Toyota vehicles are designed for maximum performance and longevity, with their built-in technology making it easy for drivers to stay on top of routine maintenance and unexpected repairs. With that said, an illuminated Toyota warning light on your dashboard can be a stressful experience, as you may not know what the light indicates or how serious the issue is. To help you make sense of the Toyota warning light meanings, our team at North Hollywood Toyota answers some of the most commonly asked questions on this important subject.
The charging system warning light resembles a battery with plus and minus signs. If this Toyota dashboard warning light lights up, it usually means an issue with the battery, alternator, or some other aspect of the charging system. Schedule an inspection at your preferred Los Angeles-area service center as soon as possible.
The tire pressure warning light indicates that a problem was detected by your Toyota’s tire pressure monitoring system. The light resembles a flat tire with an exclamation point in the center. In most cases, it is alerting you to low air pressure in one of your tires, so be sure to check pressure levels and refill tires in a timely manner. If that doesn’t solve the issue, bring your vehicle in so the tires can be inspected.
This Toyota warning light–MAINT REQD–is less likely an actual warning and more of a reminder. It tells you that your Toyota is due for its regularly scheduled service.
This engine-shaped symbol alerts you that the onboard diagnostic system has sensed a malfunction. It could be something as minor as a loose gas cap or as serious as an engine misfire that’s dumping unburned fuel into the exhaust system. If the engine light is blinking, the problem is a major one, and you should stop driving the vehicle immediately or take it directly to your service provider. Never ignore the Check Engine light for long, whether it’s solid or blinking, as keeping your engine in good working order is crucial to the drivability, safety, and long-term dependability of your vehicle on Glendale roads and beyond.
Don’t see your Toyota warning light question answered here? Contact us today–we’re happy to help and provide the answers you need to take optimal care of your Toyota. And when your vehicle requires service in the Burbank area, trust our skilled technicians to get you back on North Hollywood roads in no time. Check out our service specials to save on your next visit!
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