Warning lamps and indicators

The following warning lamps and indicators will come on briefly when you switch the ignition on to confirm that the system is operational:
Х ABS warning lamp.

Х Airbag warning lamp.

Х Brake system warning lamp.

Х Door open warning lamp.

Х Engine warning lamp.

Х Frost warning lamp.

Х Ignition warning lamp.

Х Oil pressure warning lamp.

Х Power steering warning lamp.

Х Powertrain warning lamp..

Х Stability control (ESP) warning lamp.

If a warning lamp or indicator does not come on when you switch the ignition on, this indicates a malfunction. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

ABS warning lamp
ABS warning lamp

The ABS warning lamp will flash when the system is operating.

If it comes on when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. You will continue to have normal braking (without ABS) but have this checked as soon as possible.

Airbag warning lamp
Airbag warning lamp

If the airbag warning lamp comes on or flashes when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. Have this checked as soon as possible.

Brake system lamp
Brake system lamp

It illuminates when the parking brake is engaged.

WARNING:
Reduce your speed gradually and stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Use your brakes with care.

If it illuminates when you are driving, check that the parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is not engaged, this indicates a malfunction. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician immediately.

Direction indicator
Direction indicator

The direction indicator will flash when you use the direction indicators. A sudden increase in the rate of flashing warns of a failed bulb.

Door open warning lamp
Door open warning lamp

The door open warning lamp will come on if a door, the tailgate or the bonnet is open.

Engine warning lamp
Engine warning lamp

If the engine warning lamp comes on when the engine is running, this indicates a malfunction. If it flashes when you are driving, reduce the speed of your vehicle immediately. If it continues to flash, avoid heavy acceleration or deceleration. The engine will continue to run but it will have limited power. Have this checked immediately.

Front fog lamp indicator
Front fog lamp indicator

The front fog lamp indicator will come on when you switch the front fog lamps on.

Frost warning lamp
Frost warning lamp

The frost warning lamp will come on and glow orange
when the outside air
temperature is between 4ºC and 1ºC. It will glow red when the temperature is below 1ºC.

Glow plug indicator
Glow plug indicator

See Starting a diesel engine.

Headlamp indicator
Headlamp indicator

The headlamp indicator will come on when you switch the headlamp dipped beam or the side and tail lamps on.

Ignition warning lamp
Ignition warning lamp

If the ignition warning lamp comes on when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction.

Switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment and have this checked immediately.

Low fuel level warning lamp
Low fuel level warning lamp

If the low fuel level warning lamp comes on, refuel as soon as possible.

Main beam indicator
Main beam indicator

The main beam indicator will come on when you switch the headlamp main beam on. It will flash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Oil pressure warning lamp
Oil pressure warning lamp

CAUTION:
Do not resume your journey if the oil pressure warning lamp comes on despite the oil level being correct.

Have this checked immediately.

If the oil pressure warning lamp comes on when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction.

Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and switch the engine off. Check the engine oil level. See Maintenance.

Overdrive indicator
Overdrive indicator

The overdrive indicator will come on when you switch
overdrive off.

Power steering warning lamp
Power steering warning lamp

If the power steering warning lamp comes on when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. You will continue to have normal steering (without assistance) but have this checked as soon as possible.

You will have to use greater force to turn the steering wheel.

Powertrain warning lamp

Vehicles with an automatic transmission
Vehicles with an automatic transmission

If the powertrain warning lamp comes on when the engine is running, this indicates either a malfunction or a high transmission temperature. Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and carry out the following:
1. Select P or N and allow the engine to idle for 10 minutes.

2. Switch the ignition off and restart the engine.

If the powertrain warning lamp comes on, switch the ignition off and have the transmission checked before continuing your journey.

If the powertrain warning lamp does not come on, continue your journey and have the transmission checked as soon as possible.

Vehicles with a 5-speed manual transmission or Durashift EST
Vehicles with a 5-speed manual transmission or Durashift EST

If the powertrain warning lamp comes on when the engine is running, this indicates a malfunction. The engine will continue to run but it will have limited power. Have this checked as soon as possible.

If the powertrain warning lamp flashes when the engine is running, this indicates a malfunction. Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Have this checked before continuing your journey.

Rear fog lamp indicator
Rear fog lamp indicator

The rear fog lamp indicator will come on when you switch the rear fog lamps on.

Stability control (ESP) warning lamp
Stability control (ESP) warning lamp

Note: If the ESP system malfunctions, it will switch off automatically.

The ESP warning lamp will flash when system is operating. If it does not flash or it comes on when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. Have this checked as soon as possible.

If you switch ESP off, the warning lamp will come on. The lamp will go out when you switch the system back on or when you switch the ignition off.

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