Nissan Sentra Dashboard Lights and Meanings
The Nissan Sentra has been in production since 1982 and is currently in the 7th generation (B17). Here, we explore the dash warning lights for the Nissan Sentra. The following symbols will relate to many Sentra models but are primarily focused on modern versions.
Now let's take a look at the Nissan Sentra's dash warning lights that can come on when driving. It is advisable to deal with the amber/yellow warning lights as soon as possible and the red warning lights immediately. These red warning lights are the most urgent and can cause damage to the vehicle or risk to the safety of vehicle occupants.
Many of the Nissan Sentra's warning signs are illuminated with an ignition or engine start. This is a standard procedure, as many vehicle systems undergo a self-test. The Nissan Sentra dash warning lights on this page are detailed with the meaning of each symbol and what action you should take.
Seat Belt Reminder in Nissan Sentra
The seat belt warning light with an audible chime will alert vehicle passengers to tie their seat belts, along with the ignition key for ON/ RUN position. If a vehicle driver or passenger fails to tighten their belt, the light will start flashing, and there will be a chime sound. Fasten your seat belt for safety reasons, as it will secure you.
Airbag System in Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra's airbag light should come on with the ignition on for about 7 seconds and then go off. This means that the system is operational. The front airbag, curtain airbag and pretensioner seat belt systems require maintenance.
Hand Break or Break System in Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra Brake Warning Light works as a parking and foot brake system. In other versions of the Sentra, the symbol may appear as the symbol for the Nissan Sentra brake dash warning lights. The BRAKE light comes on when the parking brake is applied or there are insufficient levels of brake fluid.
Anti-Lock Break System, ABS in Nissan Sentra
This Nissan Sentra Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light. The symbol can also be displayed as a Nissan Sentra ABS Fault Dashboard warning light symbol. If the light is illuminated while driving, it indicates ABS malfunction. ABS prevents the wheels from locking during rigid braking, which in turn allows greater control of the vehicle.
Dynamic stability control or DSC in Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra (VDC) Dynamic Vehicle Control has several features that help with car stability. The system is active and operational at every engine start by default. You can manually turn off VDC by pressing the switch.
Runflat indicator RPA of Nissan Sentra
Nissan Sentra low tire pressure warning light with an exclamation point. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has detected that one or more tires have lower than the stored pressure in the recommended system setting. If there is a malfunction in the TPMS, the warning light will turn on on the ignition set for about 1 minute and then on.
Engine Functions of Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra Engine Check symbol should only appear when the ignition is switched to ON/RUN. If the light does not come on at all during driving or is on, the system is malfunctioning. Many defects, including vehicle sensors, may be associated with MIL lighting. The vehicle will need to be connected to the diagnostic tool to diagnose the fault. Drive the car at moderate speed and avoid heavy acceleration.
Turn Indicator of Nissan Sentra
The turn indicator symbols represent the indicator is switched on of Nissan Sentra.
Side Lights, Low-Beam Head Lights of Nissan Sentra
This dashboard warning light informs the driver that the exterior lights/sidelights/parking lights/headlights are switched on.
Front Fog Lights of Nissan Sentra
If equipped with your Nissan Sentra model, this icon illuminates on the dash indicating that the front fog lights are on.
Cruise Control of Nissan Sentra
This symbol will illuminate in green color when the Speed Control system is activated in the Nissan Sentra.
General lights of Nissan Sentra
The amber triangle that contains an exclamation point is the Nissan Sentra's master warning light. With the ignition in the ON position, the main warning light illuminates if any of the following is displayed on the vehicle information display:
∙ No key warning
∙ Low wash fluid level warning
∙ Parking brake release warning
∙ Open door warning