The Ram 1500 is a formidable and dependable truck with outstanding towing capabilities and an accommodating interior that gives you everything you need for drives throughout the Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland areas. As you head out on those drives, you may notice certain Ram 1500 dashboard lights turn on.

What do you need to know about those lights? What are they saying? Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is here to provide answers to those questions.

Red Dashboard Warning Lights

If you see a red light turn on in the dashboard area, be prepared to take it seriously. This alert may be trying to tell you of an issue that requires immediate attention.

Air Bag Warning Light: This will turn on each time you start the car but should turn off after a few seconds. If the light is on while driving, be sure to have the system inspected as soon as possible.

Battery Charge Warning Light: The light that looks like a battery will illuminate when the battery itself is not charging properly. There may be a malfunction with the charging system if it remains on while the engine is running.

Brake Warning Light: This warning light will monitor different brake functions, including when the parking brake is applied. Always be sure to check that the brake is deactivated before driving. If this light remains on, then the brake fluid level may be low or the anti-lock brake system may be having difficulties.

Yellow Dashboard Lights

Yellow dashboard lights may not require immediate attention but should still be taken seriously. Some of the yellow lights indicate an issue that needs to be inspected, whereas others may just be letting you know a system is activated.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light: If tire pressure is lower than the recommended setting, or slow pressure loss is occurring, you'll see this light turn on in the dashboard area. Check all four tires and add air as needed. If the light remains on, contact a Ram service center.

TOW/HAUL Indicator Light: If TOW/HAUL mode is activated, this indicator light will be on.

4WD Indicator Light: If equipped, the 4-wheel-drive mode is activated. The front and rear driveshafts are locked together, so the front and rear wheels rotate at the same speed.

We Provide Complete Service for Your Truck

As you can see, oftentimes when a red or yellow light turns on, it means your Ram 1500 requires service. If you see any red lights, be sure to call our service center as soon as possible and we'll talk about the next steps.

Keep in mind that a service appointment can be scheduled on our website anytime, too. When it comes to changing the oil, rotating the tires, and inspecting the brakes, our team has seen it all over the years. We'll work efficiently to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Always Pay Attention to Your Dashboard

It can provide a wealth of information about your Ram 1500. Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT service experts will ensure your truck is taken care of. If you have any questions about Ram 1500 dashboard lights, get in touch with our team today.

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