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Below are some commonly found Toyota dashboard lights
Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}4HI indicator (4WD models)

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Use the Front-Wheel Drive control switch to select the desired drive mode. When 4WD high-speed position is selected, the 4HI indicator will come on. 4HI offers greater traction than 2WD and should be used when you experience a loss of traction or are driving on low-traction surfaces.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}4LO indicator (4WD models)

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Use the Front-Wheel Drive control switch to select the desired drive mode. When 4WD low-speed position is selected, the 4LO indicator will come on. 4LO should be used in situations requiring maximum power and traction, such as climbing or descending steep hills, off-road driving and hard pulling in sand, mud, snow, etc.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}ABS warning light (Canada)

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

ABS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The ABS or
  • The Brake Assist system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}ABS warning light (U.S.A.)

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

ABS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The ABS or
  • The Brake Assist system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}AIRBAG OFF indicator

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Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front passenger. The AIRBAG OFF indicator illuminates to advise the driver/front passenger of the system‘s status.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}AIRBAG ON indicator

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Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the conditions of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front passenger. The AIRBAG ON indicator illuminates to advise the driver/front passenger of the system‘s status.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}AUTO LSD indicator

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Indicates that AUTO LSD has been activated. The AUTO LSD system aids traction by using the traction control system to control engine performance and braking when one of the rear wheels begins to spin. The system should be used only when one of the rear wheels spins in a ditch or rough surface. The AUTO LSD system can be activated by pressing the VSC OFF button briefly. Alternately, pressing and holding the VSC OFF button for more than three seconds activates AUTO LSD and turns off Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light

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Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:

Automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light

When the light comes on: Indicates that the automatic transmission fluid temperature is too high.

Correction procedure:
Stop the vehicle in a safe place, shift the shift lever to P and wait until the light goes off. If the light goes off, you may start the vehicle again. If the light does not go off, contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light/details:
When the light flashes: Indicates a malfunction in the automatic transmission system.

Correction procedure:
Have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Brake system warning light (Canada) (warning buzzer)

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Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous. The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light/details:
Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)

  • Low brake fluid
  • Malfunction in the brake system

This light also comes on when the parking brake is not released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully released, the system is operating normally.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Brake system warning light (U.S.A.) (warning buzzer)

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Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous. The following warning indicates a possible problem in the brake system. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light/details:
Brake system warning light (warning buzzer)

  • Low brake fluid
  • Malfunction in the brake system

This light also comes on when the parking brake is not released. If the light turns off after the parking brake is fully released, the system is operating normally.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}BSM outside rearview mirror indicators

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This icon on the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) switch illuminates to indicate that BSM has been activated. BSM is a system that assists the driver in making a safe lane change. It uses radar sensors to detect vehicles that are traveling in an adjacent lane in the area that is not reflected in the outside rearview mirror (the blind spot), and advises the driver of the vehicle‘s existence via the outside rearview mirror indicator.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Center differential lock indicator

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Indicates that the center differential has been locked.

Use the center differential lock system if your wheels get stuck in a ditch, or when you are driving on a slippery or bumpy surface. Unlock the center differential after the wheels have been freed, or after moving to a flat, non-slippery surface.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Charging system warning light

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Stop the vehicle immediately.
The following warning indicates the possibility of damage to the vehicle that may lead to an accident. Immediately stop the vehicle in a safe place and contact your Toyota dealer.

Warning light/details:
Charging system warning light

Indicates a malfunction in the vehicle’s charging system.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Cruise control indicator

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Indicates that the cruise control system has been activated. Use the cruise control to maintain a set speed without depressing the accelerator pedal. To use cruise control, press the ON-OFF button at the end of the stalk. The cruise control indicator will come on. Press the button again to deactivate the cruise control.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Driver‘s seatbelt reminder light (warning buzzer)

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(On the instrument cluster)
Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Driver‘s seatbelt reminder light (warning buzzer)

Warns the driver to fasten his/her seatbelt.

