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Nissan Dashboard Warning Lights Explained For Fremont, California

If you are wondering how to diagnose a check engine light or what a new warning light means on your dashboard, we invite you to contact the service team at Premier Nissan of Fremont. Our professional auto mechanics are here to maintain your new Nissan Altima sedan and can quickly reset any dashboard warning light on your Nissan.

Not all warning lights indicate a malfunction or a cause for concern. Many lights on your dashboard are there to inform you that a particular system is functioning properly. For instance, the cruise control and headlights will each illuminate a symbol on your dash to inform you that the system is on. If you want to know what a particular warning light means on your Nissan, you can consult your owner's manual, call our service department, or find a picture of the warning light below and read the synopsis.


Check Engine Light

Perhaps one of the most commonly discussed dashboard warning lights, this light appears when your Nissan's computer senses any one of a number of abnormalities. Our service department can diagnose the trouble code and tell you what is causing the check engine light to trigger. Sometimes, it's as simple as tightening the gas cap on your new Nissan truck. If the check engine light begins to flash, schedule your Nissan service immediately.

Coolant Temperature

This light turns on with the temperature of your car's engine is climbing too high and is at risk of overheating. If this light ever turns on, we recommend that you pull over and let your car cool down. Never remove the radiator cap on a warm vehicle. Wait for your car to cool, then add coolant or distilled water and drive to the nearest service station.


Service Soon

This dashboard warning light indicates a variety of things. It's possible your new Nissan Sentra is due for its next oil change or regularly scheduled maintenance. An internal issue could also be present. We suggest you contact our Nissan service department and book an appointment to diagnose and clear the code.

Parking Brake and Brake Fluid Warning Light

This indicator light will often turn on when you start your vehicle. It should turn off after a few seconds or when you release the parking brake. If this light stays on or is on when the parking brake is not engaged, then there could be an issue with the level of brake fluid in your vehicle, which is an important safety issue. You should book a brake inspection at Premier Nissan of Fremont for a quick brake job.


Anti-lock Brakes

Similar to the Brake Fluid Warning Light and Parking Brake indicators, this light activates when you start your car and will automatically turn off after a few seconds. If the light stays on, something may be wrong with the anti-lock brake system on your used Nissan Titan, in which case a brake inspection is required.

Cruise Control

This light will turn on when you activate the cruise control. It will stay on until you deactivate the cruise control system or turn off the car.


Security

This indicates that your car's ignition is locked and requires an alarm code to be entered to unlock it.

Traction Control/ESP

This alert might come on if your Nissan Rogue crossover detects slippery road surfaces or below freezing conditions to let you know that the traction control system is engaged.


Overdrive/Sport

If your vehicle has a performance mode, this light might come on.

Wiper Fluid

This dashboard warning light comes on when the wiper fluid is low. Be sure to maintain the correct level of fluid in the reservoir so you can always clean your windshield for optimal visibility.


Airbag Warning

This warning light indicates a potentially serious problem with an essential safety system. We recommend having this warning light resolved immediately.

Door Ajar

This signal is often accompanied by an audible alert to inform you that one or more of your Nissan's doors are open.


Headlight/Taillight

This warning light informs you if a headlamp or taillamp bulb is burned out or not functioning correctly.

ESP Fault

If the electronic stability system or traction control is not functioning properly, this dashboard warning light will appear.


Gas Cap

The gas cap is not closed correctly, you will see this light appear. Pull over and tighten the gas cap immediately before it triggers a check engine light to appear.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

When one or more of the tires on your new Nissan Altima drops below the tire manufacturer's recommended psi level, a horseshoe-like indicator will appear on your dashboard. Adding air to the low tire or tires should turn off the tire pressure warning light. If the light remains after inflating your car's tires to the required level, then make an appointment with our service department for tire services.


Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

If the motor oil level in your used Nissan Rogue's engine drops below the required amount, your vehicle's engine will not be able to maintain the correct oil pressure. Low oil pressure could result in a catastrophic failure of your car's engine and should be resolved immediately. You should pull over and turn the car off. When the car is cool, check the oil level yourself. If the dipstick is full, then you have a failing sensor. At this point, either add oil as needed to drive the car or have your car towed to our Nissan service station.

Battery

This symbol should turn off after starting the car. If it remains on or your car won't start, you will need to charge your car's battery and/or jump-start your vehicle. At which point, you should rive to our Nissan service department for battery service.


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