As a driver, there’s almost nothing more concerning than having a warning light activate on your dashboard when you’re driving around East Providence, Cranston and Pawtucket. Even dependable vehicles like the Nissan Altima can experience issues. However, understanding the different lights you may see on your dashboard is the easiest way to stay calm when your vehicle starts malfunctioning.
Here is a guide to the common dashboard symbols of the 2017 Nissan Altima that you can use to decide if you need to schedule repairs from a dealership.
Nissan Altima Non-Emergency Lights
Fortunately, most of the symbols that you will see on the dashboard of your Nissan Altima are indicator lights. While some of these lights mean there is a malfunction in your vehicle, most are meant to alert you that your Altima is functioning normally. Some of the indicator lights you might see on your dashboard include:
- Slip Indicator: If you notice a light that looks like a car with tread marks behind it, there is a problem with the vehicle’s dynamic control system. Make sure to have this issue checked at your Nissan dealership as soon as possible.
- Vehicle Dynamic Control: This light looks just like the slip indicator light with the word OFF underneath. This means that your vehicle dynamic control system is turned off.
- Malfunction Indicator: The malfunction indicator light, which is also called the check engine light, looks like an engine. Have your vehicle inspected by your dealer when you see this light.
Nissan Altima Warning Lights
Your 2017 Nissan Altima also comes equipped with a variety of dashboard lights meant to alert you to a serious problem within your vehicle. If you notice one of these lights, you need to seek immediate service. Common Nissan Altima warning lights include:
- Brake Warning: When you see a light that reads BRAKE, there is a problem with your vehicle’s braking system. This can either be a general malfunction or a lack of braking fluid. Pull over whenever it is safe and then contact your dealership.
- Battery: A light that looks like a car battery means there is a problem with your Altima’s charging system.
- Power Steering: When there is a problem with the power steering in your Altima, you will see a light that looks like the letters PS. Take your Altima to your Nissan dealer as soon as possible to have your power steering inspected.
- Tire Pressure: If your tire pressure is too low, a light that looks like a flat tire with an exclamation point will activate.
- Master Warning Light: The Altima master warning light looks like an exclamation point inside of a triangle.
Schedule 2017 Nissan Altima Service
By learning about a few of the common Altima dashboard lights, you’ll always know when your vehicle needs service. If you want to schedule a repair or learn more about the dashboard symbols of the 2017 Nissan Altima, you should be sure to visit the service and parts department at Stateline Nissan.
The Stateline Nissan team is proud to serve customers from Cranston, Pawtucket and East Providence, and we would be glad to help you with your dealership needs, whether it’s scheduling repairs or purchasing a new vehicle. Contact us today!