The lights on your Toyota RAV4 dashboard are there to help you stay aware of your vehicle’s performance and various systems. Some of these lights are there just to keep you aware of certain systems that are in use, while others are warnings to let you know of a malfunction.

Whenever you see one of these icons appear on the dashboard of your RAV4 while driving through Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, TX, it is important to know what they each mean, so you know what steps to take next. To help you identify what the issue may be, our Mike Calvert Toyota team made this Toyota RAV4 dashboard lights guide for you below. Schedule a service appointment today.


Toyota RAV4 Dashboard Light Guide Houston TX

ABS Warning Light

When you see the letters ABS appear on the dashboard, this is letting you know there is a malfunction in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) or brake assist system. It is advised to have your brakes inspected as soon as possible to see what is causing the issue.


Dashboard Light Guide Mike Calvert Toyota

Brake System Warning Light

If you see the word BRAKE on the dashboard of your Toyota RAV4, there is either a malfunction within the braking system or you have low brake fluid. This issue should be fixed immediately before you continue to drive.


Battery Icon Illuminated Dashboard Light

Charging System Warning Light

If there is an issue with the vehicle’s charging system, you will se a battery icon illuminated on the dashboard. This may mean you need a new alternator or battery.


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High Coolant Temperature Warning Light

If the engine starts to overheat, a warning light that looks like a thermometer placed in liquid will be shown. It is best to stop driving to let the engine cool off and check to see if it is time for your next oil change.


Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

When you start to run low on engine oil pressure, an icon of an oil can is found on the dashboard. You will want to have more oil added or possibly a full oil change performed. If the light comes back on after a change, you may have a leak somewhere that needs to be fixed.


Low Tire Pressure Light

Tire Pressure Warning Light

If you have low pressure in any of the tires on your Toyota RAV4, a warning light of an exclamation point inside a tire will appear on the dashboard. This could indicate a potential flat, or just mean you need to refill the tires with more air.


Toyota RAV4 Dashboard

Indicator Lights

While the above lights signify a particular problem your RAV4 has detected, other lights are just there to let you know when certain systems are in use.

  • Automatic High Beam Indicator: When your automatic high beams are activated, a green high beam indicator with the letter A inside it will show up on the dashboard. This means your RAV4 will turn your high beams on and off when needed.
  • BSM Indicator: If equipped with the Blind Spot Monitor, the letters BSM show up each time the system detects a vehicle approaching in your blind spot.
  • Drive Mode Indicator: To keep you aware of which mode you are driving in, the letters ECO or SPORT will be shown when you are in that particular driving mode. When in ECO Mode, you’ll enjoy more efficient performance.

Schedule to Have Your Toyota RAV4 Repaired

Did you notice one of these or another dashboard light in your Toyota RAV4? Bring your car by our service center here at Mike Calvert Toyota and our professionals can figure out what is causing the malfunction.

With their expertise of Toyota models and access to the latest diagnostic equipment, they will be able to quickly identify the cause of the issue and get it properly fixed for you. Drivers around Houston, Sugarland, and Pearland, Texas, can schedule an appointment now to have their RAV4 inspected and repaired.


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