It happens to everyone. You’re driving down the road and suddenly a light pops up on the dash. What does it mean? Is this an emergency or are you just out of wiper fluid?
Having a handy quick reference to dash lights can be an invaluable resource for any driver. Montgomeryville Nissan is pleased to present for our Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia customers a 2016 Nissan Rogue dashboard light guide.
2016 Nissan Rogue Warnings
The first thing you want to be aware of are the lights that signal a warning of some sort. These lights indicate that there’s a problem. In some cases, it’s a simple fix. In others, you should visit your local dealer or mechanic to have your car looked at as soon as possible.
- Battery Charge Light: If a light comes on that shows a battery with a + and –, it means there’s an issue with your electrical system. This could be as simple as a bad battery or something more major like your alternator.
- Brake Lights: If the word BRAKE or a circle with (!) appears, your braking system has problems. Make sure that your parking brake is off. If not, that’s a simple fix. Otherwise, call roadside assistance, as you might be in danger of losing your brakes. Likewise, if the letters ABS appear, there’s an issue with your anti-lock braking system.
- Tire Pressure: If a horseshoe with an ! appears, this indicates that your tire pressure is low. Pop in to a service station and make sure that your tires are properly inflated.
- Master Warning: An exclamation point inside a triangle lets you know there’s a problem in the engine function. This could be as simple as a loose fuel cap, an open or improperly secured trunk or door, or other problem.
- Engine Malfunction: A picture of an engine indicates that there’s a problem with your emission control or engine function. Tighten your fuel cap first, as sometimes this can cause the issue. If that doesn’t work, get your car to a mechanic to have it put on a computer for testing.
The following lights let you know that certain features on your vehicle are activated. They’re not emergencies and don’t indicate a major emergency.
- Hill Descent: A light resembling a vehicle on a steep incline indicates that your Hill Descent Control is activated.
- Sport Mode Activation: If the word SPORT appears, your sport mode is activated. This is only available on certain trim levels of the 2016 Rogue.
- Dynamic Control Indicator: If you see a picture of a swerving car and the word OFF, your dynamic control system is deactivated. You can activate it by restarting the car or by pushing the activation button on your console.
We hope this handy reference to important dash lights is helpful as you ride on down the road. If you need expert service or want to test drive a new Nissan and you’re in Lansdale, Doylestown, or Philadelphia, stop in to Montgomeryville Nissan today!