Safety Symbols

Vehicle Safety Dashboard Symbols

If the Check Engine Light stays on after you start your car, it may indicate a potentially serious issue with your vehicle – GOFAR can help you diagnose the problem before you visit the mechanic.

Other Safety-related dashboard symbols include the Seat Belt Indicator, the Parking Brake Light, and the Service Vehicle Soon light.

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Note: Your dashboard symbols and car warning lights may look different to the dashboard lights below. The colours and/or designs may be different. Check your vehicle manual for more information.

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Transmission Temperature

Indicator light means the engine temperature has exceeded normal limits. Check coolant level, fan operation, radiator cap, coolant leaks. Get Diagnostic App

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Trailer Tow Hitch Warning

Indicator lights means that the tow hitch is unlocked or that there’s an issue with the lighting system. Get Diagnostic App

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Traction Control Off

Indicator light means that the vehicles TCS (traction control system) has been deactivated. Get Diagnostic App

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Traction Control Light

Indicator light turns on when the vehicle TCS(traction control system) is activated. Get Diagnostic App

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Tire Pressure Warning Light

Indicator light means pressure is low in one of your tires. Get Diagnostic App

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Steering Wheel Lock

Indicator light means your steering wheel is locked and can not be moved. To turn off the steering lock, insert the key into the ignition and turn it to at least the first position while turning the steering wheel in either direction. Get Diagnostic App

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Side Airbag

Indicator light means a fault with the side air bag. Get Diagnostic App

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Service Vehicle Soon

Indicator light turns on when there is a fault condition in an area of the vehicle chassis systems such as—the anti-lock (ABS) brake system, the traction control (TCS) system, the electronic suspension system, or the brake hydraulic system. Get Diagnostic App

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Security Alert

Indicator light will turn on momentarily if the ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key to restart If the light is visible when the vehicle is on, then it typically indicates a malfunction in the security system. Get Diagnostic App

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Seat Belt Indicator

Indicator light means that a seat belt has not been secured for a passenger in the vehicle. Get Diagnostic App

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Reduced Power Warning

Indicator light means that the Engine Computer has limited engine power output. Get Diagnostic App

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Press Clutch Pedal

Indicator to push the clutch. Get Diagnostic App

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Press Brake Pedal

Indicator to push the brake pedal. Get Diagnostic App

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Powertrain Fault

Indicator light turns on when a powertrain or AWD fault has been detected. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible. Get Diagnostic App

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Power Steering Warning Light

Indicator light turns on if there is an issue with the power steering system, and will be disabled until fixed. Get Diagnostic App

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Parking Brake Light

Indicator light means park brake is on. Get Diagnostic App

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Overdrive Light

Indicator light means that the vehicle’s overdrive system has been manually turned off. Get Diagnostic App

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Oil Change Reminder

Indicator light means that oil life has expired. Get Diagnostic App

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Master Warning Light

Indicator light usually accompanied by another warning light and indicates that one or more warning systems have been detected. Get Diagnostic App

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Information Warning Light

Indicator light will turn on when a new message is stored in the information display. It will be red or amber in color depending on the severity of the message and will remain on until the cause of the message has been rectified. Get Diagnostic App

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Icy Road Warning Light

Indicator light turns on when the outside air starts to reach freezing temperatures, around 35° F. Get Diagnostic App

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Gas Cap

Indicator light turns on if the gas/fuel cap is not properly tightened. Get Diagnostic App

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ESP Fault/Traction Control Malfunction

Indicator light means that there is a problem with the vehicle’s traction control. Get Diagnostic App

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Electric Park Brake

Indicator light turns on when electric parking brake has a malfunction. Get Diagnostic App

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Distance Warning

Indicator light means that a vehicle in front is too close or is being approached too quickly, or that a stationary obstacle exists in the direction of travel. Get Diagnostic App

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Clogged Air Filter

Indicator light turns on when their is reduced airflow to the engine. Have the air filter replaced or at least inspected. Get Diagnostic App

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Child Safety Lock

Indicator light means child safety lock is active. Get Diagnostic App

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Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Indicator light turns on whenever the engine is turned on to check the bulb. If the light stays illuminated, the car’s diagnostic systems have detected a malfunction that needs to be investigated. Get Diagnostic App

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Catalytic Converter Warning

Indicator light means the catalytic converter is either overheating or not operating as intended. Get Diagnostic App

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Brake Fluid

Indicator light means that the brake fluid level is low. Get Diagnostic App

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Brake Pad Warning

Indicator light means that the brake pads are worn. Get Diagnostic App

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Brake Lights Warning

Indicator light means an exterior brake light bulb is defective. Check the operation of all the exterior brake light bulbs. Get Diagnostic App

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Automatic Gearbox Warning

Indicator light means there’s a gearbox/transmission malfunction. Get Diagnostic App

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Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Indicator light means there may be a malfunction in the ABS system. Get Diagnostic App

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All Wheel Drive (AWD/4WD)

Indicator light turns on when there is a malfunction with the 4WD system. Get Diagnostic App

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Airbag Indicator

Indicator light turns on when front airbag is switched off. If this lamp lights up or flashes there is a fault in the airbag or seatbelt system. Get Diagnostic App

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Airbag Deactivated

Indicator light turns on when there is a fault in the rear spoiler system. Get Diagnostic App

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Adaptive Suspension Dampers

Indicator light means there is a need to contact an authorised repairer. Get Diagnostic App

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4 Wheel Drive (4WD) LOCK Indicator Light

Indicator light means that the vehicles 4WD Lock mode is activated. Get Diagnostic App

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Air Suspension

Indicator light means that there is a problem with the air suspension bags, likely due to a leak or inflation issue. Get Diagnostic App

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