What do Subaru WRX dash warning lights mean?
I just bought a gently used sports car—my dream car. And now a dashboard light has come on! What do Subaru WRX dash warning lights mean?
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Congrats on finding your dream car—and don’t panic. You didn’t describe the light, so it’s hard to say what is triggering the light in your Subaru WRX’s dashboard. Hopefully, this table below, which lists some of the most common warning lights on a Subaru dashboard, will be helpful:
|Description of light & color||What light may mean||When to go to mechanic|
|Engine icon; amber||Problems vary from less serious (a loose gas cap) to a failing emissions system.||If tightening your gas cap doesn’t turn off the light, take your WRX to a dealer/mechanic as soon as possible.|
|Gas pump icon; amber||Low fuel||Put gas in your car—or you may run out.|
|Horseshoe-shaped icon with an !; amber||Low tire pressure||Check the tire pressure as soon as you can slow down. Do not continue to drive on one or more tires with low pressure.|
|Person with a strap over their body; red||Seat belt not on||Put on your seatbelt, and the light should go off.|
|Oil can icon; red||Oil pressure is low||Check your oil level as soon as you can safely do so. If the light does not go off after adding oil, immediately take your Subaru to a mechanic to troubleshoot the cause to prevent engine damage.|
|BRAKE letter; red||Problems with your braking system.||Safely stop the car. Tow to a mechanic if necessary. Do not drive with potential brake problems.|
Pay attention to dashboard lights. After all, these lights come on for a reason! Having your mechanic troubleshoot a problem can wind up saving you money on expensive repair bills.
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