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Dashboard Warning Lights - What they mean

Sometimes, car problems can sneak up on your with seemingly no warning. Thankfully, in 2016, we have dashboard warning lights.
While it may seem like there many potential dashboard warning lights, these icons are often more intuitive than you’d think and can really save you a world of trouble when it comes to identifying car problems.
The images tend to evolve overtime, but here is a quick rundown of the average Nissan dashboard warning lights:
  • Antilock Braking: If you see the letters “ABS,” then your ABS system is working. You’ll see this when you turn the ignition on, but it will turn off when you start driving.
  • Brake: The “BRAKE” light will turn on when either your emergency brake is on or if your brake fluid level is noteworthy.
  • Charge: An image of a car battery may turn on if something is wrong with the charge system.
  • Low Tire Pressure: This should look like a flattened tire, with an exclamation point in the middle, letting you know that your tires need more air.
  • Master Symbol: An exclamation point within a triangle can light up for many miscellaneous reasons, such as a loose fuel cap, low fuel, and more.
  • Power Steering: If you see “PS,” then you know that the electric power steering system is running properly.
  • Seatbelt: This one is a no-brainer, but an image of a person wearing a seatbelt is a reminder to put yours on.
  • Supplemental Airbag: Lastly, an image of a person with both a seatbelt and an airbag on their lap will always be on when you turn on your car. If not, there may be an issue.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit us anytime at Nissan of Clinton!

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