Subaru Dashboard Lights And Meanings

There are so many dashboard lights that show up occasionally in your Subaru. Sometimes, you don’t even know what they mean and they can make you go panic easily.

Indeed, different Subaru models have various versions of dashboard lights. However, their colors have the same meanings that warn you about the severity of the issue.

In this guide, we will get to know most of the Subaru dashboard lights. Find out more to understand their meanings and what you should do when they come up.

Subaru Dashboard Lights

The Subaru dashboard lights will illuminate if an issue with your vehicle is detected. Then, you can easily find out what’s happening with your car and how severe it is to have a check-up.

  • Red warning light – You should pay immediate attention to the issue.
  • Orange and Yellow warning light – A warning that is not critical but it requires attention as soon as possible.
  • Other colors such as GreenBlueWhite or Grey – Designates the a feature or technology that is currently active.
  • Flashing warning lights inform you of an urgent issue

It’s essential to make yourself familiar with these dashboard lights. Make sure you don’t put yourself in danger due to a serious issue. Look for their meanings in your Owner’s Handbook in case you’re not sure.

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Red Warning Lights

Subaru red warning lights
Red lights warn you of an issue that requires immediate attention in your Subaru vehicle. You should stop everything and go to the nearest mechanic for a check.
Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Charging System Trouble LightSerious Charging System problem.
The vehicle should be brought to a complete stop as quickly as possible or the vehicle may simply stop running.
Charging System Trouble LightThe vehicle’s hybrid battery must be serviced by your dealer or qualified service professional as soon as possible.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightThe car should be pulled over as soon as possible to allow them to cool. If they stay hot, the brake fluid will get hot and boil, at which point brake pressure will be non existent.
Oil Warning LightsWithout the wavy line, your engine is telling you that the oil pressure is low.
Oil Warning LightsA wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low.
Oil Warning LightsIf it is seen on the instrument panel, pull over and shut down the engine as soon as possible to allow it to cool down.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Should stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
Power Steering Trouble Light
Power Steering Trouble LightPull over as soon as possible and shut down the engine and restart it.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorWarn of a failure in one of the air bags, which can only be repaired by your dealer or authorized service center.
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorThe indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorShowing two belted occupants, indicates either the driver or passenger is unbuckled. Regardless, the indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorIndicates a malfunction in the security system.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorClose the door, trunk lid, rear hatch, hood, or whatever is shown as open as soon as possible.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorThe ignition is on and Driver’s Door is the one open. So long as the vehicle is not in gear, there should be nothing to be concerned about.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorIndicate that the Trunk Lid, Hatch or Tailgate is open or not properly latched.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorIndicate that the Trunk Lid, Hatch or Tailgate is open or not properly latched.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorIndicate that the Trunk Lid, Hatch or Tailgate is open or not properly latched.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorIndicate that the Trunk Lid, Hatch or Tailgate is open or not properly latched.
Hood Ajar indicatorsBe sure the hood is closed and/or that nothing is preventing the hood from fully closing.
Keyless Ignition Detection Indicator Indicates that the key is not detected.
Transmission Oil Temperature IndicatorsThe oil temperature in the transmission is too high, which risks transmission failure.
Transmission Oil Temperature IndicatorsThe oil temperature in the transmission is too high, which risks transmission failure.
Transmission Oil Temperature IndicatorsA transmission in a number of instances. Again, pull over and allow the transmission to cool down or there is a risk of failure.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorThe brake is engaged and the ignition on.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorThe brake is engaged and the ignition on.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System IndicatorThe pressure in a tire can be very, very low and not result in a large change in the handling of some vehicles.
Rear Differential Temperature IndicatorIndicates that the oil in the rear differential is too hot.
All Wheel Drive Trouble IndicatorsA problem with an All Wheel Drive system.
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.

