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A guide to your vehicle’s dashboard symbols and indicators
ABS Warning Lamp
Airbag Warning Lamp
Brake System Warning Lamp
Direction Indicator
Doors Opening Warning Lamp
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp
Engine Oil Warning Lamp
Fasten Safety Belt Warning Lamp
Battery Warning Lamp
Low Fuel Level Warning Lamp
Low Tyre Pressure Warning Lamp

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

ABS Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If it illuminates when driving, this indicates a malfunction.
  • Note: On Drive mode, it is normal for ABS indicator to illuminate.
What you should do
  • Have your vehicle checked by an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center.
  • You will continue to have normal braking (without ABS) but have this checked as soon as possible.
Airbag Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If it fails to illuminate when you start your vehicle, continues to flash or remains ON, it indicates a malfunction.
What you should do
  • Have your vehicle checked by an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center.
Brake System Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • It illuminates when the parking brake is engaged.
What you should do
  • Reduce your speed gradually and use your brakes with great care.
  • Do not step on the brake pedal abruptly.
  • If the brake pedal feels spongy – do not drive your vehicle. Call us for assistance (1300-383-181).
  • Note: If light illuminates when you are driving, check the parking brake to see if it’s engaged. If parking brake is not engaged and light remains, this indicates a malfunction.
Direction Indicator
Indicator meaning
  • The direction indicator will flash when you use the direction indicators. A sudden increase in the rate of flashing warns of a failed bulb.
  • Note: During emergency braking, hazard lights will switch on automatically. Do not be alarmed, this is part of our safety features.
What you should do
  • Visit an authorised Ford Dealership Service Center to rectify the issue.
Doors Opening Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • It will illuminate when you switch the ignition ON if you have not closed the doors, the bonnet or tailgate properly.
What you should do
  • Stop the vehicle at a safe location to check all doors and bonnet are closed properly. If all are closed and light remains ON, visit a Ford Dealership Service Center to rectify the issue.
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If it stays ON after starting or illuminates when driving, this indicates a malfunction.
What you should do
  • Stop your vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and switch the engine OFF.
  • Visually check the coolant level.
  • Do not resume your journey if the coolant is low or light remains ON.
  • Call us for assistance (1300-383-181) to have an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center inspect your vehicle immediately.
Engine Oil Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If light illuminates while the engine is running or when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction.
What you should do
  • Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and switch the engine OFF.
  • Check the engine oil level.
  • Do not resume your journey if it illuminates despite the level being correct.
  • Call us for assistance (1300-383-181) to have an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center inspect your vehicle immediately.
Fasten Safety Belt Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • It will illuminate and a chime will sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt.
What you should do
  • If chime continues even with the seat belt engaged, please visit an authorised Ford Dealership Service Center to rectify the issue.
Battery Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If it illuminates when driving , this indicates a malfunction in the charging system.
What you should do
  • Switch OFF all unnecessary electrical equipment.
  • Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.
  • Note: If Battery Warning Lamp illuminates with other malfunction indication lamp, call us for assistance (1300-383-181) to have an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center inspect your vehicle immediately.
Low Fuel Level Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • If it illuminates, refuel as soon as possible.
What you should do
  • Note: In some Ford models, engine power will be reduced to ensure you reach the closest refuel location.
Low Tyre Pressure Warning Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • It illuminates if the tyre pressure in one or more tyres is below the correct tyre pressure.
What you should do
  • Type Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) needs to be reset after pressure correction has been completed. Please refer to the owner’s manual.
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
Indicator meaning
  • The MIL illuminates when the ignition is initially turned ON. The indicator must be OFF so that the engine starts operating, indicating that the system is operational.
What you should do
  • Stop your vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and switch the engine OFF.
  • If the indicator stays illuminated while engine is running, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center.
  • In case vehicle is not drivable, call us for assistance (1300-383-181) to have an authorized Ford Dealership Service Center inspect your vehicle immediately.
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