Charging System Trouble Lights

Charging System Trouble Indicator Symbol One of the original idiot lights, the symbol to the left indicates a serious Charging System problem. The vehicle should be brought to a complete stop as quickly as possible or the vehicle may simply stop running. Roadside assistance will be necessary.

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In most cases, there are two possible scenarios: a bad battery, which will not allow itself to be charged, or a failing alternator, which is no longer sending enough charge to the battery. In either case, your vehicle will soon stop running. In some cases, a failing alternator will cause a weak battery to fail as well, and both will need to be replaced.


Hybrid Battery Trouble IndicatorNote that if the word Main is seen beneath the battery image, the light is actually a Hybrid Battery Trouble Indicator. The vehicle’s hybrid battery must be serviced by your dealer or qualified service professional as soon as possible.


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