Q: What are the red and orange lights that show on the dash?

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What are the red and orange lights that show on the dash?

Your car has a number of important dash lights that are used to inform you of potential problems and to deliver other information. These include the following:

  • Seat Belt Reminder Indicator: This light will illuminate if an occupant has not buckled up.

  • Low Oil Pressure Indicator: This light will stay lit if your engine experiences a drop in oil pressure.

  • Charging System Indicator: This light indicates a potential problem with the battery or alternator.

  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp: Also called the Check Engine light, this light comes on for emissions related problems.

  • Parking Brake and Brake System Indicator: This light serves two purposes. First, it indicates if your parking brake is engaged. Second, it warns you that the brake is not disengaging after releasing the handle.

  • Supplemental Restraint System Indicator: This light indicates a problem with your air bag system.

  • Side Air Bag Off Indicator: This light tells you that the side air bag has been turned off.

  • Antilock Brake System Indicator: This light tells you if there is a problem with the system.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist System Indicator: The light flashes if the system is activated, and it will stay on if there is a problem with the system.

  • VSA Off Indicator: This tells you that the vehicle stability assist system is currently off.

  • Low Tire Pressure Indicator: Tells you that one of the tires is low on air.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Warns you that there is a problem with the system that monitors the air pressure in your tires.

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