Category: Symbols & Tell-tales

DashboardSymbols.com descriptions of the symbols and tell-tales used on automobile and light truck dashboards and instrument panels.

SOS Feature Malfunction Indicator

SOS Indicator

This is the SOS Feature Malfunction Indicator symbol. The symbol, in amber or yellow, is accompanied by a text message in the instrument panel that states that the service is either limited or unavailable. The message will show one or the other. When restricted, an emergency call may be limited to a data transmission. Advertisement …

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AdBlue Indicator Symbols

AdBlue fill indicator

These are AdBlue Indicator symbols, which references a fluid that is necessary to the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. SCR is an emissions control technology used by some diesel engine manufacturers. The indicators may appear in Amber or Red, depending on the severity of need. Advertisement Both indicators include the text AdBlue, which is a …

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Rear Cross Traffic Alert Indicator

Rear Cross Traffic Alert Indicator

This is a Rear Cross Traffic Alert Indicator (RCTA) symbol. It appears as its acronym on the instrument panel in green when the system is available. Any trouble indications in the vehicles examined are displayed with text and images in the Information Display. RCTA uses radar sensors to detect vehicles behind your vehicle as they  approach …

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Traffic Jam or Congestion Assist Indicator

Congestion Assist

This is a Traffic Jam or Congestion Assist Indicator Symbol. It may appear in gray scale, Green, Amber, or Red. In gray scale, it indicates that the congestion has been detected and the system is available to help. Green indicates the system is active and moves through Amber as congestion is detected. In addition, multiple …

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Electronic Steering Lock Indicator

Steering Lock Indicator

This is an Electronic Steering Wheel Lock Indicator symbol. It may be seen in either Amber or Red. Either indicates a malfunction in the electronic steering wheel lock system. This is part of the electronic start and immobilization system. The symbol is represented by an image key and that of a steering wheel. If the symbol …

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