What Do My Dashboard Lights Mean?

Did an indicator light pop up on your dashboard, and you do not know whether it means you are up for an oil change or new tires? Do not worry, because our service center is here to help you have a better understanding of your Ford dashboard lights. You are being kept aware that you are using certain features you rarely use or alerted with a warning when a function is experiencing a problem. The knowledgeable team members at Western Slope Ford are here to the rescue to help you crack the Ford dashboard lights meanings so that you can be mindful of the status of your vehicle.

This Ford dashboard indicator lights up when the ignition is first turned (before engine start) to test the bulb and inform you when the vehicle is ready for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing. Usually, the light of this feature will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no malfunctions are present. If this light blinks eight times after 15 seconds, it means that the vehicle is not ready for I/M testing.

Check your tire pressure as soon as you can when this remains lit while the engine is running or while you are driving. If the indicator does not light up when you switch the ignition on or begins to flash at any time, have the system reviewed by your local Ford service center.

If this lights up when driving, there is a malfunction in your vehicle. The conventional braking system (without ABS) will continue to function unless the brake system warning lamp is illuminated.

A malfunction is indicated if this Ford dashboard symbol lights up while you're driving. Switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment, and make sure that your local Ford service center checks this dashboard light immediately.

This is a malfunction, and you need to stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so to switch the engine off. We highly recommend that you check the engine oil level.

If this Ford dashboard light is illuminated while the engine is running or you are driving, there is a malfunction. Stop your vehicle safely, and turn the engine off. Once you do that, we highly recommend that you check the engine coolant level or have it checked by a professional, but only after the engine has cooled downThese are the major Ford dashboard light symbols you need to be on the lookout for a while you are driving. Stop by our Ford service center today for complete details!

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