Lexus RX 350 Dashboard Lights
As you drive your Lexus RX 350 on the roads of White Plains, Yonkers, or Scarsdale, you might notice a light on the dashboard kick on while driving. Of course, your first thought is likely, “Well, what does that mean?”
At Lexus of White Plains, we’ve put together this convenient guide to explain what some of those lights on the dashboard are trying to tell you. If you’re out for a drive and can’t access your owner’s manual or are just looking for supplementary information, read on to learn more.
Tire Pressure Warning Light
This indicator looks like an exclamation point inside parentheses with tire treads near the bottom. If this light comes on, check tires for low air pressure.
Make sure you adjust the tire pressure to the recommended pressure in the Lexus RX 350. This can be found inside the driver’s door. If the dashboard light is blinking for a noticeable amount of time (about 30-60 seconds) before turning solid, bring your vehicle to our service center, as there may be an issue with the monitoring system itself.
Check Engine Light
This engine-shaped dashboard light is important to look at if it kicks on. If the light is flashing, it may signify an issue with the engine on the RX 350 misfiring, which could cause damage over time. If the light is solid, it could be just about anything from an issue with the electronics to a loose gas cap.
If the light doesn’t turn off after a few errands or a couple of trips, we’re happy to look at it so the issue is resolved.
Brake System Warning
If this all-capital-letters red light comes on, the brake system needs attention. There could be low brake fluid, which might cause your car to skid or slide when tapping the brakes. There may also be a malfunction of the brake system.
If the light comes on while driving and a buzzing sound accompanies it, pull over in a safe area as soon as possible and turn the car off. You can call our service center for more information or guidance for your Lexus RX 350.
ABS Warning Light
If this dashboard light comes on, with the letters “ABS” lit up, the brake assist system may have been deactivated. This can make it tougher to stop the vehicle in a hard-brake situation. Call our service center for your next steps after doing so.
Visit Our Service Center
Performing regular vehicle maintenance goes a long way toward protecting the Lexus RX 350 for years to come. From oil changes to fluid top-offs to rotating the tires, our service professionals work hard to keep your car running efficiently.
Regular maintenance can prevent serious issues from developing down the road, and can prevent some of these dashboard lights from turning on in the first place. When you need care for a Lexus near White Plains, Yonkers, or Scarsdale, visit Lexus of White Plains.