Ten Most Common Dashboard Lights and Icons | Hendersonville NC | Serving Asheville, Canton & Greenville

Ever wondered what all those symbols on your dashboard mean? Some may be obvious, but others not so much. We want to help you interpret these various symbols so you can understand what they mean if they ever light up. We've highlighted some of the most common dashboard lights and icons below. If you have further questions, refer to your car's manual or feel free to contact us.

Warning Lights Vs. Indicator Lights

Your dashboard has two types of lights that may show up: warning or indicator. Warning lights are pressing and need to be taken care of immediately. Indicator lights signal that there's an issue that will need to be resolved soon, so drive with caution. Be sure to consult your owner's manual for any questions about the color or urgency of a light.

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What Do They Mean?

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

This light illuminates when the vehicle discovers a problem with the engine which may lead to the system operating abnormally. Bring your vehicle in immediately to have it inspected.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

This light means that the engine temperature is above normal. If necessary, you should stop the vehicle to let the engine cool down and have it inspected immediately.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light

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

Battery/Charging Warning Light

Battery/Charging Warning Light

When you see this light, it indicates a potential issue with your battery. The culprit may be faulty wiring or a broken fan belt. Stop and seek professional help as soon as possible.

Door Ajar Indicator Light

Door Ajar Indicator Light

If this light comes on, then either a door or the trunk is not secured. Stop to check all doors before driving on.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

This light indicates that your tire pressure is low. When you adjust the inflation pressure, the light should turn off after a few minutes.

Brake System Light

Brake System Light

If you see this light, either the parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system, brake fluid is low or there is an ABS problem. Check to make sure the parking brake is released and also have the brake fluid checked.

Traction Control Indicator Light

Traction Control Indicator Light

You will 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 there is not a security issue, the system has likely malfunctioned.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise Control Indicator Light

This light shows that the cruise control feature is on.

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

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