Warning Light Indicators

 

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You’re behind the wheel of your beloved Kia, when a sudden yellow light illuminates in the dashboard. Stay calm. Take a deep breath. It’s just a Vehicle Warning Indicator, and while the word “warning” may send a shiver down your spine, there’s no need to panic.

We’ll explain some of the most common warning lights right here, and what to do if one pops up in your car. With every light, you’ll want to take the same step: call Evansville Kia to schedule an appointment with our experienced service department, and we’ll get your ride back into tip-top shape. 

 

Check Engine Light

 Tire Pressure Light

Oil Pressure Warning 

Battery/Charging Alert

Check Engine Light

This might be the most feared of all the dashboard lights. It indicates usually one of five things: your O2 sensor needs to be replaced, the gas cap is loose or missing, the catalytic converter is experiencing damage, your Mass Airflow Sensor needs to be replaced, or you need to spark plugs and/or wires. There are other problems that fall under the Check Engine Light, which is why you should always bring your car to Evansville Kia for a diagnostic test when this indicator appears.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

If you see a horseshoe-shaped symbol with an exclamation point in the middle, this means that one or more of your tires has a problem with air pressure. This can be over- or under-inflation, or just a general problem with the sensor itself.

Oil Pressure Warning

The Oil Pressure Warning indicator light looks a little bit like the magic lamp a genie would jump out of. If you see this, you’ll want to check your oil level and pressure as soon as possible. It is likely necessary to bring it to a professional.

Battery/Charging Alert

The rectangle with a “plus” on one side and a “minus” on the other is the Battery/Charging Alert indicator. This means your charging system is not functioning properly and there may be a problem with the battery terminal, alternator belt, or the battery’s overall condition.

 

Just remember, if you see any of these warning lights, bring your vehicle into The Duell’s Evansville Kia for a service appointment. You’ll be glad you did.  

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