Warning lamps and indicators

The following warning lamps and indicators illuminate when the ignition is switched on:
Х Airbag.

Х Oil pressure.

Х ABS.

Х Stability control (ESP).

Х Engine.

Х Doors open.

Х Brake system.

Х Frost.

Х Power steering.

Х Ignition.

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 when 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

It will illuminate when you have set a speed using the cruise control system. See Using cruise control.

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.

Doors open warning lamp
Doors open warning lamp

Illuminates when the ignition is switched on and remains on if any door, the bonnet or the luggage compartment is not closed properly.

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.

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

It will illuminate and glow orange when the outside air
temperature is between 4ºC (39ºF) and 1ºC (34ºF). It will glow red when the temperature is below 1ºC (34ºF).

Glow plug indicator
Glow plug indicator

If the glow plug indicator lamp illuminates, wait until it extinguishes before starting.

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 the oil pressure warning lamp illuminates despite the oil level being correct.

Have the system checked by a properly trained technician immediately.

If the lamp stays on after starting or illuminates during a journey, 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.

Power steering warning lamp
Power steering warning lamp

Illuminates to indicate a malfunction of the power steering system. Full steering will be maintained but you will need to exert greater force on the steering wheel.

Have the system checked by an expert as soon as possible.

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.

Stability control (ESP) indicator
Stability control (ESP) indicator

If the indicator does not illuminate when the ignition is switched on or if it stays illuminated whilst driving, it indicates a malfunction. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician as soon as possible.

Illuminates when stability control is switched off and flashes when stability control (ESP) is activated.

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