BMW 4 Series Warning Light

Here at BMW of Annapolis, we believe that knowing what the dashboard warning lights stand for in your BMW 4 Series coupe is a crucial factor for efficient performance as well as ensuring your safety and that of all of your passengers. Accordingly, we’ve provided you with the following guide to the BMW 4 Series Warning Lights to help make your Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores area drives that much safer.

Continue reading to become familiar with these various lights and symbols, so you have a better idea of what to do if they suddenly appear while you’re on the road.

Steering System

This warning light’s symbol is made up of a steering wheel next to an exclamation point. It’ll turn on when there’s an issue with the steering system. Be sure to have it looked at immediately after noticing.

Pedestrian Warning

The pedestrian warning symbol is located in the instrument cluster and alerts you when it detects that a collision with a pedestrian is impending. When the light comes on, it’ll also get your attention with an audible alert. The symbol itself is of a pedestrian standing in the middle of the road.

Airbag System Warning Light

When there’s an issue with the Airbag System, namely that the system and belt tensioner are defective, the symbol that lights up consists of a passenger wearing a seatbelt juxtaposed with an inflated airbag. Again, if you notice this light, take your car to an experienced automotive technician right away.

Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control Schedule Service

When you see the tail end of a car and a set of tire marks accompanied by the word, “OFF,” it means that the Dynamic Stability Control feature is deactivated. When only the car and tire marks are illuminated, the Dynamic Traction Control is on.

Flat Tire Monitor

The Flat Tire Monitor is a yellow light with the symbol of an exclamation point inside a flat tire. This warning light is activated when one or more of your tires has lost a significant amount of air pressure. Since it could be flat, be sure to slow down as soon as possible and avoid sudden braking and maneuvering before you have a chance to pull over and conduct a thorough assessment of the situation.

Front-End Collision Warning

The Front-End Collision Warning light features the image of the back of a car. When the light is on, it’s either telling you to increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you or that there is the impending danger of a collision. When it’s flashing, braking or drastic steering may be necessary to avoid a collision.

Keep an Eye on Those Warning Lights

If you find yourself in the Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores areas and notice that one or more of the lights that require professional attention has lit up, don’t hesitate to bring your BMW 4 Series coupe in to have us take a look.

Otherwise, if you have any questions or are experiencing other maintenance issues, contact us at BMW of Annapolis to schedule your appointment today.