Subaru Indicator and Warning Lights: What Do They Mean?

No matter how long you've owned your Subaru, you're probably aware of its warning lights by now. While some of these lights might be familiar to you, something you have no clue about might come up. We want to help drivers assess their vehicle's needs, so let us go over with you some of the most crucial Subaru warning lights and what they mean here at Benedict Subaru. You will find our Subaru dealership and on-site service center less than an hour outside of Binghamton, NY in Norwich.

Top Warning Lights of Your Subaru

  1. Low Fuel: if you see a light that looks like a gas pump found at your average service station, it's a sign that your car is critically low on fuel.
  2. Low Tire Pressure: The light for low tire pressure is a circle with tread underneath it and an exclamation point in the middle. If this light pops up, head to the nearest service station to check the pressure and assess damage from the roads in Utica.
  3. Slippage: If you feel your Subaru start to slip on the roads in Oneota noticeably, a yellow light will flash, showing a car with what looks like skid marks behind it. This light means you should correct your driving and avoid slippery areas.
  4. Brake: All cars have parking brakes that you either engage with a handle, button, or pedal. However, if the brake remains on, you will see a giant red light that spells "BRAKE"
  5. Seatbelts: Up front, if you or your passenger see a dashboard red light resembling a person in a seatbelt flashing, it means one of you needs to buckle up immediately. If left unattended, the system will start beeping as a final reminder.

Contact us with Questions

Drivers can click on any of the other Subaru dashboard warnings gets displayed below to find out more information about each one. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to call us or schedule a service appointment at Benedict Subaru. You will find us less than an hour outside Cortland. See you soon!

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What does this little light mean?

Notice a strange or unfamiliar light appearing on the instrument panel of your Subaru? It could be a normal indicator light or it could mean a potential issue with your vehicle.

Find the specific light you’re looking for within the icons provided below. Then, learn what the indicator or warning light means and how we can help diagnose the cause. Remember, don’t wait for a light to come on that signals a simple service. Stick to your vehicle’s Warranty & Maintenance Booklet, or ask us when service is due.

Service Center Hours

  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Benedict Subaru

4814 State Highway 23
Directions Norwich, NY 13815

  • Service: 607.336.2224

Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

  • Animal friendly
  • Committed to our local charities & organizations
  • 24/7 online scheduling
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free shuttle service
  • Outstanding customer satisfaction
  • Subaru Factory Trained Teams
  1. Benedict Subaru

    4814 State Highway 23
    Norwich, NY 13815

    • Sales: 607-334-2224
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