Chrysler Pacifica Dashboard Light Guide
Every car has dashboard indicator lights to let you know the vehicle’s current status on the roads of Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge. Some let you know that systems are working properly, like your cruise control. Others, like your check engine light, can let you know that there is a potential problem. Seeing these lights can be frustrating if you don’t know what they mean.
Nobody wants to spend precious time digging through an owner’s manual to figure out what an arcane light means, so it’s good to have a quick reference nearby to help with the most common lights you might encounter. Check out this handy guide to your common Chrysler Pacifica dashboard lights, and know what that next indicator means when it lights up your console, and if your vehicle requires maintenance.
Chrysler Pacifica Indicator and Warning Lights
There are two main categories of Chrysler Pacifica dashboard lights you might see. These are instrument warning lights that let you know something is potentially wrong, and instrument indicator lights, which let you know something is working properly and engaged.
Warning lights let you know there’s an issue with some part of your system, including air bags, seatbelts, general malfunctions, oil pressure, and more.
If you see a passenger in seat with a circle in front of them, that’s an air bag indicator. It means there’s a problem with the system and your air bags may not engage when needed.
Battery Charge Warning Light
If you see a light that resembles a battery, this means that the battery isn’t charging properly. If it remains on, then there’s a problem with the charging system. Pull over if this is the case, and have your vehicle serviced immediately.
Brake Warning Light
If you see the word “BRAKE” illuminated on your dashboard, then it means one of three issues: the parking brake is on, the brake fluid level is low, or there’s an issue with the brake system master cylinder reservoir. If the parking brake isn’t applied and the brake fluid isn’t low, then take it in for service.
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
If you see a solid red light that looks like an engine, it means there’s a malfunction in your engine somewhere. It could just be a loose gas cap, so check that first. If it doesn’t go off, and the light remrains on as the engine is running, then get your car in for service.
Oil Pressure Warning Light
If you see what looks like an oil lamp, this is letting you know that you have low oil pressure. If this turns on while you’re driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine. Then, have the vehicle immediately serviced. Don’t operate the vehicle since engine damage may occur.
A light that looks like a passenger with their seatbelt on indicates that you need to buckle up!
Indicator lights just let you know that one of your systems is engaged and working properly. Here are a few examples.
A headlight with several beams coming off of it tells you your high beams are on. One with a vertical line crossed through it means your fog lights are active.
LaneSense Indicator Light
A light that resembles a car swerving indicates the function of your LaneSense system. Depending on the color, it could mean one of the following:
- White: The LaneSense system is on, and none—or only the left or right—lane markings have been detected.
- Yellow: The system has detected a lane drift situation. If it’s flashing, it means the vehicle is in a lane departure situation.
- Green: The system is on, both lane markings have been detected, and the system is armed to monitor lane drift.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid Indicator
As the name of the light suggests, this light, if equipped, notifies you that the windshield washer fluid is low. This indicator looks like a window with a windshield wiper across it.
Auto Start/Stop Light
If you have the auto start/stop system, your vehicle will save fuel when it comes to a stop, by turning the engine off. When you press down on the brake and come to a full stop, a green icon in the instrument cluster (displaying the letter A) will turn on. If there is a stop/start issue requiring dealer service, a yellow icon will be on when the vehicle is stopped.
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