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Warning signal an icon in the instrument cluster that looks like a warning comes on when i start the car. the icon is a red triangle with an exclamation point in the middle. there is also a smaller orange icon that of the same type that stays on constantly (the triangle with a an exclamation point.

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I suggest that you get the instructions manual, you will find what the icon indicates there... you can also visit a local dealership and have a few chat with the mechanic. I'm sure they will not charge you for a very basic question.

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