Ford dashboard symbols: What are their meanings?

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Do you go panic easily whenever you see a warning light showing up on your Ford dashboard? You aren’t sure about what the symbols are telling you?

Different Ford models might have various versions of dashboard lights. However, their colors are the same and are aimed to show you the severity of the issue.

In this guide, we will get to know most of the dashboard symbols on a Ford vehicle. Find out more to understand their messages and what you should do when they show up.

Ford dashboard symbols

ford dashboard symbols
Ford dashboard symbols light on when an issue is detected. It’s important to understand the meaning of the lights and know what to do when they show up or keep flashing.

The warning light on the dashboard will illuminate if an issue with your Ford vehicle is detected. Then, you can easily find out what’s wrong with your car and how severe it is to have a proper follow-up action.

  • Red warning light – You should pay immediate attention to the issue.
  • Orange and Yellow warning light – A warning that is not critical but it requires attention as soon as possible.
  • Other colors such as Green, Blue, White or Grey – Designates the a feature or technology that is currently active.
  • Flashing warning lights inform you of an urgent issue

You shouldn’t take these dashboard symbols lightly. It’s essential to make yourself familiar with them. Look for their meanings in your Owner’s Handbook in case you’re not sure.

Red warning lights

ford red warning lights
Red symbols warn you of an issue that requires immediate attention in your Ford vehicle. You should stop everything and go to the nearest mechanic for a check.
Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Charging System Trouble LightSerious Charging System problem.
The vehicle should be brought to a complete stop as quickly as possible or the vehicle may simply stop running.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Brake Trouble LightA serious problem with the brakes.
The light will also be on when the hand, or emergency, brake is engaged.
Oil Warning LightWithout the wavy line, your engine is telling you that the oil pressure is low.
Oil Warning LightsA wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low.
Oil Warning LightsIf it is seen on the instrument panel, pull over and shut down the engine as soon as possible to allow it to cool down.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Should stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Drivetrain, Shift or Powertrain TroubleA problem has been detected generally in an automatic transmission or transaxle, or its shift system.
The drivetrain should be serviced as soon as possible.
Power Steering Trouble Light
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorThe indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Seat Belt Reminder IndicatorThe indicators simply want you to put on your seat belt.
Second Row or Rear Seat Safety Belt IndicatorWarn rear seat passengers to buckle up.
Second Row or Rear Seat Safety Belt IndicatorWarn rear seat passengers to buckle up.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorClose the door, trunk lid, rear hatch, hood, or whatever is shown as open as soon as possible.
Door Ajar and Other Open IndicatorThe ignition is on and Driver’s Door is the one open. So long as the vehicle is not in gear, there should be nothing to be concerned about.
Hood Ajar IndicatorBe sure the hood is closed and/or that nothing is preventing the hood from fully closing. Otherwise, have the light and its trigger serviced as soon as possible.
Master Warning Light IndicatorIt could very well point out something as serious as low oil pressure.
However, despite the serious look to the symbol, it is generally associated with simple reminders such as a door ajar or that it is time to change the oil.
Master Warning Light IndicatorIt could very well point out something as serious as low oil pressure.
However, despite the serious look to the symbol, it is generally associated with simple reminders such as a door ajar or that it is time to change the oil.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorService is needed.
High Voltage Battery Charge Level IndicatorThe main battery’s charge is low
High Voltage Battery Charge Level IndicatorThe main battery’s charge is low
High Voltage Battery Charge Level IndicatorThe battery must be charged.
EV Charging IndicatorIt will be illuminated or blinking while the vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.

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Yellow/Orange indicator lights

