Anti-Lock Brake System Fault Indicator
If the ABS warning light illuminates while the engine is running,the system is malfunctioning. If it is not working properly, the brake system then operates without using ABS. The ABS prevents the brakes from locking up during hard braking. Take caution not to brake too hard while the ABS is malfunctioning. Use an ABS scanner to diagnose problems with the system.
Common ABS faults:
- Faulty or contaminated ABS ring or sensor
- Faulty ABS module
- Warped rotors
- Contaminated brake fluid
Service Engine Soon Indicator
The service engine soon lampmeans a fault has occurred in one of the various engine-related systems. It will only turn on when a vehicle has recognized there is a significant enough problem that it needs to be serviced.A code will be stored within the vehicle's computer to give more detail on the problem at hand. Follow this guide to scan the vehicle's computer for trouble codes to see why the check engine light has turned on.
If the light is steady, it is normally okay to drive for the time being. DoNOTdrive the vehicle if the check engine malfunction indicator light (MIL) is blinking. This is usually a sign of misfire and oftentimes catalytic converter failure, which can lead to massive engine failure if driven.
Common causes of the service engine soon indicator:
- Loose fuel cap
- P0420 catalytic converter failure
- Emission control system failure
- O2 sensor failure
- Dirty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
Air Bag Warning Light
When the vehicle is first turned on, this warning light willilluminatefor approximately seven seconds. If the light stays on while the engine is running, the vehicle's safety restraint system needs to be serviced. Proceed with caution whendiagnosingthis yourself as airbags can involuntarily deploy/discharge, causing injury or even death. Use anAirbag OBD-II Scannerto read the diagnostic trouble codes. It is important to have the airbags workingproperlyin case of an accident.
The first step is to call any Nissan / Infinitidealer near you and give them your VIN number. They can check if there is a recall for the airbag system in which case the dealer should fix this problem free of charge.
Common problems that trigger the SRS light to come on include a faulty clock spring, bad passenger occupancy sensor, and low battery voltage.
Engine Temperature Indicator
The blue engine temperature light means the vehicle is not up to normal operating temperature. The vehicle will warm up with engine idling or while driving. It will go off after the vehicle has reached normal operating temps.
The red engine temperaturewarning light means the vehicle coolant temperature is overheating. Check the temperature gauge to see if the vehicle is running hot. Pull the vehicle over and refer to the owner's manual or a guide on checking the vehicle's coolant level safely once the engine cools down. Service the cooling system for potential leaks or problems.
Common causes of the engine temperatureindicator light:
- Coolant hose, heater core, or radiatorleak
- Bad thermostat or cooling fans
- Faulty engine coolant temperature sensor
- Major problems could include ahead gasket.
- Water pump failure.
Tire Pressure Monitor Indicator - TPMS Light
The tire pressure monitor indicator means there is low tire pressure in one of your vehicle's tires. Check the vehicle's information display for which position the tire isin that is low. Fill tire to correct air pressure anddrive a few miles, and the light will turn off on its own. If the light stays on, it may be caused by a faulty TPMS sensor in one of the tires. Service the TPMS system, a TPMS relearn tool will be needed.
Common TPMS faults:
- Low tire pressure/ tire leak
- Faulty TPMS sensor
- Faulty TPMS module
Battery / Alternator / Charge System Light
If the battery warning light comes on while the engine is running, it indicates the charging system is not functioning properly.
Park on a safe location and turn off the engine and check the generator (alternator) belt is in working condition. Do not continue driving if the belt is loose, broken, or missing. Test the charging system with a battery load and cranking system tester.
Common causes of the charging system:
- Alternator not charging
- Bad battery not holding charge
- Loose battery cable
Low Washer Fluid Indicator
This light means that thefluid in the windshield washer reservoir is low. Refer to the owner's manual for the location of the reservoir.
Alternatively, you can look under the hood for a blue cap with the same symbol. Check its level and fill it appropriately.
Low Fuel Indicator
This light means the vehicle is close to having an empty fuel tank. Some vehicles will display the approximate amount of miles the vehicle can still be driven before it will completely run out of fuel. It is always wise to fill up on gas without running it too low, as this causes the fuel pump to work even harder when it's low and can lead to premature failure.
Oil Warning Light
This light warns of low engine oil pressure.It is an indicator of insufficient oil pressure through the engine's oil passages and the main bearings. The engine oil level may be low. Pull the vehicle over, shut off the engine, and check the engine oil.If the level is low, fill to a normal level and drive the vehicle to see if the light goes off.If the light stays on, have the vehicle towed to a shop; driving with low oil pressure can lead to immediate and serious damage to the engine.
Common causes of the oil warning light:
- Bad oil pressure sending sensor
- Failed oil pump
- Worn piston rings
- Blocked oil passages
- Low oil or oil that has turned to sludge from never changing it
The brake light on means the brake system needs to be serviced. We do not recommend driving the vehicle with the brake light on. Use your best judgment to determine if the vehicle is safe to drive. Check the brake fluid level. If in need of repairs, have the vehicle towed to the shop; driving in this condition could be dangerous.
Common causes of the brake indicator light:
- Brake system malfunction
- Low brake fluid level
- The parking brake is on (light may illuminate yellow instead of red in this case)
High Beam Indicator
The high beam indicator turns on when the high beam headlights are activated. Pull the turn signal stalk back to switch between high and low beams. Do not use high beams while there is oncoming traffic.
Lane Departure Warning Indicator
This light comes on when the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system is engaged. The conditions met for it to engage require the vehicle to drift over lane markers. The vehicle will self-correct a drift and steer the vehicle back into the center of the lane. If the light stays solid while the engine is running, the system has a fault and is disabled. Scan the vehicle with an OBDII scan tool for diagnostic trouble codes related to the lane departure warning system.
Stability Control Indicator
This indicator will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is operating. This is normal and is an indication of the vehicle limiting wheel spin to control the traction. It may be felt or heard while driving the vehicle. Always use caution when driving on slippery surfaces such as rain, snow, or ice.
If the slip indicator or traction control stays on, it means there is a malfunction with this system. The most common problems are faulty abs wheel speed sensor or steering angle sensor may need to be reset.
First, start the engine and while stopped turn the steering wheel all the way to the left then all the way to the right. Repeat this procedure twice. This resets the steering angle sensor and in many cases the stability control light. If the stability control light continues to stay on,read fault codes from the ABS module using anABS Scanner.
One of the most common problems that cause Infiniti stability control light to come on is due to a faulty wheel speed sensor.
Turn Signal Indicator
The turn signal indicator turns on and flashes when the turn signal switch indicates the driver turning left or right. Push the turn signal stalk up or down to turn on the turn signal indicator. If the lamp flashes rapidly, it is a sign of a bad bulb.
Common turn signal indicator issues:
- The turn signal switch is faulty.
- Burnt out/ bad turn signal bulb
The door ajar indicator stays illuminated when any of the doors or trunks arenot closed properly. If this indicator does not go off even after closing the door properly, it may be caused by worn-out latches in the door or a faulty door ajar sensor.
Common causes of the door ajar indicator light:
- Worn-out door latches/ strikers
- Faulty door ajar sensor
Park Lamps ON
This light means the parking lights have been turned on. Typically the low beam switch or headlight dial controls the parking lights. Turn the switch or headlight dial to turn off the parking lamps.
Seat Belt Reminder
This is a reminder to fasten the front driver or passenger's seatbelt. An audible chime will repeat while the vehicle is in motion and the seatbelt is unfastened. Fasten any passenger's seatbelts for the warning to go off. If a warning still happens, there is a malfunction.
Common seat belt warning malfunctions:
- Faulty seat belt sensor
- Faulty seat pressure sensor
- Seatbelt not fastened
Stability Control OFF
This indicator comes on when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is off. It is either off due to malfunction or was manually turned off. It is always recommended to have VDC on to keep the vehicle from slipping and losing control in hazardous situations. It can usually be turned on and off within the information display or by a button on the dash.
If the light stays on constantly and traction control can not be turned on, thenthe system has been turned off due to a problem with this system or ABS. Use an ABS scanner to diagnose the system.
This light will blink every three seconds when the ignitionis in either OFF, LOCK, or in the AUTO ACCposition. All entry points of the vehicle must be closed and locked properly for the system to arm. If the light continuously stays on the vehicle, security features will not let the vehicle start or drive and need to be serviced.
Hybrid Ready Indicator
The ready indicator light on a hybrid vehicle means that the electric systems checks have passed, and the vehicle functions normally. It is ready for use, aka driving. While this light remains on, the vehicle will be using its EV motor and hybrid battery power to drive.
Fog Lamp Indicator
The green fog lamp indicator pointing to the left means the front fog lights are turned on.
The amber fog lamp indicator pointing to the right means the rear fog lights are turned on.
These lamps can disable the headlamp dial/switch. Either turn orpress the switch depending on the model to turn off the fog lamps.
Keyless Access or Start Fault Indicator
This is an indicator that the intelligent key is faulty or not detected. If the vehicle isrunning, it is possible to drive to a mechanic/dealer as long as the vehicle is not turned off to have it serviced.
Common causes of the keyless access start fault indicator light:
- The intelligent key battery is dead.
- The intelligent key has been damaged or is faulty.
- It is also possible the module reading the key fob is faulty, but it is less likely.
Blind Spot Warning Indicator
This light shows when the blind-spot warning system is on and other vehicles are detected within the blind spot. This indicator is usually shown on the driver and passenger side mirrors. The BSW can be turned off with the vehicle's information display.
All Wheel Drive Trouble Indicator
The all-wheel-drive trouble indicator is illuminated when the vehicle's AWD system needs to be service. The vehicle will only function in front-wheel drive. This indicator also means there is a diagnostic trouble code stored in the vehicle's body control module. Use an OBDII body control module scan tool to pull the stored trouble codes.
Automatic Emergency Braking Indicator
This warning light indicates the automatic emergency braking system (AEB) has been engaged.The system has detected a possible collision from sensing a vehicle in front that is approaching too quickly.The automatic emergency braking system will automatically take over, decelerate, and brake the vehicle to give the driver time to react and prevent a collision. If this light stays on under normal operating conditions, there is a fault, and it will need to be serviced.
Cruise Control Indicator
This light means that cruise control has been enabled. The vehicle will keep a constant speed. Cruise control will turn off if you press the brakes.
Note that in this case, there is no adaptive cruise control. The vehicle will not keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Drive Mode Indicators
The amber sport mode indicatormeans the vehicle is in sport mode. This will enhance the vehicle's throttle response, and it includes higher shift points for bigger revs for a more sporty feel.
The eco mode indicator means the vehicle is in economy mode. While in this mode, throttle response will be reduced and transmission function smoothed out to reduce fuel consumption.
Both of these modes can be enabled/disabled by pressing the buttons on the dash with the corresponding modes.
EV ON Indicator
The EV operation indicator means the hybrid vehicle is using battery power to function. When this light goes off, the electric motor likely needs to kick on to provide enough acceleration when pressing on the throttle.
Park Brake Indicator
This lightindicatesthe parking brake is on. Can illuminate either red or yellow in color. If the parking brake is off, this light indicates the parking brake system needs to be serviced.
Common causes of the park brake indicator light:
- Park brake module failure
- Improper cable adjustment
- Worn-out/low park brake shoes
- Greater electrical/wiring failure
Master Warning Light
When the ignition is ON or the vehicle is running, the master warning light illuminating could mean a variety of different warnings. Check the vehicle's informationdisplay for any messages, and checkif any other warning lights are on the dash.
Common causes of the master warninglight:
- No key warning
- Low windshield-washer fluid warning
- Parking brake release warning
- Door/trunk open warning
- Loose fuel cap
- Low tire pressure warning
Hood Ajar Indicator
The hood ajar indicator can be an indication of the hood left open. If the hood is not shut properly, it is possible it can fly up at highway speeds, causing a wreck. Make sure the hood latch is functioning and locking properly.
Common causes of the hood ajar indicator light on:
- The Hood is not shut all the way.
- Hood latch misaligned, loose, or broken, not closing properly.
- Hood ajar sensor or wiring faulty
Low key Battery Indicator
This indicator light means the intelligent key battery is low and needs to be changed. Refer to the owner's manual for the type of batteryand followthis guide to learnhow to change it.
This indicator will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is operating. This is normal and is an indication of the vehicle limiting wheel spin to control the traction. This is normal, and it may be felt or heard while driving the vehicle. Always use caution when driving on slippery surfaces such as rain, snow, or ice.
If the slip indicator or traction control stays on, it means there is a malfunction with this system. The most common problems are faulty abs wheel speed sensor or steering angle sensor may need to be reset. To troubleshoot this problem, read fault codes from the ABS module using anABS Scanner.
Check Automatic Transmission Indicator
The automatic transmission check indicator light is a sign of malfunctioning automatic transmission. The problem could lie within the transmission or many sensors it uses to function. It is best to take it to a mechanic or dealer to have a diagnostic done, and the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) for the automatic transmission pulled and the vehicle serviced. In most cases, if this light comes on, the vehicle will put itself into limp mode, and the driver will not be able to go above speeds of 45 mph. It is recommended in this case to have the vehicle towed to a shop.
Common AT Check faults:
- Low transmission fluid
- Faulty solenoids or speed sensors
- Transmission failure or damage
Automatic Transmission Park Indicator
This light means the vehicle's four-wheel-drive shifter is in neutral. The shifter needs to be put in 4 Low or 4 High to engage the drive gear. This light will also illuminate when there is a malfunction in the park mechanism of the transmission. Have it serviced by a mechanic or the dealer if this is the case.
Continuously Variable Transmission Indicator
The CVT warning illuminates when there is a problem with the CVT system. Have the system checked if this warning comes on. Avoid driving with this light on as it could cause more damage. Take it to a mechanic orNissan dealer immediately. They will perform diagnostics and read the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored within the vehicle's computer.
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Fault Indicator
This electronic brake force distribution (EBD) warning lamp means the EBD has detected a fault and needs to be serviced. The EBD varies brake force on each wheel using conditions such as the load on each wheel, the vehicle's speed, and the condition of the road. The ABS and brakes must also be functioning properly for the EBD to work.
Brake Pad Wear Warning Indicator
The brake pad wear warning indicator means the vehicle has determined the brake pads are then, and little to no life is left in them. Have the brakes serviced as soon as possible. The set of pads that are low will need to be serviced for this warning lamp to go off.
Steering Lock Fault Indicator
This light is an indicator that the steering lock is functioning properly. It should only be when the key is in the off position and the lock is engaged.
Lane Intervention Indicator
This indicator shows when the Intelligent Lane Intervention system (I-Li) is engaged. It will engage when the vehicle is correcting itself back on the road after the system detects it has departed from the driving lane to prevent the vehicle from going off the road.
Steering Assist Indicator
This indicator will appear when lane departure is detected and the steering assist is engaged. It engages when the vehicle departs a lane and needs to correct itself. This can be turned off and will not engage even when lane departure is detected.
Backup Collision Intervention OFF Indicator
The backup collision intervention (BCI) means that the backup collision intervention system is disabled. If this light stays on after the initial start-up, it will need to be serviced. The backup collision system prevents the vehicle from any collisions while reversing; it will automatically engage the brakes if a collision is detected with something behind.
Driver Assist System Indicator
This drive assist system indicator means the advanced driver assist system (ADAS) is enabled. This system aids the driver in parking the car safely. It will detect any objects close and help steer, mitigate, or alert the driver to prevent a collision. It also hascameras around the vehicle to detect any motion while the car is parked and, if flash storage is available, record video of any motion detected.
Check Suspension Indicator
The check suspension indicator means there is a fault within the suspension system. The dealer or a mechanic should service it to fix the problem. This lamp will go off when the problem is fixed.
Tow Mode Indicator
The tow mode indicator means the vehicle will only go in low gear to give maximum torque and pulling power. It will also have higher shift points for peak power. The tow mode can be turned off by the button on the dash.
4 Wheel Drive Trouble Indicator
The 4WD trouble indicator means there is a fault within the 4WD system. The vehicle will not be able to use 4WD but will still use rear-wheel drive. The vehicle will need to be serviced, and an OBDII scan tool can be used to read the diagnostic trouble codes given by this fault.
