BMW Warning Lights

What are BMW warning lights?

Dependent on the year of your BMW, your automobile will have either the Service Interval Indicator (SII) system or Condition Based Servicing (CBS).  Each of these systems will display dashboard codes whenever your BMW requires attention.  Additionally, data from the vehicle is stored in your key fob and can be read utilizing a BMW KeyReader.  This allows a BMW mechanic the ability to quickly determine any issues with specific vehicle components.

BMW CBS Service Icons

New models feature BMW CBS which is the system that dynamically monitors wear on several service components on the vehicle.

BMW Oil Service

BMW Oil ServiceSafeguard your BMW’s engine for optimal performance and efficiency by replacing the oil and filter regularly.  Do not waiver on this regular maintenance because the consequences can get very expensive!

Vehicle Check

BMW Vehicle CheckVehicle Check Service is due on your BMW when this light is illuminated. This comprehensive inspection encompasses several components to help safeguard your BMW’s road worthiness and remains performing optimally. This symbol can also illuminate for other vehicle failings that need immediate consideration.

Front Brakes

BMW Front BrakesBMW front brake pads require replacement as they are getting nearing wear limitations when this indicator is illuminated.

Spark Plugs

BMW Spark PlugsThe spark plugs in your engine need to be changed every 45,000 to 60,000 miles along with the cabin air filter. This indicator might not be illuminated in the dashboard of your BMW.

Rear Brakes

BMW Rear BrakesBMW rear brake pads are near their useful limit and require changing. The brake discs should also be inspected.

Diesel Particulate Filter

BMW Diesel Particulate Filter Warning LightThis diesel particulate filter warning light indicates it could be jammed and may require replacement on your BMW.

Brake Fluid

BMW Brake Fluid ServiceThis icon indicates your BMW brake fluid requires replacement in order to preserve optimal performance.

MOT

BMW MOTThis indicator alerts you that your BMW is due for an annual inspection.  This is typical for vehicles older than 3 years.

BMW Microfilter Replacement

BMW MicrofilterBMW Microfilters improve your automobile’s interior climate, allowing both the driver and passengers to breathe more easily. BMW microfilters work electrostatically, mechanically and with activated carbon. BMW Microfilters guarantee considerably enhanced quality of air in the automobile’s interior for added luxury and safety, especially for those with allergies.

It is recommended you replace your BMW microfilter each time you service your oil, regardless if the icon is displayed.

BMW SII Icons

BMW models manufactured prior to the development of CBS employ the Service Interval Indicator (SII). Vehicle mileage and last service date are monitored by the SII system.

An assortment of icons will be shown on the BMW dashboard when a proper service or inspection is necessary.

Oil Service

BMW Oil ServiceThis icon indicates your BMW’s oil and filter must be changed to guarantee peak performance and help retain competence. The microfilter(s) also require replacement.

Front Brakes

BMW Front BrakesThis icon alerts the driver that the BMW front brakes are reaching their wear limit and require replacement.  BMW brake discs should also be inspected for wear.

Inspection I

BMW Oil ServiceInspection I service is required on your vehicle which includes BMW Oil Service, Microfilter replacement and other inspections.

Inspection II

BMW Oil ServiceInspection II service is required on your vehicle which includes BMW Oil Service, Airfilter, Microfilter, Spark Plugs (gas), or Fuel Filter (diesel) replacement and other inspections.

Rear Brakes

BMW Rear BrakesThis icon alerts the driver that the BMW rear brakes are reaching their wear limit and require replacement.  BMW brake discs should also be inspected for wear.

Brake Fluid

BMW Brake Fluid LightThis icon indicates your BMW brake fluid requires replacement in order to preserve optimal performance.

Call 713-464-2312 or bring in your vehicle today if you are experiencing any of the above BMW warning lights.  Our friendly and knowledgeable service advisers are here to answer any issues you are experiencing with your ultimate driving machine.  It is important to stay on top of all issues pertaining to your BMW warning lights because they can rapidly escalate into enormous repair bills.  J&T Automotive has a courtesy shuttle to get you where you need to go while you are waiting on your BMW service, we also provide loaner cars for jobs that will take a bit longer to complete.