As you drive around Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, TX, your Toyota Highlander is constantly monitoring systems and performance to make sure everything is operating at its best.

Whenever it detects an issue, though, it will immediately alert you through various dashboard lights. These lights let you know right away of any potential malfunction, so you can get it fixed before a more serious issue presents itself.

With all the various icons that can appear on the dashboard of your Highlander, our Mike Calvert Toyota team made this guide to help you know exactly what to do when you see one of these warning lights. Schedule a service appointment today.


Toyota Highlander Dashboard Light Guide Houston TX


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Toyota Highlander Warning Lights

The Highlander comes with a digital display right on your dashboard, which will show you various alerts and warnings if the vehicle detects any sort of malfunction. Here are some of the warning lights that may appear on this screen:

  • Malfunction Indicator Lamp: When an icon that looks like a car engine appears on the dashboard display, there might be an issue with the engine, throttle, or transmission control system. It is best to have your car serviced immediately to diagnose and fix the issue.
  • Low Engine Oil Pressure: This dashboard light looks like an old oil can that has a drip of oil coming out of it. When you see this, you will want to bring your car in for service to have the oil changed and the vehicle checked for a possible leak.
  • Charging System Warning Light: When there is a malfunction with the charging system in the Toyota Highlander, you will see this icon, which looks just like a battery. It could mean the alternator or battery is due for a change.
  • High Coolant Temperature Warning Light: When the engine temperature becomes too high, a picture of a thermometer dipped in liquid will illuminate on the dashboard of your Highlander. You will want to stop immediately to let the vehicle cool down. You may also need more or new coolant added.
  • Electric Power Steering System Warning Light: This dashboard light is represented by a steering wheel next to an exclamation point. The best way to have this issue resolved is to have your car inspected as soon as possible.
  • Brake System Warning Light: If you see the word BRAKE on your dashboard, there is a problem with the braking system. This may be an indication that you are low on brake fluid or there is a different malfunction with the system.

Whenever you see any of these warning lights on the dashboard of your Toyota Highlander, you will want your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. That way, you can fix whatever specific issue was detected and get it back to safe and smooth performance.


Need to Have Your Toyota Serviced?

If you notice one of these or any other warning lights on the dashboard of your Toyota Highlander, contact our service center now to make an appointment. Our trained technicians here at Mike Calvert Toyota can figure out what is causing the problem and get it fixed for you quickly.

With their extensive training, access to the latest diagnostic technology, and use of genuine Toyota replacement parts, they will be able to get your Highlander back in top shape. That way, you can head back out on the roads around Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, Texas, with the peace of mind that your Toyota Highlander is performing at its best once again!


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