What Does The Light On My Dashboard Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard warning lights have the important job of warning you when there’s a problem with your vehicle that needs attention. But with dozens of dashboard light colors and symbols, it’s not always easy to tell what’s wrong—so our service center often hears this question from Black Mountain drivers: what does the light on my dashboard mean?

While some warning lights indicate a serious problem that requires service ASAP, many dash lights simply tell you it’s time for maintenance like regular oil changes. Others—like the “check engine” light—have many possible causes. Read below for a complete guide to Hyundai dashboard warning lights and their meanings, and when to take your car in for service near you in Hendersonville.

Hyundai Dashboard Warning Lights & Their Meanings

Rather than trying to figure out “what does the light on my dashboard mean?” while driving, pull over and consult your owner’s manual—or a guide like this one! While some dashboard warning light meanings are immediately clear, others require some decoding. If you’re unsure whether your car is safe to drive, contact the Hyundai of Asheville service center to speak with an expert.

Dashboard Engine Warning Lights

  • Coolant Temp Warning — This light indicates that coolant levels are off, the fan system isn’t working properly, or that coolant is leaking.
  • Service Vehicle — This dashboard light indicates a problem with your vehicle’s electrical system.
  • Reduced Power Warning — This light indicates that your vehicle’s performance has been reduced to avoid damaging the engine. If you see it, schedule service at a certified Hyundai service center.
  • Cruise Control – This light stays illuminated while cruise control is engaged.

Dashboard Brake Warning Lights

  • Brake System — This light warns of brake system issues like low brake fluid or an ABS problem.
  • Traction Control or ESP – This light stays on while the electronic stability system is engaged.

Dashboard Safety Alerts

  • Security Alert — This light tells you of an unlocked ignition switch or a door left ajar.
  • Fog Lamp — If this light is on, your brights are turned on.
  • Airbag Fault — If this light is lit, there’s a fault in the airbag system, and you need to bring your vehicle in for repairs.
  • Washer Fluid Reminder — This light means it’s time to top up your windshield wiper fluid.

Dashboard Tire Warnings

  • Tire Pressure Warning Light When this light glows, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has detected that one or more tires has a tire pressure rating that’s too low or too high. Have your tires’ PSI adjusted to the proper levels as soon as you can.

Find Expert Hyundai Service in Asheville

Still asking, “what does the light on my dashboard mean?” At Hyundai of Asheville, we’re here to answer your auto maintenance questions like how often you need to change your spark plugs. Get in touch today to learn more about the benefits of Hyundai Roadside Assistance, and see how much Weaverville drivers can save with our exclusive service specials.

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