Toyota RAV4 Warning Light
This brief guide to the Toyota RAV4’s warning lights has been created by the folks at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury to make sure our fellow Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury drivers are informed and well prepared in case any of these signals unexpectedly show up on your dashboard. Read on for a brief rundown of the various warning lights you may encounter during your travels. Schedule service today!
ABS Warning Light
When you see the ABS light come on, this is to alert you that there’s an issue with the anti-lock brakes.
All-Wheel Drive Lock Indicator
Presenting an “X” in the center of four wheels, this light comes on when you’ve activated the All-Wheel Drive Lock.
Blind Spot Monitor: Outside Rearview Mirror Indicator
This warning light has two functions. First, it alerts you when another vehicle is in your blind spot while you’re changing lanes by flashing in the outside mirror. When you’re backing up, this light also lets you know if an object crosses your path.
Automatic High Beam Indicator
This green light comes on when your high beams are activated.
Cruise Control Indicator
Another green light, this indicator means cruise control is turned on.
Low Fuel Level Warning Light
When this miniature fuel pump lights up, you’ll know the gas tank has approximately 2.4 gallons left.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
When this mini engine is lit, it could be warning you there’s some kind of issue with the electronic engine control system,the electronic throttle control system, orthe electronic automatic transmission control system.
Electric Power Steering Warning Light
If this light and buzzer combination turns on, immediately have the Electric Power Steering System checked out by an automotive technician.
Lane Departure Alert Indicator
Depicting a car veering out from between two parallel lines, you’ll see this one when Lane Departure Alert senses the vehicle has unintentionally drifted out of the established lane.
SRS Warning Light
The SRS warning light features a picture of a seated person juxtaposed with an airbag and is meant to bring attention to a failure in the SRS airbag system, the front passenger occupant classification system, or the seatbelt pretensioner system.
Fog Light Indicator
The fog light indicator shows up when the fog lights are activated.
Brake System Warning Light
This warning light is accompanied by a buzzer and alerts you when the brake fluid level is low, there’s an issue with the braking system, or the parking brake is not released.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light
Featuring an exclamation point inside a tire, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System warning light comes on when there’s low air pressure in one or more of the tires.
Keep an Eye on Your Dash
If you have questions about this information or you notice any of the above lights pop up on your dashboard while you’re commuting through the streets of Lowell, Dracut, and Tewksbury, stop by or contact Ira Toyota of Tewksbury. Schedule your appointment today!