Acura Vehicle Service Warning Indicators

To truly drive better, you should learn your dashboard indicators' meanings. Today, we cover 10 for you. This information will improve your driving safety and help your car last longer

Airbag Fault

Airbag Fault

You will see this light if a problem exists in the system that runs your airbags and seat belts. If it appears, seek service as soon as you can. You do not want anything to cause these safety features not to work if you need them.

Low Fuel Level Warning Light

Low Fuel Level Warning Light

When this light shines, you need to stop for gas. In many cars, it comes on when your gas tank has about one gallon left.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light

If your oil pressure runs low, you will see this indicator. As soon as safely possible, park your car. Check your oil level. If it is fine, seek service because you likely have an issue with your oil pump.

Service Vehicle Soon

Service Vehicle Soon

As you reach the mileage amount at which your car maker recommends an oil change, this light will glow. Schedule a service appointment when you see it. Your tech should also rotate your tires and perform any prescribed maintenance for your current mileage level.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

This indicator is attached to the sensors that check your tires' air pressure. If it lights, your air is low in one or more tires. Do not drive far or fast when you see this light. Check your tires, and add air where needed.

Slip Indicator

Slip Indicator

You will see this indicator if your car's traction systems engage. It only glows while these systems are active. If the light stays lit despite normal driving conditions, you need service.

Charging System Warning Light

Charging System Warning Light

This indicator flashes every time we start our cars. If you see it any other time, your battery has a charging problem. You will need service on your battery, your alternator, your fan belt, or another piece of your charging system.

Brake System

Brake System

You'll see this when a fault exists in your brake system. Do not drive for an extended distance with this indicator lit. Seek prompt service.

Open Door Warning Light

Open Door Warning Light

We all get this light; we run a vehicle despite an open door. Safely shut the appropriate door before you continue your drive.

Coolant Level Warning

Coolant Level Warning

We'll get this light when we have a coolant problem. Do not run your car with this indicator lit. You will cause engine damage. Acquire immediate service.