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The 64 dash symbols telling you the car's broken

Can you identify all the symbols that could flash up on your dashboard?
Can you identify all the symbols that could flash up on your dashboard?

WHEN a warning symbol flashes up on the dashboard as you're driving, your first reaction is probably to panic.

And you wouldn't be alone as research has revealed that hordes of people draw a blank at what the symbols actually mean, reports The Sun.

There are loads of possible signs that could flash up to let you know you need to get to a mechanic or advise something needs checking.

Many drivers have no clue what the tyre pressure warning light is or the symbol that indicates a problem with the diesel particulate filter.

But how many can you identify? Do you know them all? - don't fret, we have got you covered.

Research conducted by car diagnostics app Engie found half of those questioned (50 per cent) failed to recognise the warning for low tyre pressure.

This was followed by the diesel particulate filter warning light which four in ten drew a blank at.

The engine warning light - which could signify a serious mechanical problem and cause irreparable damage to the car if not checked by a professional - was the third most unidentifiable symbol with 38 per cent failing to understand it correctly.

Fourth in the list came the brake system light with one in three (36 per cent) unable to describe what it meant.

Read on to find out what the symbols are trying to tell you about your car.

How many of these can you guess?Source:Supplied
How many of these can you guess?Source:Supplied

1. Indicator to push the clutch

2. Indicator to push the brake pedal

3. Locked steering-wheel

4. Full beam turned on

5. Low tyre pressure

6. Side lights on

7. Problems with headlight / tail-lights / signals bulbs

8. Problems with brake lights

Maybe you will do better with this setSource:Supplied
Maybe you will do better with this setSource:Supplied

9. Winter mode

10. Info indicator

11. The diesel auxiliary heater

12. Ice warning

13. Starting system problems

14. The key is not in the car

15. Key low battery

16. Warning distance to another car

Have you managed to get all of them right so far?Source:Supplied
Have you managed to get all of them right so far?Source:Supplied

17. Service warning light

18. Adaptive headlights turned on

19. Headlight angle adjustment

20. Problems with variable rear spoiler

21. Problems in triggering electric roof

22. Front airbag is switched off

23. Handbrake is on

24. Front fog lights turned on

It would be troubling if you saw all of these at once.Source:Supplied
It would be troubling if you saw all of these at once.Source:Supplied

25. Power steering system problems

26. Rear fog lights switched on

27. Low level of windscreen fluid

28. Worn brake pads

29. Cruise control is activated

30. Signal indicators

31. Trouble on light sensor or rain sensor

32. Water in fuel filter

If you are on 100 per cent, you are doing better than us.Source:Supplied
If you are on 100 per cent, you are doing better than us.Source:Supplied

33. Airbag switched off

34. Mechanical problem or electrical error

35. Dipped headlights turned on

36. Dirty air filter requires replacement

37. Parking sensors turned on

38. Problems with the diesel particulate filter (DPF)

39. Error - disconnection of the plug from the trailer

40. Air suspension problems

Older cars might not even have some of these.Source:Supplied
Older cars might not even have some of these.Source:Supplied

41. Warning for leaving your lane with lane assist system active

42. Problems with catalytic converter

43. Seatbelt warning

44. Warning parking light

45. Alternator or battery problems

46. ECO mode turned on

47. Downhill assist on

48. Cooling system problems

I have definitely seen number 53 more than onceSource:Supplied
I have definitely seen number 53 more than onceSource:Supplied

49. Problem with ABS

50. Problems with fuel filter

51. Open door

52. Open bonnet

53. Fuel tank on reserve, need to fill the tank

54. Automatic gearbox problems

55. Speed limiter is active

56. Suspension problems

Sadly 58 is not do a sick burnout.Source:Supplied
Sadly 58 is not do a sick burnout.Source:Supplied

57. Front window defroster

58. Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is off

59. Open boot

60. Low oil pressure

61. The automatic windscreen wiper

62. Engine problems or hazards

63. Rain sensor

64. Rear window defroster

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