Seeing an unfamiliar symbol pop up on your dashboard can be a serious source of stress. By consulting Nissan 24's Nissan Rogue dashboard light guide, proactive Rogue owners in Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, MA, can quickly find out a mystery symbol's meaning, get help if needed, and get back to their travels in no time. Check out the Nissan Rogue's top 10 need-to-know symbols below.

1. Anti-lock brakes: The letters "ABS" may illuminate if there's a problem with the vehicle's anti-lock braking system. When the light is on, the anti-lock brake function is automatically turned off. Take your Rogue in for service to have the system evaluated and fixed.

2. Blind Spot Warning: If your new Nissan Rogue is equipped with the available Blind Spot Warning system, a light may glow depicting an aerial view of a car and another vehicle traveling close behind it in the adjacent lane. This light comes on when a vehicle is in your blind spot. Wait to depart your parking space or switch lanes.

3. Brake warning: "BRAKE" in bold type may appear for one of two reasons: The parking brake is in use or the system's brake fluid is low. Disengage the parking brake. If the light remains on, check the fluid level or have the vehicle checked by a certified Nissan specialist.

4. Charge warning: The dreaded charge light is synonymous with battery or alternator issues. Shaped like a battery box, this symbol requires prompt attention. Investigate under the hood to check the condition of the alternator belt. Seek assistance if the belt is loose, missing, or broken.

5. Forward Emergency Braking: Models equipped with Forward Emergency Braking systems may show this light when the system has been manually set to off or is temporarily unavailable. The symbol looks like two car ends within close proximity of one another with sensor lines in between.

6. Low tire pressure: In the case of low tire pressure in one or more of your Rogue's tires, the tire pressure monitoring system will light up its corresponding light that will appear as an exclamation in parentheses. Manually check and refill tires to their recommended pressure levels as soon as it's safe to do so.

If the light appears without its accompanying message in the vehicle information display, the monitoring system isn't functioning properly and requires maintenance.

7. Master warning: A triangular caution symbol with an exclamation point inside may come up for a variety of reasons, from low fuel to a door ajar to an error with the all-wheel drive system. Luckily, this symbol is always accompanied by a detailed message in the vehicle information display.

8. Malfunction indicator: Seeing an outline of an engine lit up indicates a potential issue with the vehicle's emissions control system. If you're not low on gas and the gas cap is secured tightly, this is most likely the case. Though, it could also point to a transmission issue. Proceed with caution and get your Rogue to a service center.

9. Power steering: A steering wheel and exclamation symbol appearing together indicate that there's an issue with the vehicle's power steering system. Without this vital system, it will be more challenging to steer the vehicle. Have it looked at by a professional ASAP.

10. Vehicle Dynamic Control slip or off indicator: The Rogue's Vehicle Dynamic Control system comes to the rescue in slick weather when more traction is needed. This system is always active, so if you see a car symbol with wiggly lines underneath it, conditions are slippery. If you see this same symbol accompanied by the word "OFF," the system isn't functioning. If you didn't turn it off manually, have the system inspected.

Scheduling Service for Lit Dashboard Lights

The worst thing you can do when you see one of the symbols described in this Nissan Rogue dashboard light guide is to continue driving. If it's a check or fix you can do on your own, don't wait to get under the hood to conduct the repair. If the light signals a more intricate dilemma, don't hesitate to contact your trusted Nissan service center, Nissan 24 in Brockton.

Our experienced technicians have seen every dashboard light imaginable and have the knowledge and skills required to get you in, out, and back on the road with full confidence. Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton, Massachusetts, area Rogue drivers can schedule service with us online today.

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