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Dashboard Warning Meanings

Ever have a car warning appear on your dashboard and you have absolutely no idea what it means? This is an all too common occurrence – most of us have not memorized the meaning of each and every warning –  and one that could potentially be dangerous if left alone too long. At Leif Johnson Ford, we want to make sure you are safe and in-the-know at all times, which is why we’re here to give you the low down of each and every dashboard warning.


  1. Fog light (front.)
  2. Power steering warning light
  3. Fog light (rear)
  4. Washer fluid low
  5. Brake pad warning
  6. Cruise control on
  7. Direction indicators
  8. Rain and light sensor
  9. Winter mode
  10. Information indicator
  11. Glow plug/diesel pre-heat warning
  12. Frost warning
  13. Ignition switch warning
  14. Key not in vehicle
  15. Key fob battery low
  16. Distance warning
  17. Press clutch pedal
  18. Press brake pedal
  19. Steering lock warning
  20. Main beam headlights
  21. Tire pressure low
  22. Sidelight information
  23. Exterior light fault
  24. Brake lights warning
  25. Diesel particulate filter warning
  26. Trailer low hitch warning
  27. Air suspension warning
  28. Lane departure warning
  29. Catalytic convertor warning
  30. Seat belt not on
  31. Parking brake light
  32. Battery/alternator warning
  33. Parking assist
  34. Service required
  35. Adaptive lighting
  36. Headlights range control
  37. Rear spoiler warning
  38. Convertible Roof Warning
  39. Airbag warning
  40. Handbrake warning
  41. Water in fuel filter
  42. Airbag deactivated
  43. Fault problem
  44. Dipped beam headlights
  45. Dirty air filter
  46. Eco driving indicator
  47. Hill descent control
  48. Temperature warning
  49. ABS warning
  50. Fuel filter warning
  51. Door open
  52. Bonnet open
  53. Low fuel
  54. Automatic gearbox warning
  55. Speed limiter
  56. Suspension dampers
  57. Oil pressure low
  58. Windscreen defrost
  59. Boot open
  60. Stability control off
  61. Rain sensor
  62. Engine/emissions warning
  63. Rear window defrost
  64. Auto windscreen wiping

Some of these warnings indicate that you’ll need to visit your local service department. If that’s the case, we at Leif Johnson Ford would be more than happy to help. Call us at 512-454-3711 and schedule an appointment today!

Oh… and here’s what those dashboard warnings DON’T mean.



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