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There is an exclamation point warning signal on my dash...what does that mean!?

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Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hello Natalie! The exclamation light would be your brake warning light which could mean your emergency brake is on, or you are low on brake fluid either from worn brake pads or a leak in the system. (Editor's note: The Tire Pressure Warning System light also has an exclamation point, so it could be that as well. Here are pictures for both lights: Tire pressure: Brakes: (Sometimes the word "brake" is not present)) Happy, safe driving! Colleen M

Deborah Renshaw, NASCAR Professional Driver at Deborah Renshaw Racing Usually this means it has something to do with your traction control OR low tire pressure. I would check with your manual to make certain. Different manufacturers sometimes mean different things. Thanks

Jo An Holt, Automotive Journalist at Holt & Associates An exclamation point inside or next to a triangle means a problem with tire pressure, probably a low tire. By itself, an exclamation point means one of your guages or sensors is registering a problem, check your manual. It is not an engine check light.

Stephanie Gutierrez, Marketing at Victory Auto Service & Glass Natalie, if that light is coming on, it is warning light for your TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System and it would come on for one of two most likely reasons: low air pressure or a bad/faulting TPMS sensor.

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