Subaru Crosstrek Dashboard Symbols

Anytime you've turned on your vehicle, you've probably noticed the variety of lights illuminated on your dashboard. This signifies a normal test of your vehicle's electronics that should turn off after a few seconds. But if one of those lights stays on, you may have a problem. To help our customers in the Middletown, Odessa, and Dover areas figure out what those lights indicate, our team at Winner Subaru have put together this helpful guide.

Your dashboard lights won't change much from year to year. But whenever a model comes equipped with all-new features, it may include different lights. In this Subaru Crosstrek Dashboard Symbols guide, we'll focus on what each light means and if your vehicle is in need of service.

Yellow Lights

Your yellow dashboard lights are a bit less pressing in that they don't typically require immediate attention. If you see one illuminated on your dash, just know that you should address it soon.

  • Check Engine Light: Quite simply, the words Check Engine will pop up on your dash if there's been some sort of malfunction under the hood. Steady illumination could be caused by anything from an emissions system failure to a loose fuel cap. Contact your Subaru dealership right away to have your vehicle examined.
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Light: Depicted as the letters AWD, this light will turn on if the AWD system is failing. It may also illuminate if the pressure in one or more of your tires is too low. Consult your manual and fill your tires at the next opportunity.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Light: This light is comprised of the letters ABS inside a circle. When it turns on, your ABS may have turned off. Have your system examined soon.
  • Coolant Temperature Light: This light looks like a thermometer submerged in liquid, and indicates that the coolant temperature is either too high or too low. The light may turn blueif your engine couldn't heat up, or it may turn red if the engine is overheating. In either case, pull over at the first opportunity and have your Crosstrek examined.
  • Low Engine Oil Light: This light appears as an oil can over liquid. When it illuminates, you're due for an oil change. Contact your Subaru dealer to schedule service.
  • Hill Start Assist Light: Depicted as a vehicle climbing an incline, this light turns on when your Hill Start Assist has failed. Have your system examined at the next opportunity.
  • Low Fuel Light: One of the most common lights, this indicator looks like a fuel pump, and indicates you need more gas. Find your nearest fuel station to fill up.
  • Low Tire Pressure Light: This light is an exclamation point inside of brackets, and will illuminate when one or more of your tires is low. If the light fails to turn on at ignition or begins blinking, it could also indicate a malfunction in your Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Fill your tires or call for service shortly.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) Light: This light looks like a car on a curvy road, and will illuminate when your VDC is malfunctioning. For your safety, you should have this feature examined as soon as possible.
  • Windshield Washer Fluid Light: This light appears as a stream of fluid shooting over your windshield, and will turn on when washer fluid is low. Have your fluid replaced at the next opportunity.

Red Lights

 Red lights indicate more serious problems. If you see any of these lights, they'll need your immediate attention.

  • Battery Charge Light: This light looks like a battery, and indicates that your charging system isn't working properly. You'll want to stop the engine at the first opportunity and examine your alternator belt. If the belt appears to be in good condition, you'll need to contact your Subaru dealer for service.
  • Brake System Light:Depicted as an exclamation point inside a circle, this light means your brake system may be malfunctioning. For your safety, you'll need to have your brakes inspected right away.
  • Seatbelt Lights: These lights look like passengers secured with seatbelts, and there's one for the driver and front passenger. The light will blink and a chime will be emitted to remind you to fasten your seatbelt. It may also indicate a problem with the safety system. Call your dealer for inspection right away.
  • Door Open Light: This light appears as a vehicle with open doors, and indicates that one or more of your car's doors are open. Stop the vehicle immediately to close them.
  • Oil Pressure Light: This light looks like an oil can and indicates that either your oil pressure is low or the system isn't working properly. Have your oil pressure inspected right away.
  • Power Steering Light: Depicted as a steering wheel with an exclamation point next to it, this light turns on when your power steering has failed. Call for service as soon as possible.
  • Rear Differential Oil Temperature Light: This light appears as R. DIFF TEMP, and turns on when the rear differential oil has overheated. You'll want to pull over at the next safe opportunity, and have your car examined right away.
  • Security Indicator Light: This light looks like a car with a lock over it, and will blink to show the status of your alarm system. If it doesn't blink, your immobilizer system has malfunctioned. Call your Subaru dealer for service at your next opportunity.
  • SRS Airbag System Light: This light looks like a seated passenger with the airbag deployed. If this indicator blinks or remains steadily illuminated, there may be a problem with either your seatbelt pretensioners or airbag system. Have your vehicle examined immediately.

Subaru Crosstrek Dashboard Symbols: Still Not Sure What That Light Means?

If a light shows up on your dash that we haven't covered in this guide, don't hesitate to ask. All drivers in the Middletown, Odessa, and Dover areas can call our team at Winner Subaru with any questions.

Your warning lights turn on for a reason. For your safety, don't neglect them. Schedule your service appointment at Winner Subaru today!

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