Nissan Sentra Dashboard Lights


With a digital instrument cluster and a user-friendly infotainment system, the Nissan Sentra puts lots of information at your fingertips. Your car's warning lights and indicators might be some of the most important, though.

So, what do all these symbols mean? What should you do if you see them? The team at Mears Nissan finds out. To show drivers in Canton, Alliance, and Bolivar, OH, what to do, we took at closer look at the 2020 Nissan Sentra dashboard lights.


Nissan Sentra Warning & Indicator Lights


Your dashboard lights can remind you when to schedule maintenance or warn you about a serious problem. While you can find a full rundown of your lights inside your owner's manual, we put together a list of some of the most important ones and what they mean.

  • Engine Oil Pressure - Oil changes are part of your routine maintenance. If you haven't had one in a while, your car will remind you with a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can. Driving with old oil or not enough can damage your engine, so schedule an oil change right away.
  • Low Tire Pressure - If one of your tires has low air, you'll probably see a light that looks like a wheel. If you check the air and they all seem fine, your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) might be malfunctioning.
  • Malfunction Indicator - Most drivers refer to this as the Check Engine light since it looks like your engine. Despite the nickname, there are a few things that can cause it to turn on. Usually, it's a sign that there's something wrong with your emissions system.
  • Anti-lock Braking System - When there's a problem with your anti-lock braking system, you'll see the letters ABS light up. There's no need to panic, though. You can still stop safely using your main brakes. Just get these looked at as soon as you can.
  • Brake Warning Light - The more serious brake light is when your main brakes are malfunctioning. This warning light can look like an exclamation mark inside a circle. You should also make sure your BRAKE light goes off when you remove the parking brake. If you see either of these after you take the parking brake off, don't continue driving. Call a tow truck instead.
  • Charge System Warning - When you've got a low battery or run into problems with your alternator, you'll see a light that looks like your car battery. Try to conserve power and drive straight to the service center.

Schedule Service

To learn more about your Nissan Sentra dashboard lights, visit the service center at Mears Nissan. Our certified technicians are happy to help drivers in Canton, Alliance, and Bolivar, OH, figure out what your car is trying to say, then help you get back on the road.

Whether you need simple maintenance or more extensive service, our technicians will be able to install genuine Nissan parts. These were made specifically for your model, so they'll be the best fit and give you the most dependable performance.

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