The Nissan Sentra is a compact car with an exciting, impressive performance. If you see a dashboard light pop up in your Sentra, you’ll want to take the proper steps to make sure that your Sentra is functioning properly.
There are many Nissan dashboard symbols, so we at Faulkner Nissan Jenkintown decided to create this handy Nissan Sentra dashboard light guide to help car owners near Jenkintown, Abington, Glenside, and Philadelphia.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT
If the letters “ABS” light up on your dashboard, this may indicate that your Anti-lock Braking System in not functioning properly. When you see this light, avoid high-speed braking and abrupt stopping. Get to a service center
as soon as possible to ensure that everything is functioning properly.
ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT
If you see an illuminated oil can on your Nissan Sentra dashboard, your car has low engine oil pressure. When you see this warning light, pull off to the side of the road or to another safe area, stop the engine immediately, and call a service center.
LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT
If the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is equipped, you may see an exclamation point inside of parentheses—“(!)”—when the system is not functioning properly or there’s low tire pressure. When you see this warning light, adjust the air pressure according to your owner’s manual. If after adjusting the air pressure the light still will not turn off, take your vehicle to a service center.
The master warning light is displayed as a triangle with an exclamation point in the middle. When the Master Warning is equipped, it will sense a variety of different items in your Sentra, such as:
• Low washer fluid warning
• Loose fuel cap warning
• Emergency brake warning
• Headlight system warning
• Cooperative Intelligent Transport System warning
When you see this light, contact a Nissan service center for further guidance.
NISSAN INTELLIGENT KEY® WARNING LIGHT
This warning light indicates potential issues with your Nissan Intelligent Key®. If a light with a picture of a key with the word “KEY” blinks in yellow, it’s indicating that the door is closed, but the key has been left outside the vehicle.
If you see this symbol blinking in green, the key’s battery is running low on power. Consult your owner’s manual for how to replace the batteries.
When you see the symbol illuminated in a steady yellow rather than a blinking yellow, there may be a malfunction with the Electronic Steering Column Lock system or the Intelligent Key® system. Consult your owner’s manual for further assistance when this light appears.
POWER STEERING WARNING LIGHT
This dashboard light turns on to indicate that the power steering system may not be functioning properly, requiring service. It’s important to note that when you see an illuminated “PS” on your dashboard, there’s no power assist for the steering, but you will still have control of the vehicle. Therefore, greater steering effort may be required to operate the steering wheel, especially at low speeds or during sharp turns.
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT
This indicator light displays as an engine symbol and may indicate a potential emissions control malfunction. However, this light may come on if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing or if your Sentra is low on fuel. Double check the fuel-filler cap and that your car has at least three gallons of fuel. If those areas are okay and the light still doesn’t turn off, take your car to a service center.
SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT
The slip indicator light will turn on when the Vehicle Dynamic Control is operating, and it indicates that the vehicle may be nearing its traction limits. Exercise caution when you see a car with skid symbols, as the roads may be slippery.
VISIT OUR SERVICE CENTER TODAY
If you have a dashboard light illuminated in your Nissan Sentra, stop by our service center. Our technicians are experienced and factory trained in Nissan dashboard symbols, so they can service your car and get you back to enjoying all that the Sentra has to offer.