Despite its compact size, the Hyundai Elantra is packed full of technology. To help you expand your Hyundai knowledge and feel confident behind the wheel at all times, Action Hyundai of Millville has put together a comprehensive guide to the Hyundai Elantra dashboard warning lights.

Hyundai Elantra Warning Lights


ABS Warning: If you see a symbol with the letters ABS, there's an issue with the Elantra's anti-lock braking system. You'll still be able to use the brakes, but the added protection of the ABS won't be enabled. You'll want to have your braking system inspected soon.


Airbag Warning: The airbag warning light depicts the side view of a passenger and a filled-in circle to represent a deployed airbag. When on, this warning indicates a problem with the airbag system, which means that you will not be protected properly in the event of a collision. Have the system checked as soon as possible.


Charging System Warning: If a battery symbol with plus and minus terminals lights up, there's something wrong with the vehicle's electrical system and/or battery. To remedy the issue, start by unplugging any unneeded electronics, and then test your battery's strength. You may need a new battery in order to ensure that your car will start when you turn on the ignition.


Engine Coolant Temperature Warning: A thermometer dipping into wavy lines points to engine coolant temperatures that are on the rise. Stop your Elantra as soon as it's safe to do so to allow the motor to cool down. Do not continue driving until your engine has cooled or you could cause severe damage to your vehicle.


Engine Oil Pressure Warning: A leaky oil can symbol indicates that the engine oil pressure is low and the car is either burning or losing oil. Stop driving the Elantra as soon as possible. Contact your car care professional immediately; you may need to have your car towed.


Electric Power Steering System Warning: The letters EPS point to an issue with the Electric Power Steering System and should be checked as soon as possible to avoid a dangerous situation on the road.


Low Fuel Level Warning/Reminder: A gas pump symbol may light up to let you know that your Elantra is getting low on gas and to fuel-up soon.


Low Tire Pressure Indicator: When the pressure in one or more tires is low, you'll see an exclamation point inside a tire shape light up. If the pressure is fine when manually checked, there's an issue with the tire pressure monitoring system. You'll either need to provide your tire with a quick pump of air, or you'll need to have the monitoring system checked.


Malfunction Indicator Light: This light looks like the outline of an engine and indicates a problem with your Elantra's emission control system.


Parking Brake and Brake Fluid Warning: There are three lights that represent the braking system and could indicate use of the parking brake, low brake fluid, or another brake system issue: BRAKE in all caps, an exclamation point in a circle, or the letter P in a circle.

It's a good idea to have a basic knowledge of the different lights and what each means. That way, you'll be better equipped to know what to do when a light appears on your dash during a drive around Cape May County, Salem County, or Cumberland County, New Jersey.

Hyundai Elantra Dashboard Symbols

The Elantra also features several lights that simply indicate when a feature or system is in use (think turn signal arrows that flash in green or the seat belt figure that reminds you to buckle up). These lights do not require any action on your part, but can still be useful to understand, so you'll always know what your car is doing.

Here are a few of the Elantra's dashboard symbol indicators:

Cruise Indicator (+ SET): When cruise control is enabled, you'll see the word CRUISE. And when the speed has been reached, you'll see the word SET.

ECO: Seeing the word ECO light up indicates that your Elantra is running in the efficient Eco mode, working to save you money and provide better fuel economy numbers.

ESC Indicator: Your car's Electronic Stability Control system helps maximize traction during slippery conditions and is represented by a car with wavy tread lines. When traction is low, it will automatically detect the situation and turn on. If turned off manually, you'll see the same symbol and the word OFF underneath it. Always use extra caution when driving in slippery conditions.

Dash Light On? Call Action Hyundai

We hope you found our Hyundai Elantra dashboard warning light guide helpful. If there's a warning light on in your Elantra right now that requires the attention of a professional Hyundai technician, don't wait. 

Get in touch with the Action Hyundai of Millville Service Center today to get the help you need. The best way to prevent future problems with your Elantra is to have current problems taken care of in a timely manner, so you can continue driving safely around Cape May County, Salem County, and Cumberland County.

Whether you have questions or know you need to get in for an appointment, we're more than happy to help! Contact us today to speak with one of our automotive experts. 

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