These are Maintenance Required Indicators symbols. In most cases, these symbols are used only as a reminder that routine maintenance is needed, such as an oil change, although the car on the lift could suggest a more serious problem. If there is additional text shown identifying a specific vehicle system, contact your dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
All routine services start with a change of the engine oil and filter. The text symbol Oil Change used by some manufacturers says it in the simplest way possible.
In many European vehicles, a simple wrench (spanner) image will be displayed temporarily as a service interval approaches. It will likely be in gray scale, rather than a more expected amber.
Note that if you see a wrench in red, it indicates a serious powertrain problem.
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