Nissan Sentra Dashboard Symbols


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When driving your new Nissan Sentra, the last thing you want to see is an unknown light on your dashboard. The icons can appear strange and extend beyond needing gas, buckling your seatbelt, or closing your door. Stay informed with this handy light guide, so you know when it's time to get your car serviced.

Learn the different Nissan Sentra dashboard symbols with this detailed light guide. Stateline Nissan wants everyone in the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI, areas to be well-informed of their new Nissan.

Red or Yellow Lights

Red or yellow lights are warning lights, which indicate that there could be an issue. It could be a minor issue, but it could also signal a major concern. Make sure you know the difference.

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light: When "ABS" is illuminated on your dashboard, it indicates a malfunction of your anti-lock braking system.
  • Brake warning light: Appearing as the word "BRAKE" or as an exclamation point within a circle, this could simply mean that the parking brake is engaged. If that's not the case, then it could mean that the brake fluid is low, potentially indicating a brake leak. Have this looked at as soon as possible.
  • Charge warning light: This light looks like a battery and means that there's an issue with your Sentra's electrical system. Get your battery and belt checked.
  • Engine oil pressure warning light: This light looks like an oil can and indicates that your engine pressure is low. Pull over as soon as you can and get help from the nearest authorized dealer.
  • Low tire pressure warning light: This light appears as an exclamation point inside a curved tire shape and indicates that you need to add some air to your tires.
  • Low Washer Fluid: Appearing in the shape of a windshield with a wavy water line, this light specifies that you need more washer fluid. This one isn't that dire, so refill at your own convenience.
  • Power steering warning light: If a steering wheel icon followed by an exclamation point is glowing on your dashboard, it means that your power steering is malfunctioning. Carefully make your way to your local Nissan dealership to get this fixed.
  • Supplemental air bag warning light: This icon looks like a circle in front of a seated passenger. It indicates a problem with the supplemental air bag. If the icon has an "X" through the circle, the airbag has been disengaged.

Blue or Green Lights

These lights don't indicate an issue or a malfunction within your 2021 Sentra, but inform you of systems that are currently active.

  • ECO mode indicator light: If you see the word "ECO" in a double-lined box, it indicates that the ECO mode is activated.
  • High beam indicator light: This light appears as a headlight with straight lines emanating from it and indicates that your high beams are activated.
  • Front fog light indicator light: This icon looks like the high beam indicator, but the lines emerging from the headlight are slanted.
  • Slip indicator light: This icon looks like a car with curved tread lines behind it. This indicates that the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system has detected slippery road conditions and is compensating.

Nissan Sentra Dashboard Symbols: Scheduling Service

If you see any of the warning lights that call for repairs, make sure that you bring in your Nissan Sentra to Stateline Nissan. Our staff knows your car inside and out, and we'll get you back on the road in no time. All East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket, RI, drivers are invited to visit our expert service team for all of their maintenance needs.

Call or visit us to schedule an appointment. Stateline Nissan is dedicated to ensuring your Nissan lasts for years. Stop by today!