Usually when the dashboard warning light populates, panic ensues. However, not every warning light that illuminates bares the bad omen of a costly repair or a major malfunction. Sometimes the warning lights can even tell you what systems are in use. If you're still not convinced, we are happy to break down the Hyundai warning lights and their meanings!
Indicates a malfunction in:
Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system.
Indicates that cruise control has been activated.
Indicates a malfunction in the EPS system.
Indicates that the side marker, parking, tail, license plate, instrument panel and headlights have been turned on.
Indicates that the high-beam headlights have been switched on.
Indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low.
Indicates low fuel level. (Amount remaining depends on vehicle; consult your Owner’s Manual for more details.
Indicates a low level of washer fluid.
Indicates that maintenance is required according to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule.
Vehicles with a Smart Key System:
The indicator light flashes after the ENGINE START STOP switch has been turned off to indicate that the system is operating. The indicator light stops flashing after the ENGINE START STOP switch has been turned to ACCESSORY or IGNITION ON mode to indicate that the system has been canceled.
Vehicles without a Smart Key System:
The indicator light flashes after the key has been removed from the engine switch to indicate that the system is operating. The indicator light stops flashing after the registered key has been inserted into the engine switch to indicate that the system has been canceled.
If the vehicle is in danger of slipping or if any of the drive wheels spins, the slip indicator light flashes to indicate that the VSC/TRAC systems are operating. Depending on the vehicle, a buzzer (intermittent) may sound to indicate that VSC is operating.
Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front passenger. The AIRBAG ON or AIRBAG OFF light illuminates to keep the driver/front passenger advised of the system's status.
Indicates a malfunction in:
Indicates low tire inflation pressure.
To disable TRAC and/or VSC
If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, TRAC and VSC may reduce power from the engine to the wheels. You may need to turn the system off to enable you to rock the vehicle in order to free it.
Turning off TRAC
Quickly push and release the switch to turn off TRAC. The TRAC OFF indicator light should come on. Push the switch again to turn the system back on.
Indicates that the right or left turn signal has been activated.
Push and hold the switch while the vehicle is stopped to turn off TRAC and VSC. The TRAC OFF indicator light and VSC OFF indicator light should come on. Push the switch again to turn the system back on.