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Dashboard Warning Lights in Johnson City, TN

When a light suddenly appears on your dashboard, it can be a stressful thing to see. That’s why we’re here to help you stay informed about what is happening with your vehicle and what those mysterious indicator warning lights stand for. We’ve provided a brief description about what each light means and some basic strategies to help you diagnose the problem right here on our website.

When you pinpoint the problem and need the issued resolved, schedule your service appointment at Johnson City Toyota and we’ll get you back on the road in no time with service you can trust.

What Do the Warning Lights Mean?

  • HeadlightHighBeam

    Headlight High Beam Indicator

    Indicates that the headlight high beams are on. These lights increase visibility for the driver but should only be used when they will not blind oncoming traffic.
  • CruiseControl

    Cruise Control Indicator

    Indicates that the Cruise Control feature is on.
  • EcoDriving

    Eco Driving Indicator

    During Eco-Friendly Acceleration (Eco Driving), the Eco Driving Indicator Light will turn on. If acceleration exceeds the zone of Eco Driving or the vehicle is stopped, the light turns off. The Eco Driving Indicator is designed to increase fuel economy and can be activated or deactivated. Consult your owner's manual for more details.
  • TurnSignal

    Turn Signal Indicator

    These are activated once the driver changes directions and uses the indicators.
  • Headlight

    Headlight Indicator

    Illuminates when your lights are turned ON. This can include headlights, side markers, parking, tail, license plate, daytime running lights and instrument panel lights.
  • SRSAirbag

    SRS Airbag On-Off Indicator

    Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This light illuminates to keep the driver and front passenger aware of the system's status.
  • Slip

    Slip Indicator

    If the system indicates your tires may be slipping, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) are operating to regain traction. If the light stays on, it could indicate a malfunction in the TRAC/VSC system itself.

    "TRAC OFF" Indicator

    Indicates that Traction Control is off. The TRAC system switches the traction control on/off to prevent wheelspin and further downshifting. To turn the TRAC system off, quickly press and release the button. The “TRAC OFF” indicator should come on. Press the switch again to turn the system back on.

    "VSC OFF" Indicator

    Push and hold the switch while the vehicle is stopped to turn off TRAC and VSC. The “TRAC OFF” Indicator Light and “VSC OFF” Indicator Light should come on. Push the switch again to turn the system back on.
  • ABSWarning

    ABS Warning Light

    This light appears when there is a fault in the ABS braking system. Although this will not result in you losing your brakes, you will want to quickly have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.
  • EngineManagement

    Engine Management Light

    Illuminates when the vehicle detects a fault with the engine management system. This may lead to the system operating abnormally. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
  • TirePressure

    Tire Pressure Warning

    Indicates low inflation pressure. Adjust the tire inflation pressure and the light will turn off after a few minutes. If the light does not turn off even after the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your Toyota dealer. If the light stays on after blinking for one minute, this may mean you have a malfunction in the Tire Pressure Warning System. Contact your Toyota dealer for help.
  • MaintenanceRequired

    Maintenance Required Reminder Light

    Indicates that maintenance is required according to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule. On newer Toyota models, this light will turn on every 5,000 miles to remind you of an oil change and tire rotation. Perform maintenance as necessary and reset the light.
  • SRSWarning

    SRS Warning Light

    If this light stays on, this is an indication that there is something wrong with the airbag system and it is possibly disabled. This may mean that the airbags will not deploy and the seat belts will not tighten in an accident. There are different reasons that the light may not turn off, such as when an airbag has been deployed and not reset properly or there is a computer error. In the event of a faulty SRS, you should visit your Toyota dealer immediately.
  • LowWWFluid

    Low Windshield Washer Fluid Warning Light

    Low level of washer fluid. Fill the reservoir when this light appears.
  • PowerSteering

    Power Steering Warning Light

    Indicates a malfunction in the EPS system. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
  • OpenDoorWarning

    Open Door Warning Light

    Indicates that a door or the trunk is not fully closed. Safely check that all doors and trunk are closed.
  • LowFuel

    Low Fuel Level Warning Light

    This warning indicates that your fuel is very low. Refuel your vehicle as soon as possible.
  • Security

    Security Indicator

    This indicator light flashes after the key is removed from the ignition, indicating that the system is operating. After the key has been inserted into the engine switch, the system has been canceled and the indicator light will stop flashing.
  • ChargingSystem

    Charging System Warning Light

    This warning light indicates the possibility of a problem with the battery/charging circuit. If the light appears while driving, it may indicate faulty wiring or a broken fan belt. Stop the vehicle immediately and seek professional help.
  • LowEngineOil

    Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

    This warning indicates that your vehicle's oil pressure is low. Stop the vehicle immediately and check the oil level to ensure the correct quantity is in the engine. Professional help should be sought if the oil level is correct and the light continues to appear. In some vehicles, an amber light is used to warn drivers when the oil level is getting low and may need to be topped off.
  • SeatBeltReminder

    Driver's/Passenger's Front Seat Belt Reminder Light

    This icon warns the driver/front passenger to fasten his/her seat belt.

Ready for service? Stop by Johnson City Toyota at 3124 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601 today to get started. We look forward to serving our customers from Johnson City, TN, and throughout Bristol and Kingsport, TN.