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Dashboard Lights Guide

at Arlington Toyota

A Guide to Your Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights


Of all the responsibilities that come with being a car owner, auto maintenance and safety should always be at the top. In order to maintain your vehicle’s overall health and keep it in good working order for as long as possible, manufacturers implement a variety of universal car warning lights to alert you of certain actions that must be taken. If you’ve been driving around Jacksonville and recently noticed an unfamiliar light in your gauge cluster, you can find out exactly what it’s trying to tell you with this guide—simply click on any of the icons below for an explanation! Once you have a possible diagnosis, make sure to bring your vehicle into Arlington Toyota for service.

Headlight High Beam Indicator


Indicates that the headlight high beams are on. These lights increase visibility for the driver but should only be used when they will not blind oncoming traffic.

Cruise Control Indicator


Indicates that the Cruise Control feature is on.

Eco Driving Indicator


During Eco-friendly acceleration (Eco driving), the Eco Driving Indicator Light will turn on. If acceleration exceeds the Zone of Eco Driving or the vehicle is stopped, the light turns off. The Eco Driving Indicator is designed to increase fuel economy and can be activated or deactivated. Consult your owner’s manual for more details.

Turn Signal Indicator


These are activated once the driver changes directions and uses the indicators.

Headlight Indicator


Illuminates when your lights are turned ON. This includes headlights, side marker, parking, tail, license plate, daytime running lights and instrument panel lights.

SRS Airbag On-Off Indicator


Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This light illuminates to keep the driver and front passenger aware of the system’s status.

Slip Indicator


If the system indicates your tires may be slipping, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) are operating in order to regain traction. If the light stays on, it could indicate a malfunction in the TRAC/VSC system itself.

“TRAC OFF” Indicator


Indicates that Traction Control is off. The TRAC system switches the traction control on/off to prevent wheelspin and further downshifting. To turn the TRAC system off, quickly press and release the button. The TRAC OFF indicator should come on. Press the switch again to turn the system back on.

“VCS OFF” Indicator


Push and hold the switch while the vehicle is stopped to turn off TRAC and VSC. The TRAC OFF indicator light and VSC off indicator light should come on. Push the switch again to turn the system back on.

“ABS” Indicator


In your car, a malfunctioning ABS module, low levels in the fluid reservoir, broken wheel speed sensors, or the system is turned off.

Engine Management Light


Illuminates when the vehicle detects a fault with the engine management system. This may lead to the system operating abnormally. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Tire Pressure Warning


Indicates low inflation pressure. Adjust the tire inflation pressure and the light will turn off after a few minutes. If the light does not turn off even after the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your Toyota dealer. If the light stays on after blinking for one minute, this may mean you have a malfunction in the tire pressure warning system. Contact your Toyota dealer for help.

Maintenance Required Reminder Light


Indicates that maintenance is required according to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule. On newer Toyota models, this light will turn on every 5,000 miles to remind you of an oil change and tire rotation. Perform maintenance as necessary and reset light.

SRS Warning Light


If this light stays on, this is an indication that there is something wrong with the system, and it is possibly disabled. This may mean that the airbags will not deploy and the seat belts will not tighten in an accident. There are different reasons that the light may not turn off, such as when an airbag has been deployed and not reset properly or there is a computer error. In the event of a faulty SRS, you should visit your Toyota dealer immediately.

Low Windshield Washer Fluid Warning Light


Low level of washer fluid. Fill the reservoir when this light appears.

Power Steering Warning Light


Indicates a malfunction in the EPS system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Open Door Warning Light


Indicates that a door or the trunk is not fully closed. Safely check that all doors and the trunk are closed.

Low Fuel Level Warning Light


This warning indicates that your fuel is very low. Refuel your vehicle as soon as possible.

Security Indicator


This indicator light flashes after the key has been removed from the engine, indicating that the system is operating. After the key has been inserted into the engine switch, the system has been canceled and the indicator light will stop flashing.

Charging System Warning Light


This warning indicates the possibility of a problem with the battery/charging circuit. If the light appears while driving, it may indicate faulty wiring or a broken fan belt. Stop the vehicle immediately and seek professional help.

Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light


This warning indicates that your vehicle’s oil pressure is low. Stop the vehicle immediately and check the oil level to ensure the correct quantity is in the engine. Professional help should be sought if the oil level is correct and light continues to appear. In some vehicles, an amber light is used to warn drivers when the oil level is getting low and may need to be topped off.

Driver’s Front/Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light


This icon warns the driver to fasten his/her seat belt.

Schedule Toyota Service in Jacksonville, Today!


The worst thing you can do if one of your car’s warning lights comes on is to simply ignore it. Be proactive by scheduling a service appointment at our trusted service center in Jacksonville right away. At Arlington Toyota, we have a full staff of factory-trained and certified technicians available to run diagnostics and take care of anything that might be going on with your vehicle. Don’t forget to check out our current service specials as well in order to ensure you get the best deal on any maintenance or repairs! Our service center is open seven days a week, so feel free to reach out to us online or call us.

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