Dashboard Indicator Lights Explained

From the economical Impreza to the stylish and versatile Ascent and Forester, Subaru vehicles are well-known for being exceptionally capable vehicles on dirt and on the pavement. But even the most capable Subaru needs routine service. Occasionally, you may even see a dashboard indicator light appear on your vehicle's dashboard, alerting you to the need for expert service. The next time you see a strange light pop up on your dashboard, bring your vehicle to Brilliance Subaru of Elgin, IL. As Chicago's only Eco-Friendly Subaru dealer, we strive to offer excellent service with competitive pricing and the care and commitment to customer service you'd expect.

Why Worry About Dashboard Indicator Lights?

Dashboard indicator lights are your Subaru's way of telling you what's going on with your vehicle. Some lights are meant to inform you if you activate or deactivate a critical feature, while others warn you of impending issues that may require a service technician to diagnose. You'll also see these lights illuminate all at once when you start your vehicle. Whenever there's an issue detected by your Subaru, it triggers the appropriate warning light.
Here are a few examples to note:
  • Check Engine Warning Light - If you see this light while driving, bring your vehicle to Brilliance Subaru for service as soon as possible.
  • All-Wheel Drive Warning Light - This light indicates a diameter mismatch between tires, which could affect your vehicle's AWD system.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning Light - You'll see this light if coolant temperatures are too high or too low for optimal operation.
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS) Warning Light - This light warns if the ABS system malfunctions or otherwise requires service.
  • Engine Low Oil Level Warning Indicator - You'll see this light if engine oil levels drop below safe operating levels.
Ignoring any of these lights could spell an expensive disaster for your vehicle. Instead of putting off service, bring your vehicle into Brilliance Subaru for a quick and comprehensive checkup today.
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Why Trust Brilliance Subaru for Service?

There are plenty of good reasons to trust Brilliance Subaru for your service and repair needs. Our relaxed and pleasant environment and our heated and air-conditioned service drive makes service a breeze. We also offer a spacious and comfortable waiting room complete with HDTV and free Wi-Fi. If you're on the go, grab one of our complimentary brand-new loaner cars. Bringing Fido along for the ride? We even offer a pet-friendly Subaru Dog Park on-site.
Visit our brand-new state-of-the-art facility built exclusively for the Subaru brand and see why Subaru owners from all over Elgin, St. Charles, Bartlett, and Schaumburg, IL.

Brilliance Subaru

1500 N Randall Rd
Directions Elgin, IL 60123

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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday Closed