Q: Various warning lights on

asked by on

I have various warning lights on, including the Engine, VSC Traction Control Indicator, and an Exclamation Point within a triangle.

Sounds like you might have an electrical issue going on or multiple unrelated issues. None of those lights are related other than being on the instrument cluster. If the engine light is red, it could mean low oil pressure or overheating. An amber engine light could be a check engine light. The VSC indicator is for your traction control usually being turned off or having an issue and the exclamation point is your tire pressure monitor telling you a tire is low. I would definitely check that you have oil in the engine and my tire pressures before going into a panic. Just remember "Amber lights" mean get vehicle looked at by a mechanic ASAP. "Red Lights" mean catastrophic damage is imminent. So if you see red lights stop the car immediately and give a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, a call. If they are amber you still need to get it checked out but at the very least you can get home.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Various warning lights on

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: Alternator belt got torn whilst driving and had new belt fixed but the car won't move on drive or reverse after few seconds drive

This is a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the...

Q: Check engine light spontaneously comes on

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Geo Tracker. There are numerous potential causes for the problem you are having. It could be anything from a bad spark plug to a failed sensor. The only way to know...

Q: Check engine light on, temperature goes to hot, noisy engine, car shuddring and turns off.

Fault codes need to be read out from the engine computer. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) out by Lexus that points to a faulty thermostat causing a Check Engine Light, and that the thermostat should be replaced based...

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.