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There is a light on my dashboard shining, do I need to take my vehicle in?

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevrolet, FAQ, Safety on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 7:16 pm
2019 Chevrolet Corvette Dashboard

What do the dashboard lights in my Chevrolet vehicle mean?

Have you ever been in a situation where you were driving somewhere in your Chevrolet vehicle, and a dashboard light turned on? Did you know what the light meant? Curious about what do the dashboard lights in my Chevrolet vehicle mean? Keep reading to find out!

Dashboard lights in your Chevrolet vehicle

Please note that there are many makes and models of Chevrolet vehicles. This is not a full list of every single light that is found in all Chevrolet vehicles, but these are some of the most common ones. Please consult your owner’s manual for more information.

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Chevrolet Airbag Readiness Light

Airbag Readiness Light

  • lights up if there is an electrical issue with the airbag system

 


Chevrolet Antilock Brake System Warning Light

Antilock Brake System Warning Light

  • indicates that there is an issue with the antilock brakes, however, the normal brakes are still okay

 


Chevrolet Brake System Warning Light

Brake System Warning Light

  • have your vehicle towed to your trusted mechanic as driving with this light on could lead to an accident

 


Chevrolet Charging System Light

Charging System Light

  • should briefly illuminate when you start your vehicle to show that the system is working; if it stays on there is an issue with the electrical charging system

 


Chevrolet Cruise Control Light

Cruise Control Light

  • white when the system is ready, green when the system is active

 


Chevrolet Daytime Running Lamps Indicator

Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light

  • turns on when the daytime running lights are on

 


Chevrolet Door Ajar Light

Door Ajar Light

  • one of the doors is open

 


Chevrolet Driver Safety Belt Reminder

Driver Safety Belt Reminder

  • blinks and dings until the driver buckles up

 


Chevrolet Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light

Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light

  • indicates that the vehicle has overheated; pull over and turn off the engine as soon as you can

 


Chevrolet Engine Oil Pressure Light

Engine Oil Pressure

  • the engine in your vehicle is not receiving enough oil; check levels first, if they are okay have your vehicle serviced by your trusted Chevrolet mechanic

 


Chevrolet Front Fog Lamp Light

Front Fog Lamp Light

  • turns on when the fog lights are on

 


Chevrolet Immobilizer Light

Immobilizer Light

  • there is an issue with the theft-deterrent system; turn the ignition off and try again; if still not working have your vehicle serviced

 


Chevrolet Lamps On Reminder

Lamps On Reminder 

  • exterior lights are being used

 


Chevrolet Low Fuel Light

Low Fuel Warning Light

  • get to a gas station soon!

 


Chevrolet Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

  • have the vehicle serviced right away as there is a problem that should be diagnosed by your trusted mechanic

 


Chevrolet Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light

Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light

  • blinks and dings until the passenger in your vehicle buckles up

 


Chevrolet Power Steering Warning Light

Power Steering Warning

  • should briefly turn on as your vehicle is starting; if it does not turn on or it stays on have your vehicle serviced

 


Chevrolet Reduce Engine Power Light

Reduced Engine Power Light

  • there has been a noticeable reduction in the performance of the vehicle; pull over safely and restart your vehicle; see your trusted Chevrolet for diagnosis and repair

 


Chevrolet Service Vehicle Soon Light

Service Vehicle Soon Light

  • the vehicle has found an issue that needs to be taken care of right away by your trusted mechanic

 


Chevrolet StabiliTrak OFF Light

StabiliTrak® Off Light

  • should light up momentarily when starting your vehicle; if not, have your vehicle serviced

 


Chevrolet Tire Pressure Light

Tire Pressure Light

  • one or more tires does not have enough air in it

 


Chevrolet Traction Control System Light

Traction Control System/StabiliTrak® Light

  • if the light is flashing, the system is working; if the light is on, the system has been disabled; and if it did not briefly turn on when starting the vehicle, have your vehicle serviced

 


Chevrolet Traction OFF Light

Traction Off Light

  • if working normally, should temporarily turn on and the go off when starting the vehicle; otherwise, have the vehicle serviced

 


Chevrolet Up-Shift Light

Up-Shift Light

  • shows on manual vehicles when you should shift up for improved fuel economy

 


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