Ford Transit Dash Warning
What do you do if a warning light starts flashing on your Ford Transit dashboard? One thing you shouldn’t do is ignore it as it could lead to a more serious problem. Here is a list of what each light will represent.
1) Brake Pad Wear
– This will start to flash if your brake pads have worn to a specific limit. When this happens, you should contact a technician as soon as possible. Whilst driving to your nearest garage be aware that your brakes may not be working to their full potential, so brake gradually and do not stop abruptly.
2) Cruise Control Indicator
– This will flash when your Ford Transit has reached a speed that you have set on the cruise control system.
3) Direction Indicator
– If this light starts to flash on your dashboard quicker than usual, it most likely means that the bulb has gone. Try to get a new one installed as soon as possible, as it is dangerous to drive without indicators.
4) Door Open
– The door open warning light will flash if you haven’t shut all the doors on your vehicle, including the boot and bonnet.
5) Power Train
– This includes the engine warning light and the malfunction indicator lamp. When one light flashes, it indicates that there could be a fault with the engine. The vehicle’s engine will continue to run, but slower with limited power. You must get your vehicle checked out immediately with a trained technician. If both these lights begin to flash you must stop your vehicle as soon as possible. Continued use may cause the engine to stop.
6) Front Fog Light
– This light indicates that you have the front fog light of your vehicle on.
7) Headlamp indicator
– This light indicates when your headlights have been dipped or the sidelights are on.
8) Hill Launch Assist Indicator
– When this light is on you have this system activated on your vehicle. If it does not come on it may have malfunctioned. If you suspect this has happened you can contact your local garage to have it reset.
9) Ignition Light
– When this light is on whilst you are driving your vehicle, it may mean that your ignition has malfunctioned. Get in touch with a qualified technician as soon as possible.
10) Low Fuel Level
– This light means that you must refuel your vehicle at the nearest convenience.
11) Oil Pressure
– If this light stays on continuously whilst driving around, this means it has malfunctioned. On checking your engine oil level it could mean that you will need to refill.
12) Rear Fog Lamp
– This lights up when the rear fog light is on.
13) Service interval
– This light shows that your Ford Transit vehicle is ready for its annual service. It could also mean that you have high levels of sludge or soot in the oil. You will need to get an oil change as soon as possible.
14) Shift Indicator
– This light will come on for a short while when you need to go into a higher gear. By doing this your vehicle will have lower CO2 emissions and the fuel economy will be better.
15) Soot Overload
– This light will show on the dashboard when a regeneration is required for your vehicle.
16) Stability Control (ESP) and Traction Control
– If either one of these controls malfunctions, whichever system it is it will shut down automatically. The light will flash when it is working correctly. To know when the system has malfunctioned the light will not flash. These systems need to be checked out at your local garage as soon as possible.
17) Water In Fuel Indicator
– This light will only show on the vehicle’s dashboard if it runs on diesel fuel. If there is too much water in the fuel filter the light will come on. You must empty the water trap, to prevent further complications. If you notice these lights are showing on your dashboard, make sure you act promptly to avoid more serious damage to your vehicle.