. These lights are for your benefit; they don’t indicate any issue at all.
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BMW Dash Warning Lights Explained

Understanding your BMW dash warning lights can be easy, and we’ve collected everything you need to know. Here’s a look at the most common BMW warning light symbols and their meanings:

Red BMW Warning Lights

  • Safety Belt Lights: A person displayed with a seatbelt indicates that the driver or front passenger is not secure. If a torso appears without a seatbelt, it means that a rear passenger is not protected.
  • Braking System: The word “BRAKE” indicates a potential issue with your braking system. This is never an issue that you should leave to chance, so head straight to a service center or pull over if you notice any issues.
  • Parking Brake: If you see the word “PARK,” or the letter P, circled and in parentheses, your parking brake is engaged.
  • Airbag/Seat Belt Tensioner: If your dash shows a seated, belted passenger with a circle in front of them, it’s indicating a potential problem with your crash protection systems, your seatbelt pretensioners, or your airbags.

Your “Service Vehicle” light could appear in either red or yellow. In the latter case, you’re due for service. If it’s red, you’re overdue. You may see a unique BMW dashboard warning light when you require a BMW oil change, if you’ve worn out your battery after too many jump starts, or if you’re struggling with an overheating engine. Be on the lookout for these, too!

Yellow BMW Warning Lights

  • Anti-Lock Braking System: When you see the letters “ABS,” drive carefully. Your antilock brake system might not be working properly, or there may be a problem with your brake assist feature.
  • Engine: Noticing a yellow light that looks like a rough outline of an engine? That’s your ‘check engine’ light, and it’s telling you to schedule service as soon as possible. (Just make sure to check for a loose gas cap, first!)
  • Steering System: A steering wheel with an exclamation mark points to a problem with your steering system. It may just be that you need more fluid, but the problem could go deeper. Either way, exercise caution and get it checked out soon.
  • Dynamic Stability Control Off: If your vehicle includes a Dynamic Stability Control feature, you’ll see a vehicle with “S” curves and the word “OFF” when it isn’t working properly.
  • Dynamic Stability Control Issue: If you’re seeing a vehicle with “S” curves beneath it, but there’s no “OFF” sign, you’ll want to have a service expert check out your Dynamic Stability Control feature as soon as it’s convenient.
Photo of vehicle interior presenting Instrument cluster with visible illuminated red and yellow indicators

The Tire Pressure Monitor light could also appear in red or yellow. A yellow indicator points to low air pressure in one or more tires, while a red light indicates a flat or a rapid loss of pressure. Hoping to keep your tires at their best for a longer time? Find out how to rotate tires at home.

Green and Blue BMW Warning Lights

Most of the green BMW warning lights will be familiar to Cranston-area drivers. After all, this category includes your turn signal arrows, parking light indicators, and most of your headlight indicators. Green lights also display when your Lane Departure Warning, your High Beam Assist, or your Auto Hold is active.

The only blue BMW warning light that you need to worry about is that which tells you that your high beams are on!

Let BMW of Warwick Address Your Service Needs!

Still having trouble identifying one of your BMW warning lights? Is your car leaking water? If you drive an older vehicle or a model with rare features, you may run into a surprise or two! Give us a call at (877) 361-2363 or make an appointment today. We’ve got all the information from the makers of BMW, and we’ll have your problem sorted out in no time.

BMW of Warwick Service Specials

Brake Offer

$50.00 OFF

ANY BRAKE PAD AND ROTOR REPLACEMENT

 

*Must complete both pad and rotor replacement. Please present coupon at time of write-up. One coupon per customer per visit. Excludes any value priced or already discounted services. May not be combined with other offers. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous services or repairs. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 01/31/2022
New! Ultimate Care Oil Service Package

$199 FOR 3 YEARS OF BMW MAINTENACE OIL SERVICES

Yes! 3 years of pre-paid oil services with no mileage restrictions. That’s less than $70 per year for oil changes!

  • Available on BMW vehicles older than 60 months OR with at least 60,000 miles
  • Includes oil and filter service
  • Fully transferable – coverage stays on the vehicle
  • 3-year coverage period from enrollment date with no mileage restriction
  • Can be purchased multiple times in a vehicles life
  • Can begin utilizing the oil service immediately after the coverage is purchased

See BMW of Warwick service advisor for complete details. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Does not include tax or hazardous waste charge. One coupon per customer per visit. May not be combined with other offers. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous services or repair. Valid at BMW of Warwick only. See service advisor for complete details.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Value Service Oil Change

OIL CHANGES STARTING AT

$99.95*

With BMW Value Service, you’ll receive competitive pricing on a variety of services, so you know what you’re paying for upfront. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 361-2363 or click below to schedule online.

 

See BMW of Warwick service advisor for complete details and quote on your specific BMW model. Excludes M Series and diesel models. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Does not include tax or hazardous waste charge. One coupon per customer per visit. May not be combined with other offers. Discount is off dealer price. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable for advertised specials, previous purchases or cash. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
AAA Member Discount

10% OFF ANY SERVICE OR REPAIR FOR AAA MEMBERS

 

Must provide proof of membership. Discount not to exceed $350.00. Limit one per customer. Please present coupon at time of write-up. One coupon per customer per visit. Cannot be combined with other offers. Discount is off dealer price. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous services, repairs, purchases or for cash. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Car Club Offer

100k Mile Car Club

10% DISCOUNT ON ANY SERVICE OR REPAIR*

Our 100k Mile Car Club is quick, easy, and automatically entitles you to 10% off your service or repair (up to $350). All BMW models with 100k miles or higher -OR – over 8 years of age are eligible to receive discount.

*Please present coupon at time of write-up. One coupon per customer per visit. $350.00 maximum discount. Excludes any value priced or already discounted services. Does not include $199 oil change plan. May not be combined with other offers. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous services or repairs. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Car Club Offer

150k Mile Car Club

15% DISCOUNT ON ANY SERVICE OR REPAIR*

Have even more miles on your BMW? Our 150k Mile Car Club is for you! You are automatically entitled to 15% off your service or repair (up to $350). All BMW models with 150k miles or higher – OR- over 10 years of age are eligible to receive discount.

*Please present coupon at time of write-up. One coupon per customer per visit. $350.00 maximum discount. Excludes any value priced or already discounted services. Does not include $199 oil change plan. May not be combined with other offers. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous services or repairs. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Tire Rotations

Free Lifetime Tire Rotations

When you purchase and install 4 tires, receive complimentary tire rotations every 10k miles for the lifetime of the tires*

*Must purchase and install four new tires through BMW of Warwick. Please present coupon at time of write-up. One coupon per customer per visit. May not be combined with other offers. Discount is off dealer price. Excludes taxes. Not redeemable on previous purchases or for cash. Valid at BMW of Warwick only.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
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