Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The telltale light is on and yellow. Also the D.SC., DTC & DBC is on and yellow is it safe to drive it?

asked by on

Those lights came on and there is a whistle as if the hand brake is on while driving and they are permanently on is it safe to drive it at all?
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like a lot of different things are going on here. If you feel like the hand brake is on and the brakes are grabbing it with all the lights on, then I would say it is not safe to drive it until you get the vehicle tested. Have a mechanic come to you in order to diagnose these warnings lights and advise you on a repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • The telltale light is on and yellow. Also the D.SC., DTC & DBC is on and yellow is it safe to drive it?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The car cut off and couldn't be started

Hello. It sounds like something may have seized in the engine. Before anything, I would check the battery and see if it died and make sure that the engine belt is intact. If the battery and belt are fine, I...

Q: Car stalling at first start, black smoke from exhaust

Hello. There are a few possibilities for why your car is stalling when you first start it. Your car’s coolant temperature sensor could be sending the wrong information to the PCM, which will cause the PCM to send the wrong...

Q: My car needs to have its brake pads changed and has a crank sensor problem

Hi there. Before we assume the root cause of the problem, there needs to be a proper diagnosis performed. There is nothing more costly than replacing parts that are not needed or a misdiagnosis resulting in unnecessary parts being replaced....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.