If a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s no guessing what the unexpected appearance of a dashboard symbol is worth to drivers. Let’s admit, we have all been in that situation where we start the car or worse, are on the road, and the dashboard lights up with some obscure symbol we think we know but can’t quite figure out.
Here are 63 dashboard symbols and their meanings to help you make safe driving choices. Use our Dashboard Symbol Guide to help you to decide whether to continue driving or to pull over and request roadside assistance.
Remember, not all symbols are universal. If you are unsure, it’s best to refer to your owner’s manual or contact your dealer.
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