Every driver knows that panicked feeling that occurs when you see a symbol light up on the dashboard in the midst of a drive. Drivers wonder how serious the issue is and if they should immediately stop and take action. But knowing the meaning behind the many symbols (52 of them to be exact!) can bring peace of mind to those mid-drive. This infographic is a great resource for drivers and shares the meaning behind the 52 common warning lights that can appear on a car’s dashboard.
The dashboard lights are colored coded by their severity: red lights are a warning and require immediate attention, amber colored are advisory lights to make you aware of an issue that doesn’t need immediate action, and blue/green/white dash lights require no attention and are there to make you aware of a function.
When The Hudson Motor Car Company first introduced dashboard indicators in the 1930s, many drivers disliked them and referred to them as “idiot lights” because they made it harder to detect issues early on like the prior gauges had. But dashboard indicators have greatly evolved over time and there are now 52 different issues that our car can alert us to!
infographic by: www.alansfactoryoutlet.com