Dashboard Light Meanings

Dashboard lights serve an important purpose—they notify us when something in our vehicle is engaged (typically because we ourselves have engaged it) or when something is not operating properly. It is because of that latter reason that the sudden appearance of a dashboard light can be so troubling, but it is crucial that you do not ignore it.

You can always consult your owner’s manual to learn more about a specific dashboard light, but our guide below covers some of the most common dashboard lights and what they mean.

Check Engine Light

This is the most dreaded of lights—and it can mean a number of issues with your engine. Do not put off visiting Porsche of Spokane’s service department if this light comes on; schedule an appointment immediately.

Battery/Charging Alert

When your battery light comes on, this typically indicates that your charge level is lower than normal. This could mean there is an issue with your charging system that will need to be addressed soon.

Airbag Fault

If your airbag light stays on after your start your vehicle, this means there is an issue in your airbag system. You should not drive your vehicle until you have had this issue resolved.

Lamp Out

It can be challenging to know when any of your exterior lights go out. Some newer and more advanced vehicles have indicators that let you know when it is time to replace a bulb.

Oil Change Reminder

Newer vehicles will also activate a light when it is time for an oil change. Stay on top of your oil changes with routine maintenance at Porsche of Spokane; when this light comes on, it is crucial that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Service Vehicle Soon

Similar to the oil change light, this light indicates that some kind of vehicle maintenance is needed. The cause can be varied, so bring the vehicle to our team immediately.

If you are curious about what any of your other dashboard lights indicate, feel free to speak with our team of experts at Porsche of Spokane.

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