Chevy Equinox Dashboard Symbols And Meanings

The Chevy Equinox dashboard symbols can be overwhelming to new drivers of this car model. Some are conventional to warning lights by other manufacturers, but others are specific only to it.

Before you take to the roads, take time to understand every possible warning light on your car. The knowledge will ensure your safety and that of other road users. Additionally, taking necessary steps as required by the indicator lights will help keep the maintenance cost low.

This post will help you discover the most common Chevy Equinox dashboard symbols. Read on for detailed descriptions and recommended actions.

Brake Warning Light

Brake warning light

The Brake system warning light is one of Chevy Equinox dashboard symbols, which is a red exclamation mark inside a circle with parentheses around it. It comes from the brake monitoring system. So, if you see it, there is a fault with the braking system. The problem can be anything from low brake fluid to malfunctioning brake components.

Visit your mechanic or an authorized dealer for diagnosis and possible fixing. Don’t drive your vehicle when this warning light is on. It puts your life and that of other road users in danger.

Air Bag Warning Light

Air bag warning light

Airbag or Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is a safety system that reduces injuries to the driver and passengers in case of an accident. It consists of several components, including sensors and airbags that inflate if the system detects a possible collision or an accident.

The airbag warning light in your Chevy Equinox is a red beachball on the lap of a passenger. If you see it, the system has a fault, and the airbag may fail to deploy in an accident. That can cause you and your passengers to sustain severe injuries that can be fatal. Take your vehicle to a mechanic as soon as possible for diagnosis and fixing.

Vehicle Ahead Indicator

Vehicle Ahead Indicator
Vehicle Ahead Indicator

Vehicle ahead indicator or forward collision alert (FCA) is a safety system in select models of Chevy Equinoxes. The system uses radar to detect a vehicle in front of you. If you are approaching it too fast, FCA flashes a red warning light of a car on the dashboard. Some models may also produce beeping sounds or vibrate the driver’s seat. Whichever the case, you should intelligently apply brakes to avoid bumping into the car in front of you. FCA does not apply brakes. It is your responsibility to do so.

Forward Alert and AVSM Indicator

Forward alert and AVSM indicator

Like FCA, Forward alert and AVSM indicators come on when you are on a collision course with another vehicle or object. The indicator color can be a car inside a triangle or without a triangle. Other models have a car and parallel lines inside a brake light. The indicator color varies from green to yellow to red, depending on the situation.

The forward indicator light is green if the system is active and functioning and will remain so when you are already applying brakes. A yellow shows a fault in the system. But if it turns red and produces an audible beeping sound, you should brake to avoid hitting the vehicle or object in front of you.

Advanced vehicle safety management (AVSM) comes on the dashboard as a yellow light of the initials with the word OFF accompanying it. It indicates the system is offline or has a fault.

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Electric Parking Brake Indicator

Electric parking brake indicator

The electronic parking brake (EPB) indicator is a red symbol of P inside a circle and parentheses around it. Other versions may include a wrench or the word PARK below it. It comes on when you engage the emergency or handbrake, as you always do when parking. The symbol with the wrench reminds you of an impending EPB system service. If that is the case, you can drive your car to an auto repair shop for a check-up as soon as you can.

Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Warning Light

Lane keep assist warning light

LKA indicator on Chevy Equinox turns green when active. It is a picture of a car between parallel lines or lane markers. The system helps to keep your vehicle in its lane. If the vehicle starts veering off, LKA steers it back on course. At that instant, the warning light changes to yellow and sometimes flashes.

LKA is only functional when lane markers are visible. You cannot rely on it to steer your vehicle in all cases. Also, if the cameras it uses to detect lane markers fail or have dust on them, the system will fail. Sometimes a vehicle in front of you may also block the cameras.

Vehicle Security Warning Light

Vehicle security warning light

The vehicle security or immobilizer warning light is a red car and a padlock. Some models show it as a yellow SECURITY or THEFT. The warning light should come on momentarily when you start the engine and go off. If it stays on, there is a fault in the security system. Sometimes the indicator can stay on, and the engine does not start in severe cases. Call or take your vehicle to a qualified mechanic to help you resolve the situation.

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Electronic Stability Control Active Warning Light

Electronic stability control active warning light

Slip or electronic stability and fault indicator in a Chevy Equinox is a yellow car with two lines snaking behind the wheels. It is on by default. So, you should see when you start the engine, but it should go off after. If it stays on, there is a fault that your mechanic should find out and fix.

The electronic stability control system helps you control your car in slippery situations. It flashes on the dashboard when in action. You can also manually turn it off, in which case, the indicator shows on the instrument panel with OFF below it.  

