BMW 4 SERIES DASHBOARD LIGHT GUIDE

Stylish, powerful, and luxurious are just a few things that come to mind when you view the 2017 BMW 4 Series. What you least expect from the vehicle is the glaring light and ensuing panic that comes from a dashboard light illumination, but it could happen to you. 

To be prepared, check out this 2017 BMW 4 Series Dashboard Light Guide from the team at your local BMW service center near the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. Then, schedule a service appointment to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible.

2017 BMW 4 Series Dashboard Lights

Dashboard lights can be a serious source of panic for a car owner. Still, not all lights indicate the apocalypse. To find out what the light means, start with the color, then check in to the meaning by checking out this guide or your vehicle's owner's manual. 

RED BMW Dashboard Lights

These lights generally indicate that you need to take action immediately. Here are a few examples of red dashboard lights in the BMW 4 series: 

Parking Brake Light

This light sometimes comes on if you are driving with the parking brake on. Simply stop the vehicle, release the parking brake, and the light should turn off. 

Front End Collision Warning Light

This light will come on if you're not maintaining enough distance between the front of your vehicle and the back of the one in front of you. Add some distance and the light should turn off. 

ORANGE BMW Dashboard Lights

These lights generally indicate that your vehicle needs your attention, but the need is not immediate. Here are a few examples of orange dashboard lights in the BMW 4 Series: 

Adaptive Cruise Control Light

This light will come on when you set up the adaptive cruise control system. It will light up according to the driving distance you chose. 

Vehicle Detection, Active Cruise Control Light

This light comes on when there's a vehicle right ahead of you that's been detected. If the light starts blinking, you're likely not driving fast enough to use the system. 

YELLOW BMW Dashboard Lights

These lights generally indicate that the vehicle has a service or maintenance issue that needs to be resolved. Here are a few examples of yellow dashboard light sin the BMW 4 Series: 

Engine Function

The Check Engine light comes on if there's an issue with the vehicle's emission system. Get the vehicle checked out by a service professional immediately since it could be a major problem. 

Flat Tire Monitor

This light means that one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated. Pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and check the tire pressure of your tires. Then inflate as soon as possible.

What to Do When a Dashboard Light Comes On

If a dashboard light has a specific action indicated, the best course of action is to follow that directive. If you're not sure what the light means, and it's not included on this 2017 BMW 4 Series Dashboard Light Guide, check out your owner's manual for more information. 

In many cases, the best course of action is to get your vehicle checked out by the professionals at your local service center near Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The team at BMW of Manhattan will be happy to help you find out what's caused the dashboard light illumination in your vehicle and give you an immediate remedy for the issue. 

Ready to speak to a professional? Schedule a service appointment at BMW of Manhattan online now to get started.

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