What Do My Nissan Indicator Lights Mean? | Five Star Nissan
Do you have a light that just popped up on your dashboard, and need to know what it means? Five Star Nissan in Warner Robins, GA has you covered. Below are the most common indicator lights that people have questions about when they come to our Nissan Service Department. Solutions to each issue are included.
Engine Coolant Warning
When you see this indicator light it means your engine coolant is running too hot, and you should pull into a safe place to avoid overheating your engine any further. If you drive your vehicle for much longer it could result in damage to the engine block. Simply adding more coolant won’t solve the issue completely; you should have a Nissan specialist inspect for any cracks before you drive again.
Malfunction Indicator Light
This is also known as the MIL and is the light that warns of a potential malfunction in one or more emission control components in the Engine Control System. The most important thing to note is while your car is still drivable even after this indicator pops on, you should still get it checked out by a Nissan Certified technician to ensure you do not lose fuel economy over time. However, if it is flashing you will want to Schedule Service immediately because this means your catalytic converter may be damaged.
Low Tire Pressure
Generally, it is recommended that you keep your tires inflated somewhere between 32 and 35 PSI, and when this indicator light is on it means one or more of your wheels is significantly deflated. To find the correct inflation pressure look on the side of the driver’s door, or on the tire itself.
Engine Oil Pressure Warning
If oil pressure is low, this light illuminates on your dashboard. When this warning is on you should check your engine oil level, with the vehicle off, and if it is indeed low, add oil. If the light remains on, take it to your local Nissan dealer in Warner Robins to prevent damage to the engine.
Charging System Warning
It’s pretty obvious what this light refers to, but did you know it can mean one of two things; either your vehicle has a low charge or there’s a malfunction in the electrical charging system. Inspect the drive belt for any breaks or looseness, and if you do not see anything but the problem persists, you may have a fault in the charging system or little to no charge. You will more than likely need to order a new battery .