Ford yellow/orange lights
Although yellow or orange symbols don’t indicate a serious issue, they mean you should pay attention to the issue as soon as possible. Indeed, scheduling a service appointment at your earliest convenience is what you should do.
Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.
If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsAn admonition to check the oil.
If the oil level is good, the engine needs servicing as soon as possible as an oil pump failure is likely and will lead to serious engine damage.
Oil Warning LightsThe engine’s RPM has been reduced.
Low oil pressure can result in serious engine damage, even at reduced RPMs, so have the engine serviced as soon as possible.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsThe engine temperature is too high.
Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
Turning on the heater to the highest setting will remove some of the heat as well.
Temperature Warning IndicatorsFuel having entered the engine oil. Run the engine until warm to allow the fuel to evaporate. Also, avoid running at a high rpm as well.
SRS Air Bag IndicatorA problem exists with one of the many airbags in the vehicle, which should be taken to the dealer or authorized service center as soon as possible.
Drivetrain, Shift or Powertrain TroubleA problem has been detected generally in an automatic transmission or transaxle, or its shift system.
The drivetrain should be serviced as soon as possible.
Power Steering Trouble Light
Second Row or Rear Seat Safety Belt IndicatorPassengers may need to fasten their safety belts.
Sunroof Open indicatorClose the sunroof if you wish.
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorThe fuel is low
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorIndicates a failure of the sensor and that the level shown on the fuel gauge cannot be relied upon.
Fuel, Low Fuel, and Fuel Sensor IndicatorWhen the fuel level drops in vehicles powered by the gas
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Low Windshield Washer Fluid IndicatorFill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light
Check Engine Light
Electronic Power Control IndicatorA problem is detected in the engine electronics
Electronic Power Control IndicatorA problem is detected in the engine electronics
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicator SymbolsWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicator SymbolsWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicator SymbolsWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Slip, Stability Control and Fault Indicator SymbolsWhen a vehicle detects slippery conditions, its stability or traction control system is activated. The light will flash, irregularly in some vehicles, indicating that the system is doing its work, helping to keep the vehicle in control.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Stability Control Off IndicatorsThe stability control system is deactivated.
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemThe inflation on one of the tires is reduced about 25% or more. In most cases, that will be about eight pounds
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systemthe system needs to be reset or could mean that a tire is low as well. Regardless, the tire pressures must be checked for the sake of safety.
Malfunction Indicatorthe Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not operating and needs to be checked by a qualified repair facility.
Antilock Braking System TroubleThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System TroubleThe ABS system helps to keep the car from skidding out of control during braking in slippery or extreme braking conditions by limiting your wheels from locking up.
Antilock Braking System TroubleIn slippery conditions, the driver must control any tendency for the wheels to lock during braking.
Antilock Braking System TroubleIndicate a problem with the 4- or All-wheel Drive system as well as the ABS System. If this is the case, one or more additional indicators will be present. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by a competent shop.
Antilock Braking System TroubleCome on when the ABS system is simply doing its job . It does not indicate a fault.
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Electric Park Brake and Fault IndicatorsIf a fault is detected and service is needed
Heads Up Display Indicatorthe vehicle is started up indicating that the system is working, and when using adaptive cruise control or the collision warning system.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemA vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
The light may flash while the turn signal is operated.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemA vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
The light may flash while the turn signal is operated.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemA vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
The light may flash while the turn signal is operated.
Cross Traffic Alert IndicatorAlert a driver of vehicles approaching from the sides behind the vehicle when it is running and is shifted into reverse.
Cross Traffic Alert IndicatorAlert a driver of vehicles approaching from the sides behind the vehicle when it is running and is shifted into reverse.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorsThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorsA problem with the Start/Stop system.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsWhen a vehicle detected ahead is too close.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorsIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
4 Wheel Drive Indicators4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
4 Wheel Drive Indicators4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
4 Wheel Drive Indicators4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
4 Wheel Drive Indicators4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
4 Wheel Drive Indicators4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
Differential and Axle Lock IndicatorsThe option to lock the differential may be available in an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Turn it on only if you become stuck in mud or snow, or if you are driving on a loose surface off road at low speeds.
A symbol featuring all four wheels will appear on the instrument panel when the lock is in use.
Differential and Axle Lock IndicatorsThe option to lock the differential may be available in an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Turn it on only if you become stuck in mud or snow, or if you are driving on a loose surface off road at low speeds.
A symbol featuring all four wheels will appear on the instrument panel when the lock is in use.
Differential and Axle Lock IndicatorsThe option to lock the differential may be available in an all-wheel drive vehicle.
Turn it on only if you become stuck in mud or snow, or if you are driving on a loose surface off road at low speeds.
A symbol featuring all four wheels will appear on the instrument panel when the lock is in use.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesMud, Ruts Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesSlippery Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesMud & Sand Mode.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesRock & Dirt Mode.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesTrail Mode.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicatorindicates that the charge level is low
High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicatorindicates the vehicle is being charged.
High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicatorindicates a time has been set to begin charging.
EV Charging IndicatorIt will be illuminated or blinking while the vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.
Glow Plug IndicatorThe ignition is turned on until the plugs are heated sufficiently to start the engine.
Water in Fuel IndicatorFuel filters need to be serviced
Water in Fuel IndicatorFuel filters need to be serviced
Water in Fuel IndicatorFuel filters need to be serviced
Exhaust Particulate Filter Warning IndicatorsInitially used only for diesel powered vehicles, filters have been added to exhaust systems in direct injected gasoline powered vehicles as well.
Exhaust Particulate Filter Warning IndicatorsInitially used only for diesel powered vehicles, filters have been added to exhaust systems in direct injected gasoline powered vehicles as well.
Exhaust Particulate Filter Warning IndicatorsInitially used only for diesel powered vehicles, filters have been added to exhaust systems in direct injected gasoline powered vehicles as well.
Exhaust Particulate Filter Warning IndicatorsInitially used only for diesel powered vehicles, filters have been added to exhaust systems in direct injected gasoline powered vehicles as well.
Diesel Exhaust Brake IndicatorsDiesel Exhaust Brake has been activated, and is in full strength mode or in Automatic (AUTO) mode.
Diesel Exhaust Brake IndicatorsDiesel Exhaust Brake has been activated, and is in full strength mode or in Automatic (AUTO) mode.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe headlights themselves will continue to function in high or low beam, but they will need to be cycled manually.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorUse as an Automatic Wiper Fault Indicator
Lamp Out IndicatorOne or more of the headlamp bulbs or other bulbs is burned out or malfunctioning.
This is another symbol that may utilize an exclamation point, which always indicates a problem,


