2018 Lexus RX 450h Dashboard Symbols
The 2018 Lexus RX 450h combines a beautiful interior with a powerful V6 engine, which is paired with an electric motor for a hybrid vehicle experience. While traveling through White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, you may notice certain symbols turn on in the dashboard.
While some will turn off immediately after starting the car, if you see certain symbols turn on while driving, take note. Here, Lexus of White Plains has put together a guide to some of the important symbols that may turn on during a drive.
Check Engine Light
This is a common light in many vehicles, not just the RX 450h. But, when it turns on, it’s something worth noticing. Because if it’s flashing, that means there may be a serious engine issue that needs to be looked at immediately. Even if the light is solid, it’s still a good idea to pay close attention.
The light being solid could mean an emissions-related concern that would prevent the car from passing inspection. It could also be something minor, like a loose gas cap.
The brake light, which looks like an exclamation point in a red hue, will always be on when the emergency brake is activated. Of course, always make sure it’s deactivated before taking off in your next adventure in the Lexus RX 450h.
If this light turns on in the course of driving, there may be an issue with the braking system itself. Bring the car to a complete stop as soon as possible and get in touch with your local Lexus of White Plains service center technician.
This light means at least one of the airbags inside the vehicle is not working. There may be an issue with the sensor that causes the light to remain on. It could also be that the airbags are not prepared to deploy properly in case of a collision.
Turn the car off, then restart it and see if the airbag light shuts off. If it remains on, it’s time to bring your car to the dealership for a look.
Coolant is what keeps the engine at a proper temperature. The light will turn on for a second or two when starting the car, but it should turn off shortly thereafter. If the light turns on while driving, pull over in a safe spot as soon as possible and turn the car off.
After letting the car cool down a bit, check the coolant levels as explained in the owner’s manual. Add coolant to the car if needed. The light will remain on if there’s a leak, or something wrong with the warning system. If this is the case, contact us today.
Visit Our Lexus Service Center
The dashboard lights inside your 2018 Lexus RX 450h are always doing their job, which is to let you know of any potential vehicle concerns. Lexus of White Plains serves drivers in White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, with convenient repairs for these dashboard lights.