Mazda CX-3 Dashboard Symbols
Even the most well-maintained vehicle will at some point in its lifetime display a warning symbol. Understanding the different symbols found on your Mazda CX-3 dashboard panel is not only a simple way to keep you and your family safe on the road, but can also help keep your hackles from spiking when one pops up on your dash.
At Ocean Mazda, it’s our goal to empower drivers throughout Miami, Kendall, Doral, and Hialeah by providing useful information on our full line of Mazda models. Continue reading this simple guide to learn how to identify some common dashboard symbols on your Mazda CX-3 and what to do should one ever appear.
Interpreting Your Dashboard Symbols
The symbols on your Mazda CX-3 are color coded just like a traffic light and denote the level of attention you need to provide should they appear. Green-colored symbols appear most often and let you know when certain systems or features are in use, like your turn signal.
Yellow indicator symbols appear when a non-emergency issue occurs or when a feature is disabled. Red warning symbols appear when a serious malfunction has occurred and requires immediate attention.
Mazda CX-3 Yellow Indicator Symbols
Check Engine Indicator Light – this dashboard symbol looks like the profile of a car engine and indicates when there is a malfunction with your vehicle’s emissions control system. You should schedule to have a full diagnostics test done at your earliest opportunity.
Traction Control System Indicator Light – this symbol looks like the rear of a car with two wavy lines underneath the tires and alerts you to when the system is engaged. If this symbol remains lit while driving, a malfunction has occurred, and a service appointment should be scheduled.
Cruise Main ON Indicator Light – this symbol looks like a speedometer with an arrow pointing to a set speed and appears when the cruise control system is enabled. The symbol should appear green when cruise control is set and in use.
Low Fuel Level Indicator Light – this dashboard symbol looks like a gas pump and appears when your Mazda CX-3 is dangerously low on fuel. You should immediately head to the nearest gas station to avoid a breakdown.
Power Steering Malfunction Indicator Light – this symbol looks like a steering wheel with an exclamation point to the right of it. If it appears while driving, power assistance might not be available. You should schedule a service appointment to have this checked out.
Mazda CX-3 Red Warning Symbols
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light – this dashboard symbol looks like a dripping oil can and indicates that your oil pressure is dangerously low. Immediately check your engine’s oil level and add the required amount. Should the light remain lit, schedule a service appointment for an oil change as soon as possible.
Charging System Warning Light – this symbol looks like the top of battery and indicates a serious malfunction in your battery system. If driving, do not turn off the engine until you are in a safe location and, if possible, immediately head to a service center to have your electrical charging system inspected.
Brake Warning Light – this symbol looks like an encircled exclamation point with the word “brake” underneath and indicates that either your brake fluid levels are low or there’s an issue with your anti-lock braking system. You should immediately schedule a service appointment to have your Mazda CX-3 inspected.
Seat Belt Unbuckled/Malfunction Warning Light – this dashboard symbol looks like a person seated with a 3-point safety belt crossed over the torso, and indicates when someone’s seatbelt isn’t properly latched, or the sensing system has malfunctioned.
Airbag/Front Seat Belt Pretensioner Warning Light — this symbol looks like the profile of a seated person wearing a safety belt and the airbag is engaged. When lit, it indicates when a malfunction has been detected in the vehicle’s front airbag system. Immediately schedule a service appointment to have it inspected.
Schedule Service for Your Mazda CX-3 Today!
If you notice any of these common symbols appear on the dashboard of your Mazda CX-3, don’t ignore them. At Ocean Mazda, our team of highly skilled technicians are here to help drivers throughout Miami, Kendall, Doral, and Hialeah remain safe on the road. Stop by our convenient location or schedule an appointment today!