Correction procedure:
Fasten seatbelt.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Electric Power Steering (EPS) system warning light

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

Electric Power Steering (EPS) system warning light
Indicates a malfunction in the variable flow control power steering system.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Front passenger‘s seatbelt reminder light (warning buzzer)

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(On the center panel)
Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified step to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Front passenger‘s seatbelt reminder light
(warning buzzer)

Warns the front passenger to fasten his/her seatbelt.

Correction procedure:
Fasten seatbelt.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Headlight indicator (Canada)

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This indicator on the instrument panel illuminates when the headlights, parking, taillights, license plate and instrument panel lights turn on. It does not illuminate when only the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are on.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Headlight indicator (U.S.A.)

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This indicator on the instrument panel illuminates when the headlights, parking, taillights, license plate and instrument panel lights turn on. It does not illuminate when only the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are on.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Height control HI indicator

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The electronically modulated air suspension allows the driver to control the vehicle’s height in order to adjust for driving conditions. Select the desired height with the height control switch. Vehicle height can be adjusted only when the engine is running. The height control indicator stops blinking, and comes on continuously to indicate that the mode shift is completed.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Height control LO indicator

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The electronically modulated air suspension allows the driver to control the vehicle’s height in order to adjust for driving conditions. Select the desired height with the height control switch. Vehicle height can be adjusted only when the engine is running. The height control indicator stops blinking, and comes on continuously to indicate that the mode shift is completed.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Height control MAN. indicator

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When the Manual button for the height control is pressed, the vehicle height is fixed at the current height. The MAN light will illuminate. The height can be adjusted by pressing the height control switch. When the vehicle’s speed exceeds 18 mph (30 km/h), the height will be adjusted to the normal height automatically.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Height control N indicator

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The electronically modulated air suspension allows the driver to control the vehicle’s height in order to adjust for driving conditions. Select the desired height with the height control switch. Vehicle height can be adjusted only when the engine is running. The height control indicator stops blinking, and comes on continuously to indicate that the mode shift is completed.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}High-beam headlight indicator

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High-beam headlights aid driver visibility by projecting a bright beam far down the road. They should only be used in situations where they cannot blind oncoming traffic or vehicles traveling directly in front. Typical uses would be in remote areas such as mountains or deserts.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Low fuel level warning light

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Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified step to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Low fuel level warning light

Low level of fuel.

Correction procedure:
Refuel vehicle.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Low windshield washer fluid level warning light

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Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified step to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Low windshield washer fluid level warning light

Indicates that the windshield washer fluid level is too low.

Correction procedure:
Fill the tank.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Maintenance required reminder light (U.S.A.)

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Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Maintenance required reminder light

Indicates that maintenance is required according to the driven distance on the maintenance schedule. [6]

Warning light/details:
Illuminates for about three seconds and then flashes for about 15 seconds approximately 4500 miles (7200 km) after the maintenance data has been reset.

Correction procedure:
If necessary, perform maintenance.

Warning light/details:
Comes on and remains on if the distance driven exceeds 5000 miles (8000 km) after the maintenance data has been reset. (The indicator will not work properly unless the maintenance data has been reset.)

Correction procedure:
Perform the necessary maintenance. Please reset the maintenance data after the maintenance is performed.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Malfunction indicator lamp (Canada)

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

Malfunction indicator lamp
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The electronic engine control system
  • The Electronic Throttle Control System
  • The electronic automatic transmission control system or
  • The emission control system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Malfunction indicator lamp (U.S.A.)

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

Malfunction indicator lamp
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The electronic engine control system
  • The Electronic Throttle Control System
  • The electronic automatic transmission control system or
  • The emission control system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Master warning light

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Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified step to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Master warning light

A buzzer sounds and the warning light comes on and flashes to indicate that the master warning system has detected a malfunction.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Open door warning light (warning buzzer)

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Follow the correction procedure.
After taking the specified step to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:
Open door warning light (warning buzzer)

Indicates that a door or back door is not fully closed.

