Porsche Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

Porsche Dashboard Warning Symbols and What They Mean

Each new Porsche comes equipped with various warning lights and symbols that help drivers determine what servicing their vehicle might need and when. Some of the Porsche warning lights can be serious, others are simple indicators of normal vehicle functions. For drivers in the Los Angeles, CA, area, knowing what each means can mean being able to take the best possible care of your Porsche.

While most are self-explanatory, it’s a smart idea to take the time to learn what each means to avoid any future problems with your Porsche and possibly bring your Porsche in for servicing. Some of the most common Porsche dashboard indicator and warning lights include the following: Emissions Control Warning Light (Check Engine), Airbag Light, Seat Belt Light, PSM Light, ABS Light, Cruise Control Indicator, Trailer Turn Signal Indicator, Fog Light Indicator, Rear Fog Light Indicator, Tire Pressure Light, Brake Wear Light, Differential Locking Indicator Light, General Warning Light and High Beam Indicator.

Emissions Control Warning Light (Check Engine)

Emissions Control Warning Light (Check Engine) – 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.

Airbag Light

Airbag Light – There is a malfunction with the airbag, and it may not deploy in the event of an accident. Bring your vehicle in for service to protect you and your passengers.

Seat Belt Light

Seat Belt Light – The driver or front passenger needs to fasten his or her seat belt.

PSM Light

PSM Light – The Porsche Stability Management system has been deactivated or failed. Drive carefully, and seek service immediately.

ABS Light

ABS Light – The Anti-Lock Brake System is deactivated. You can slow and stop, but the system won’t sense or respond to emergency braking or vehicle instability.

Cruise Control Indicator

Cruise Control Indicator – Cruise control is activated and ready to set speed.

Trailer Turn Signal Indicator

Trailer Turn Signal Indicator – When trailering, this indicates your turn has been activated.

Fog Light Indicator

Fog Light Indicator – Your front fog lights have been turned on.

Rear Fog Light Indicator

Rear Fog Light Indicator – Your rear fog lights have been turned on.

Tire Pressure Light

Tire Pressure Light – 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

Brake Wear Light – 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.

Differential Locking Indicator Light

Differential Locking Indicator Light – 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

General Warning Light – With a general warning light, you’ll want to consult your multi-purpose display for more information.

Emissions Control Warning Light (Check Engine)

High Beam Indicator – Your high beams are on; be mindful of turning them off for oncoming drivers.

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