Showing articles & questions for topic
warning lights

Related articles

What Does the Key Fob Battery Low Warning Light Mean?
The key fob battery low warning light lets you know when your key fob battery needs to be changed and replaced, so you can continue using the remote.
What Does the Key Not in Vehicle Warning Light Mean?
The key not in vehicle warning light tells you when your key isn't detected in your car, so you don't drive off without it. It can be red or orange.
What Does the Low Fuel Level Warning Light Mean?
The low fuel level light warns you when your car is nearing an empty tank of gas. It should be refilled before driving several more miles.
What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Mean?
The oil pressure light warns you when the oil pressure in your car is getting low, due to either a pump malfunction or low oil level in the engine.
What Do the Press Clutch or Press Brake Pedal Warning Lights Mean?
The press clutch and press brake pedal lights remind you to press on the brake or clutch before starting the engine or while in park mode.
What Does the Rain and Light Sensor Warning Light Mean?
The rain and light sensor warning light indicates when there is an issue with the sensor system. It will remain deactivated until fixed.
What Does the Rear Spoiler Warning Light Mean?
The rear spoiler warning light lets you know when an issue has been detected with the spoiler system, usually due to a connector or fuse issue.
What Does the Seat Belt Not On Warning Light Mean?
The seat belt not on light warns you when it senses an important safety issue: your seat belt isn't securely fastened.
What Does the Service Required Warning Light Mean?
The service required warning light reminds you when it's time to perform some maintenance for your car, usually an oil and filter change.
What Does the Steering Lock Warning Light Mean?
The steering lock indicator light means your steering wheel is locked and can not be moved, usually until the vehicle's keys are present.
What Does the Steering System Warning Light Mean?
The steering system warning light lets you know when there is an issue with the power steering system, and will be disabled until fixed.
What Does the Tire Pressure Warning Light Mean?
The tire pressure light warns you when one or more of your tires is low on pressure and needs to be set to the correct PSI.
What Does the Trailer Tow Hitch Warning Light Mean?
The trailer tow hitch light is designed to warn you when there is an issue with your car's tow hitch, possibly that it is unlocked.
What Does the Washer Fluid Low Warning Light Mean?
The washer fluid low light warns you when your windshield wiper fluid needs to be checked and refilled soon.
What Does the Winter Mode Indicator Light Mean?
The winter mode indicator lets you now when you're driving on winter mode. If it's flashing, an error with the system has been detected.
What Does the Lane Departure Warning Light Mean?
The lane departure light means the vehicle is detected to be moving out of its current lane without signaling. It may assist to keep you in your lane.
What Does the Parking Assist Indicator Light Mean?
A parking assist system helps your car park when it may be tricky to do so. If the light is flashing, dirt may be blocking the sensors from working.
What Does the ECO Driving Indicator Light Mean?
The ECO driving indicator light turns on when your car is driving at a speed that allows you to get the maximum miles from a gallon of gas.
What Does the Trunk Open Warning Light Mean?
The trunk open warning light indicates when your trunk is not properly closed. If you are unable to close it, the latch may need to be fixed.
All About Car Warning Lights
Your car has a variety of warning lights to let you know when a specific feature is on, or if a part needs service or maintenance.

Related questions

The fuel gauge is not working.
As you may know, your car has a fuel sending unit inside the fuel tank that operates on a float system. This monitors the level of the fuel in the tank using a float that relays these levels back to...
Speedometer is erratic and the S light is on
There are a few different components that can cause these issues. The main one is the vehicle speed sensor (VSS). This is located on your transmission, and communicates to the engine what speed the transmission is receiving. The VSS also...
What should I do when the VTEC code is on
The VTEC system is controlled by oil pressure. It is not uncommon to have a blockage in the oil galley that feeds the VTEC solenoid. Sometimes it is necessary to actually physically clean the oil supply to the VTEC solenoid....
Why is the airbag light flashing
Good question. I had the same problem on my truck recently and it was the easiest fix but I will go through a few steps to help you find the issue and hopefully find your problem. First of all,...
Maintenance light - 2003 Honda Pilot
Hi there. There are numerous reasons this could be happening. The most likely reason a light may come on is that it is due for oil change. If you can, check your mileage since your last oil change and determine...
My low oil light comes on but, when I start the car the second time, it goes out and the dipstick reads full
Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the oil level sensor has an intermittent problem and is about to fail. There is electrical circuitry inside the oil level sensor that sends info to PCM. Sometimes this electrical circuitry...
The battery light and the emergency brake light illuminate when I turn on the car. The car shakes when they are on.
Hello and thank you for your question. Check your alternator for voltage at low idle and when the engine is at 3,000 rpm. It sounds like the alternator is not producing enough voltage at a low rpm. The battery light...
My 2014 Honda Vezel shows a smart key system warning even though the key is within range
Hi, this problem appeared on 2013 Honda cars (Technical Support Bulletin 13-101), and may have been extended to 2014 models since the problem persists. If a problem code of B12D1 is also associated with this fault, the sub relay box...
Instrument cluster shuts off intermittently while driving
There are two fuse boxes on the vehicle. One is inside of the firewall usually located in or around the dashboard. Have you checked this fuse box and the fuse box in the engine compartment? The dash cluster itself may...
Tire under inflation light keeps coming on when there's no puncture and tire pressures are correct.
If your vehicle is over three to five years old and you have not had the tire pressure sensors replaced in the tires then it may be that one or more sensors are bad in the tires. The sensors have...
ABS problems
Hey there. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When...
My car is jerking and has reduced engine power
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Your vehicle may have a clogged catalytic converter or muffler. This message displays if the back pressure on the engine is too high. Start the engine and get something to block the...
My fuel tank is reading empty when it is still half full
This is a simple mechanical failure. Located on the fuel pump is a float (quite like the one in your toilet) that sends a digital reading to the instrument cluster on your dashboard. This float can become clogged with debris...
Powertrain warning appeared on my Ford Mondeo.
Unfortunately, without additional detail as to the symptoms the car may be displaying, it is not possible to say whether or not the car will be safe to drive a long distance. The warning could be caused be a wide...
I have a 97 Jeep Cherokee that won't start. When I turn the key over, the Brake Warning Light comes on as if the parking break is on
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The brake light is tied into the alternator and also the neutral safety switch. If the alternator is not producing enough voltage, then the brake light will light up. If the power is...
ABS lights flashing on dash, temperature gauge increased. Multiple lights flashing on the dash. I put my seat belt on and they went away
Hello, this could be a number of things depending on how the vehicle is running now. If you possibly ran through a puddle of water or your belt is worn, it could have slipped and caused the lights to flash...
Glow plug
Like the Check Engine Light, the glow plug light on late model diesels can come on to indicate a problem in the engine control system. Even when the light is out, there should be a trouble code stored in the...
Car won't start and shakes while turning the key - 2003 Saturn L300
Hello. These lights can mean that there is a serious issue going on or that there may be an electrical malfunction. I usually check and see if there is oil pressure and check to make sure that the charging system...
My ABS light and occasionally my emergency brake light is coming on and my brakes occasionally make a grinding noise when coming to a stop.
Hello there, many faults will cause your ABS light and emergency brake light to be seen on your 2009 Chevy Aveo5. When the ABS light is on it indicates there is a fault in the ABS system. This fault will...
My car will not start, possible water damage from flooding
Hi there. I would really need to know for sure what kind of car this is to be accurate in my assessment. With that being said, if water did not get inside of the car, the damage may not be...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

Ask a question