Subaru Warnings and Indicator Lights: What do They Mean?

When you're living a busy lifestyle-and who of us isn't?-it can be stressful to see an unfamiliar light on your dashboard. Some indicators are self-explanatory, like the "check engine," light, but others aren't quite as obvious. Here, we've added a chart of the Subaru indicator lights to help you determine what issue your vehicle may be having. You can also find this information in your owner's manual.

Most of the time, indicator lights simply offer helpful reminders: like someone needs to clip their seatbelt on, or you're in need of a gas fill up. Other times, a warning light appears because your Subaru needs maintenance or repair.

The best way to tell is to bring your vehicle in to our tidy service center at Putnam Subaru. Here, our highly-trained automotive technicians will determine the nature of the problem and go over with you in detail your options. After laying out your options, the technician will wait for your decision before proceeding with the work.

Sometimes an indicator which seems worrisome ends up being very minor. The best way to tell, however, is to let one of our professional techs take a look. While you're here, you can always browse our selection of new Subaru inventory, or simply rest in our well-appointed waiting area and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and television and free coffee and donuts.

We're located in Burlingame, CA, just a short drive from the nearby areas of San Francisco, Redwood City and the Bay Area, and would love to serve you soon.

What does this little light mean?

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Not only do we provide expert Subaru care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

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Putnam Subaru

85 California Drive
Directions Burlingame, CA 94010

  • Service: (650) 558-5689
  1. Putnam Subaru

    85 California Drive
    Burlingame, CA 94010

    • Sales: 650-558-5628
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