Door Open Warning Light

Door open warning light

A door open or door ajar warning light is a red symbol of a car with side doors open. It comes on when the vehicle is in forward or reverse gear and the doors do not latch properly. Sometimes you can see it with a red exclamation point when you turn on the ignition, but the driver’s door is open.

Ensure the doors are all shut. But if the warning light persists, there may be a fault with the latches or the system. Contact your mechanic or take the car to a repair shop.

Service Electric Parking

Service Electric Parking Brake
Service Electric Parking Brake

Service electronic park brake system is the exact symbol you see when you engage the emergency brake. But this time, however, it comes with a wrench or spanner and stays on after disengaging the emergency brake. It reminds you to service the EPB system to enhance your safety. Take your car to the dealer or an authorized auto repair shop.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire pressure monitoring system

TPMS indicator is a yellow light showing an exclamation mark in parentheses joined with tire treads. It momentarily comes on when you start the engine and should turn off. If it stays on for a while, it indicates an underinflated tire or low tire pressure in one or more wheels. Drive to a filling station to pressure up the low-pressure wheel.

But if it first flashes for about one minute and stays on, it indicates a fault in the TPMS. Contact your mechanic or drive to an auto repair shop for further vehicle diagnosis.

Engine Check Light or Malfunction Indicator Light

Check engine light or Malfunction indicator light

A Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) or engine check light is a yellow indicator of an engine block. It comes on when there is a fault in the Chevy Equinox on-board emission control system. If you have the diesel model, a sash warning light may accompany it, indicating a problem in the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Management system.

Driving with MIL illuminating on the dashboard may reduce fuel mileage per gallon, reduce engine efficiency, and cause other engine-related problems. Contact your dealer or go straight to an authorized auto repair shop to check and resolve it before it causes severe damage.

Engine Coolant Warning

Engine coolant warning

An engine coolant warning light is a red thermometer partially submerged in a wavy liquid. It comes on when your engine is overheating. Just pull over and turn the engine off. Let it cool before you drive straight to the mechanic.

Your engine can overheat if there is not enough coolant or a fault in the cooling system. Whichever the case, you should have an experienced mechanic to check it and fix your Chevy Equinox before proceeding with your journey.

Active or Advanced Cruise Control Indicator

Active or advanced cruise control indicator

An active or advanced cruise control (ACC) indicator in your Chevy Equinox is a white speedometer and an arrow showing the set speed. It turns green when active, and it will maintain your vehicle to the set speed. It also has a text indicator in some models, just a word CRUISE.

Charging System Indicator

Charging system indicator

The charging system in the Chevy Equinox is a red symbol of a battery. It comes on when there is a fault in the charging system. That can be a faulty alternator, corroded battery terminals, or snapped wires. Also, a damaged battery that cannot hold a charge can cause it. Diagnose the system if you are a DIYer or call your mechanic for help.

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Hybrid Ready Indicator

Hybrid ready indicator

The hybrid ready indicator is for hybrid cars. It is a green car with a double-headed arrow below it, but some models use the word READY. This indicator light comes on to tell you that the vehicle is ready to move. It is necessary since you will not have a sound warning system like in models that rely primarily on gasoline engines to propel them.

Tow/haul Indicator

Tow/haul indicator

New Chevy Equinox models have tow/or haul mode. You turn it on when you want to pull a trailer or any other carriage. The indicator is a double-wheeled trailer light. Activating the towing or hauling mode will tune your vehicle for efficient load hauling.

Park Headlight On Indicator Light

Park Headlight On
Park Headlight On

Park headlight on warning light is a green twin bell-shaped figure with three lines at their tails. It looks like two starfishes swimming towards each other. The indicator comes on when lights are in use, except the headlights.

High Beam Indicator Light

High beam indicator light

Head beam indicator light in your Chevy Equinox comes on when high-beam headlamps are in use. It is a blue symbol showing a bell-shaped figure with horizontal lines representing the light beams. Use high beams only at high speeds on the highway and maintain a distance of 500 feet between you and other road users. Otherwise, turn to a low beam headlight to avoid blinding them.

