Lexus IS 300 Dashboard Symbols

When traveling the roads of Yonkers, White Plains and Scarsdale in your 2018 Lexus IS 300 , you might see a light on the dashboard come on. So, what does that dashboard symbol mean?

Our service team is here to answer that very important question. We’ve put together this comprehensive 2018 Lexus IS 300 dashboard symbols guide to give some background about what those dashboard lights mean. If you don’t have access to your owner’s manual or just want some further information, read below to learn more.

Check Engine Light

Shaped like an engine, this light is important to pay attention to if it turns on. When the check engine light flashes, it could mean the IS 300 engine is misfiring, which could cause damage to the engine if improper use continues.

If the light remains solid, an electrical system issue may be the cause or even a minor problem like the gas cap being loose. If the light doesn’t turn off after a few drives, bring your vehicle to our service center for a look.

Tire Pressure Warning Light

This light, which essentially looks like an exclamation point surrounded by parentheses, turns on when low tire pressure is detected. This could be from natural causes, like a sharp drop in temperatures as the seasons change, or from an issue like a flat tire.

Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the level specified. This can be found inside the door jamb on the driver’s side door of the Lexus IS 300 . If the light does not turn off even after the tire pressure has been adjusted, we’ll look at your car. If the light blinks for 60 seconds then stays on, there may be a malfunction in the tire pressure warning system itself.

ABS Warning Light

If the dashboard lights up and says “ABS,” the ABS warning light has turned on. This indicates that the ABS brakes or the brake assist system is malfunctioning. If the light is on, the brake assist system may have been deactivated, which can make the vehicle tougher to stop if you must brake quickly.

If the light remains on the next time you turn the key, our service center will find the root of the brake issue.

Brake System Warning

If an all-caps “BRAKE” light turns on and is accompanied by a buzzing sound, this indicates a potential issue with the brake system. The brake fluid level may be low, which could cause the vehicle to skid or not brake properly when you tap the brakes. Or, the brake system could be malfunctioning.

When the light comes on with the buzzing sound, pull over in a safe spot as soon as possible and turn the vehicle off. You can call our service center for further guidance.

Our Service Center Is Here to Help

If any of the lights from our 2018 Lexus IS 300 dashboard symbols guide have turned on in your Lexus IS 300, we invite you to stop in to the Lexus of White Plains service center to have the issue looked at. We’ll investigate what might be causing the dashboard lights to kick on and perform regular maintenance for Yonkers, White Plains and Scarsdale drivers.

 

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