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Yellow/Orange Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightName Message
Brake Trouble LightThe car should be pulled over as soon as possible to allow them to cool. If they stay hot, the brake fluid will get hot and boil, at which point brake pressure will be non existent.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorThe brake is engaged and the ignition on.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorThe brake is engaged and the ignition on.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorThe brake is engaged and the ignition on.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorIndicate a fault in the system if illuminated.
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.
If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.
If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsThe engine’s RPM has been reduced.
Low oil pressure can result in serious engine damage, even at reduced RPMs, so have the engine serviced as soon as possible.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsFuel having entered the engine oil. Run the engine until warm to allow the fuel to evaporate. Also, avoid running at a high rpm as well.
Power Steering Trouble Light
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Sunroof Open indicatorsClose the sunroof if you wish.
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor Indicators
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor Indicators
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor Indicators
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Frost or Cold Warning or Snow Mode IndicatoThe outside temperature drops to within a few degrees of freezing (about 40°F).
Frost or Cold Warning or Snow Mode IndicatoIndicate cold weather and the possibility of frost on the roadway.
Frost or Cold Warning or Snow Mode IndicatoIndicate cold weather and the possibility of frost on the roadway.
Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light
Check Engine LightCheck that the gas cap is installed and properly tightened (make sure it clicks at least once).
Check Engine LightIndicates a fault in an emissions related electronic system.
Check Engine LightMeant to convey a likely issue with the engines electrical system.
Check Engine LightMeant to convey a likely issue with the engines electrical system.
Check Engine LightMeant to convey a likely issue with the engines electrical system.
Check Engine LightA minor engine fault has been detected
Check Engine Light
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicate the presence of an electronic key in a push button or, ironically, keyless start, or keyless ignition, vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicate the presence of an electronic key in a push button or, ironically, keyless start, or keyless ignition, vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicate the presence of an electronic key in a push button or, ironically, keyless start, or keyless ignition, vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicate a weak fob battery
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicates that the fob is not detected or has been removed from the vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorIndicates that the fob is not detected or has been removed from the vehicle.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorThe fob is detected but that the battery in the fob is low and should be replaced.
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorReplace the battery as soon as possible. They do NOT use AA or AAA batteries!
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorReplace the battery as soon as possible. They do NOT use AA or AAA batteries!
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorReplace the battery as soon as possible. They do NOT use AA or AAA batteries!
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorGet to get into and start your vehicle only if the correct device is present, has a working battery and is not interfered with by other electronics
Keyless Ignition Detection IndicatorGet to get into and start your vehicle only if the correct device is present, has a working battery and is not interfered with by other electronics
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicator indicates a fault in the stability control system. The vehicle will operate normally, but without the advanced control system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicatorwhen the system is functioning properly and doing its job
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates that the vehicle has detected a fault in the system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates that the vehicle has detected a fault in the system.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorIndicates that the vehicle has detected a fault in the system.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThere is clearly a problem that should be addressed as soon as possible.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicates the system is on and functioning or that the system has a malfunction, respectively.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicates the system is on and functioning or that the system has a malfunction, respectively.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicates the system is on and functioning or that the system has a malfunction, respectively.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsAny of these system variants is turned off using its control switch.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsAny of these system variants is turned off using its control switch.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe traction control system is switched off
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe traction control system is switched off
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe traction control system is switched off
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe traction control system is switched off
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe traction control system is switched off
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsThe Stability Control System has been turned off and that a Traction Control Mode may be chosen to suit the driver or the conditions
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate a malfunction in the traction control or a related Stability Control system.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate a malfunction in the traction control or a related Stability Control system.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate a malfunction in the traction control or a related Stability Control system.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate a malfunction in the traction control or a related Stability Control system.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System IndicatorsThe inflation on one of the tires is reduced about 25% or more. In most cases, that will be about eight pounds
Tire Pressure Monitoring System IndicatorsThe system needs to be reset or could mean that a tire is low as well. Regardless, the tire pressures must be checked for the sake of safety.
Antilock Braking System Trouble LightsThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System Trouble LightsThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System Trouble LightsIn slippery conditions, the driver must control any tendency for the wheels to lock during braking.
Antilock Braking System Trouble LightsIndicate a problem with the 4- or All-wheel Drive system as well as the ABS System. If this is the case, one or more additional indicators will be present. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by a competent shop.
Antilock Braking System Trouble LightsCome on when the ABS system is simply doing its job . It does not indicate a fault
All Wheel Drive Trouble IndicatorsAll-Wheel Drive is disengaged and the drive mechanism is switched to Front Wheel Drive for maintenance or if there is a problem with the system.
All Wheel Drive Trouble IndicatorsAll-Wheel Drive is disengaged and the drive mechanism is switched to Front Wheel Drive for maintenance or if there is a problem with the system.
All Wheel Drive Trouble IndicatorsAll-Wheel Drive is disengaged and the drive mechanism is switched to Front Wheel Drive for maintenance or if there is a problem with the system.
All Wheel Drive Trouble IndicatorsMalfunctions may be indicated by the system before a real problem is obvious, but don’t waste time. Have the system checked out as soon as possible.
Driver Monitoring System IndicatorsIndicates that the system is turned off
Driver Monitoring System IndicatorsIndicates that the system has stopped temporarily because it has overheated or it cannot see the driver face and expressions properly.
Driver Monitoring System IndicatorsIndicates a malfunction in the system.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemA vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemIndicated by a separate alert and text message in the instrument panel.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemThe option has been switched off or has malfunctioned
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemThe option has been switched off or has malfunctioned
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemA vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemThe assist system is inoperative and will not detect vehicles alongside your car.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsA warning chime may also be heard
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsA warning chime may also be heard
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe system is turned off,
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsA fault in the system.
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) IndicatorsIndicates a fault in the system that will require a qualified service shop.
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) IndicatorsIndicates that the system has been switched off.
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) IndicatorsIndicates that the system has been switched off.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem occurs, the engine can be restarted using the Start/Stop button.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem occurs, the engine can be restarted using the Start/Stop button.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsIndicates that intelligent mode is selected, where battery life is automatically maximized.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsIndicates that sport mode is chosen, providing increased performance and leaving battery life in the driver’s hands.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist Indicator
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorA problem with the Hill Start Assist system.
Power and Sport Mode IndicatorA transmission ring gear.
Electronic Power Control IndicatorProblem is detected in the engine electronics
Electronic Power Control IndicatorProblem is detected in the engine electronics
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.
Hybrid Battery Overheat IndicatorIlluminate if the temperature of the inverter with converter assembly is high.
Remote Charge Timer Setting Indicatorthe remote charge timer has been scheduled.
Active, Adaptive and Cornering Light Malfunction
Active, Adaptive and Cornering Light Malfunction
Active, Adaptive and Cornering Light Malfunction
Lamp Out Indicator SymbolOne or more of the headlamp bulbs or other bulbs is burned out or malfunctioning
Lamp Out Indicator SymbolOne or more of the headlamp bulbs or other bulbs is burned out or malfunctioning
Lamp Out Indicator SymbolThe problem is with a low (dipped) beam light.
Headlamp Leveling System WarningIndicates a problem with the system. The vehicle should be taken to your dealer or authorized service center.
Headlamp Leveling System WarningIndicates a problem with the system. The vehicle should be taken to your dealer or authorized service center.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorContinue to function in high or low beam, but they will need to be cycled manually.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorUse as an Automatic Wiper Fault Indicator
Rear Fog Lamp IndicatorWhen the lamps are actually on