Correction procedure:
Check that all doors are closed.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}RSCA OFF indicator

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In situations where it is not desirable for the curtain shield airbags to deploy (such as during extreme off-road driving), you may elect to disable RSCA. To do this, press and hold the RSCA OFF button for a few seconds. The RSCA OFF indicator will illuminate, indicating that the curtain shield airbag and seatbelt pretensioner WILL NOT activate in a vehicle rollover. The roll sensing function for the curtain shield airbags and seatbelt pretensioners will turn back on automatically each time the engine switch is turned to the ON position.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Security indicator

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This indicator light flashes after the key has been removed from the engine switch to indicate that the system is operating. The indicator light stops flashing after the registered key has been inserted into the engine switch to indicate that the system has been canceled.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Slip indicator

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If the rear wheels spin, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that the AUTO LSD system has controlled the spinning of the rear wheels. Alternately, if the vehicle is in danger of slipping, or if the rear wheels (2WD models) or all wheels (4WD models) spin, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that VSC/Trailer-Sway Control/TRAC/A-TRAC have been engaged.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Slip indicator warning light

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Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Slip indicator warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The VSC
  • The TRAC or
  • The AUTO LSD system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}SRS warning light

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Have the vehicle inspected immediately.
Failure to investigate the cause of the following warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.

Warning light/details:

SRS warning light
Indicates a malfunction in:

  • The SRS airbag system
  • The front passenger occupant classification system or
  • The seatbelt pretensioner system

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Tire pressure warning light

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Follow the correction procedures.
After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light turns off.

Warning light/details:

Tire pressure warning light
When the light comes on:
Low tire inflation pressure.

Correction procedure:
Adjust the tire inflation pressure to the specified level. The light will turn off after a few minutes. In case the light does not turn off even if the tire inflation pressure is adjusted, have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

Warning light/details:
When the light comes on after blinking for one minute:
Malfunction in the tire pressure warning system.

Correction procedure:
Have the system checked by your Toyota dealer.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}TOW/HAUL indicator

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Use TOW/HAUL Mode when pulling a trailer or hauling a heavy load. Press the TOW/HAUL switch. The indicator will come on. Press the switch once more to cancel the mode.

*If equipped.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}TRAC OFF indicator

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If the vehicle gets stuck in fresh snow or mud, VSC, Trailer-Sway Control and/or TRAC may reduce power from the engine to the wheels. You may need to turn the system off to enable you to rock the vehicle in order to free it. To turn off TRAC, press the VSC OFF switch briefly. The AUTO LSD indicator will come on. The system is in TRAC OFF, AUTO LSD ON and VSC, Trailer-Sway Control ON mode. Pressing and holding the VSC OFF switch for three seconds while at a complete stop will illuminate the TRAC OFF and AUTO LSD indicators. The system is now in TRAC OFF, AUTO LSD ON and VSC, Trailer-Sway Control OFF mode.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}Turn signal indicator

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Indicates that one of the turn signals has been activated.

Turn signals can be operated when:

Vehicles without Smart Key System:
The engine switch is in the ON position

Vehicles with Smart Key System:
The POWER switch is in ON mode

If the indicators flash faster than usual, check that a lightbulb in the front or rear turn signal lights has not burned out.

Sequoia-2017-{{imageAltName}}VSC OFF indicator

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The VSC OFF icon may appear under several different circumstances, depending on the driving system that you select or deactivate. These include AUTO LSD ON, VSC OFF and A-TRAC OFF (on 4WD models in 4L mode). For more information, please see the "Using other driving systems" section of your Owner’s Manual.

Still have questions or concerns?
Consult your Owner's Manual.

Consult your Owners Manual or schedule a service with a nearby dealership.

Caution*

*If a safety system warning light does not come on...

Should a safety system light such as the ABS and SRS airbag warning lights not come on when you start the hybrid system, this could mean that these systems are not available to help protect you in an accident, which could result in death or serious injury. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately if this occurs.

Dashboard icons are displayed in a variety of colors, depending on the system and its status in a specific vehicle. Yellow icons indicate an item of importance (such as low fuel), but are not necessarily a warning. Red icons indicate a condition that requires immediate attention, such as an open door or low engine oil pressure. See your vehicle's Owner's Manual for more details.

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