The Audi Q7 is a powerful luxury SUV. Just like any other vehicle though, it can run into maintenance or service issues from time to time. Fortunately, your dashboard lights are there to tell you when to head to the service center. So, which lights should you look out for?

To show drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton what some of these symbols mean, Audi Ithaca put together this Audi Q7 dashboard light guide.

Green Indicator Lights

Green lights let you know that a system or function has been turned on. Usually you'll only see them turn off if you manually switch off that feature. Some of the green lights you might see most often are:

  • Start/Stop - The auto start/stop function is represented by a semi circle with the letter A inside it.
  • Parking Brake - When your parking brake is on you should see the letter P inside a green circle.

Yellow Malfunction Lights

When a part or feature malfunctions, you'll often see a yellow light. These usually aren't urgent matters, but you should have a service technician take care of them as soon as possible. A few of the yellow lights you should be aware of include:

  • Check Engine - While this light is actually called the Malfunction Indicator Lamp, its engine-shaped icon has caused it to be commonly referred to as the Check Engine light. Usually this is a sign of a problem with your emissions control system.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System - The letters ABS indicate that there's a problem with your anti-lock braking system. You can still stop safely using your regular brakes, but you should get these looked at right away.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System - Your TPMS light looks like a set of wheels rolling on the road. It comes on whenever one or more of your tires is low on air.

Red Warning Lights

Red lights are there to warn you of series or urgent issues with your SUV. With most red lights, it's not safe to continue driving. The top red warning lights you should know and watch out for are:

  • Low Oil Pressure - If you're low on oil or it's been too long since your last oil change, you'll see a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can. Continuing to drive with this on can cause problems for your engine.
  • Coolant - When your engine needs more coolant, you'll see a light that looks like a thermometer. If you continue driving without enough coolant, your engine will start overheating.
  • Transmission - An exclamation mark inside a gear means that there's a problem with your transmission.
  • Electrical System - A red light that looks like your car battery is a sign that there's a problem with the electrical system. Either the battery can't take a charge and needs to be replaced, or there's an issue with the alternator. Head straight to a service center. If you stop the car and turn off the engine, it may not turn on again.
  • Brake System - If the word BRAKE appears on your instrument cluster, it means there's a problem with your main brake system. Do not continue driving with faulty brakes.

Audi Service Center

If you spot any of the malfunction or warning lights on your SUV's dashboard, schedule service with our service center. At Audi Ithaca we are proud to help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton get back on the road with our team of factory-trained technicians. To learn more about your Audi Q7 dashboard light guide, contact us or visit our service center. 

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