Ten Most Common Dashboard Lights and Icons

Ten Most Common Dashboard Lights and Icons in Hendersonville, NC

If a light comes on in your dashboard, this is your vehicle's way of getting your attention. There are many different kinds of dashboard lights, but do you know what they all mean? No need to panic. We're here to help! Below, we've listed the most common dashboard lights and what they mean.

Warning Lights Vs. Indicator Lights

There are two types of lights that can show up on your dashboard: warning and indicator lights. Warning lights indicate issues that need to be taken care of right away. Indicator lights warn you that something needs to be serviced or repaired soon, so drive with caution. Consult your owner's manual if you have any questions about the color or urgency of a light.

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So What Do They Mean?

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

This light comes one when there's an issue with the engine, and it may lead to the system operating abnormally. Have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

If the engine temperature is above normal, this light will illuminate. If necessary, stop the vehicle so the engine can cool down and have it inspected immediately.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light

This light warns you that your oil level is low. Stop the vehicle immediately and check your oil level.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

Battery/Charging Warning Light

If you see this light, your battery may have issues. Faulty wiring or a broken fan belt might be the cause. Stop and seek professional help as soon as you can.

Door Ajar Indicator Light

Door Ajar Indicator Light

This light tells you that either a door or the trunk isn't fully closed. Stop and check all doors before continuing to drive.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Your tire pressure is low if this light comes on. It should turn off after a few minutes once you adjust the inflation pressure.

Brake System Light

Brake System Light

This may indicate several issues: either the parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system, brake fluid is low or there is an ABS problem. Make sure the parking brake is released and check the brake fluid.

Traction Control Indicator Light

Traction Control Indicator Light

You'll see this light when your vehicle's traction control is in use, indicating that conditions are slippery.

Security Indicator Light

Security Indicator Light

If this light comes on and you can't find a security issue, then it might be a malfunction in the system.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise Control Indicator Light

This light tells you that the cruise control feature is on.

If you're still unsure about a light on your dashboard, come visit Hunter Subaru at 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or give us a call today. We look forward to serving customers from Asheville, Arden, and Brevard.

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