References

References

Dashboard Light Reference Guide
Oil Light

This indicates that your oil is low or there is no oil pressure. Check your oil level and add oil if needed. Start the car and check if the light turns off. If the oil light is still on, have your car towed to your repair shop.

Check Engine Light

When the check engine light comes on, it indicates a fault in the electrical system or engine. If you feel no difference in the performance, then it’s okay to drive, but just in case, bring it to the shop to have the code checked out. If it’s a serious problem, the vehicle will go into limp mode (this only applies to some vehicles).

Air Bag Light

The air bag light indicates there is a fault in the restraint system. It is okay to drive, but the air bag system will not work in an accident, so you should have the air bags checked by a shop as soon as possible.

Battery Light

There means there is a problem with the battery or alternator charging system. If the alternator is not charging, a car battery loses power and the car stops working. To avoid getting stranded on the road, bring your car to the shop immediately or have it towed.

Coolant Light

This indicates that your coolant level is low, check the coolant level when your car is cold. Some vehicles use different types of coolant, so check your owner’s manual before you top off fluid. Do not drive when the coolant light is on, as it may cause the engine to overheat and may damage your engine.

Antilock Brake System Light

The ABS system light indicates there is a fault in the system. It’s okay to drive, but you will not have your ABS working properly, so you need to bring it into a shop to have it inspected.

Washer Light

When the washer light is on, refill the tank with proper washer fluid. Most vehicle washer fluid has a blue top cap.

 Brake Light

Check to see if your hand brake (emergency brake) is released or down. You should check the brake fluid level, top off fluid if needed and have your brakes checked.
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