Warning Lights

Red warning lights mean you should stop the car as soon as it's safe!

Click each warning light above to see the meaning below:
brake system vehicle dashboard warning light

Brake System

You will see the red brake light if the handbrake is on - this is perfectly normal.
If the red brake system light is on and the handbrake is not applied then please check the brake fluid levels. Get professional assistance if necessary

If the light remains on even after the brake fluid levels have been checked, DO NOT DRIVE, and seek professional assistance immediately

airbag and seat belt system vehicle dashboard warning light

Seat Belt System

You will see the red seat belt system light if there is a fault in the airbag or seat belt system.
It is important that you have this fault rectified by an authorised repairer immediately. Failure to do so may mean that in the event of an accident, the system could fail to trigger.

engine cooling system vehicle dashboard warning light

Engine Cooling System

If this light appears red on your dashboard, switch off the engine immediately and do not drive any further.
Check the coolant level (refer to the owners manual or seek professional assistance) - if the coolant level is OK then there could be a malfunction on the cooling system.

Contact roadside assistance immediately!

engine oil pressure vehicle dashboard warning light

Engine Oil Pressure

SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE AND DO NOT RESTART. Low oil pressure will cause damage to the engine. Although this warning may be an electrical fault, DO NOT DRIVE until a professional authorised technician has carried out a diagnostic check.

ignition switch vehicle dashboard warning light

Ignition Switch

Ignition switch fault. Turning off the ignition may prevent the vehicle starting again. Please keep the engine running and make your way to an authorised garage to have it checked by a professional

power steering system vehicle dashboard warning light

Power Steering

This light can indicate the failure of the power steering system. Switch off the ignition for at least 30 seconds. If the light has not gone off - contact a recovery company.

seat belt buckles vehicle dashboard warning light

Seat Belt

This warning appears if the driver or passengers front seat belt is not secured. It may appear with an audible warning. For drivers travelling alone - ensure goods or luggage is not stored on the passenger seat as this will set off the warning. If you have secured the seat belt buckle and there is nothing in the passenger seats that could be triggering the warning, please get your seat belt system checked as soon as possible by an authorised technician.

steering lock vehicle dashboard warning light

Steering Lock

If the steering lock light turns red in colour STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY. The steering lock could be activated at any time while you are driving. There is a high risk that you could loose control of your vehicle. Please contact roadside recovery immediately.

system charging vehicle dashboard warning light

Vehicle Charging System

Alternator or other charging fault. Your battery may become completely discharged when driving and cause the engine to stall when travelling and not restart. Proceed with caution to an authorised garage.

font brake pads worn dashboard warning light

Front Brake Pads Worn

This warning lamp signifies that the brake pads are worn. Please contact an authorised repairer.

fault in catalytic converter dashboard warning light

Emissions Control Lamp

If this light shows and doesn't disappear after turning the engine off for thirty seconds and then re-starting then you should have your car looked at in an authorised garage. If the engine is low on power and vibrates excessively with this light on, then stop your vehicle and contact roadside assistance.

glow period for diesel engines, fault in engine management system

Engine Management Lamp

If this light shows and doesn't disappear after turning the engine off for thirty seconds and then re-starting then you should have your car looked at in an authorised garage. If the engine is low on power and vibrates excessively with this light on, then stop your vehicle and contact roadside assistance.

glow period for diesel engines, fault in engine management system

Diesel Particulate Filter

If there is more than one warning light on then stop your vehicle and contact roadside assistance. If not, then drive at least 60Km/hr with an engine speed between 1800-2500rpm, for at least 15mins until light goes out. If after half an hour the light has come back on again, please take your vehicle to the closest authorised repairer.

glow period for diesel engines, fault in engine management system

Electronic Immobiliser Active

The immobiliser is an electronic anti-theft device. It is activated when the ignition key is removed and works in tandem with the engine control unit to prevent unauthorised starting of the engine as far as is possible.

If you are having a problem with this system then please get in touch, we will be able to fix errors with this vehicle feature.

service interval warning light

Service Interval Display

You car is overdue for a service!