Usually when the dashboard warning light populates, panic ensues. However, not every warning light that illuminates bares the bad omen of a costly repair or a major malfunction.
Sometimes the warning lights can even tell you what systems are in use. If you're still not convinced, we are happy to break down the Hyundai warning lights and their meanings below.
This light appears when your computer senses abnormalities. Your local Hyundai dealership can scan the Diagnostic Trouble Code. Pay special attention if the light begins flashing and schedule service immediately.
This signal is to warn the driver about an overheating engine. One can either deposit the coolant themselves or take in the vehicle (which we recommend) to fix the leak.
This signal can indicate several different things, whether it's a headlight or an internal issue – see your dealer.
If you see this warning light for more than six seconds, either your parking brake is still on, or your brake fluid is running low.
The six-second rule still applies here. If the sign lingers, something may be wrong with your anti-lock brake system.
This light will pop on to let the driver know that cruise control is enabled.
This is a protective measure that will populate when your ignition is locked. Your alarm code will need to be entered to unlock it.
Slick surfaces will usually cause this alert to pop on, to let you know that traction control is working.
When you throw your vehicle into performance mode, this light will pop on.
When you need to replace your wiper fluid, this is the symbol you will see. Make sure to give this immediate attention, as your fluid will keep you safe on wet roads.
If there's an issue with your vehicle's exhaust filter, you'll see this light. Please bring in for service ASAP.
This alert will populate when exhaust fluid levels are low so that the driver can refill them. Refer to your owner's manual or have a Hyundai service tech assist you.
If your motor's glow plugs are working and heating, do not start your vehicle until this signal is off.
Please see a technician when this pops on, as it is an indication that your airbag system is malfunctioning.
This signal lets the driver know that one of the vehicle's doors are open.
If you have a taillight or headlight that is out or not fully working, you will see this indication.
If either your traction control or electronic stability system is faulty, you will see this symbol.
Pull over ASAP if you see this indicator and properly secure your gas cap.
Your engine will be limiting output to specific levels to conserve energy. You will need a service technicians to scan your CPU.
Have a look at your tires. One of them or all of them may have low air pressure or perhaps a nail in them. Service the tires accordingly.
This light tells you that your engine oil pressure is too low. The best thing you can do is pull over and turn the car off. Check your oil levels and add oil as needed. If you don't have spare oil, have your car towed to our location.
This symbol means your transmission is overheating. Ensure you have the proper amount of transmission fluids and engine coolants available or take the car in for servicing.
This symbol refers to your car's energy. If your vehicle's voltage is not at a certain level, you will need an inspection.
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