Toyota Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard warning lights on vehicle


Your new Toyota vehicle comes with a variety of features and systems to help keep you comfortable, connected, and safe on your daily drives through Johns Creek. To ensure your Toyota is always running at peak condition, your vehicle is equipped with a variety of Toyota dashboard warning lights to help you identify a range of issues from engine maintenance to your selected drive mode. Learn more about the Toyota maintenance lights below, or contact our service team if you have any Toyota warning lights illuminated on your dashboard.

Toyota Maintenance Lights

Your new Toyota vehicle will come with a comprehensive owner’s manual that covers your Toyota maintenance schedule and lists all the possible Toyota warning lights that could appear on your dashboard. The team at Beaver Toyota of Cumming has compiled a list of the most common Toyota warning lights you’ll encounter on your daily drives in Alpharetta. Learn what these dashboard lights mean below.

Headlight High Beam Indicator

  • This light indicates that your vehicle’s headlight high beams are on. While these lights increase visibility for the driver, they should not be used when there is oncoming traffic.

Eco Driving Indicator

  • The Eco-Driving light will illuminate when your vehicle enters Eco-Driving mode (if applicable). The light will turn off when you leave the Eco-Driving speed range. This light can also be activated manually when using push-button Eco-modes.

SRS Airbag On-Off Indicator

  • This light illuminates when there is a passenger or a heavy item on your front passenger seat. If you have a heavy item on your front passenger seat, park your vehicle and move it to the floor or your trunk to ensure your cargo is secure.

Slip Indicator

  • This light will illuminate If the system indicates your tires may be slipping. The slip indicator flashes to show that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) systems are engaged in order to regain traction. If the light turns on and stays on, it could be indicating a malfunction in the TRAC/VSC system.

“TRAC OFF” Indicator

  • This light indicates that Traction Control has been manually turned off via a button or switch in your vehicle. The TRAC system switches the traction control on/off to prevent wheelspin and further downshifting. Press the switch or button again to turn the system back on.

“VCS OFF” Indicator

  • Similar to the “TRAC OFF” Indicator light, this light indicated that the “VCS OFF” system has been manually disengaged via a switch or a button. Simply push the switch or button again to turn the system back on.

ABS Warning Light

  • This light will appear if there is a fault in the ABS braking system. While this will not result in you losing braking power, you will want to have your vehicle inspected by a certified Toyota dealer.

Engine Management Light

  • This light will illuminate when your vehicle detects a fault within the engine or surrounding systems. This may cause your vehicle to have poor performance or run erratically. Schedule a service appointment as soon as possible.

Maintenance Required Reminder Light

  • This light indicates that it is time for your regularly scheduled Toyota maintenance. Newer Toyota models will have this light illuminate every 5,000 miles to remind you of an oil change and tire rotation. Subsequent maintenance reminders will happen at your vehicle’s recommended service intervals.

Tire Pressure Warning

  • This light indicates poor pressure in one or a few of your tires. After you check your tire pressure and either add or release air, the light will turn off after a few minutes. If the light does not turn off even after the tire inflation pressure is adjusted or if the light stays on after blinking for one minute, this may mean you have a malfunction in the tire pressure warning system. Contact your Toyota dealer to resolve this issue.

SRS Warning Lights

  • If the SRS light illuminates and remains on, it’s indicating an error in your vehicle’s safety system. This error could prevent your airbags from deploying or your seat belts from tightening before a collision. You should visit your nearest Toyota dealer immediately to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive on Buford roads.

Power Steering Warning Light

  • This light indicates that there is an error in your power steering system. To ensure your safety, have your Toyota inspected immediately by a certified Toyota dealer.

Security Indicator

  • This light will flash after the key has been removed from the engine, showing that the system is operating. After your re-insert the key into the engine switch, the system will cancel the alert and the indicator light will stop flashing.

Charging System Warning Light

  • This light indicated that there may be an error in your battery or the charging circuit. If the light appears while you’re driving, it could indicate faulty wiring or a broken fan belt. Stop the vehicle or pull over immediately and contact your closest Toyota service center.

Low Engine Oil Pressure Light

  • This warning light indicates that the oil pressure in your vehicle is low. This is either due to not enough oil being in the system, the incorrect oil being in the system, or a leak in the oil line. Since oil is an essential fluid to your engine performance, you will need to stop or pull over your vehicle immediately and check your oil levels. If you have the proper amount of oil but the light remains illuminated, contact a Toyota service center. In some Toyota models, an amber light is used to warn drivers when the oil level is getting low and may need to be topped off.

Get Toyota Maintenance at Beaver Toyota of Cumming

Now that you know more about the different Toyota dashboard warning lights, learn how to reset the maintenance light on a Toyota Camry or browse our other DIY car care tips. If it’s time for your Toyota maintenance or if you have a warning light displayed on your dashboard, schedule service at our Cumming service center, and we’ll help you keep your car running like new for miles to come!

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