Jaguar Warning lights

When you choose a car like a Jaguar, you know you’re paying for quality. But as with all vehicles, there’s a risk of a fault or a problem from time to time - especially as your car begins to age.

As a superior car, your Jaguar is able to monitor itself. With a dashboard full of controls to help you monitor performance, brakes, emissions and more, your car can help you identify an issue so that you can take action when dashboard warning lights appear.

Jaguar cars feature many familiar warning lights that can help indicate an issue, but it’s important to familiarise yourself with Jaguar-specific warning lights to help you understand what they mean and when you should get your car checked out.

Take a look at our guide to Jaguar warning lights to help you take better care of your car.


Different types of Jaguar Warning lights

Jaguar warning lights can be broken down into three types of lights - red, amber and green.

  • Red lights signal a serious issue, and you should stop driving as soon as you can to investigate.
  • Amber lights signal that some form of action is needed, such as an oil top up.
  • Green lights are just advisory. No action is needed for green lights.

Getting to know what the different warning lights mean can help you avoid serious problems with your car. But if you have any concerns or questions about your Jaguar’s warning lights, the team at Swansway will be more than happy to help.

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Make sure you familiarise yourself with the most important warning lights on your Jaguar. If you are curious about what all of the amber, yellow, blue, or green lights can mean, be sure to check out our warning light guide. Alternately check your Jaguar owner’s manual for a full breakdown of the Jaguar dashboard warning symbols and their meanings.


Jaguar Red Warning Lights


Battery Warning light

Battery

When you turn on your vehicle’s ignition, the 12v battery charge light should come on to indicate that the bulb is working, and once the engine has started this will stop. However, if the light stays illuminated or it comes on suddenly while you’re driving, then there could be a fault with the battery. 

Low oil pressure

Low oil pressure

If your low oil pressure indicator illuminates or begin to flash, stop driving as soon as you safely can, making sure you turn off the engine completely after you’ve stopped.

Inspect your oil level and top up if required. 

Warning triangle light

Triangle critical warning

Your triangle critical warning light will illuminate when there is an important message displayed on the instrument panel and should be investigated as soon as possible.

Engine temperature warning light

Engine temperature

If the engine’s temperature is too high, the engine temperature warning light will come on. This will be accompanied by a warning message on the instrument panel. If this happens while driving, stop the vehicle when it is safe to do so. You can then report the fault or get some advice.

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Jaguar Amber Warning Lights


Check engine

The check engine light will illuminate after you’ve switched on the ignition and should go off when the engine starts. If it stays lit while driving, then there could be an issue with the emissions. Your vehicle will still be safe to drive, but you should book in a service as soon as possible.

You might experience reduced performance from your Jaguar, which will be in limp-home mode to protect the vehicle from further damage. 

If you notice the light is flashing while driving or when the engine running, slow down and get the engine looked at as soon as possible.

DEF filter warning light

The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) will appear amber if the DEF level is running low. It can also light up if the wrong fuel has been added, or due to a system fault. 

Check your instrument panel for an accompanying warning.

Dynamic Stability Control

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) light will flash when the system is triggered. It will stay lit if there is a system fault, and the instrument panel will have an accompanying warning message. You will still be able to drive with the light on, but you won’t benefit from DSC assistance, so take extra care when driving. 

If there is a fault with the system, it remains illuminated and the instrument panel displays a warning message. You can still drive, but the DSC assistance won’t be on, so proceed with caution.

Exhaust filter warning light

If the exhaust filter is filling up, the exhaust warning will light up. 

There should also be an accompanying warning in the instrument panel. When it’s safe, follow the on-screen guidance.

Amber Triangle Generic Mode

When the general warning triangle is lit, it means that the instrument panel is displaying a non-critical warning or information message

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light will come on to signal that either one or more of the vehicle’s tyres are under-inflated. There will also be an accompanying message on the instrument panel. When it’s safe, stop your vehicle and check your tyre pressure, and inflate if needed.

If the TPMS light flashes, there could be a system fault that will need inspecting.

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