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Nissan Pathfinder Dashboard Symbols

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder was engineered to keep you safe whether you’re on the road or off-road driving on rough terrain. In addition to its numerous safety features, the Pathfinder comes with convenient dashboard lights to warn you of any problems. Many of the symbols are not universally known, however, so you can use this handy guide to discover what they mean.

Learn about the many 2017 Nissan Pathfinder dashboard symbols and discover if you need to get your car serviced.

Nissan Pathfinder Warning Lights

When there’s a problem in your Nissan Pathfinder, you may see a warning light. These lights are red or amber in color and could mean that your car needs to be serviced.

  • Anti-lock Braking: This light appears as the letters “ABS” and indicates a fault with the anti-lock braking system.
  • Brake: This light appears as either the word “BRAKE” or as an exclamation point inside a circle. It could mean that your parking brake is on, but if it’s not, then there is a fault with your braking system. Have your car serviced immediately.
  • Charge: Appearing as a battery, this light indicates a problem with your car’s electrical system.
  • Forward Emergency Braking: This light looks like two cars about to collide and indicates that your Forward Emergency Braking system is off. If you turn it on and the light remains illuminated, there is a problem with your Forward Emergency Braking system.
  • Low Tire Pressure: This light appears as an exclamation point inside two curves with vertical lines coming out of the bottom, imitating the look of a flat tire. If you see this, your tires need air.
  • Malfunction Indicator: Shaped like an engine, this light activates if an issue with the Emissions control system is detected or the engine misfires. Have your Pathfinder inspected immediately.
  • Master Warning: Appearing as an exclamation point inside a triangle, the master warning light can point to a minor or major problem. It could indicate something like a loose fuel cap, but it could also mean you have an overheated all-wheel drive system. If you see it, pull over and check your information display to discover the issue.
  • Power Steering: This light appears as the letters “PS” inside a box and marks a problem with your power steering system.

Nissan Pathfinder Indicator Lights

Don’t sweat it when you see these lights. Indicator lights serve to notify you when certain features are active in your Pathfinder.

  • Fog Lights: This light looks like a headlight with slanted lines coming out of it and a vertical curvy line. It indicates that your fog lights are engaged.
  • Hill Descent Control: Appearing as an SUV going down a slanted surface, this light indicates that your hill descent control system is on
  • Slip Indicator: This light looks like a car leaving curvy tread marks behind it. It’s illuminated when your Vehicle Dynamic Control system is activating to improve traction.
  • TOW Mode: This light looks like the word “TOW” and indicates that the TOW mode is on. When the TOW mode is activated, poor acceleration and engine brake output from being towed are assisted by shifting gears.
  • VDC Off: This light looks the same as the slip indicator light except it has the word “OFF” at the bottom. It indicates that the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is off.

Nissan Pathfinder Dashboard Symbols: Schedule Service

If you see one of the above warning lights appear on your dashboard, don’t panic—Stateline Nissan is happy to help. Our service department knows your Nissan Pathfinder inside and out. These certified Nissan experts will identify the problem and get your Pathfinder back on the road in no time.

All East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket residents are invited to Stateline Nissan to meet with our service experts. Together, we’ll come up with a plan to keep your Nissan running for years to come. Come by Stateline Nissan or call (888) 355-1528 to schedule your service appointment today!