What Does the Light On My Dashboard Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights

“What does the light on my dashboard mean?” is a common concern to new Mitsubishi owners in Mount Vernon. Understanding the warning lights on your dashboard is crucial to staying safe on the road. Once you know what the lights on your dashboard mean, you’ll be able to use your dashboard warning lights to signal when you need to drive over to Bronx for service


Dashboard Warning Lights & Their Meanings

See below for the descriptions of the warning light still find on your dashboard:

Engine Warning Lights:

  • Reduced Power Warning: You should schedule an appointment with our service department, as this light means your engine is malfunctioning. 
  • Service Vehicle: This light usually turns on when an electrical issue has occurred. 
  • Coolant Temp Warning – When your coolant levels are off, your fan isn’t working properly, or if the coolant is leaking, this light will come on.
  • Cruise Control – Your cruise control light will turn on while it’s in use. 

Brake System Warning Lights:

  • Brake System: When this light turns on, you either have an issue with your ABS or low brake fluid. 
  • Traction Control or ESP: This light means your vehicle’s electronic stability system is in use.

Safety & Informative Warning Lights

  • Washer Fluid Reminder: Your washer fluid is low and needs to be replaced. 
  • Airbag Fault: Light turns on when the engine turns on and there’s an issue with the airbag. 
  • Security Alert – If your ignition switch is locked, or a door is left ajar, this light will indicate either the tech malfunction or alert you that your door is open.
  • Fog Lamp – This reminds you when you have your brights on.

Tires Warning Lights: 

  • Tire Pressure Warning Light The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has detected that your tire pressure rating is either too low or too high. You should have your tire’s PSI adjusted.

Check Your Dashboard Warning Lights at Victory Mitsubishi 

“What does the light on my dashboard mean?” Next time you see one of your dashboard warning lights flicker, you’ll know exactly how to respond. Reach out to Victory Mitsubishi in Bronx for all your service needs. New Rochelle and Westchester drivers will enjoy the expertise and convenience provided by our maintenance team at our service center. Keep up-to-date with your car maintenance with our rotating service specials. Contact us today!

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