There’s a great feeling you get behind the wheel of your car, but when you see a light appear on your dashboard, it can leave you with many questions about what your car needs. We are here to help you with that.
At Toyota of Boerne, we have put together a guide to your Toyota Tundra dashboard lights, so you know exactly what they mean and what you need to do. Our goal is to continue to serve drivers near Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, TX, with anything they need for their vehicles. Then, feel free to schedule a service appointment with us!
Dashboard lights are typically broken down between warning lights and indicators. Warning lights indicate there may be something that requires your attention, or that service may be needed.
When you see these, you should make a service appointment and have your vehicle checked as soon as possible. Here are a few warning lights you may see in your Toyota Tundra.
The most common warning light you will see on your dashboard is a general warning light that indicates a potential malfunction within the engine. This light looks like an engine block and has the word “CHECK” below it.
There is no need to pull over immediately when you see this light, but you should schedule a service appointment as soon as possible when this light displays.
If there is a possible malfunction with your brake system, you will see a dashboard light that appears as the word “BRAKE.” This requires your attention.
While it may mean that your brake fluid is low and needs minor work, the potential of a brake malfunction presents risk and should be addressed immediately. It is not best to continue driving if this light is displayed.
This warning light on your dashboard indicates your parking brake is engaged. This light displays as the word “PARK” on your dashboard. You will need to release the parking brake before you continue driving.
In addition to the dashboard light, a buzzer will also sound in your Toyota if the vehicle is operating at a speed greater than 3 MPH. Once you release the parking brake, this light should turn off and you can continue with your travels.
When this light displays on your dashboard, it means your tire inflation pressure is lower than the desired level. This can be the result of two things. You may have a flat tire, or it can be caused by natural changes in the air that can reduce tire pressure. This warning light looks a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle.
If you see this light, you can go to a service station and add air to the tires to properly inflate them. The light should turn off after a few minutes of driving with your tires inflated to the optimal level again. If it does not turn off, however, you may have a more significant problem and should get it checked out at your local Toyota dealer.
Indicators on your dashboard are lights that are designed to show a specific system has been turned on or is in use. Here are a few examples:
Knowing as much as you can about your Toyota Tundra dashboard lights can help you with your driving experience and keep you aware of any indications there may be issues. Following this guide can help drivers near Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, Texas, diagnose their vehicle properly and pay attention to the lights as they appear.
If you are looking to have a better understanding of the Toyota Tundra dashboard lights, talk to an expert at Toyota of Boerne today or schedule service with our expert team to have an issue with one of your dashboard lights corrected.
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