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What does the indicator that is a circle with a line through it mean?

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Brandy Schaffels, Editor at AskPatty.com, Inc. According to Volkswagen: "The rules for indicator lights are the same for traffic lights: If it’s yellow, be cautious and check it out as soon as possible. If it’s red, pull off the road safely—then stop the engine and call for assistance." You can find more information about the dash lights on your 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the following link: http://www.vwserviceandparts.com/service/volkswagen-dashboard-indicator-lights/ I'm not exactly sure what you are describing, but if the circle is yellow, looks like a gear, and the line looks like an exclamation point, then it might be indicating a transmission malfunction. If the circle is red and the line looks like an exclamation point, then you might be having a brake malfunction. If you are not able to identify your light using the link above, please find an AskPatty Certified Repair Shop at http://www.askpatty.com/search/?type=all&m=30&q=&keyword= and they can help you diagnose and repair the problem.

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