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Ten Most Common Dashboard Lights and Icons in Hendersonville, NC

Seeing a light come on in your dashboard can leave you with a feeling of panic. We want you to be able to have confidence even when something goes wrong. So, we've created this list describing some of the most common dashboard lights and what they mean. As always, if you have questions, consult your owner's manual or call us at Hunter Nissan.

Warning Lights Vs. Indicator Lights

There are two types of dashboard lights. Warning lights are urgent and need to be taken care of immediately. Indicator lights mean that something needs to be serviced or repaired soon, so drive carefully. Be sure to check 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 comes on when the vehicle discovers a problem with the engine, and it may cause the system to operate abnormally. Quickly bring your car in for an inspection.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

This light means that the engine temperature is hotter than normal. If necessary, you should stop the vehicle to let the engine cool down and get it examined right away.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light

If your oil level is low, you'll see this light. You should immediately stop the car and check your oil level.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

Battery/Charging Warning Light

This light can indicate problems with your battery. Faulty wiring or a broken fan belt might be to blame. Stop and seek professional help as soon as possible.

Door Ajar Indicator Light

Door Ajar Indicator Light

Either a door or the trunk isn't fully closed. Close it securely before continuing to drive.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

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

Brake System Light

Brake System Light

This light could mean that the parking brake is on. It could also indicate an issue with the braking system, low brake fluid or an ABS problem. Make sure the parking brake is released and have the brake fluid checked.

Traction Control Indicator Light

Traction Control Indicator Light

When your vehicle's traction control is in use, this light comes, indicating that conditions are slippery.

Security Indicator Light

Security Indicator Light

This light can signal a security issue. If there's no security issue when it comes on, the system is probably malfunctioning.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise Control Indicator Light

This light means that the cruise control feature is on.

If you're still unsure about a light that has come on in your dashboard, come visit Hunter Nissan at 1340 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or give us a call today. We look forward to serving customers from Asheville, Waynesville and Spartanburg.

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