Dashboard Warning Lights Part 2

This is part two in our short three part series on identifying the warning lights that may illuminate 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 vehicle's electronic throttle control system.  As you're driving, pay atten to how it's driving. If it's driving normally, make a service appointment as soon as possible. If you your car pulls, 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 flashes, this is informing you that the driving conditions are dangerous. If the light stays on, this can tell you that there is a problem with the traction control system. Make an appointment and take it to be serviced as soon as possible.

The Powertrain Malfunction Light Is On

The Powertrain Malfunction Light alerts to an issue with the powertrain. This can mean anything involving the engine or transmission. To stay away from danger or further issues, shut the car off, and have it towed to a service shop. Don't drive while this light is illuminated.Understanding the lights on your dashboard is crucial and we hope this video was informative.

Watch the other videos in our series here:Dashboard Warning Lights Part 1
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