Red Chevy Equinox Dashboard Symbols

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Charging System Trouble LightSerious Charging System problem.
The vehicle should be brought to a complete stop as quickly as possible or the vehicle may simply stop running.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Oil Warning LightsWithout the wavy line, your engine is telling you that the oil pressure is low
Oil Warning LightsA wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low.
Oil Warning Lights If it is seen on the instrument panel, pull over and shut down the engine as soon as possible to allow it to cool down.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Should stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorIndicate that the ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorWarn of an attempted break in!
Power Steering Trouble Light
Parking Brake IndicatorIndicates that the parking, or emergency brake is engaged. Be sure to disengage the parking or emergency brake before driving.
Parking Brake IndicatorIndicates that the parking, or emergency brake is engaged. Be sure to disengage the parking or emergency brake before driving.
Parking Brake IndicatorIndicates that service is necessary.
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorThe indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorThe indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorClose the door, trunk lid, rear hatch, hood, or whatever is shown as open as soon as possible.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorThe ignition is on and Driver’s Door is the one open. So long as the vehicle is not in gear, there should be nothing to be concerned about.
Hood Ajar IndicatorBe sure the hood is closed and/or that nothing is preventing the hood from fully closing. Otherwise, have the light and its trigger serviced as soon as possible
Pedestrian Warning IndicatorA man standing in the driving lane.
Pedestrian Warning IndicatorA collision with a person detected is imminent
Pedestrian Warning IndicatorA collision with a person detected is imminent
Maintenance or Service Required IndicatorThe required service may be a common oil change or something more important such as a transmission service.
Collision Warning System and Malfunction Indicator
Forward Alert and AVSM IndicatorWarn if you are on a collision path with another vehicle or even the back of your garage!
EV (Electric Vehicle) System Warning and Hybrid Service IndicatorThere are no filters to change or other routine maintenance required, this is likely an indication of a system problem, which must be addressed by a qualified service center.

Yellow Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.
If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.

If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsThe engine’s RPM has been reduced.
Low oil pressure can result in serious engine damage, even at reduced RPMs, so have the engine serviced as soon as possible.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsFuel having entered the engine oil. Run the engine until warm to allow the fuel to evaporate. Also, avoid running at a high rpm as well.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorIndicate that the ignition switch is locked and will need the proper transponder-equipped key fob to start or re-start
Power Steering Trouble Light
Parking Brake IndicatorIndicates that service is necessary.
Parking Brake IndicatorIndicates that service is necessary.
Sunroof Open indicatorClose the sunroof if you wish.
Automatic Shift Lock / Engine Start OperationA reminder that the brake must be stepped on to release the lock and shift the transmission into drive or reverse.
Automatic Shift Lock / Engine Start OperationA reminder that the brake must be stepped on to release the lock and shift the transmission into drive or reverse.
Automatic Shift Lock / Engine Start OperationA reminder that the brake must be stepped on to release the lock and shift the transmission into drive or reverse.
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorsThe fuel is low
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorsIndicates a failure of the sensor and that the level shown on the fuel gauge cannot be relied upon.
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorsWhen the fuel level drops in vehicles powered by the gas
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorsFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Up Shift IndicatorTo aide in fuel economizing.
Down Shift IndicatorTo aide in fuel economizing.
Owner Manual IndicatorIndicates that the driver should reference the owner’s manual.
Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light
Reduced Engine Power IndicatorsThe fault is likely in an electronic system, and one vehicle maker suggests stopping the vehicle and restarting it after 10 seconds. This may reset the system and thus resolve the issue. If this does not work, see your dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Reduced Engine Power IndicatorsThe fault is likely in an electronic system, and one vehicle maker suggests stopping the vehicle and restarting it after 10 seconds. This may reset the system and thus resolve the issue. If this does not work, see your dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Maintenance or Service Required IndicatorA reminder that routine maintenance is needed, such as an oil change, although the car on the lift could suggest a more serious problem.
Maintenance or Service Required IndicatorA reminder that routine maintenance is needed, such as an oil change, although the car on the lift could suggest a more serious problem.
Maintenance or Service Required IndicatorIndicate that one of the vehicle’s systems has failed and needs repair.
Electronic Power Control IndicatorA problem is detected in the engine electronics
Electronic Power Control IndicatorA problem is detected in the engine electronics
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault IndicatorWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorIndicates the system is on and functioning or that the system has a malfunction, respectively.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorA malfunction is indicated. Note that traction control systems use the vehicle’s brakes and throttle in their operations and the malfunctions may be in the antilock brakes or the engine.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorA malfunction is indicated. Note that traction control systems use the vehicle’s brakes and throttle in their operations and the malfunctions may be in the antilock brakes or the engine.
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemThe inflation on one of the tires is reduced about 25% or more. In most cases, that will be about eight pounds
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemThe system needs to be reset or could mean that a tire is low as well. Regardless, the tire pressures must be checked for the sake of safety.
Antilock Braking System TroubleThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System TroubleThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System TroubleIn slippery conditions, the driver must control any tendency for the wheels to lock during braking.
Antilock Braking System TroubleIndicate a problem with the 4- or All-wheel Drive system as well as the ABS System. If this is the case, one or more additional indicators will be present. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by a competent shop.
Antilock Braking System TroubleCome on when the ABS system is simply doing its job . It does not indicate a fault
Front Lift System IndicatorThis light will flash to indicate when the front of the vehicle is being raised or lowered.
Collision Warning System and Malfunction Indicators
Collision Warning System and Malfunction IndicatorsUse radar while others use cameras, which can be found here.
Collision Warning System and Malfunction IndicatorsWhen the brakes are applied automatically, which would be obvious if it occurred!
Forward Alert and AVSM IndicatorWarn if you are on a collision path with another vehicle or even the back of your garage!
Forward Alert and AVSM IndicatorAn obstacle is approached
Forward Alert and AVSM IndicatorAn obstacle is approached
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Park Assist Systems IndicatorThere is a malfunction in the system or the sensors are dirty
Park Assist Systems IndicatorThe system may simply have been turned off.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Snow Mode IndicatorsThis mode is active. The option controls the transmission electronically, keeping it in a higher gear (2nd or 3rd) or controlling the throttle for accelerating and driving on slippery road surfaces, like snow.
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorIndicates that the 4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio. It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving.
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorIndicates that the 4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio. It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving.
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorIndicates that the 4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio. It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving.
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorIndicates that the 4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio. It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorThe ATPC system is enabled.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsIntended to imply a forward looking radar.
Recuperative or Regenerative Brake System IndicatorThe RBS is malfunctioning
EV (Electric Vehicle) System Warning and Hybrid Service IndicatorThere are no filters to change or other routine maintenance required, this is likely an indication of a system problem, which must be addressed by a qualified service center.
EV (Electric Vehicle) System Warning and Hybrid Service IndicatorThere are no filters to change or other routine maintenance required, this is likely an indication of a system problem, which must be addressed by a qualified service center.
Lamp Out Indicator
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe headlights themselves will continue to function in high or low beam, but they will need to be cycled manually
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorUse as an Automatic Wiper Fault Indicator

