There's a little light flickering on your Subaru Legacy dashboard, and it's not your blinker. What could it mean exactly? 

Before you start panicking over the cost of expensive repairs, there are a few things you need to know about your dashboard warning and indicator lights. Check out this easy-to-understand Subaru Legacy dashboard light guide.

Subaru Legacy ABS Warning Light: This light, signified by the letters ABS surrounded by a circle in parentheses, comes on when the vehicle is started and immediately goes off when the car is in motion. Be cautious and have your car serviced immediately if this light doesn't turn off when the car is in drive.

Brake System Warning Light: Signified by an exclamation point in parentheses, this light indicates that your brake system may not be working properly. Driving with this light on can be dangerous, and you should have your car serviced as soon as possible.

Charge Warning Light: This light looks like a battery with a plus and minus sign inside it. If illuminated, this indicates that your vehicle's charging system may not be working properly.

Subaru Legacy Check Engine Warning Light: This light, signified by the words CHECK ENGINE, comes on every time the car is started and immediately goes off afterwards. If this light remains on or if it flickers, there may be a malfunction in the emission control system. 

Subaru DashboardDoor Open Warning Light: This light comes on when any door or rear gate of your Subaru Legacy isn't completely closed. This light looks like a car with its doors open. 

Engine Low Oil Level Warning Light: This light is indicated by a picture of an engine with oil dripping from it. If this light comes on, the engine oil limit has decreased to the lower limit. If this light doesn't turn off after adding more oil, have your car serviced immediately.

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light: This light is signified by an exclamation point inside a flattened half circle with ridges at the bottom. If this light comes on and remains on, this indicates that one or more of your 2016 Legacy's tire air pressure has dropped below standard levels. 

Seatbelt Warning Light: This light comes on when the driver and front passenger's seat have occupants, and the seatbelt is not fastened. This light looks like a person wearing a seatbelt. 

SRS Airbag System Warning Light: This light is indicated by a person sitting in a seat strapped in their seatbelt with a ball right above their lap. If this light flickers or remains on, this could mean a malfunction in the seatbelt pretensioners and/or SRS airbag system. Immediately have your car checked and serviced if this occurs in your vehicle. 

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Vehicle Dynamics Control Warning Light: This light is indicated by a picture of a car with two curving lines behind it. This warning light illuminates if there is a malfunction in your Legacy's Vehicle Dynamics Control system.

Get to know your vehicle a little better with this Subaru Legacy dashboard light guide and find out how Bill Rapp Subaru can assist you with all of your service needs by contacting 888-319-1910 or going online to schedule a service appointment with us in Syracuse today!

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