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: rattling noise when turning on a.c. then later stops making noise

Hello there, many faults will cause a rattling noise when the AC is turned on in your 1997 Lexus ES300. The most common would be the belt tensioner, idler pulley, AC clutch, AC compressor, or the belt itself. When the...

Q: Check Engine Light is on - 2005 Dodge Stratus

You can keep replacing parts but until you get the codes in the computer diagnosed properly the Check Engine Light will keep coming on. The O2 sensors may give indications that they're not working when they are only indicating the...

Q: I went out of town and trunk wasn't shut, so battery was dead and had to jump it.

Hello, thanks for writing in. If the vehicle started back up then it is not likely that the alternator is bad. If the alternator was bad, the battery would have been low and you would not have been able...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...