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Warning and Indicator Symbols

Have you ever had an indicator light on your dashboard pop-up and wondered what it was? Well we have put together a helpful guide highlighting what each symbol means.

If you see an indicator light and are unclear what it means or are concerned, please get in touch with our service team today: 0330 012 9689 or fill out the contact form here and we’ll get back to you.

 

Warning Light Colours

 

Red = Danger, important reminder



Electronic parking brake applied (illuminates red)

Electronic parking brake warning (flashes red)

Electronic parking brake warning (flashes red)

Manual parking brake / clutch fluid level warning (illuminates red)

Manual parking brake / clutch fluid level warning (illuminates red)

Continuous Damping Control (CDC) fault warning

Electronic stability Control (ESC) not ready

Following distance indicator

Hold mode on

Interactive Driving System (IDS) fault warning

Mountain mode on

Sport mode on

Sport mode on

Vehicle ready to be driven

Vehicle ready to be driven

Winter mode on

Charging system warning (illuminates red)

Immobiliser system fault warning (flashes yellow / illuminates red)

Immobiliser system fault warning (flashes yellow / illuminates red)

Open & start system fault warning

Engine / Transmission electronics warning

Engine / Transmission electronics warning

Engine / Transmission electronics warning

Engine coolant temperature warning (illuminates red)

Engine coolant temperature warning (illuminates red)

Engine coolant temperature warning (illuminates red)

Engine oil pressure warning (illuminates red)

Low coolant level warning

Stop engine warning (illuminates red)

Failure of turn signal light or fuse (rapid flashing)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

"Door open' warning (illuminates red)

Bonnet open (illuminates red)

Detected traffic signs

Electric side step activated / fault warning

Tailgate / boot open (illuminates red)

Tailgate / boot open (illuminates red)

Airbag and belt tensioners system warning (illuminates red)

Driver's seat belt reminder (illuminates and flashes red)

Front passenger's seat belt reminder (illuminates or flashes red)

Initially buckled seat belt unbuckled whilst vehicle is moving (flashes red)

Rear seat belt reminder

Rear seat belt reminder

Rear seat belts unbuckled (illuminates red)

Seat occupancy recognition - child restraint detected

Seat occupancy recognition - child restraint detected

Power steering fault warning

Power steering fault warning

Power steering fault warning

Air suspension fault warning

Automatic transmission warning

Easytronic. transmission electronics fault

Easytronic. transmission electronics fault

Yellow = Warning, information, fault



Low washer fluid warning (illuminates yellow)

Speed limiter is on (illuminates yellow)

Speed limiter is on (illuminates yellow)

Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning (illuminates yellow)

Brake pads worn (illuminates yellow)

Electronic parking brake degraded performance (illuminates yellow)

Electronic parking brake degraded performance (illuminates yellow)

Descent Control System (DCS) fault (illuminates yellow)

Descent Control System (DCS) not ready (flashes yellow)

Distance no vehicle ahead too low (illuminates yellow)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Electronic stability Control (ESC) engaged (illuminates yellow)

Electronic stability Control (ESC) engaged (illuminates yellow)

Electronic stability Control (ESC) engaged (illuminates yellow)

Electronic stability Control (ESC) Faults (illuminates yellow)

Electronic stability Control (ESC) Faults (illuminates yellow)

Hill Start assist (illuminates yellow)

Traction Control system deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Ultrasonic parking assist system fault warning (illuminates yellow)

Unintended lane change (flashes yellow)

Anti-theft alarm system activation without monitoring of passenger compartment and vehicle tilt (illuminates yellow)

Rear door lock isolator activated

‘Service Vehicle Soon" warning (illuminates yellow)

‘Service Vehicle Soon" warning (illuminates yellow)

‘Service Vehicle Soon" warning (illuminates yellow)

Emission control system fault catalylic converter could be damaged (flashes yellow)

Emission control system fault emission limits exceeded (illuminates yellow)

Engine oil change warning (illuminates yellow)

Engine oil change warning (illuminates yellow)

Engine oil change warning (illuminates yellow)

Fault in start stop system (illuminates yellow)

Fault in start stop system (illuminates yellow)

Low engine oil level warning (illuminates yellow)

Reduced engine power warning (illuminates yellow)

Water in diesel fuel filter warning (illuminates yellow)

Water in diesel fuel filter warning (illuminates yellow)

Water in diesel fuel filter warning (illuminates yellow)

Water in diesel fuel filter warning (illuminates yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is full (illuminates yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is full (illuminates yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is full (illuminates yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is full (illuminates yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) max level is reached (flashes yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) max level is reached (flashes yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) max level is reached (flashes yellow)

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) max level is reached (flashes yellow)

Further limitation of max speed up to prevention of restart (flashes yellow)

Max speed limited to 60mph with next restart (illuminates yellow)

Preheating activated

Preheating activated

Fault in fuel system (flashes yellow)

Fuel used up. Refuel immediately (flashes yellow)

Fuel used up. Refuel immediately (flashes yellow)

Level in tank is too low (illuminates yellow)

Level in tank is too low (illuminates yellow)

Level in tank is too low (illuminates yellow)

LPG system fault warning

Adaptive forward lighting fault (illuminates yellow)

Adaptive forward lighting switched to symmetrical low beam (flashes yellow)

Automatic headlight levelling system fault (illuminates yellow)

Bulb replacement warning (illuminates yellow)

Rear fog lights on (illuminates yellow)

Apply footbrake (illuminates yellow) Apply clutch (flashes yellow)

Apply footbrake (illuminates yellow) Apply clutch (flashes yellow)

Apply footbrake (illuminates yellow) Apply clutch (flashes yellow)

Generic warning, consult workshop (illuminates yellow)

Icy road warning

Front passenger airbag activated (illuminates yellow)

Front passenger airbag activated (illuminates yellow)

Front passenger airbag deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Front passenger airbag deactivated (illuminates yellow)

Power steering system failure (illuminates yellow with power steering disabled)

Power steering reduced due to overheating (illuminates yellow with reduced power steering)

Power steering system needs calibrated (illuminates yellow simultaneously)

Power steering system needs calibrated (illuminates yellow simultaneously)

Fault in tyre pressure monitoring system (flashes yellow)

Tyre pressure loss (illuminates yellow)

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system temporarily disabled (briefly flashes yellow)

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system fault (continuously flashes yellow)

Automatic mode

Easytronic. automatic mode enabled

Easytronic. Laden programme enabled

Neutral

Park position

Reverse Gear

Green = Confirmation of activation



Cruise control is activated (illuminates green)

Cruise control is activated (illuminates green)

Descent Control System (DCS) in operation (flashes green)

Descent Control System (DCS) ready for operation (illuminates green)

Lane departure switched on (illuminates green)

Vehicle detected ahead (illuminates green)

Automatic restart (flashes green)

Fuel economy mode switched on (illuminates green)

Daytime running light on

Front fog lights on (illuminates green)

Headlights on

High beam assist (illuminates green)

Sidelights on (illuminates green)

Turn signal / hazard warning light (illuminates or flashes green)

Trailer indicator (illuminates green)

Trailer indicator (illuminates green)

Rear seat belts buckled (illuminates green)

"Upshift recommended" warning (illuminates green)

Blue = Confirmation of activation



High beam / headlight flash on (illuminates blue)

White = Confirmation of activation



Cruise control system is on (illuminates white)

Cruise control system is on (illuminates white)

Heated rear window is on

Rain sensor activated

Seat heating on

Steering wheel heating on