Common Dashboard Warning Lights in Hyundai Vehicles

Have you ever been driving when your check engine light suddenly comes on?  We've all been there, and we've all experienced the frustration that comes along with it.  But don't worry.  There's usually a simple solution right around the corner, and Seidel Hyundai is here to help you.

When driving your Hyundai vehicle on I-76, there's a chance that you may notice a light flickering on your dashboard, one that you haven't seen before or one that you don't see very often.  If this is the case for you, it might appear that one of your dashboard warning lights has been illuminated indicating that one of your vehicle systems needs attention.  Consider these common dashboard warning light indicators and what they mean, as well as what you should do to fix them.

Warning and Indicator Lights

There are many warning lights integrated within your Hyundai's internal computer system which illuminate on your dashboard when something needs attention.  The two most common warning lights on Hyundai vehicles are the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light and the Check Engine Light.  Both are indicated by their own unique light - the TPMS shows an icon of a wheel with an exclamation point and the Check Engine shows an icon of the engine bay.

Let's look at these two most common warning signs in more detail, as well as outline some other lights that may illuminate while you're driving near Reading, PA:

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

This warning light illuminates once you switch on the ignition and it stays lit for approximately three seconds before going off.  The light will remain on after blinking for one minute and will repeatedly blink until the tire pressure monitoring system is remedied.  When one or more of your tires are significantly underinflated, the location of the underinflated tires will display on the LCD screen to indicate to you which specific tires need servicing.

  Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light

To fix, simply inflate the tires that need more pressure and check for any holes or punctures that may be causing the tires to deflate.  If after you fill your tires with air and the TPMS light continues to illuminate, contact our service center at Seidel Hyundai and bring in your vehicle to be examined more closely.

Check Engine Light

The Check Engine Light, also known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is one of the most common warning lights that can illuminate on the dashboard of your Hyundai vehicle.  This warning light illuminates once the ignition is turned on and will stay lit if there is a malfunction with the emission control system.  We recommend having the issue resolved immediately as it is hazardous and potentially dangerous to drive around with your Check Engine Light illuminated.

  Check Engine Light (CEL)/Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

At first recognition of the light, drivers can start by looking under the hood to visibly inspect the engine bay for any obvious leaks or malfunctions.  If at first glance everything looks to be in order, we recommend drivers then call our service department at Seidel Hyundai and have your car brought in to be looked at by one our professionally trained technicians to address the issue.

Additional Warning Lights

   Seat Belt Warning Light
   Electric Power Steering Warning Light (EPS)
   Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
   Parking Brake/Brake Fluid Warning Light

There are a variety of additional warning lights and signals to be aware of, including the Seat Belt Warning Light, Electric Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light, Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light and Parking Brake/Brake Fluid Warning Light.  To learn more about these warning signs and what they mean, refer to the Warning and Indicator Lights section in your Hyundai's owner manual or visit us at Seidel Hyundai in Reading, PA to get the expert service you need to get back on the road today!


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