Porsche Dashboard Warning Lights Explained
Is one of your Porsche dashboard symbols illuminated? While some Porsche warning lights can be cause for concern, some are just indicators of normal vehicle functions. Next time you see a light pop up in your vehicle, simply consult Porsche Fremont’s guide to Porsche dashboard symbols to determine whether or not you should seek service.
Common Porsche Dashboard Symbols & Meanings
Emissions Control Warning Light (Check Engine)
Meaning: The check engine light can signify an issue with the engine itself, fuel or fuel injection systems, ignition, or exhaust. This system can also be set off from high emissions caused by something simple like a loose gas cap.
Icon: Person with airbag deployed in front of them
Meaning: There is a malfunction with the airbag, and it may not deploy in the event of an accident on the streets of Menlo Park. Bring your vehicle in for service to protect you and your passengers.
Seat Belt Light
Icon: Person with seat belt
Meaning: The driver or front passenger needs to fasten his or her seat belt.
Icon: Triangle with an exclamation point within a circle
Meaning: The Porsche Stability Management system has been deactivated or failed. Drive carefully, and seek service immediately.
Icon: Circle with “ABS” in the center and one curved line on either side
Meaning: The Anti-Lock Brake System is deactivated. You can slow and stop on Los Altos roads, but the system won’t sense or respond to emergency braking or vehicle instability.
Cruise Control Indicator
Icon: Speedometer with arrow indicator
Meaning: Cruise control is activated and ready to set speed.
Trailer Turn Signal Indicator
Icon: Two arrows pointing left and right with the number 1 in the middle
Meaning: When trailering around San Jose, this indicates your turn has been activated.
Fog Light Indicator
Icon: Green lamp facing left with three horizontal lines and one squiggly vertical line going through them
Meaning: Your front fog lights have been turned on.
Rear Fog Light Indicator
Icon: Yellow lamp facing right with three horizontal lines and one squiggly vertical line going through them
Meaning: Your rear fog lights have been turned on.
Tire Pressure Light
Icon: Flat tire with an exclamation point inside
Meaning: One or more of your tires have insufficient pressure. Pullover and fill to an appropriate level, making sure to check for signs of leaks or damage.
Brake Wear Light
Icon: BRAKE in red letters
Meaning: If a circle with a red exclamation point inside a circle is under the word, pull over immediately, as something is wrong with the braking system. You’ll need to schedule service ASAP. If you see a red circle with the letter “P” in it under the word, it means the parking brake hasn’t been released. Release the parking brake before continuing on your way to Saratoga or wherever you may be headed.
Differential Locking Indicator Light
Icon: Four tires and axles
Meaning: Depending on the vehicle, this can mean your system is locked or open or that there is an issue with the system.
General Warning Light
Icon: Large exclamation point
Meaning: With a general warning light, you’ll want to consult your multi-purpose display for more information.
High Beam Indicator
Icon: Blue left facing lamp with horizontal lines coming out
Meaning: Your high beams are on; be mindful of turning them off for oncoming drivers in Los Gatos.
Porsche Fremont Can Diagnose Your Porsche Warning Lights
When Bay Area drivers need Porsche service, they turn to the Porsche Fremont service center near Milpitas. If you have questions about one of your Porsche warning lights, contact our experienced technicians today! We can help diagnose your vehicle and schedule a service pick up if it needs to be seen!