Why did battery icon light come on in my car?

Asked by May 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM about the 2012 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Battery light just turned on my dash and I am really concerned.

4 Answers

35,055

Your alternator is either not charging, you have a loose belt, corroded terminals, or your battery is going bad. You can bring it to an Autozone and they can test your alternator to see what it's putting out for volts. Then have them put the volt meter on your battery and see how many volts it reads with the engine off. Have them check the belts also.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

Thank you I appreciate the help.

35,055

You're welcome!

146,355

Reelin68 I can guarantee you he knows what he is talking about,The batteries they are putting in new Corollas and Camrys, and even Avalons these days are not high-quality. Toyota has done some cost cutting and that, batteries are one of the 'victims', the "True Start" last until the warranty runs out an go kaput. But your 2012, even thought not still under "Toyota Care" with free maintenance, be sure to check with the dealer before spending any money. IF it is the battery, it may have at least a pro-rated warranty, depending on the date of sale and mileage (3 years 36,000 miles) or if they consider battery and alternator part of drive-train, 60,000 miles /5 years. Wouldn't hurt to ask. A 2012 is far too soon for these kind of problems

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why is the break, abs, and battery light all on in my 2009 corolla 4 answers

    i just turned on my car and the break light, abs light, and battery light all just came on at the same time. they were not on earlier. the car would barely make any turns and wheel would not turn??

    2005 Toyota Corolla CE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why wont the airbag off light turn off in my car 2 answers

    2007 Toyota Corolla S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is the check engine light on? 4 answers

    the "Check Engine" light stays on. How do I get it to turn off?

    2001 Toyota Corolla

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 Corolla won't start 7 answers

    Hi. My car is an automatic. Battery light came on and then it died while driving. Never turned on again. It felt like the brake engaged itself before dying according to my daughter. A couple days b...

    1994 Toyota Corolla Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car alarm 16 answers

    My battery is dead and my alarm won't turn off. There is a flashing red light on the left side of the steering wheel. How do I get the alarm to go off so my mechanic can start it up so he can fix m...

    2002 Toyota Corolla S

    -

    Car Customization

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 68,490 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,595.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 15,810
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,180
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,233 Great Deals out of 97,271 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
858 Great Deals out of 70,843 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,012 Great Deals out of 75,624 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota RAV4
761 Great Deals out of 56,006 listings starting at $2,488
Used Nissan Altima
1,086 Great Deals out of 83,138 listings starting at $1,600
Used Nissan Sentra
609 Great Deals out of 52,609 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
722 Great Deals out of 32,217 listings starting at $2,750
Used Hyundai Elantra
658 Great Deals out of 53,013 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Prius
326 Great Deals out of 23,224 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda CR-V
894 Great Deals out of 63,713 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mazda MAZDA3
347 Great Deals out of 28,333 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Yaris
104 Great Deals out of 12,048 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
379 Great Deals out of 20,969 listings starting at $2,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
700 Great Deals out of 49,237 listings starting at $1,989
Used Ford Focus
882 Great Deals out of 58,882 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
37,482 listings starting at $15,490
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 6,507 listings starting at $9,977
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
257 Great Deals out of 6,244 listings starting at $8,997
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
211 Great Deals out of 5,552 listings starting at $8,489
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 2,443 listings starting at $5,476