Green Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Security and Immobilizer System IndicatorThe vehicle is immobilized.
Shift and Up Shift IndicatorIndicate when it is best to shift to a higher gear for optimum fuel economy.
Shift and Up Shift IndicatorIndicate when it is best to shift to a higher gear for optimum fuel economy.
Shift and Up Shift IndicatorIndicate when it is best to shift to a higher gear for optimum fuel economy.
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Traction and Active Traction Control IndicatorIndicate that the system has been activated and doing its job to maintain traction in slippery conditions
Forward Alert and AVSM IndicatorsWarn if you are on a collision path with another vehicle or even the back of your garage!
Park Assist Systems IndicatorThe system is activated and working.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorFind the proper switch to turn it off, or, lacking a switch, check with a service center.
All-wheel Drive On Indicatoryour vehicle’s all-wheel drive system is engaged and possibly what mode it is in.
All-wheel Drive On Indicatoryour vehicle’s all-wheel drive system is engaged and possibly what mode it is in.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorThe system is activated.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorThe system is activated.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist Indicator
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist Indicator
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsThe system is responding to traffic ahead and the arrow indicates a speed has been set.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsThe system is turned on and amber when actually adjusting the distance to a vehicle ahead.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorA speed is set
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorThe cruise control is engaged
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move
Lamp Out Indicator
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorIndicates that the high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorIndicates that the high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Park Lamp or Tail Light (Canada) IndicatorAll the lights, except the headlights, are in use.
Turn Signal Indicator

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Blue Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightName Message
Temperature Warning IndicatorIndicates that the coolant temperature is below what is needed for optimum performance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
High or Low Beam on IndicatorsThe light is active only when the high beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades.
High or Low Beam on IndicatorsThe light is active only when the high beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades.

White Indicator Lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Shift and Up Shift Indicator
Owner Manual IndicatorIndicates that the driver should reference the owner’s manual.
Maintenance or Service Required Indicator
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Park Assist Systems IndicatorThe system is activated and working.
Off Road Mode IndicatorA winding road, or squiggly line, with mountains in its path.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorIndicates a problem with Downhill Speed Regulation.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorThe system is turned on and amber when actually adjusting the distance to a vehicle ahead.
Extended Range EV Mode IndicatorsA trip is expected to use all of the high-voltage battery’s charge. Using Hold Mode at higher, highway speeds maximizes both EV miles and fuel efficiency.
Extended Range EV Mode IndicatorsThe mode maintains a reserve electrical charge of the high voltage battery to provide better grade climbing performance, but the vehicle will have less responsive acceleration.
Recuperative or Regenerative Brake System IndicatorIt is active
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction Indicatorthe high beam system off. The park lights are on

Conclusion

The Chevy Equinox dashboard symbols described in this article should help you be a good driver on the road. Keep your eyes on the instrument panel and message center to catch any information your vehicle delivers to you. A timely response can help keep you safe and reduce the repair or maintenance cost. Refer to your manual for more information on Chevy Equinox dashboard symbols.

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