We’ve all been there. We’re driving around, and then a dashboard light comes on, but we don’t know what it means. Your Tundra is trying to let you know something, but what?
To help drivers around Statesboro, Metter, Sylvania, and Swainsboro, GA, figure out what the dashboard lights on your Toyota Tundra mean, Franklin Toyota has put together this dashboard light guide. Continue reading to learn more about your Tundra’s dashboard lights and then schedule a service appointment with us.
There are two types of dashboard lights: warning lights and indicator lights. Warning lights come on when there is a problem with your vehicle. Each light means something different, so your car can let you know where the problem is located.
This light is also known as the malfunction indicator lamp. This warning light is relatively general, but lets you know that there is a malfunction somewhere in your engine. You should drive to see a technician and get your engine checked out.
The check engine light is shaped like an engine with the word CHECK underneath it.
The tire pressure light lets you know that one or more of your tires has low tire inflation pressure. It will usually go off after you put some air in your tires. If it doesn’t, see a technician. If this light comes on after blinking for a minute, there might be an issue with your Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The light is shaped like an exclamation point in two parentheses. Underneath the exclamation point is a line with what looks like small treads.
Indicator lights are the second kind of dashboard light. An indicator light lets you know if a feature of the vehicle is being used. This is not a warning that there is a problem, just a way to keep you aware. Indicators include high beams, parking brakes, and more.
This indicator light lets you know that your high beams are on. It looks like a headlight with five lines coming off it.
In some Tundra models, you might have Automatic High Beams (AHB). In this case, the light looks a little bit different. It will have the word AUTO, in addition to the headlight, with lines as we just described.
This light will come on if your Tundra senses you are drifting unintentionally out of your lane.
The light looks how it sounds. It is a car drifting to the right out of a lane. The light is also usually green. If the LDA alert flashes yellow, that means that the alert is operating.
Keeping an eye on your dashboard lights as you drive around the Statesboro, Metter, Sylvania, and Swainsboro, Georgia, areas is one way to be up to date on your car’s maintenance needs. If you see one that you aren’t sure about, bring your Tundra by Franklin Toyota’s service center. Our technicians can take a look at your vehicle and diagnose the problem.
Make an appointment at our service center today!