When I start the my 2008 VW beetle in the morning, a red picture shows up on the dash board that looks like a small flag in water. What does it mean? Am I at risk to drive the car before I get the symbol checked out? Is it the oil or some other fluid indicator?
This is the temperature indicator on your vehicle. It means there is a problem with the cooling system, and should be addressed immediately. Overheating the engine could cause catastrophic problems. Get it to a shop ASAP.
〉 Answered on Aug 22nd, 2014 by Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection
Sounds like the temperature light. Check the antifreeze in the radiator, make sure it's full & it'll probably need to be looked at by a mechanic.
〉 Answered on Aug 22nd, 2014 by Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at
Violette, On your 2008 VW Beetle: The image your described is a a coolant indicator light. It's best to have your coolant level checked first. Good Luck
〉 Answered on Aug 22nd, 2014 by Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists