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What Do the Lights on My Dashboard Mean in San Jose, CA?

What Do the Lights on My Dashboard Mean in San Jose, CA?

Don't know what that little light on your dashboard means? Don't worry; we do. Here at Land Rover Stevens Creek, we want to help our customers understand everything about their vehicle, so we've explained some of the more common dashboard lights and indicators that you'll typically see. Some lights are harmless, like a turn signal indicator, but others can mean much more serious issues. That's why it's important to know what those lights on your dash mean. For more information about your specific make and model, consult your owner's manual, but keep reading to learn about the common indicators and lights.

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Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

This one is important and shouldn't be ignored. It indicates that your vehicle has found a problem with the engine, and it may lead to the system malfunctioning. There are several reasons why this light can turn on, so make sure to bring your vehicle to a professional as soon as possible for diagnosis.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Your vehicle's engine temperature has become abnormally high. Stop the car and turn off the engine so it can cool down immediately.

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Oil Pressure Warning Light

This light means the oil pressure in your vehicle is low, meaning it's time to get an oil change and an inspection.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

Pop the hood if this light comes on. The battery voltage level is low, possibly due to faulty wiring, a broken fan belt or simply the age of the battery. If you don't find anything wrong, seek professional help.

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Door Ajar Indicator Light

This light simply means a door or the trunk isn't closed all the way, so double check all of your doors.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

One or more of your tires needs more pressure, so you should find a gas station with an air pump. Consult your owner's manual, pump your tires and check the poundage with a tire pressure gauge. The light should turn off after a few minutes.

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Brake System Light

This light can mean one of four problems: your parking brake is on while driving, the brake fluid is low, there's an ABS problem or there is a bigger issue with the braking system. Release the parking brake and have your brake fluid checked.

Traction Control Indicator Light

Rain has made the roads slick. You’ll see this light when your car’s traction control is in use during inclement weather.

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Security Indicator Light

This light indicates a malfunction in the security system. Make an appointment with your local dealer for an inspection.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise control has been activated.

If your car is ready for its regularly scheduled maintenance, or if your car needs more extensive repairs, visit Land Rover Stevens Creek at 4040 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129 or give us a call to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving customers near Los Gatos, Los Altos and Belmont.