Hyundai Sonata Dashboard Lights And Meaning

Hyundai Sonata Dashboard Lights and Meanings

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-sized car made since 1985 by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai. The Sonata has high-quality materials and ample seating area.

Detailed below are the Hyundai Sonata dashboard warning lights. In general, red warning lights are the most urgent and require immediate attention. The dashboard display layout and warning light location will vary depending on your model version.

Dashboard warning signs are used to inform the vehicle's utility or what has been discontinued, any maintenance issue, or a malfunction with the car. If you are doubtful of what the light means on your Hyundai Sonata, safely get off the road and investigate - mainly if the light is red.

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Hyundai Sonata Seat Belt Reminder

The Hyundai Sonata Seat Belt Warning Light will blink for approximately 6 seconds each time the ignition is turned on. It is regardless of whether the belt is fastened or not.

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Hyundai Sonata Airbag System

The Hyundai Sonata airbag warning light glows red for about 6 seconds when the ignition switch or engine start / stop button is in the ON position. If the warning light stays on, it means there is a malfunction with the airbag / SRS (Supplemental Restraint System).

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Hyundai Sonata Hand Break or Break System

The Hyundai Sonata Brake Warning Light glows red for approximately 3 seconds when the ignition switch or engine start/stop button is in the ON position. The brake warning light remains illuminated when the parking brake is engaged. If the warning light stays on when the parking brake is released correctly, it means there is a low level of brake fluid in the reservoir. If you drive, stop as soon as possible and fill the reservoir with brake fluid.

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Hyundai Sonata Bonnet

This Hyundai Sonata warning light illuminates on the dash indicating that the boot/tailgate/truck compartment is not closed correctly.

ABS or Anti lock break system

Hyundai Sonata Anti-Lock Break System, ABS

ABS (Antilock Brake System) works by using sensors on each wheel to detect if a wheel is locked. By pressing brakes hard, ABS reduces the pressure on the brakes to keep the wheel turning just at the point before it locks. This allows the driver greater control of the vehicle. The Hyundai Tucson ABS warning light comes on when the system is not working correctly. However, in this case, the standard brake will resume without the benefits of ABS.

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Hyundai Sonata Electronic Stability Control or ESC

ESC (Electronic Stability Control) works by using sensors to determine where the vehicle is headed and where it is actually headed. To help stabilize the vehicle, ESC applies braking pressure to any of the vehicle's brakes and intervenes in the engine management system to help the driver keep the car on the track. If the amber ESC warning stays on, it means there is a system failure. If the ESC light blinks, it means the system is working.

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Hyundai Sonata Tire Pressure

The amber tire pressure/tire pressure warning light comes on when one or more tires have been detected as inflated according to the pressures set by the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The warning light blinks for about 1 minute and then stays on if there is a fault in the TPMS or if a tire that does not contain a pressure sensor has been installed.

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Hyundai Sonata Steering System

The amber steering wheel/exclamation mark is the Electronic Power Steering fault light. If you have been making frequent left/right steering movements or have put the steering in the full lock position while the engine is running, it may be a temporary failure where the system temporarily shuts off the power steering engine to prevent overheating. While the light is on, driving the vehicle will be more difficult. Check your car with a Hyundai dealer as soon as possible.

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The Hyundai Sonata Engine Check Light or Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) indicates a failure in the engine control system. This system monitors emissions, and this dash light indicates a failure in the engine/emission control system.

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Hyundai Sonata Rear Fog Lights

This symbol represents the rear fog lights of Hyundai Sonata being switched on.

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Hyundai Sonata Dipped head lights

Hyundai Sonata's dipped headlight symbol indicates that dipped light is on. It is basically used at nights. Pull the lever towards you for a temporary high beam, "Flash to pass" scenario.

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Hyundai Sonata Turn Indicator

The turn indicator symbols represent the indicator is switched on of Hyundai Sonata.

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Hyundai Sonata Side Lights, Low-Beam Head Lights

This Hyundai Sonata dashboard warning light informs the driver that the exterior lights/sidelights/parking lights/headlights are switched on.

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Hyundai Sonata Front Fog Lights

This symbol represents the front fog lights of Hyundai Sonata being switched on.

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Hyundai Sonata General lights

The amber triangle that contains an exclamation point is the Hyundai Sonata master warning light. The warning light illuminates along with a message when a maintenance problem or non-critical malfunction occurs.

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Hyundai Sonata High-Beam Headlights

Hyundai Sonata's high beam headlight symbol indicates that high beam headlights are on. Keep the multifunction control lever away from you to switch the headlights to a higher beam. 

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