Fog Lamp IndicatorRear Fog Lamp Indicator.
the lamps are actually on.
vehicle more visible in poor weather to trailing drivers.

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Green indicator lights

Ford green lights
Green indicator lights tell you that a feature or function of your Ford vehicle is currently active.
Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorLane Keeping Assist/Aid
The system is simply on
Brake Hold IndicatorThe lights describe systems that keeps the brakes applied when the vehicle is stopped and other conditions are met.
They indicate that the system is on and functioning properly.
Brake Hold IndicatorThe lights describe systems that keeps the brakes applied when the vehicle is stopped and other conditions are met.
They indicate that the system is on and functioning properly.
Brake Hold IndicatorThe lights describe systems that keeps the brakes applied when the vehicle is stopped and other conditions are met.
They indicate that the system is on and functioning properly.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorIt will simply function without the fuel saving benefit of the Start/Stop and your dealer will need to be contacted.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorAn Intelligent Start/Stop System, which is no more than a naming inconsistency. The second simply notes that the Start Stop, or Auto Stop, system is active.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorAn Intelligent Start/Stop System, which is no more than a naming inconsistency. The second simply notes that the Start Stop, or Auto Stop, system is active.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorAn Intelligent Start/Stop System, which is no more than a naming inconsistency. The second simply notes that the Start Stop, or Auto Stop, system is active.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorThe cruise control is engaged.
It is perfectly straightforward, as opposed to the two image symbols below that are now often used in its place.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorThe cruise control system is turned on.
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorA speed is set
Cruise or Speed Control Text IndicatorsThe cruise control is engaged
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsThe system is responding to traffic ahead and the arrow indicates a speed has been set.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsThe system is responding to traffic ahead and the arrow indicates a speed has been set.
Active or Advanced Cruise Control IndicatorsThe system is responding to traffic ahead and the arrow indicates a speed has been set.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorHelp drivers in rugged or slippery terrain or steep grades.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorHelp drivers in rugged or slippery terrain or steep grades.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorApplies a continuous balance of braking and throttle adjustments to avoid slipping or getting stuck on difficult or slick terrain.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorApplies a continuous balance of braking and throttle adjustments to avoid slipping or getting stuck on difficult or slick terrain.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorIf your vehicle is equipped with Tow Mode, one of these lights will be lit when the mode is selected.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorFind the proper switch to turn it off, or, lacking a switch, check with a service center.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorFind the proper switch to turn it off, or, lacking a switch, check with a service center.
Launch Control IndicatorSpecific to vehicles that can be taken from the street and raced on a drag strip.
4 Wheel Drive Indicator4 wheel drive is engaged at a low gear ratio.
It is useful when maximum power or traction is needed for steep climbs, sandy or muddy conditions, or off-road driving
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorThis final setting is useful if it has been left in neutral accidently. The vehicle may roll away!
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorThis final setting is useful if it has been left in neutral accidently. The vehicle may roll away!
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorThis final setting is useful if it has been left in neutral accidently. The vehicle may roll away!
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorContact your dealer or authorized service center immediately. Driving will be possible, but only at reduced speed.
4 Wheel Drive IndicatorContact your dealer or authorized service center immediately. Driving will be possible, but only at reduced speed.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesMud and Sand Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesMogul Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesRock Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesLoose and Rock Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesRock and Dirt Mode Indicators.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Special Drive Modes for 4 Wheel Drive VehiclesAn AUTO setting, Multi-terrain Select control.
proper safety procedures and precautions, such as the use of safety goggles, the right tools and the equipment should be followed at all times to eliminate the possibility of personal injury or improper service which could damage the vehicle or compromise its safety.
Economy Operation IndicatorRepresenting economical
High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicator Indicates a full charge.
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move
Hybrid Ready IndicatorA hybrid vehicle can move
Hybrid Ready IndicatorVehicle is ready and is in Sport mode
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle’s main battery is being charged and will turn off when it is fully charged.
EV Charging IndicatorA charge level indicator may also be shown on the instrument panel.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsHybrid vehicle manufacturers may allow drivers to choose to operate the vehicle with the electric motor only powered by the hybrid battery for as long the battery will hold out.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsHybrid vehicle manufacturers may allow drivers to choose to operate the vehicle with the electric motor only powered by the hybrid battery for as long the battery will hold out.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsHybrid vehicle manufacturers may allow drivers to choose to operate the vehicle with the electric motor only powered by the hybrid battery for as long the battery will hold out.
EV Mode Operation IndicatorsHybrid vehicle manufacturers may allow drivers to choose to operate the vehicle with the electric motor only powered by the hybrid battery for as long the battery will hold out.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Lamp Out IndicatorOne or more of the headlamp bulbs or other bulbs is burned out or malfunctioning.
This is another symbol that may utilize an exclamation point, which always indicates a problem,
Park Lamp or Tail Light (Canada) IndicatorAll the lights, except the headlights, are in use.
Fog Lamp IndicatorThe fog lamps are activated
Turn Signal Indicator

