What Do INFINITI Dashboard Warning Lights And Symbols Mean?
The dashboard of your INFINITI vehicle may display some symbols to indicate problems with the way your car is functioning. Understanding what these warning lights and symbols mean can help you take the appropriate action to remedy the problem before it gets too bad. This article contains information about INFINITI dashboard warning lights and symbols, how they work, and what steps you should take if one of them appears on your dashboard.
Anti-Lock Brake System
If you see a steady red light and your engine is running, something is likely wrong with your car’s oil pressure. You may need to take your vehicle in for service to determine if there’s a leak or other problem. However, if your engine is off, it’s possible that you haven’t turned on your oil pressure sensor switch (for example, you may have inadvertently thrown a dash switch or turned an electric motor). A sensor measures pressure inside hydraulic components and transmit that information to an indicator light. If no light comes on, but you know it should be functioning, check and double-check all electrical connections and wiring under and around that component.
Engine Oil Pressure Light
If you see a yellow light with an exclamation point, it means that there is a problem with your anti-lock braking system. Your vehicle may be skidding or swerving for many reasons, so you need to stop as soon as possible and have your vehicle checked.
Brake Warning Light
The brake warning light will come on if you’re not applying enough pressure to your brakes. This happens for two reasons: You may be slowing down faster than you think, or your brake pads could be wearing out.
Malfunction Indicator Light
The Malfunction Indicator Light or MIL, is a warning light that illuminates to alert you of a detected fault in your engine management system. It is located on top of your dashboard, next to your speedometer. When you see one of these red lights illuminated, it means that there is a problem with your vehicle’s emissions control system. You should have it looked at by an automotive technician right away.
Charge Warning Light
The charge warning light illuminates to let you know that there is a problem with your car’s charging system. Many owners assume that it means their battery is dead and they will not start their car. However, if your engine cranks and normally runs when you turn it on, you likely only have a loose or corroded connection at either end of your alternator or to one of its internal diodes.
Tire Pressure Warning Light
The Tire Pressure warning light comes on when your vehicle is started. It flashes for two seconds then remains lit if one or more of your tires is under-inflated. You should stop and check your tires as soon as possible; maintaining proper tire pressure will increase fuel economy and prevent damage to your tires.
Master Warning Light
This light will warn you of a critical condition that needs your immediate attention. When the light flashes, take note of any Check Engine or Service Engine Soon messages that appear on your instrument panel display (IDP). If you do not recognize or understand these messages, or if they will not clear after you turn off and restart your engine, seek immediate service from an INFINITI retailer.
Power Steering Warning Light
Power steering warning light illuminates when a fault is detected in your power steering pump or power steering system. If it illuminates, turn off your engine and contact a technician immediately to inspect and repair your vehicle.
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