Take an In-Depth Look at Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights at Downeast Toyota

What Do Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?

From Driver’s Ed class to your daily commute, you have undoubtedly experienced the anxiety that comes with flickering dashboard warning lights or indicators. These brightly illuminated lights on the dashboard of your Toyota can signify something as simple as low windshield washer fluid or something as serious as low engine oil pressure.
When you are unfamiliar with these indicators, it can breed a sense of anxiety that can be distracting and lead to more dangerous situations. Take an in-depth look at dashboard warning lights and indicators below and find answers to the question — what do Toyota dashboard warning lights mean?

Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights vs Indicator Lights

When you first explore Toyota dashboard warning lights, it is important to understand that there is a distinct difference between warning lights and indicators. Indicator lights alert you to active systems in your new 2016 Toyota Highlander that include turn signal indicators, high beam indicators and automatic headlight indicator lights. Color is another way for you to differentiate between warning lights and indicator lights, as indicator lights are often green or blue.
Dashboard warning lights, on the other hand, represent a more significant issue that typically applies to mechanical problems. Generally red or yellow, Toyota dashboard warning lights are built in to warn you of potential mechanical failure.
Warning lights of note include the infamous check engine light and the low oil pressure light to name a few. When you are faced with these dashboard warning lights, it is important to consult your Toyota owner’s manual or contact the Downeast Toyota Service Department.

Common Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators

As we mentioned above, the best way for you to decipher Toyota dashboard warning lights is by consulting your owner’s manual. With that being said, take a look at a few common Toyota dashboard warning lights and indicators that you may run across in your day-to-day drive. If you find yourself in this situation, remember the four simple steps below.

  • Don’t Panic
  • Consult Your Toyota Owner’s Manual
  • Call the Downeast Toyota Service Department
  • Address the Issue at Your Earliest Convenience


READ MORE: What is Toyota Safety Sense and How Does it Work?

If you have ever been alarmed by a dashboard warning light that you do not understand, our overview may be able to provide some peace of mind.
For more information on the inventory of new Toyota models available at the dealership or upcoming Toyota editions, contact the Downeast Toyota sales team directly and we will answer your questions.

January 12, 2016
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