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Blue indicator lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Temperature Warning IndicatorIndicates that the coolant temperature is below what is needed for optimum performance.
High Voltage Battery Charge Level Indicator indicates that the battery has a full charge.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams are on and that the system will automatically (AUTO or A) switch between the low and high headlight beams on the automobile depending on whether or not sensors detect oncoming vehicle head lights in the distance.
High or Low Beam on IndicatorHigh beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades
High or Low Beam on IndicatorHigh beams are active (turned on) and has been a standard in vehicles for decades

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White/Grey indicator lights

Dashboard warning lightNameMessage
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light Load indicatorConfirm that the load setting is selected.
TPMS system to expect lower tire pressures, as there is little loading inside the vehicle.
Blind Spot Warning or Monitoring SystemIf an obstructive is detected in the area covered, the vehicle will move itself out of the way
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorThe vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of the traveling lane.
Lane Departure Warning IndicatorLane Keeping Assistant System
the system is active and operating.
Brake Hold IndicatorSystems that keep the brakes applied when the vehicle is stopped and other conditions are met. indicate that the brake is actively keeping the vehicle from rolling away
Brake Hold IndicatorSystems that keep the brakes applied when the vehicle is stopped and other conditions are met.
indicate that the brake is actively keeping the vehicle from rolling away
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorIt will simply function without the fuel saving benefit of the Start/Stop and your dealer will need to be contacted.
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorThe engine is ready to restart
Start/Stop System Function and Trouble IndicatorThe Start/Stop system is turned off.
Low Speed, Grade and Terrain Assist IndicatorDSR stands for Downhill Speed Regulation.
indicates a problem with the system.
Tow or Haul Mode and Fault IndicatorSway is detected and being corrected.
Economy Operation IndicatorIndicate a running condition.
EV Charging IndicatorA charge level indicator may also be shown on the instrument panel.
EV Charging IndicatorThe vehicle drives in a way that maintains the charge level of the high voltage battery.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beam system off. The park lights are on.
Automatic Headlight Dimmer or Malfunction IndicatorThe high beams have been turned off because a light has been detected in front of the vehicle.

Conclusion

Keep in mind, you should schedule a service appointment at your earliest convenience when any of your Ford dashboard symbols show up in yellow or orange. If any of the symbols are red and/or blinking, consider stopping everything and taking your car to the nearest Service Department.

See your Owner’s Handbook for more information. Nothing is more important than your safety.

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