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Nissan Dashboard Warning Lights Explained For Metairie, Louisiana

Nissan Dashboard Warning Lights

If a dashboard warning light has appeared on your new Nissan Rogue crossover or you want to know how to diagnose a check engine light, the professionals in our state-of-the-art service department are waiting to assist you at Premier Nissan Of Metairie. We boast a knowledgeable service team and high-end diagnostic tools to maintain your vehicle to the factory-standard of performance. Our team is eager to maintain your new Nissan Altima sedan and can diagnose any new dashboard warning light that has appeared on your Nissan.

We would like to point out that not all indicator lights are cause for concern. Many indicator warning lights don't indicate a malfunction with your Nissan. Several lights are designed to appear on your car's dashboard function to let you know that certain systems are functioning properly on your vehicle. The high beams, headlamps, and cruise control systems, for instance, all activate a light on your dash to tell you that those systems are on. You wouldn't want to park your car and forget that your lights are on then walk out to a car with a dead battery. If you have questions about what dashboard warning lights mean on your used Nissan Sentra sedan, our service department is here to answer your questions. You can also turn to the page in your vehicle's owner's manual that has a picture of every light on your vehicle, as well as a brief explanation of what that light means. In case you don't have a service manual for your vehicle, we've put together a chart with many common dashboard warning light symptoms below.


Check Engine Light

A common dashboard warning light is the check engine light. Many of our customers ask what does it mean when a check engine light appears on the dash? This light activates when the computer in your vehicle detects any one of several system errors. A check engine light can be triggered by a mass airflow sensor or failing to tighten the gas cap on your vehicle after filling up. Bring your new Nissan sedan to our service department, and our skilled technicians will quickly diagnose the malfunction and reset the code.

Coolant Temperature

If the coolant temperature in your vehicle's engine rises about the ideal operating level, this dashboard warning light will activate. Should this dashboard warning light appear, we advise you to park your vehicle and allow the engine to cool. It's important to know that you should never try to remove a radiator cap on a warm or hot engine. After your vehicle cools to a safe temperature, add coolant or distilled water as needed then drive to a Nissan service station near you.


Service Soon

If your Nissan is due for its next tire rotation, regularly scheduled maintenance, or oil change, this dashboard warning light might turn on. While that is the likely case, it's also possible that this warning light indicates an internal issue and should be diagnosed before any damage occurs. We recommend contacting the service department at our New Orleans, Louisiana, area Nissan dealership to clear the code and resolve the issue.

Brake Fluid and Parking Brake Warning Light

This warning light will turn on every time you start your vehicle. The light should deactivate after a few seconds if the system is operating properly. If this light stays on after you start your car, be sure the parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is off and the light is on, your vehicle could be low on brake fluid. We recommend that you book a brake inspection immediately at Premier Nissan Of Metairie for a quick brake inspection. Contact our dealership if you need help with arranging tow services.


Anti-lock Brakes

Just like the Brake Fluid Warning Light, this dashboard warning light turns on when you first start your car. It should also turn off after a few seconds. If the light stays on once your car is running, there could be an issue with the anti-lock brake system on your new Nissan truck. We recommend you schedule a brake inspection to diagnose the problem.

Cruise Control

This light will turn on when you engage the cruise control. It will turn off when you disengage the cruise control or turn off your new Nissan Altima sedan.


Security

If the ignition is locked and this warning light appears, you might need to enter an alarm code to unlock it.

Traction Control/ESP

If your new Nissan SUV detects slippery road surfaces, hazardous or icy conditions, this alert might activate. This Nissan dashboard warning light will also indicate that the traction control system is engaged.


Overdrive/Sport

If your new Nissan has a Sport mode, this light might come on.

Wiper Fluid

If the level of fluid in the wiper fluid reservoir drops below the required level, this light will turn on so you can keep the ideal level of fluid in the reservoir tank.


Airbag Warning

The airbag system is a vital safety feature. If this warning light, activates, it could mean an error is present and should be diagnosed and resolved immediately to ensure the safe operating condition of your vehicle.

Door Ajar

This signal is often accompanied by an audible alert if one or more of the doors on your new Nissan crossover are open while the engine is running.


Headlight/Taillight

This warning light will often appear if you need to replace a headlamp or taillight bulb on your car that is burned out.

ESP Fault

If the electronic stability system or traction control system in your vehicle is not functioning properly, this dashboard warning light will appear.


Gas Cap

If the gas cap on your vehicle is not securely tightened, this warning light will appear. This light should turn off when you pull over and tighten the gas cap. If it does not, bring your car to our nearby service department to have the sensor reset.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

If one or more of the tires on your vehicle drops below the recommended pressure level set by the tire manufacturer, a horseshoe-like indicator light will appear on your vehicle's dashboard. Adding air to the low tire should turn off the tire pressure warning light. If the light does not turn off after you add air to the tires, you can book an appointment with our tire service center.


Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

If the level of motor oil in your Nissan's engine falls below the required level, your car will not be able to maintain the correct oil pressure. When there is not enough oil to lubricate and cool the moving metal parts in your engine, serious damage can occur. You should pull over immediately and turn off the engine. When the car is cool to the touch, you can check the oil level yourself by reading the dipstick.

Battery

This light will turn off when you start your car, and the engine is running. If the light stays on, your battery is likely drained of power. At which point, you should drive to our Nissan service department for battery service.


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