What Does the Light on My Dashboard Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights

Let’s say you’re driving through Roseville and suddenly, you notice a new glow on your dashboard. You might wonder “What does the light on my dashboard mean?” and you wouldn’t be alone. Many customers contact us in hopes of translating the dashboard warning lights, and luckily, it’s easy to do with just a little practice. Take a look at our guide and be sure to stop by our service department for personalized assistance.


Dashboard Warning Lights Translated

So, what does the light on your dashboard mean? Here are some of the most common warning lights that you’ll find around Folsom.

Engine Warning Lights:

  • Coolant Temp Warning – This indicates that your coolant levels are off, your fan isn’t working, or your coolant is leaking.
  • Service Vehicle – This light often indicates an electrical issue is occuring.
  • Reduced Power Warning – This means that your engine is malfunctioning, and it’s important to get it serviced as soon as possible.
  • Cruise Control – This light automatically comes on when you are using cruise control.

Brake System Warning Lights:

  • Brake System – This indicates a braking system issue, like low fluid levels or ABS malfunctioning.
  • Traction Control or ESP – This light automatically comes on when you are using the electronic stability system.

Safety & Informative Warning Lights:

  • Security Alert – This means that your door is open or your ignition switch is locked.
  • Fog Lamp – This light automatically comes on when your brights are on.
  • Airbag Fault – This indicates that there is a problem with your airbag system, and you’ll need to schedule a service appointment.
  • Washer Fluid Reminder – This means your windshield washer fluid is low and it’s time for a top off.

Tires Warning Lights: 

  • Tire Pressure Warning Light This indicates one or more of your tires is over- or underinflated, so you’ll need to adjust your tire pressure to the recommended PSI.

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