What do the dashboard warning lights on my Toyota vehicle mean?
Vehicles are a necessity today. We need them to get to work, the gym, and family events among many other things. However, when your vehicle is trying to tell you something is not quite right, that can be scary. Keep reading as we explore the answer to the question, what do the dashboard warning lights on my Toyota vehicle mean?
General Toyota dashboard lights and what they mean
Toyota makes a wide variety of vehicles and all of those vehicles have subcategories. Although the list below is not a comprehensive list of the dashboard warning lights, we have listed the most common ones.
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ABS Warning Light
There is something wrong with the ABS or Brake Assist system.
Charging System Warning Light
Something is wrong with the vehicle’s charging system.
Cruise Control Indicator
The Cruise Control system has been turned on.
Electric Power Steering Warning Light
Error in the EPS system.
You have turned on various exterior lights.
High-Beam Headlight Indicator
The high-beam headlights have been turned on.
Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
The engine oil pressure is too low.
Low Fuel Level Warning Light
Get to a gas station!
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
You need more washer fluid.
Maintenance Required Reminder Light
Based on how much you have driven, some sort of maintenance is required.
With smart key – the light flashes after the engine start-stop switch has been turned off and stops flashing once switched to accessory or ignition on.
Without smart key – the light flashes when the key has been removed and stops when it is in the ignition.
If the wheels are slipping, light flashes to indicate that the VSC/TRAC systems are running.
SRS Airbag On-Off Indicator
Turns the passenger airbag on and off.
SRS Warning Light
Something is wrong with the SRS airbag system, front passenger classification system, or the seatbelt pretensioner system, and your vehicle should be serviced right away.
Tire Pressure Warning Light
One or more of your tires is low on air.
TRAC OFF Indicator
If your vehicle gets stuck, you may need to turn the system off. To do so, you quickly push the TRAC switch and this light should show up. Push the switch again to turn the system back on.
Turn Signal Indicator
You have turned on the left or right turn signal.
VSC OFF Indicator
Push and hold the switch to turn off the system. To turn the system back on, push the switch again.
Where can I have my vehicle serviced near Knoxville if a dashboard light turns on?
Visit us at Fox Toyota in Clinton. Our friendly and knowledgable Toyota certified technicians will get you back on the road in no time!