Snow Mode Indicator
The snow mode indicator means the vehicle is in snow mode. It controls the vehicle's throttle response to be less aggressive, and the RPMs and shiftspoint to be lower to give maximum traction in slippery conditions.
Idle Start Stop Indicator
The idle start-stop indicator means the vehicle's engine will turn off when it comes to a complete stop. When the accelerator is pushed, the vehicle will automatically start again. This light will go off when the auto idle start-stop is turned off. This feature is used to decrease fuel consumption and engine idle hours.
EV Mode Indicator
The EV mode means the hybrid vehicle is running on battery power. This indicator means the hybrid vehicle is working properly. When the battery power runs out, and the gasoline engine has to turn on to charge the battery packs, this light will turn off.
Regenerative Brake System Fault Indicator
The regenerative brake system fault indicator means that some part of the regenerative braking system has failed. Regenerative braking works by converting energy from braking back into the motor or stores itin the batteries.This system has various working parts that could fail, and it will need to be serviced. A loss of efficiency in energy consumption will occur.
EV Fault Indicator
The EV fault indicator is the hybrid vehicle's equivalent of a check engine light. Use an OBDII scanner to read the diagnostic trouble codes. Take the vehicle to get serviced. DoNOTtry to service a hybrid vehicle unless you are an expert. Accidents can lead to high voltage shock causing death.
Pedestrian Sound Fault Indicator
The pedestrian sound fault means that the alert system used to alert pedestrians to the presence of the electric vehicle is not working. Electric vehicles are required to have this alert system in place due to hybrid EVs' quiet nature. The sound system needs to be serviced if this lamp stays on, it's possible a speaker is out, or the wiring has an open or short.
Intelligent Cruise Control Indicator
The intelligent cruise control indicator shows that the intelligent cruise control (ICC) is active. This enhanced version of cruise control will use the car's forward-looking radar sensors to prevent any collision with vehicles detected ahead.
Adaptive Front Lighting OFF Indicator
The adaptive front lighting (AFS) off indicator means that the AFS is not working.When steering the vehicle, the AFS detects the angle at which the vehicle is turning and adjusts the headlights accordingly to keep the road ahead lit. This system will need to be serviced if this light is on.
The headlamp indicator means the normal headlamps are active. This indicator will go off when the vehicle's headlights are turned off.
Automatic High Beam Indicators
The automatic high beam indicator stays on when the high beam headlights are set to turn on automatically. This can be turned off, and the indicator will go off when it is not active.
Distance Warning Indicator
This warning light indicates a vehicle that is approaching too quickly in the direction of travel. It is to alert the driver to slow down and not get too close to the vehicles ahead.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
This indicator means there is a vehicle too close within a certain distance ahead. It alerts the driver to increase the following distance to prevent an accident in case of needing to brake suddenly.
The purpose of many of these lights on an Infiniti is to inform the driver when a system is enabled.
A few of these lights indicate a problem or malfunction and inform the driver that that particular system has been disabled.
To find out what is wrong with these systems, use an All System Infiniti Scanner to read the fault codes from the corresponding module.
Note that most OBD-II scanners can only reach check engine codes and are not able to diagnose other systems such as airbags, ABS, traction control, etc.
Green or blue lights simply let you know that a system is on or operating. Orange/yellow warning lights generally signify that your vehicle needs to be serviced or repaired soon. These warnings are less urgent than if you have a red and/or flashing light. A red light means that you should take action immediately!What are some common dash light warnings? ›
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Orange or yellow dashboard lights remind you that something needs to be serviced soon, like an oil change, or that something is wrong with your emissions system.What does the yellow A on my dashboard mean? ›
Yellow or amber lights often indicate a lower-grade hazard or warning, such as the activation of the traction control system when driving on slippery roads.What are the 3 main warning lights in a car? ›
There are 3 different categories of warning lights; red, amber and green: Red warning lights mean you should stop the car as soon as it's safe. Yellow warning lights mean that action is required. Green warning lights are for information only.What is the check engine light look like? ›
When it finds a problem in the electronic-control system that it can't correct, a computer turns on a yellow warning indicator labeled “check engine,” “service engine soon,” or “check powertrain.” Or the light may be nothing more than a picture of an engine, perhaps with the word “check.”What are the differences between an orange warning light and red warning light? ›
Warning lights and what they mean
If you see a light appear on your dashboard, don't panic. Symbol lights can appear in different colors. Red – indicates a potentially serious problem or safety issue and should be taken to your dealer as soon as possible. Yellow/Orange – something needs to be serviced or repaired soon.
