Dashboard warning lights

PEUGEOT Warning Lights

It's vital to know what a warning light means when it pops up on your dashboard. Whether it's red, amber, or green, you need to know what your car is trying to tell you so that you can get any problems fixed. If you're the owner of a PEUGEOT vehicle, there are some important symbols that you should be able to recognise so that you can solve the issue.

Red warning lights indicate issues that should be addressed ASAP, although they are not necessarily a serious fault. For example, they include seat belts and door open symbols. Amber warning lights indicate a problem that needs to be corrected but not urgently, while green lights are usually simple indicators.

If your car needs to be checked right away, book a service with Swansway Chester Peugeot and we'll diagnose and repair the problem. You can get in touch by calling on 01244 883074 or using the form to enquire below.

What do the Warning Lights mean on my PEUGEOT ?

Engine oil level/oil pressure light

Engine oil level/oil pressure light

The oil pressure or oil level lights indicate that there is a fault in the engine's lubrication system. You might see these lights if the oil temperature is too high, or the oil level or pressure is too low. In some models, such as the PEUGEOT 108, you might also see the STOP light. If the oil pressure/level light is red, you should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so and turn off your engine.

Brake warning light

Brake warning light

A brake warning light might indicate an issue with the braking system or parking brake. This could be due to several issues, including the brake fluid level being too low, a fault in the braking system, or the parking brake being applied or not properly released.

Parking brake warning light

Parking brake warning light

In some models, such as the PEUGEOT 208, there will be a separate parking brake warning light. If it is fixed, it indicates that the parking brake is applied or not properly released. In electric parking brakes, the light may also flash, which shows that there is a fault in the parking brake application/release. After stopping your car, you will need to either engage a gear (with a manual gearbox) or select mode P (automatic gearbox) before calling a garage/workshop

Engine coolant temperature warning light

Engine coolant temperature warning light

This light can be fixed or flashing in some models, or it might have display blocks lit in red on the matrix instrument panel. If it is flashing (such as in the PEUGEOT 108), it indicates that the engine coolant temperature is rising. If it is fixed, the temperature of the cooling system is too high.

Stop warning light

Stop warning light

The stop light might simply say STOP, or it might be a warning triangle with an exclamation mark. It can be accompanied by another light that further indicates what the problem is. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and book your vehicle in for a service.

Battery charge warning light

Battery charge warning light

This light turns on for a short time when you first turn on your car. However, if it stays illuminated, this means that there is a fault in the battery charging circuit. The issue may be solved by cleaning the battery terminals, but if this doesn't work, you should book your car in for a checkup.

Engine auto diagnosis system light

Engine auto diagnosis system light

The engine self-diagnostics system light indicates that a major fault in the engine has been detected when it is illuminated in red. It can also be amber, flash, and may or may not have an exclamation mark inside it. When this light is visible, you need to get your car looked at right away.

Seat belt light

Seat belt light

The seatbelt light will show when a seat belt has not been fastened or has been unfastened. Check that seat belts are fastened to get the light to turn off again.

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