Warning lamps and indicators

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

Х Airbag.

Х Brake system.

Х Engine.

Х Frost.

Х Ignition.

Х Oil pressure (all except 2.5L Duratec).

Х Stability control (ESP).

If a warning or indicator lamp does not illuminate when the ignition is switched on, it indicates a malfunction. Have the system checked by properly trained technician.

ABS warning lamp
ABS warning lamp

If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. You will continue to have normal braking (without ABS).

Have the system checked by a properly trained technician as soon as possible.

Airbag warning lamp
Airbag warning lamp

If it illuminates while driving, this indicates a malfunction. Have the system checked by a
properly trained technician.

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.

Cruise control indicator
Cruise control indicator

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It will illuminate when you have set a speed using the cruise control system. See Using cruise control. On vehicles with adaptive cruise control (ACC), the indicator will illuminate when ACC is active.

See Using ACC.

Direction indicators
Direction indicators

Flashes during operation. A sudden increase in the rate of flashing warns of a failed indicator bulb. See Changing a bulb.

Engine warning lamp
Engine warning lamp

If it illuminates with the engine 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. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician immediately.

CAUTION:
If the engine warning lamp illuminates in conjunction with a message, have the system checked as soon as possible.

Forward alert indicator
Forward alert indicator

It will illuminate when this feature is active. See Forward alert function.

Front fog lamp indicator
Front fog lamp indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the front fog lamps on.

Frost warning lamp
Frost warning lamp

WARNING:
Even if the temperature rises to above 4ºC (39.2∞F) there is no guarantee that the road is free of hazards caused by inclement weather.

It will illuminate and glow orange when the outside air
temperature is between 4ºC (39.2ºF) and 0ºC (32ºF). It will glow red when the temperature is below 0ºC (32ºF).

Glow plug indicator
Glow plug indicator

See Starting a diesel engine.

Headlamp indicator
Headlamp indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the headlamp dipped beam or the side and tail lamps on.

Ignition warning lamp
Ignition warning lamp

If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. Switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician immediately.

Low fuel level warning lamp
Low fuel level warning lamp

If it illuminates, refuel as soon as possible.

Main beam indicator
Main beam indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the headlamp main beam on. It will flash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Message indicator
Message indicator

It will illuminate when a new message is stored in the information display. See Information messages.

Oil pressure warning lamp
Oil pressure warning lamp

CAUTION:
Do not resume your journey if it illuminates despite the level being correct. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician immediately.

If it stays on after starting or illuminates when 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 Engine oil check.

Rear fog lamp indicator
Rear fog lamp indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the rear fog lamps on.

Seat belt reminder
Seat belt reminder

See Seat belt reminder.

Shift indicator
Shift indicator

It will illuminate to inform you that shifting to a higher gear may give better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. It will not illuminate during periods of high acceleration, braking or when the clutch pedal is pressed.

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

While driving, it flashes during activation of the system. After switching on the ignition, if it does not illuminate or illuminates continuously while driving, this indicates a malfunction. During a malfunction, the system switches off. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician as soon as possible.

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

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