A faulty oxygen sensor will return a check engine warning every time. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons why a check engine light comes on while you're driving your automobile.
This is a sign you should stop driving and have your car looked at by a mechanic as soon as possible. Use your best judgment on whether to call a tow truck or drive yourself to a nearby repair shop.Can I drive with orange engine light on? ›
An orange or amber light doesn't usually mean you should stop immediately, but some cars have a red warning light for more serious issues. A red engine management light means it's time to pull over and call your breakdown service, or at least check the meaning of the light in your vehicle handbook.
ECU / Engine warning light
If the light's amber it usually means a fault with the exhaust emissions and you should be able to drive home safely but, make sure to book in with a mechanic as soon as possible.
This indicator lets you know that there's a Critical Warning Message that you need to read as soon as possible, but it doesn't actually indicate a specific problem. Really, the triangle with an exclamation point is a catch-all warning light, designed to alert you to issues that your other lights won't catch!What does an A with a circle around it and an exclamation mark mean on a jeep? ›
Looks like: A capital letter “A” with an arrow encompassing it and an exclamation mark to the right. ? Means: There is an issue with your Stop/Start system.What does orange engine light mean? ›
A flashing orange light means that there is a problem that could affect how the car drives or handles, such as an engine misfire. You might be able to feel your car shake, or the engine could suddenly sound different. If this light comes on, you should take your car to be inspected immediately.What is the car symbol with exclamation mark? ›
The horseshoe shape on your dashboard light (often with an exclamation point in the middle) indicates low tire pressure. Low tire pressure happens naturally over time from driving. Cold weather also causes low air pressure as the air compresses inside of your tires.What is engine emission warning? ›
If your light is on, it typically means the car's emissions control system is faulty, and the vehicle is polluting the air beyond allowable federal standards. A vehicle in this condition would fail an emissions inspection or smog check. Don't confuse the check engine light with the maintenance or service light.Why is my check engine light on but my car runs fine? ›
Check Engine Light False Alarms
Sometimes you'll notice a check engine light even though the car runs fine. There are a couple of reasons why this may be. If there is a problem with the car, it's probably the O2 sensor. This is an extremely common problem with modern cars and a relatively easy one to fix.
An illuminated check engine light is the first warning sign that your vehicle needs an oil change. It can activate because the oil is too dirty or when there's not enough flowing throughout the engine.Can check engine light turn itself off? ›
A check engine light will shut itself off if the condition that caused it is remedied. So, if your converter is marginal, and you did a lot of stop-and-go driving, which creates high demand for the converter, that may have turned on the check engine light.What is the most important warning light? ›
The check engine light is usually the most serious and feared warning because of the kind of damage it can signal. This warning often indicates the potential for serious engine damage. When ignored, your vehicle could suffer from a blown head gasket or a seized engine.
A red warning light is usually a sign of an immediate problem that needs your attention right away.What does it mean when the red car symbol on dashboard Nissan? ›
When you see a red warning light, it means you need to bring your Nissan in for service immediately. A red warning light indicates a critical system failure such as your engine overheating or a brake system failure.What sensor causes check engine light? ›
Oxygen sensors are a common cause of “check engine” lights. This sensor is located in the emission control system of your car, and is standard on all vehicles manufactured after 1980. The oxygen sensors are used to ensure that your engine is burning the correct amount of fuel, and running at peak performance.Will replacing gas cap Turn off check engine light? ›
If it does not click in place or is loose after clicking into place the cap needs to be replaced. The check engine light should go off after you drive for several minutes if the light was caused by a loose gas cap. Pay attention to the dashboard after the check engine light experience.Is a solid check engine light serious? ›
If the engine light comes on solid, it may still be a reason for concern, however it doesn't immediately need to strike fear in your heart. A solid Check Engine Light can mean something like a loose gas cap, or it can indicate a more in-depth problem like a fuel, timing, or transmission issue.Can I drive with yellow engine light on? ›
Can you drive a car with the engine light on? It's okay to drive for a few miles, but be sure to schedule an inspection of the engine as soon as possible. If the check engine light comes on while you're driving, don't panic! Pay attention and see if the car is driving any differently than normal.Can bad gas cause check engine light blinking? ›
If your check engine light blinks once per second, it usually means that there is a problem with your car. It could be low on gas or have run out of oil.How do you reset dashboard warning lights? ›
HOW TO REMOVE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT, FREE EASY WAY!What Colour is engine management light? ›
It's usually an amber light that's located in or around the instruments behind the steering wheel, and appears when the car's sensors detect a problem with your engine or another part of the running gear.What does a triangle with an exclamation mark mean on a Infiniti? ›
A red triangle with an exclamation point on an INFINITI dashboard is the master warning light. This light comes on when there is at least one problem with one of your INFINITI's advanced systems.
