What Does the Light On My Dashboard Mean?

Service light on dashboard

Drive your Nissan long enough around Waco and you’ll see a colored light or symbol begin to flash on your dashboard. If you’re on the highway when this happens, don’t worry: dashboard warning lights are no cause for alarm. Some dash lights tell you that your car is due for routine maintenance, or that you need an engine or emissions checkup. Others may indicate anything from a loose gas cap to a misfiring engine. So, what does the light on my dashboard mean, and when is it important to schedule service? Keep reading to learn more about Nissan dashboard warning lights and their meanings, with the team at Douglass Nissan of Waco.


Interpreting Nissan Dashboard Warning Lights

Before you consider the symbol itself, the color of a dashboard warning light can give you an ida of the urgency of the issue.

  • Yellow Warning Light — A yellow light indicates a minor malfunction. You should head to a certified Nissan dealership soon to get it checked out, but it’s safe to continue driving your car.
  • Red Warning Light — A red light means the issue needs to be investigated ASAP. Head to a nearby Hewitt Nissan service center right away if you see a red dash warning light. Depending on the dash symbol, you may need to have your car towed to the service appointment.

Common Nissan Dashboard Warning Light Symbols and Meanings

After considering the severity of the issue, you’ll diagnose the dash warning symbol. Some common Nissan dashboard warning symbols that you may see while driving around McGregor include:

  1. ABS Symbol — Labeled “ABS,” this symbol indicates a problem with your car’s anti-lock braking system.
  2. BRAKE Symbol — Labeled “BRAKE” (or an exclamation point inside a circle) this symbol indicates a problem with the braking system.
  3. Charge Warning — The battery charge symbol tells you that your battery is losing charge.
  4. Engine Oil Pressure — The engine oil pressure warning symbol looks like an oil can, and indicates a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  5. Fuel Warning — If fuel levels are low, you’ll see a dash symbol of a gas pump.
  6. Tire Pressure — An exclamation point symbol means that tire pressure is lower than the recommended level.
  7. Master Warning — The master warning symbol (an exclamation point inside a triangle) indicates errors in multiple systems.
  8. Power Steering — Appearing as the letters “PS”, this symbol means that your power steering system needs inspection.
  9. Seat Belt Warning — A symbol of a person and seat belt, this dash warning indicates that an occupant is not wearing their seat belt.
  10. Airbag Warning –This symbol looks like a person with a ball shape, and indicates that the airbags may have been deactivated.
  11. Check Engine — Looks like a small engine block, indicates need for engine maintenance or inspection
  12. Immobilizer — Indicates your vehicle’s anti-theft system does not recognize the key being used
1. ABS On Warning Light
2. Electronic Brake Force Warning Light
3. Battery Warning Light
4. Oil Warning Light
5. Low Fuel Warning Light
6. tpms Warning Light
7. Master Warning Light
8. Power Steering Warning Light
9. Seat Belt Warning Light
10. Airbag Warning Light
11. Check Engine Warning Light
12. Immobilizer Warning Light

Schedule Expect Nissan Service at Douglass Nissan of Waco

So, what does the light on my dashboard mean? If you’re still unsure, don’t be caught off guard by a mysterious Nissan dashboard warning light! Find out why Waco drivers rely on Douglass Nissan of Waco for professional Nissan service at a fair price. Contact us today to schedule service, or ask our technicians about oil changes, tire rotations, and more.


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