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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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Toyota ABS Warning LightABS Warning Light

There is something wrong with the ABS or Brake Assist system.


Toyota Charging System Warning LightCharging System Warning Light

Something is wrong with the vehicle’s charging system.


Toyota Cruise Control IndicatorCruise Control Indicator

The Cruise Control system has been turned on.


Toyota Electric Power Steering Warning LightElectric Power Steering Warning Light

Error in the EPS system.


Toyota Headlight IndicatorHeadlight Indicator

You have turned on various exterior lights.


Toyota High-Beam Headlight IndicatorHigh-Beam Headlight Indicator

The high-beam headlights have been turned on.


Toyota Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning LightLow Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

The engine oil pressure is too low.


Toyota Low Fuel Level Warning LightLow Fuel Level Warning Light

Get to a gas station!


Toyota Low Washer Fluid Warning LightLow Washer Fluid Warning Light

You need more washer fluid.


Toyota Maintenance Required Reminder LightMaintenance Required Reminder Light

Based on how much you have driven, some sort of maintenance is required.


Toyota Security IndicatorSecurity Indicator

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.


Toyota Slip IndicatorSlip Indicator

If the wheels are slipping, light flashes to indicate that the VSC/TRAC systems are running.


Toyota SRS Warning LightSRS Airbag On-Off Indicator

Turns the passenger airbag on and off.


Toyota SRS Warning LightSRS 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.


Toyota Tire Pressure Warning LightTire Pressure Warning Light

One or more of your tires is low on air.


Toyota TRAC OFF IndicatorTRAC 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.


Toyota Turn Signal IndicatorTurn Signal Indicator

You have turned on the left or right turn signal.


Toyota VSC OFF IndicatorVSC OFF Indicator

Push and hold the switch to turn off the system. To turn the system back on, push the switch again.


2020 Toyota CorollaWhere 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!

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