Nissan Sentra Dashboard Symbols Guide

The display on your dashboard is full of useful information to see how your car is performing. And at times, icons will flash on to indicate certain systems are currently in use or to alert you of a potential issue that may be present.

Taking the appropriate course of action when these lights come on will minimize the risk of more serious damage and help you keep your car running as efficiently and smooth as possibly as you drive around Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Tamarac, Pompano Beach, Margate, and Coral Springs.

This guide our team at Performance Nissan put together will explain what some of the icons mean and what you should do when these Nissan Sentra dashboard symbols come on.

Nissan Sentra Dashboard Symbols

Dashboard lights

First off, the color of the light may also give an inkling of the type of alert your Sentra is trying to give you. If it is red, it is usually a warning that requires attention as soon as possible.

For other colors like green and blue, that usually means there is a system that is active. Here are a few specific lights you may notice within your Nissan Sentra.

ABS Warning: When the bold letters “ABS” are shown on your dashboard, it means there is an issue with your Anti-Lock Braking System. Your car is still OK to be driven, but you should have it serviced as quickly as you can to resolve whatever is wrong with the system, since it does help slow and stop your vehicle when road conditions are less than ideal.

Brake Warning: Shown as either an exclamation point within a circle or just the word “BRAKE,” this warning is indicating that something is wrong with the braking system. It could mean that your brake fluid is low or something more serious is present. Either way, it is important to have a technician take a look at your car.

Power Steering Warning: If you see the letters “PS” illuminated on the dashboard, there is something wrong with the power steering, possibly with the electronic components of the system. It is best to have it serviced by an experienced technician who can identify and quickly amend the issue. 

Tire Pressure Warning: When you see an exclamation point surrounded by two curved lines outlined like a tire, your car is letting you know that your tire pressure is low. You will want to check each tire’s pressure and add air where it is needed. The correct tire pressure helps you maintain safe driving conditions, slower wear to the tires, and better fuel economy.

Shift P Warning: This warning is letting you know that you are attempting to turn the car off before shifting into park. So, if you notice an icon with the letter “P” next to an arrow pointed up with the word “SHIFT” below it, this means you want to safely put the car into park before shutting the engine down.

Get your Nissan Sentra Serviced by Experienced Technicians 

These are just a few of the Nissan Sentra dashboard symbols you may come across. It’s important to also look at the owner’s manual, where you’ll find information on all the icons that could potentially show up on your dashboard.

And, if you do see any of these or other symbols appear on your display, bring your car into Performance Nissan to have it serviced by our trained technicians. They can diagnosis the issue and quickly service your vehicle so you can get back on the roads of Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Tamarac, Pompano Beach, Margate, and Coral Springs.