How To Understand Nissan Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators
What Do Nissan Altima Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators Mean?
Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2019 Nissan Altima? Before you hit the road on your next family adventure, it is important to get to know your Nissan Altima. If you are new to the Nissan lineup, you may want to know – what do Nissan Altima dashboard warning lights and indicators mean? Learn how to understand Nissan dashboard warning lights and indicators with this handy guide.
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What Are Nissan Altima Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators?
Many of the lights that make up the dashboard of your 2019 Nissan Altima can be divided into two basic categories – warning lights and indicator lights. Dashboard warning lights, like the Brake Warning Light or Check Engine Light can indicate a mechanical failure or a potential issue that can lead to a failure if not addressed. Warning lights are most often red or yellow. Dashboard indicator lights are put in place to notify you that a system is ON or active, like Turn Signal Indicator Lights, the High Beam Indicator Light or a Fog Light Indicator Light. Indicator lights are generally blue or green.
To help you better understand Nissan Altima dashboard warning lights and indicators, we have highlighted a few common, yet important examples that are explored below.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Warning Light
The Anti-Lock Braking System in your Nissan Altima is an important safety system and the ABS Warning Light will indicate a malfunction within the system. When you turn the vehicle on, this light should turn on and off quickly. If the ABS Warning Light remains lit, it indicates an issue and immediate service is recommended.
Diagram of Brake Warning Light in Nissan Altima Owner’s Manual
Brake Warning Light
Few mechanical elements are more important than your brakes and the Brake Warning Light will let you know when there is an issue with the parking brake or the foot brakes. When the Brake Warning Light appears, it can indicate low brake fluid levels or that the parking brake is ON. If you replace brake fluid and the light remains on, it is important to schedule a service appointment.
Diagram of Charge Warning Light in Nissan Altima Owner’s Manual
Charge Warning Light
With so many electrical systems in your Nissan Altima, the battery plays an important role in performance and safety. When the Charge Warning Light appears, it indicates that the vehicle charging system may be malfunctioning. Turn the engine off and check the generator belt. If the Charge Warning Light remains active, have your Nissan vehicle checked by a service professional.
Diagram of Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light in Nissan Altima Owner’s Manual
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
Low oil levels and oil pressure can lead to engine failure and the Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light is an important sign. If you see the Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light, it indicates low oil pressure – pull over immediately and consult with a Nissan-certified service technician. Make sure to check oil levels if you see the Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light.
Diagram of Low Tire Pressure Warning Light in Nissan Altima Owner’s Manual
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
Did you know your Nissan Altima is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? When the TPMS senses low tire pressure, the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light will appear with a message that says – Tire Pressure Low – Add Air. This warning light may also point to a malfunction within the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Diagram of Master Warning Light in Nissan Altima Owner’s Manual
Master Warning Light
Nissan Altima models will also feature a Master Warning Light that is an important catch-all indicator light. When the Master Warning Light appears, it may point to one of many issues – no key in the vehicle, low windshield-washer fluid, an open door or trunk, a loose fuel cap, low tire pressure or an active parking brake.
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What do Nissan Altima dashboard warning lights and indicators mean? Find out more and learn how to understand key Nissan dashboard warning lights and indicators with this quick guide provided by Planet Nissan. Schedule a service appointment with the Planet Nissan Service Department today to give your Nissan car, truck or crossover the once over!