Toyota RAV4 Dashboard Lights

RAV4 2018e driving around Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield when a light appears on the dashboard, you might grow somewhat concerned. However, each light represents something different. Some show that a system has been activated, while others could signify a malfunction.

We’ll show you the differences among the Toyota RAV4 dashboard lights in this helpful guide. Learn what they represent, and contact Andy Mohr Toyota if you have any questions.

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Toyota RAV4 Warning Lights

Warnings lights will inform you of a possible malfunction in one of the vehicle’s systems. Some examples include…

Brake System Warning Light

ABS warning lightSeeing BRAKE in all caps could designate several things. The brake fluid may be low, or the brake system may be malfunctioning. However, the light could also come on if the parking brake isn’t fully released. If the light turns off once that brake is released, then you should be good to go.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This light looks like an engine. If it appears on the dashboard, then there could a malfunction in the:

  • Electronic engine control system
  • Electronic throttle control system
  • Electronic automatic transmission control system

Electric Power Steering System Warning Light

When you see a steering wheel with an exclamation point next to it, then there’s a possible malfunction in the electric power steering system. If the light pops up, you’ll want to have your RAV4 looked at right away.

Seat Belt Reminder Light

This light appears as a person wearing a seat belt, and it simply means that the driver or front passenger hasn’t completely fastened their seat belt. Once that’s done, the light should turn off.

Low Fuel Level Warning Light

low fuel warning lightWhen you see an image of a fuel pump, then you know you’re running low on gas (at 2.4 gallons or lower remaining). Fill up the tank as soon as possible, and the light should then go away.

RAV4 Indicator Lights

The indicator lights simply let you know the operating state of various systems inside the RAV4. They include…

Turn Signal Indicator

This indicator light is represented by two arrows facing away from each other. If you signal left, the left arrow will blink. And if you signal right, the right one will blink.

Headlight High Beam Indicator

This light appears as a capital D with five horizontal lines to the left of it. When you turn your high beams on, this indicator will pop up on the dashboard.

Sport Indicator

When you activate Sport mode, you’ll see SPORT in all caps on the dash. This mode is great for sporty driving or traveling in mountainous regions.

Cruise Control Indicator (if Equipped)

Cruise control is a great feature to use when you want to maintain a set speed without pushing on the accelerator. If your RAV4 is equipped with it, you simply press the ON-OFF button to activate this feature. Then, you’ll see the image of an odometer with an arrow pointing to it on the dash.

BSM Indicator (if Equipped)

The Blind Spot Monitor is an optional feature that’ll warn you when a vehicle is in your blind spot. You can manually turn this system on or off, if you’d like. When it’s turned on, you’ll see BSM in all caps on the dash.

Schedule Toyota RAV4 Service Today

If any dashboard light appears in your Toyota RAV4, then our service technicians can take a look at it. While the light might be a simple indicator, it could possibly be a warning, so it’s better to be safe.

So, if you see a dashboard light when driving around Avon, Indianapolis, or Plainfield, don’t wait. Schedule service at Andy Mohr Toyota Service Center today!