Your Subaru’s Dashboard Indicator Lights

& What They Mean to You

Your Subaru’s Dashboard Indicator Lights

& What They Mean to You

Austin Subaru (ABS) Warning Light
Antilock Braking System (ABS) Warning Light

We recommend that you have the ABS system repaired at the first available opportunity by your SUBARU dealer.

Subaru All Wheel Drive Warning Light
All-Wheel Drive Warning Light (CVT Models)

This light flashes if the vehicle is driven with tires of differing diameters fitted on the wheels or with an excessively low air pressure in any of the tires.

Subaru Charge Warning Light
Charge Warning Light

If this light illuminates when the engine is running, it may indicate that the charging system is not working properly.

Subaru Coolant Temperature Warning Light
Coolant Temperature Low Indicator/High Warning Light

CAUTION After turning the ignition switch to the “ON” position, if this indicator light/warning light remains blinking or illuminated in BLUE or RED, the electrical system may be malfunctioning. Contact your SUBARU dealer immediately for an inspection.

Subaru Engine Low Oil Level Warning Light
Engine Low Oil Level Warning Indicator

This light illuminates when the engine oil level decreases to the lower limit. If the warning light does not turn off after refilling the engine oil, or the warning light illuminates even though the engine oil level is within the normal range, have the vehicle checked by a SUBARU dealer.

Subaru Hill Holder Indicator Light
Hill Holder Indicator Light (OR) Hill Start Assist OFF Indicator Light

WARNING When the Hill start assist warning light illuminates, have the vehicle inspected at an authorized SUBARU dealer. While the Hill start assist system is deactivated, the Hill start assist OFF indicator light illuminates continuously to inform the driver that the Hill start assist system is not operational.

Subaru Low Fuel Warning Light
Low Fuel Warning Light

The low fuel warning light illuminates when the tank is nearly empty, at approximately 2.6 US gal (10.0 liters, 2.2 lmp gal). It only operates when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position.

Subaru Oil Pressure Warning Light
Oil Pressure Warning Light

If this light illuminates when the engine is running, it may indicate that the engine oil pressure is low and the lubricating system is not working properly. If the oil level is low, add oil immediately. If the engine oil is at the proper level but the light remains illuminated, contact your nearest SUBARU dealer immediately.

Subaru Rear Differential Oil Temp Light
Rear Differential Oil Temperature Warning Light (STI)

CAUTION If the R.DIFF TEMP warning light illuminates, reduce vehicle speed and stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible. Park the vehicle for several minutes. After the light turns off, you can start driving. If the light does not turn off, contact the nearest SUBARU dealer for service.

Subaru Security Indicator Light
Security Indicator Light

This indicator light shows the status of the alarm system. It also indicates operation of the immobilizer system.

Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control Warning Light
Vehicle Dynamics Control Warning/Operation Indicator Light (OR) Slip Indicator (BRZ)

The Vehicle Dynamics Control system provides its ABS control through the electrical circuit of the ABS system. You will be safe while driving with the condition, but drive carefully and have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Subaru Windshield Washer Fluid Warning Light
Windshield Washer Fluid Warning Indicator

This light illuminates when the fluid level in the windshield washer fluid tank decreases to the lower limit (approximately 1.1 US qt, 1.0 liter, 0.9 lmp qt).

Subaru Access Key Warning Indicator Light
Access Key Warning Indicator Light (if equipped)

The keyless access with push-button start system sounds a warning chime and flashes the access key warning light on the combination meter in order to minimize improper operations and help protect your vehicle from theft.

Subaru Brake System Warning Light
Braking System Warning Light

WARNING Driving with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. This indicates your brake system may not be working properly. If the light remains illuminated, have the brakes inspected by a SUBARU dealer immediately.

Subaru Check Engine Warning Light
Check Engine Warning Light/Malfunction Indicator Light

CAUTION if the CHECK ENGINE light illuminates while you are driving, have your vehicle checked/repaired by your SUBARU dealer as soon as possible. Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system checked could cause serious damage, which may not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty.

Subaru Door Open Warning Light
Door Open Warning Light

The warning light illuminates if any door or the rear gate is not fully closed. This function is effective even if the ignition switch is in the “LOCK”/”OFF” or “ACC” position, or the key is removed from the ignition switch. Always make sure this light is not illuminated before you start to drive.

Subaru Front Passenger Seatbelt Warning Light
Front Passenger’s Seatbelt Warning Light

Your vehicle is equipped with a seatbelt warning device at the driver’s and front passenger’s seat, as required by current safety standards. With the ignition switch turned to the “ON” position, this device reminds the driver and front passenger to fasten their seatbelts by illuminating the warning lights and sounding a chime.

Subaru LED Headlight Warning Light
LED Headlight Warning Light (if equipped)

This light illuminates if the LED headlights malfunction. Have your vehicle inspected at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Subaru Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light (U.S.-spec. models)

WARNING If this light does not illuminate briefly after the ignition switch is turned ON or the light illuminates steadily after blinking for approximately one minute, you should have your Tire Pressure Monitoring System checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

Subaru Power Steering Warning Light
Power Steering Warning Light (except STI)

CAUTION when the power steering warning light is illuminated, there may be more resistance when the steering wheel is operated. Drive carefully to the nearest SUBARU dealer and have the vehicle inspected immediately.

Subaru Seatbelt Warning Light
Seatbelt Warning Light

Your vehicle is equipped with a seatbelt warning device at the driver’s and front passenger’s seat, as required by current safety standards. With the ignition switch turned to the “ON” position, this device reminds the driver and front passenger to fasten their seatbelts by illuminating the warning lights and sounding a chime.

Subaru SRS Airbag System Warning Light
SRS Airbag System Warning Light

WARNING if the warning light flashes, flickers, does not turn on with the ignition, continuously illuminated or turns on when driving, there may be a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately take your vehicle to your nearest SUBARU dealer to have the system checked to prevent the risk of injury.

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