The ancient Egyptians told stories using hieroglyphics, and your Toyota Camry uses dashboard lights to tell you what’s going on within your vehicle. Learning about the different lights and what they mean helps drivers near Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, Texas, figure out which system turned on or what warning to heed.
Toyota of Boerne can educate you about your dashboard lights and what to do—or not to do—when you see one come on. If you need help with your vehicle, schedule a service appointment with us!
If any of your fluids or the air in your tires seem low, certain lights will turn on to let you know that they need to be topped off or changed altogether.
When an icon that looks like a gas pump with the nozzle raised beside it appears, your Toyota Camry needs more fuel. Head over to your nearest gas station to get a refill.
If you don’t remember which side your gas tank resides—especially if your last car differed from your current one—you can easily find out by looking at the fuel icon on your dashboard. Next to the image of the gas tank, you’ll see an arrow. This arrow indicates which side of the car your gas tank door is on.
Need more air in your tires? Keep your eye out for an exclamation point framed by curved lines. Underneath the exclamation mark will be spiky lines that resemble a tire tread. This icon indicates that one or more of your tires needs to be inflated. We can fill up your tires at our service center.
If the following hazard lights appear, one of the systems requires immediate service. Luckily, these lights can give you a heads up and prevent any incidents.
If you seem to be having an issue with the power steering, you may notice the electric power steering system warning lighting up on the dash. This light shows a red or yellow steering wheel on the left, and an exclamation point on the right. Whatever the problem may be, you can bring your car in for service and ask a member of the service team about it.
Did you start drifting out of your lane? A light depicting a dashed line on the left with a car slanting to the right lets you know when you’re veering out of your lane. If it gleams white, it means the Lane Departure Alert system is in operation. If you see green, it means the steering control function is operating. When the icon looks yellow, it indicates that the lane departure function is in use.
Different brake lights appearing on the dashboard can let you know that they’re working or need attention from our service center.
The word “BRAKE” in all caps urges you to stop your vehicle because you may be low on brake fluid or the system may be ready for service. This light may also come on if the parking brake wasn’t released. When you come to a full stop, make sure you release the parking brake. If the light goes away, your brakes are operating normally. If the light remains, you need to get the brakes serviced.
If you spot a yellow exclamation point within a circle surrounded with parentheses, this indicates that there may be a malfunction with your vehicle’s electric parking brake.
Familiarize yourself with your Toyota Camry dashboard lights. Like Egyptian hieroglyphics, the lights tell drivers about an event or occurrence that’s happening within their cars. For more information about the lights and what they mean, drivers around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville can consult with our service team at Toyota of Boerne.
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