Guide to BMW Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

Car Warning Lights

One thing drivers love when they drive a new BMW 5 Series is the level of communication between car and driver. BMW dashboard warning lights keep drivers informed on while they’re cruising down Visalia and Madera roads. While the BMW warning light symbols are very intuitive, BMW Fresno has compiled a list of BMW warning light meanings so you’ll know exactly what they mean so you can take good care of your BMW M8.


BMW Warning Lights Meaning

  • Empty or Low Fuel: This BMW dash warning light means you have approximately 30 miles before you completely run out of fuel. 
  • Tire Pressure Monitor: If this BMW warning light is triggered, it means that one or more of your tires is underinflated. If you see a yellow light, the tire pressure is about 10% low on air, while a red light indicates rapid deflation has occurred. Our tire center can help. 
  • Oil Can: This symbol means your vehicle is due for an oil change soon. This is an essential part of regular maintenance, and not addressing it can cause severe engine damage.
  • Light Bulb: If this BMW warning light symbol comes on, one or more external lights are out or experiencing an issue. If the warning symbol is still on after you change out the bulbs, further investigation at our service center might be needed.
  • Thermometer:This indicates your engine is getting too hot and is potentially overheating; this can be both dangerous and damaging to your engine. Bring your car to a stop so your engine can cool down, and then schedule a visit at our service center as soon as possible.
  • Engine: When this BMW warning light flashes or stays on, you will want to have your vehicle serviced immediately to have the powertrain system checked, as it means there is an issue with your engine or its components.
  • Dynamic Stability Control: This BMW dashboard warning light indicates that the traction control system has been engaged on a Merced road.
  • 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.

Learn More About BMW Warning Light Symbols

Still have questions about your BMW dashboard warning lights? Contact the BMW Fresno service center for answers to your questions. 

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