Know What Your Toyota Dashboard Is Telling You

Closeup of car tachometer with many illuminated indicators

You’re driving along the road when all of the sudden a light illuminates on your dashboard. What does it mean? Check out this handy guide to some of the most common Toyota dash lights and what they mean for your car.

Warning Lights

If one of these lights comes on, your best course of action is to bring your Toyota to our Toyota service center immediately for an inspection.

  • ABS Warning Light – this warning light (ABS) indicates that your braking system could be malfunctioning, which inhibits your safety on the road.
  • Charging System Warning Light – if the battery symbol lights up it means that your battery is not charging properly. Pull over and call our service center immediately for the best course of action.
  • Electric Power Steering Warning Light – the symbol of a steering wheel and exclamation point means that your EPS system is malfunctioning and needs immediate attention.
  • Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light – the oil can symbol means that there is not enough oil in your engine for healthy functioning; pull over and call the service center immediately.
  • SRS Warning Light – SRS symbol indicates that there is an error in the airbag system that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
  • Master Warning Light – the exclamation point inside of a triangle flashes with a buzzer sound and lets you know that the master warning system has found a malfunction. Call us immediately and pull over to a safe place.

Indicator and Reminder Lights

These lights, while not emergent, mean that something needs attention or indicates that a system is (un)engaged.

  • Cruise Control Indicator – the gauge with an arrow means that your cruise control system is on.
  • Headlight High Beam Indicator – the light with straight lines means that the high beams are on.
  • Low Fuel Level – the gas pump light means that you are down to the last bit of fuel in the tank and need to find a gas station soon.
  • Seat Belt Reminder – the person with a seatbelt light reminds you that your seatbelt is unbuckled but needs to be buckled before safe operation of the vehicle.
  • Tire Pressure Warning – The tire with an exclamation point means that one or more of your tires has dropped below the recommended air pressure limit and needs to be reinflated soon.

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Call Us at Warrenton Toyota

If one of the emergency lights in your vehicle comes on, be sure to give us a call at Warrenton Toyota so that one of our technicians can advise you on the best course of action to get your vehicle to our service center for immediate attention.

August 9, 2021
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