You’re driving down the road and everything’s fine, but then you notice a light on your dashboard. What does it mean? Could there be something that needs immediate attention or is it just a mild advisory? Kia Des Moines is here to ease your mind.
Available for drivers in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny areas, we have put together this guide about popular 2019 Kia Stinger dashboard lights. So, the next time one of the lights decides to show itself, you’ll know what it means and what steps you should take next.
Airbag Warning Light – Although this dashboard light will illuminate when your vehicle is first turned on to let you know your airbags are working, if it stays on while driving (or doesn’t show up at all), it has the complete opposite meaning. Since there could be a malfunction with your airbag system, you should contact your authorized Kia dealer to resolve the issue right away.
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light – If this dashboard light comes on, it means your engine is not getting the pressure it needs to run correctly. When this light appears, pull off to the side of the road when it’s safe and turn off your engine. Then, check the oil in your Kia Stinger and add more if needed. If it’s full or is still on after adding fluid, schedule an appointment to ensure no damage is done to your engine.
Charging System Warning Light – When there’s an issue with the charging system in your Kia Stinger, you’ll see this dashboard light shine. If this happens, you should safely pull your car to the side of the road and turn off any necessary electrical equipment. Since this has to do with your battery not getting enough power, make sure to schedule a checkup as soon as possible to get this fixed.
Electric Power Steering Warning Light – Without power steering, it’s much harder to drive and turn your vehicle, which could result in some unfortunate and dangerous situations. To let you know something is wrong with this aspect of your car, a light will shine. When this happens, visit our service center as soon as possible.
Seat Belt Warning Light – If you or someone else in your Kia Stinger has neglected to put on their safety belt, this dashboard light will illuminate to let you know. This way, you can ensure everyone is safe and ready for the road ahead.
Low Fuel Level Warning Light – To avoid getting stuck in a compromising situation, your Stinger will notify you when it’s time to fill up your tank. When your gas levels drop to near-empty levels, get to a gas station soon, as driving with low fuel can cause your engine to misfire, damaging your catalytic converter.
When you see one of your Kia Stinger dashboard lights show up, you may need to get to an authorized dealer right away. At Kia of Des Moines, our service center is filled with certified techs that can find the issue and fix it, allowing you to drive away safely. Contact us today!