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Green Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Flash when the vehicle is immobilized.
Keyless Ignition Detection Indicator Indicate the presence of an electronic key in a push button or, ironically, keyless start, or keyless ignition, vehicle.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorsIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Driver Monitoring System IndicatorsIndicates that the system is turned off
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorThe system is turned off
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem occurs, the engine can be restarted using the Start/Stop button.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem occurs, the engine can be restarted using the Start/Stop button.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem occurs, the engine can be restarted using the Start/Stop button.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorsThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorsThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorsA speed is set
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorsThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsWill be lit when this choice has been made by the driver.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsWill be lit when this choice has been made by the driver.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsWill be lit when this choice has been made by the driver.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsWill be lit when this choice has been made by the driver.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsIndicates that the vehicle is being driven as an electric vehicle only
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsEV mode and the high voltage battery is being saved for a more useful and economical time
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorThe system is activated.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorThe system is activated.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist Indicator
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist Indicator
Power and Sport Mode IndicatorA transmission ring gear.
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move.
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move.
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move.
EV Charging IndicatorIlluminated or blinking while the vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle is not driven away while it is still plugged in.
Lamp Out IndicatorOne or more of the headlamp bulbs or other bulbs is burned out or malfunctioning
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorIndicates that the high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorIndicates that the high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorIndicates that the high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Park Lamp or Tail Light (Canada) IndicatorAll the lights, except the headlights, are in use.
Fog Lamp IndicatorThe fog lamps are activated.
Turn Signal Indicator
Low Beam On indicator

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Blue Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Temperature Warning IndicatorIndicates that the coolant temperature is below what is needed for optimum performance.
Frost or Cold Warning or Snow Mode IndicatorSome charge in the main EV battery may be lost or unavailable due to cold weather. The owners manual will offer methods for warming the battery.
Remote Charge Timer Setting IndicatorThe remote charge timer has been scheduled.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
High or Low Beam on IndicatorsThe light is active only when the high beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades.
High or Low Beam on IndicatorsThe light is active only when the high beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe auto high beam system on

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White/Grey Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightName Message
Master Warning Light IndicatorAlert the driver to look for a message in the information center, but the message will not involve a serious drivability issue.
Brake Override System IndicatorIf a buzzer is not heard, the brake override system is operating. It turned off by releasing the accelerator pedal and stepping on the brake pedal.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System IndicatorIlluminates to confirm that the load setting is selected.
Electric Side Step or Auto Running Board IndicatorIndicates that the running boards have not extended in automatic mode.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemThe system is unavailable, likely because the sensors are dirty
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemThe system is activated.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.The vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning Indicators4The vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIf a problem with the system occurs, the vehicle can be operated normally.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsThe engine is ready to restart
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsIndicates the Start/Stop system is turned off
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorIndicates a problem with the system, which will be spelled out in text on the screen.
Extended Range EV Mode IndicatorsA trip is expected to use all of the high-voltage battery’s charge. Using Hold Mode at higher, highway speeds maximizes both EV miles and fuel efficiency.
Extended Range EV Mode IndicatorsWhen steep grades or mountainous terrain are expected. The mode maintains a reserve electrical charge of the high voltage battery to provide better grade climbing performance, but the vehicle will have less responsive acceleration
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle is not driven away while it is still plugged in.
EV Charging IndicatorWhen in Save mode, the vehicle drives in a way that maintains the charge level of the high voltage battery
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beam system off. The park lights are on
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beam system off

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Conclusion

Keep in mind, you should schedule a service appointment at your earliest convenience when any of your Subaru dashboard lights show up in yellow or orange. If any of them are red and/or blinking, consider stopping everything and taking your car to the nearest Service Department.

See your Owner’s Handbook for more information. Nothing is more important than your safety.

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