Open Today! 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open Today! 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2747 HIllsboro Blvd Manchester, TN 37355 (844) 204-3665
2747 HIllsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355
Sales: 931-728-2212 | Service & Parts: 931-728-2212

Ten Most Common Dashboard Lights and Icons in Manchester, TN

If you've ever had a light show up on your dashboard, you probably remember that moment of panic. At John Roberts Nissan, we want every customer to drive with peace of mind, even when something goes wrong. That's why we've compiled a list describing a few of the most common dashboard lights and what they mean. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to consult your owner's manual or call us.

Warning Lights Vs. Indicator Lights

There are two types of lights to look out for on your dashboard. Warning lights are urgent and need to be taken care of right away. Indicator lights signal that something needs to be serviced or repaired soon, so you’ll need to drive carefully. Make sure that you consult your owner's manual for any questions about color or urgency of a light.

schedule service

So What Do They Mean?

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

This light illuminates when the vehicle detects a problem with the engine, and it may cause the system to operate abnormally. If you see one of these lights, bring your vehicle in to have it inspected quickly.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

This light shows that the engine temperature is higher than normal. If needed, stop the vehicle so the engine can cool down, and have it inspected immediately.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light

If this light comes on, your oil level is low. Stop the vehicle immediately and check your oil level.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

Battery/Charging Warning Light

This light could signal issues with your battery. Faulty wiring or a broken fan belt might also be the cause. Stop and have it checked out as soon as possible.

Door Ajar Indicator Light

Door Ajar Indicator Light

If this light comes on, then either a door or the trunk is not secured. Check all doors before driving on.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

This light indicates that your tire pressure is low. When you adjust the inflation pressure, the light should turn off shortly after.

Brake System Light

Brake System LightBrake System Light

When you see this light, it means the parking brake is on or there could be a problem with the braking system. The brake fluid could be low or there could be an ABS problem. Check to make sure the parking brake is released and check the level of the brake fluid.

Traction Control Indicator Light

Traction Control Indicator Light

This light shows up when your vehicle's traction control kicks in, alerting you that conditions are slippery.

Security Indicator Light

Security Indicator Light

If this light comes on and there is no security issue, then it’s likely the system has malfunctioned.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

Cruise Control Indicator Light

This light lets you know that cruise control is on.

If you still have questions about a light on in your dashboard, come visit John Roberts Nissan at 2747 Hillsboro Blvd Manchester, TN 37355 or give us a call today. We look forward to serving customers from Murfreesboro, Shelbyville and Middle Tennessee.

Building your garage...


Garage Icon