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Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger

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Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

Know what your car is telling you through symbols on the dashboard, neglecting them could put you in danger.

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

It is necessary for drivers to understand what their cars is trying to say them through symbols on their car’s dashboard as neglecting a common brake issue light could potentially put them in danger.

While we don’t have datas for nigerian motorists, a study by HPI found 59 per cent of drivers couldn’t recognise what all the warning lights on their dash indicate. Also, a worryingly 96 per cent couldn’t recognise a common brake issue light.





Below are what each of the symbols on the car’s dashboard mean, and it is important to respond to the faults when the symbol flashes up.

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

1. Indicator to push the clutch

2. Indicator to push the brake pedal

3. Locked steering-wheel

4. Full beam turned on

5. Low tyre pressure





6. Side lights on

7. Problems with headlight / tail-lights / signals bulbs

8. Problems with brake lights

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

9. Winter mode

10. Info indicator

11. The diesel auxiliary heater

12. Ice warning

13. Starting system problems

14. The key is not in the car

15. Key low battery

16. Warning distance to another car

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

17. Service warning light

18. Adaptive headlights turned on

19. Headlight angle adjustment

20. Problems with variable rear spoiler

21. Problems in triggering electric roof

22. Front airbag is switched off

23. Handbrake is on

24. Front fog lights turned on

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

25. Power steering system problems

26. Rear fog lights switched on

27. Low level of windscreen fluid

28. Worn brake pads

29. Cruise control is activated

30. Signal indicators

31. Trouble on light sensor or rain sensor

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

32. Water in fuel filter

33. Airbag switched off

34. Mechanical problem or electrical error

35. Dipped headlights turned on

36. Dirty air filter requires replacement

37. Parking sensors turned on

38. Problems with the diesel particulate filter (DPF)

39. Error – disconnection of the plug from the trailer

40. Air suspension problems

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

41. Warning for leaving your lane with lane assist system active

42. Problems with catalytic converter

43. Seatbelt warning

44. Warning parking light

45. Alternator or battery problems

46. ECO mode turned on

47. Downhill assist on

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

48. Cooling system problems

49. Problem with ABS

50. Problems with fuel filter

51. Open door

52. Open bonnet

53. Fuel tank on reserve, need to fill the tank

54. Automatic gearbox problems

55. Speed limiter is active

56. Suspension problems

Know What Your Car Is Telling You Through Symbols On The Dashboard, Neglecting Them Puts You In Danger - autojosh

57. Front window defroster

58. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is off

59. Open boot

60. Low oil pressure

61. The automatic windscreen wiper

62. Engine problems or hazards

63. Rain sensor

64. Rear window defroster





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