This is the Master Warning Light symbol. If this light is on, there will likely be text displayed as well on the instrument panel, or another warning light. Look for text in particular. It could very well point out something as serious as low oil pressure. However, despite the serious look to the symbol, it is generally associated with simple reminders such as a door ajar or that it is time to change the oil.
This same symbol, an exclamation point in a triangle, in yellow or amber has been used by European vehicle manufacturers to indicate a fault in the vehicle’s Stability Control System. The vehicle can be driven with caution, but without the benefit of the advanced electronic control system. See your dealer as soon as possible.
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