What do the dashboard warning lights in my Toyota mean?
How many times have you seen a light on your dashboard illuminate, and not know what it meant? This can be a scary situation because you are not sure if you should b-line it for the mechanic, pull over for a few minutes, or just go straight home. Keep reading as we explore the answer to the question, what do the dashboard warning lights in my Toyota mean?
Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights
Below, we have listed the most common dashboard lights that can be found in most Toyota vehicles. Your vehicle might have additional lights. If it does, consult your owner’s manual for additional information.
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Indicates a glitch in ABS or brake assist system
Charging System Warning Light
There is an error in your vehicle’s charging system
Cruise Control Indicator
Cruise Control has been turned on
Electric Power Steering Warning Light
There is an issue with the EPS system
Your lights are on
High-Beam Headlight indicator
Your high-beam headlights are on
Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
The engine oil pressure is too low
Low Fuel Level Warning Light
Get to a gas station soon
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
Your vehicle is low on washer fluid
Maintenance required reminder Light
Some sort of maintenance is required
With smart key – light flashes after the engine start-stop switch has been turned off and stops flashing once switched to accessory or ignition on
Without smart key – the light flashes when the key has been removed and stops flashing when the key is in the ignition
Warns that the tires are spinning and the VSC/TRAC systems are running
SRS airbag on-off indicator
An occupant classification system that turns on and off the airbag for the passenger in the front seat
SRS warning light
Detects a malfunction in the SRS airbag system, front passenger occupant classification system, or seatbelt pretensioner system
The pressure in one of your tires is low
TRAC Off indicator
If needed to turn off, quickly press and release the TRAC switch, this light should come on
Press the switch again to turn the system back on
Turn Signal Indicator
You have turned on the left or right turn signal
VSC Off indicator
When your vehicle is stopped, push and hold the switch to turn the system off
Push the switch again to turn the system back on
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