Year after year, the Ram 1500 is recognized for being one of most dependable pickups on the road. However, like any vehicle, it requires regular maintenance in order to guarantee its high performance and safety standards. Check out our extensive Ram 1500 inventory today!

That's why Ram 1500 dashboard lights feature a complex system to alert you of any potential issues, so you and your passengers can stay safe while on the roads around Beaver Falls, Aliquippa, and Pittsburgh.

To learn how to identify some of the more common dash lights you may encounter, Beaver County Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram created this helpful guide. Continue reading and don't hesitate to contact our service team with any questions.

What Do the Different Colors of Dashboard Lights Mean?

While most of the Ram 1500 dashboard lights are common knowledge (turn signals, high beams, doors open, etc.), others might be harder to decipher. A simple way to quickly determine a regular indicator light from a warning light is by following the color pattern.

In many ways, the Ram 1500 dashboard lights operate like a traffic light. Green indicator lights appear when a normal feature is in use like your cruise control.  Yellow indicator lights appear when a serious but non-emergency issue has been detected, while red warning lights appear only when a serious malfunction or issue is detected.

If while traveling down the road, a yellow or red dashboard light pops up on your dash, immediately find a safe spot to pull over to assess the situation. Driving with a yellow or red warning light can be dangerous and, in some instances, lead to further damage or worse-an accident. Schedule an appointment with our service team today!

What Are Some Common Red Warning Lights?

Red lights should never be ignored and like a traffic light, requires that you immediately stop your vehicle. Driving with a red warning light can cause serious damage to your vehicle and must be inspected right away. Some common warning lights include:

Battery Warning. This symbol looks like the top of a battery and appears when a serious charging fault is detected. Do not turn off your engine until you can reach a safe destination.

Engine Coolant Temperature Warning. This symbol looks like a thermometer partially submerged in water and appears when the engine coolant temperature is too high. When it turns on, pull over right away to allow the engine to cool down.

Engine Oil Warning. This symbol looks like a dripping oil can and appears when your engine is dangerously low on motor oil. Immediately head to the nearest service center.

What Are Some Common Yellow Indicator Lights?

As previously stated, yellow lights indicate a potentially serious issue has been detected that needs to be inspected by a professional. Some common yellow lights include:

Check Engine Light. This light looks like the profile of a truck engine and shows up when an issue with your emissions system is detected.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This light looks like an exclamation within a horseshoe and shows up when the air pressure in at least one of your tires dips below a safe level.

Transmission Temp Light. This light looks like an exclamation point within a toothed gear and shows up when your transmission is close to overheating. This might occur after hauling an extra heavy load across many miles.

Schedule a Service Appointment Today!

Understanding your Ram 1500 dashboard lights is one of the best ways to ensure your safety and performance while out on the road.

If an unknown symbol ever pops up on your dash, don't hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Beaver County Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. We're happy to help our customers throughout Beaver Falls, Aliquippa, and Pittsburgh, PA!

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