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A yellow exclamation point in device manager means that there is an issue with the device such as missing driver or the driver is not installed correctly.What does failed helicopter mean? ›
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It's the engine warning light. This could indicate potential engine damage. You may experience some unusual complexity – for instance a lack of power, it is as if your car is limping caused by misfire, or the engine just doesn't respond normally.
Most of the time, when an Emissions Light comes on, it is due to either a sensor or a problem with the exhaust gas recirculation valve. It is also possible that you have a vacuum hose that has become disconnected, or has developed cracks.What does the oil light look like? ›
This light looks like a genie lamp with a drop coming out of the end, but in some models it is a red light that says OIL. Any red warning light that your vehicle displays is an indication that your vehicle needs maintenance as soon as possible to avoid serious damage.Can I drive my car with engine management light on? ›
Is it safe to drive with the engine management light on? Generally, unless there are other symptoms that's something's wrong, you can continue driving to your destination. You should then get your vehicle looked at by an expert as soon as possible to avoid risking further damage to your car.Will replacing gas cap Turn off check engine light? ›
If it does not click in place or is loose after clicking into place the cap needs to be replaced. The check engine light should go off after you drive for several minutes if the light was caused by a loose gas cap. Pay attention to the dashboard after the check engine light experience.Why is my engine light on but nothing seems wrong? ›
The “check engine” light is the on-board diagnostic system's way of telling you something's wrong. But that something could be one of many things, big or small. It could pop on because of something small like a loose or faulty gas cap. It could also mean a major engine failure.Why is my engine light on and car shaking? ›
Usually, when the check engine light is on and the car is shaking, that means you're dealing with an engine misfire. Basically, the check engine light comes on whenever there's an issue that could increase vehicle tailpipe emissions.How long can you drive with emissions light on? ›
Depending on the issue that triggered the Check Engine light, you may be able to continue driving indefinitely or only for a couple of days. Covering a distance between 50 and 100 miles gives the engine computer time to recalibrate certain sensors, which may solve the problem.
A faulty oxygen sensor will return a check engine warning every time. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons why a check engine light comes on while you're driving your automobile.
If your vehicle failed emission testing and it needs repairing, then the cost will depend on the exact cause, but the repair work typically starts around $200. Replacing your exhaust system depends on the type of car you drive, but that work starts at approximately $175.What is the symbol for low oil pressure? ›
Oil Pressure Warning Light
The oil can symbol means the oil pressure is low. If the symbol has a wavy line below it, that means the oil level is low. When this is the case, topping off the oil should make the indicator light turn off.
Low oil pressure: If your car is low on oil, it can cause your check engine light to go off. This is often shown in its own glowing light along with the check engine light on the dashboard. Overheating: If your car's engine temperature is heating up, it can once again trigger the check engine light.Can you still drive with the orange engine light? ›
An orange or amber light doesn't usually mean you should stop immediately, but some cars have a red warning light for more serious issues. A red engine management light means it's time to pull over and call your breakdown service, or at least check the meaning of the light in your vehicle handbook.Can engine light mean low oil? ›
Low oil pressure is a common cause of a check engine light turning on, and it can seriously interfere with your car's performance. Usually, if this is the case, your oil light will also appear.