Toyota Dashboard Lights & Meanings

 
 

Check Engine, Oil Change, Tire Pressure, And More

When faced with a flashing battery, oil, or check engine light new Toyota drivers immediately know that it’s time to bring in their vehicle for service so they can easily get back on Mission Hills roads. While those are some of the immediate instances drivers will know when to properly service their vehicle, there are additional Toyota maintenance required lights that will indicate the need for certain tasks, inspections, and replacements in your car. Your Toyota warning lights will also help you spot issues and have them fixed before they become large problems down the road. Learn more about what your Toyota dashboard lights mean as well as how to reset Toyota maintenance lights so you can get back on the road from Toyota of Downtown LA.

 

 

Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights and Symbols

Along with the battery or check engine light Toyota Camry, Corolla, and many other Toyota owners must familiarize themselves with all of the other Toyota dashboard lights to easily spot vehicle issues and maintenance needs. Your Toyota dash lights and symbols will cover a range of vehicle systems and controls to help you monitor the quality and condition of each essential component. See what the different Toyota dashboard lights and indicators mean below:

Standard Warnings and Controls

  • Cruise Control: Cruise control or adaptive cruise control is engaged.
  • Door Ajar: Your door, trunk, or hatchback has not been closed properly.
  • Service Vehicle: The Toyota service checks light often indicates a variety of non-engine system issues. It can also kick on when any of the individual icons stop working.
  • High Beam Light Indicator: Your high beam brights are on.
  • Washer Fluid Reminder: Your washer fluid is low, and you need to refill it.

Safety Systems

  • Airbag Fault: The airbag system has defaulted and needs servicing.
  • Coolant Temp Warning: Your coolant levels are too low, your fan isn’t functioning properly, or there is a coolant leak.
  • Reduced Power Warning: This typically means that one of the engine’s components is malfunctioning.
  • Traction Control or Electronic Stability System: Your TCS is activated for safer driving in the snow or rain or any time that you encounter hazardous road conditions.
  • Transmission Temperature: This is above normal, and you should check for coolant levels, fan operation, the radiator cap, and leaks.

Brakes and Tires

  • Anti-lock Braking System: The ABS prevents wheels from locking while you’re braking.
  • Brake Fluid: Your brake fluid levels are low.
  • Brake Lights Warning: The exterior brake light bulbs are not working properly. Get this checked immediately because this is a safety concern for you and other drivers on the road.
  • Parking Brake Light: The circled P symbol means that your parking brake is on.
  • Tire Pressure Warning Light: One or more of your tires has a tire pressure rating that’s too low or too high. You should have your tires’ PSI adjusted to the recommended levels as soon as possible to avoid complications.

How to Reset Toyota Maintenance Lights

If your vehicle has been serviced, but the car is still displaying maintenance required light Toyota Camry, Corolla, and any other specific model owner will have to reset their Toyota maintenance required light. This ensures your vehicle has an updated record of when your vehicle was last serviced and when it will require future maintenance. Follow these quick steps on how to reset Toyota maintenance lights below:

  1. Turn the key towards the starting position in the ignition.
  2. Make sure the odometer reading is displayed once your car’s electrical system is on. (This can be trip-meter “A” or “B”)
  3. Then turn the key back towards the off position.
  4. Press and hold the reset button for the trip meters.
  5. As you press the reset button, turn the key once more toward the “on” position, but don’t start the car.
  6. Look for a series of dashes on your display that will disappear one by one and be replaced with zeroes in its place.
  7. Continue holding down the reset button until all of the zeros clear and the odometer (trip meter “A” or “B”) returns.

Decipher Your Toyota Dash Lights at Toyota of Downtown LA

Once you’ve had a chance to review our guide to your Toyota dashboard warning lights and how to reset Toyota maintenance lights, turn to the certified technicians at Toyota of Downtown LA for all of your service needs. Keep up with your maintenance schedule with our full service and parts center while taking advantage of a range of discounts and specials. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your next service appointment at our dealership near Huntington Park!

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