Welcome to part two in our three part series on recognizing the warning lights that may light up on your car's dashboard. We feel It's important to understand the possible dashboard warning lights that may come on in your car, and more importantly, what they mean.
What Does The Electronic Throttle Control Light Mean?
This light will commonly come on when starting your car. If it stays on or illuminates when you're driving, this can mean there is a major issue with your car's electronic throttle control system. As you're driving, take note of how it's driving. If it's operating normally, make a service appointment at your earliest convenience. If you your vehicle drifts, stalls, or if you feel inconsistencies in the throttle, do not drive the vehicle. Pull over and have the vehicle towed to a service center.
What Does It Mean When The Traction Control Light Comes On?
The traction control light should come on along with the ABS light. These two systems work in tandem. If the light comes on, this is letting you know that the driving conditions are unsafe. If the light stays on, this can mean there is an issue with the traction control system. Make an appointment and take it to be serviced whenever possible.
The Powertrain Malfunction Light Is On, What Do I Do?
The Powertrain Malfunction Light alerts to an issue with the powertrain. This can mean anything involving the engine or transmission. To avoid danger or further issues, shut the car off, and have it towed to a service shop. Do not drive while this light is on.Understanding the lights on your dashboard is crucial and we hope this video was helpful.
You can find the other videos in the Dashboard Warning Light series here:Dashboard Warning Lights Part 1 Dashboard Warning Lights Part 3