Nissan Maxima Dashboard Symbols


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The Nissan Maxima dashboard symbols guide contains comprehensive and detailed information concerning the dashboard lights of your Nissan Maxima. Individuals residing in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI, who purchased their cars at Stateline Nissan are advised to obtain the 2017 Nissan Maxima warning light guide to ensure that their vehicle continues to operate safely and effectively.

Dashboard lights have been designed to indicate a failure or malfunction of one or more of the engine's components. Read on to understand some of the causes behind several of those blinking dashboard lights:

ABS Warning Light

This indicator light usually comes on when the engine is being started to show that the vehicle's Anti-Lock Braking System, or ABS, is active. After a few seconds, this light should go off. However, if the light stays on for much longer or if it comes on when the vehicle is on the road, it may indicate a malfunction in the ABS system.

Brake Warning Light

The braking light comes on when the parking brake has been engaged and the vehicle is running. The vehicle can't move until the parking brake is disengaged. If this light is still on after disengaging the parking brake, the instrument panel may be experiencing a malfunction. The vehicle's owner should contact the Nissan dealership.

Low Tire Pressure Alert

This light comes on to indicate that one or more of the vehicle's tire pressure is low. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System, also known as the TPMS, is in charge of checking this. The driver should pull over at the nearest gas station and have the tires properly inflated. Check with your local Nissan dealership to know the factory-recommended tire pressure for the 2017 Nissan Maxima.

Master Warning Light

This indicator light usually comes on to indicate some general issues, such as a low level of the windshield wiper fluid. However, it can also indicate some serious issues, such as a low level of fuel. More details can be obtained from the driver informational display on the vehicle's dashboard.

Power Steering "PS" Warning Light

The power steering warning light comes on when the vehicle's power steering system is having an issue. In most cases, it indicates that the level of the power steering fluid is low and needs to be topped off. It could also mean that a component of the power steering requires replacement. It's best to have this issue immediately checked by a qualified technician.

MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light)

This light closely resembles the engine warning light. It's activated when there is an issue with a malfunctioning component of the car's emission control system. It also comes on and blinks repeatedly if it has detected an engine misfire, which may result in severe damage to the engine.

Other Indicator Lights

The following lights also come on to show that the following systems have become active

  • Fog lamps
  • High beams
  • Security system
  • Headlights and sidelights
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Overdrive indicator lights
  • Slip indicator
  • Turn signals

Nissan Maxima Dashboard Symbols - Schedule Service Today!

With this Nissan Maxima warning light guide, every driver will be aware and alert as to potential issues in their beloved vehicle. However, the worst possible course of action is to ignore one of your dashboard lights when it flickers on. Make sure you schedule service if there's a malfunction-especially before that minor issue evolves into a much more severe problem. At Stateline Nissan, we proudly serve our neighbors in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI. Schedule a service appointment online here!