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What Does the Light On My Dashboard Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights


If you’re cruising through Santa Clarita and see a dashboard light come on, you’ll want to know what it means. So what does the light on your dashboard mean? Each light means something different so it’s important to pay attention to each when illuminated. Learn more about the meanings of these dashboard lights and take good care of your Mazda vehicle with our help and expertise at the Hello Mazda of Valencia service center.

Dashboard Warning Lights & Their Meanings

Interested in learning more about what the dashboard warning lights mean? Check out our guide below:

Engine Warning Lights:

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.

Service Vehicle – Usually this light comes on when an electrical issue occurs.

Reduced Power Warning – If you see this, you need to have the engine service, as there’s some part of it that’s malfunctioning.

Cruise Control – When you use cruise control, this light will stay illuminated as long as the system is on.

Brake System Warning Lights:

Brake System – This light means there’s an issue with your brakes, such as the brake fluid is too low or there’s an ABS problem.

Traction Control or ESP – This light means your vehicle’s electronic stability system is being utilized.

Safety & Informative Warning Lights:

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 of the open door.

Fog Lamp – This reminds you when you have your brights on.

Airbag Fault – Normally, this light appears once the car has been started to indicate there’s a fault in the airbag system, and you’ll need to bring your vehicle in for a repair.

Washer Fluid Reminder – This simply means your washer fluid is low and needs to be replaced.

Tires Warning Lights: 

Tire Pressure Warning Light The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has detected that one or more of your tires has a tire pressure rating that’s too low or too high. You should have your tires’ PSI adjusted to the recommended levels as soon as possible to avoid complications. 

Learn More About Dashboard Warning Lights from Hello Mazda of Valencia

Notice a dashboard light illuminated? Schedule service with our team near Sylmar. Our knowledgeable staff is here to ensure you have a safer Valencia commute. Have more questions in the meantime? Contact us at Hello Mazda of Valencia.

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