Nissan   Dashboard Lights

It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Whether you're driving on Preston Road, Town East Boulevard, Military Parkway or 635, you never know or prepared when a warning or indicator light is going to alert you on your Nissan's dash. 

 Here's everything you to know about Nissan dashboard lights and what the code means for each of the symbols.

Brake Warning Light

This light Functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems.  When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the light comes on when the parking break is applied.  When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the light warns of a low brake fluid level.  Check the brake fluid level.  If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked.  It is recommended that you visit Trophy Nissan for this service.

Charge Warning Light

If this light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate the charging system is not functioning properly. Turn theengine off and check the generator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, or missing, or if the light remains on, have the system checked at Trophy Nissan.

Electronic Parking Brake

This light illuminates when the electronic parking brake system is operating. When the engineis started and the parking brake is released, the warning light turns off. Ensure the electronicparking brake warning light has turned off before driving. If the electronic parking brake warning light illuminates or flashes while the electronicparking brake system warning light (yellow) illuminates, it may indicate that the electronic parking brake system isnot functioning properly It is recommended that you visit Trophy Nissan for this service.

Engine Oil Pressure Light

This light warns of low engine oil pressure.  If the light flickers or comes on during normal driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine immediately and call Trophy Nissan.  The engine oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level.

Master Warning Light

When the ignition is in the ON position, the master warning light illuminates for a parking brake release warning, door open while moving, steering Alert hands on detection.  The warning remains on the vehicle information display until the action is taken, or the ignition is placed in the OFF position.

Seat Belt Warning Light and Chime

The light and chime remind you to fasten the driver and/or front passenger seat belts.

Security Indicator Light

This light blinks when the ignition switch is placed in the OFF, LOCK or Auto ACC position.  The blinking security indicator light indicates that the security systems equipped on the vehicle are operational.

Supplemental Air Bag Warning light

When the ignition switch is placed in the ON or START position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates for about 7 seconds and then turns off. This means the system is operational.  If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds, the supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittentaly or the supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all.  The front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag, and pretensioner systems need servicing and your vehicle must be taken to Trophy Nissan.

Anti-lock Braking System Warning Light

When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the ABS warning light illuminates and then turns off.  This indicates the ABS is operational.  If the ABS warning light illuminates while the engine is running or while driving, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly.  Have the system checked at Trophy Nissan.

Automatic Emergency Braking

This light comes on when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.  It turns off after the engine is started.  This light illuminates when the AEB with Pedestrian Detection system is set to OFF in the vehicle information display.

Electronic Parking Brake Warning Light

The electronic parking brake system warning light functions for the electronic parking brake system.  If the warning light illuminates, it may indicate the electronic parking brake system is not functioning properly.  Have the system checked at Trophy Nissan.

Front Passenger Air Bag Status Light

The front passenger air bag status light will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be off depending on how the front passenger seat is being used.

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

Your Vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not functioning properly. After the ignition switch is placed on the ON position, this light illuminates for about 1 second and turns off.  If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.  The light will remain on after 1 minute.  Have the system checked at Trophy Nissan.  The "Tire Pressure Low- Add Air" warning does not appear if the low tire pressure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction.

Malfunction Indicator Light

If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction.  The MIL may also come on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel.  If this indicator light comes on stead for 20 seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not ready for an emission control system inspection-maintenance test.

Rear Automatic Braking Light

This light comes on when the ignition switch is placed in the on position.  It turns off after then engine is started.  This illuminates when the RAB system is turned off in the vehicle information display.  If the light illuminates when the RAB System is on, it may indicate that the system is unavailable.

Power Steering Warning Light

When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the power steering warning light illuminates.  After starting the engine, the power steering warning light turns off.  This indicates the power steering is operational.  If the power steering warning light illuminates while the engine is running, it may indicate the power steering is not functioning properly and may need servicing.  Have the power steering checked at Trophy Nissan.  When the power steering warning light illuminates with the engine running, there will be no power assist for the steering, but you will still have control of the vehicle.  At this time, greater steering effort is required to operate the steering wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low speeds.

Slip Indicator Light

This indicator light will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact that the road surface is slippery and the vehicle is nearing its traction limits.  You may feel or hear the system working; this is normal.  The light will blink for a few seconds after the VDC system stops limiting wheel spin.

Vehicle Dynamic Control OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light comes on when the VDC is turned off in the vehicle information display.  This indicates the VDC has been turned off.


Nissan Dashboard Light Guides 

A basic understanding of the most common Nissan warning and indicator lights makes it easy to pinpoint any issues occurring under your Nissan's hood. If you run into a light that's not listed please reach out to Trophy Nissan today. 

 The more you get to know each symbol, the easier it'll be to know what to do when it appears on your dashboard. 

Schedule a Service Appointment Today 

A dashboard light can appear at any time. So, if one pops up when you're driving around consult this guide to find out what your car needs.

Is your car's active dashboard light telling you it needs service? Your family at Trophy Nissan can help! Contact us to book your service appointment.