Dashboard safety symbols and
meanings (part 3)


Be sure you are aware of the severity of your dashboard lights and meanings-with help from wbuc team

Safety signs and symbols are used to communicate and send clear messages, instructions, and warnings. Understanding your vehicle's dashboard signs is crucial, as they can speed up the activation process if a quick response is needed.

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All safety symbols should be on for 3-5 seconds after you turn on the ignition, but if it stays on while the engine is running, there is probably something wrong that needs to be fixed. They are a great communication tool, as they clearly state the problem with the vehicle.

Seatbelt reminder warning symbol (small human figure in a car seat with their seat belt strapped over them.) If the driver or passenger does not buckle up the seatbelts while the car is moving, the seatbelt reminder warning appears on the dashboard. Along with a sound to alert the driver, they are responsible for ensuring that all occupants have this on.

Airbag warning symbol (small human figure in a car seat with their seat belt strapped over them.) An airbag is crucial safety equipment that can save your life in an accident. The airbag warning light means that the airbag system is not working correctly. It may be due to incorrect fitment of the airbag or an issue with the computer management system.

 Tyre pressure warning symbol (tire with an exclamation point and the letters "TPMS.") Vehicles with TPMS warning signs on the dashboard often appear if the tire pressure is low, but it also can be triggered due to a fault in the system.

Power steering warning symbol (steering wheel image with an exclamation mark.) This symbol illuminates if there's an issue with the car's power steering system. Never ignore this warning light, as faulty power steering can impact your ability to handle the vehicle.

Steering wheel lock symbol (steering wheel alone with arrows on both sides.) This symbol indicates that the steering wheel is locked. You can unlock the steering wheel by inserting the key and turning it to the first position. You can also try turning the steering wheel simultaneously to unlock it.


Article posted on: 28 December 2022. Author: Megan

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