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Dashboard Warning Lights Part 2

This is part two in our short three part series on identifying the warning lights that may illuminate on your car's dashboard. We feel It's important to understand the possible dashboard warning lights that may come on in your car, and more importantly, what they mean.

What Does The Electronic Throttle Control Light Signify?

This light will commonly come on when starting your car. If it stays on or illuminates when you're driving, this can mean there is a significant issue with your vehicle's electronic throttle control system.  As you're driving, take note of how it's driving. If it's driving normally, make a service appointment as soon as possible. If you your vehicle pulls, stalls, or if you feel inconsistencies in the throttle, stop driving the car. Pull over to the side of the road and tow the car to a service center.  

What Does It Mean If The Traction Control Light Comes On?

The traction control light should come on along with the ABS light. These two systems work in tandem. If the light flashes, this is letting you know that the driving conditions are dangerous. If the light stays on, this can imply that there is a problem with the traction control system. Make an appointment and take it to be serviced as soon as possible.

What Do I Do If The Powertrain Malfunction Light Is On?

The Powertrain Malfunction Light alerts to an issue with the powertrain. This can mean anything involving the engine or transmission. To avoid unsafe scenarios or more issues, shut the car off, and have it towed to a service shop. Do not drive when this indicator is illuminated.Understanding the lights on your dashboard is important and we hope this video was helpful.

You can find the other videos in the Dashboard Warning Light series here:Dashboard Warning Lights Part 1
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