Ford Dashboard Lights Guide

Keeping your finger on the pulse of your vehicle's needs is important, especially when you're meeting client demands in the New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz areas. Luckily, you have a gauge cluster right in front of you to give you plenty of information on your vehicle's diagnostics and more.

To run through the many lights you might find on your Ford vehicle, the team at New Holland Auto Group-Fleet is here with a dashboard lights guide. Just follow this to get a full rundown on how to read your cluster display lights.

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Diagnostic Lights

One of the key roles your dashboard lights play is diagnosing issues about your vehicle's performance. These lights typically display yellow or red, and you'll usually want to get service as soon as possible when one of these lights comes on. Here are what some of Ford's diagnostic lights look like.

Service Engine Soon Light: This light looks like the figure of an engine block and it's likely the most common diagnostic light you'll come across. That's because this light is typically used for general engine issues, so there are many things it could indicate.

Low Tire Pressure Warning Lamp: If your tire pressure is getting particularly low, the low tire pressure warning lamp might come on. This looks like a horseshoe with an exclamation mark in it.

Check 4x4 Light: If there's an issue with your 4x4 driveline, this light that looks like a simple wrench might come on. If it turns on, make sure you don't go off-roading until you have your vehicle serviced.

Oil Pressure Warning Lamp: If your oil level gets low enough, your vehicle might display a warning light that looks like an oil can to urge you to refill it. To prevent damage to your engine, make sure to have your oil changed as soon as possible.

 

Indicator Lights

There are many lights that will let you know a system is operating properly, and these may appear as green or blue lights. Here are just a few of the indicator lights you might see on your dashboard.

Hill Descent Light: If you're using your hill descent feature, a light will come on to tell you the feature is working correctly. This system looks like a truck on an incline with a speedometer above the vehicle.

Tow Haul Indicator: If you're getting ready to tow and you turn on your Tow Haul mode, this light will come on. This light is simple to identify as it just looks like the words "Tow Haul" in capital letters.

Electronic Locking Differential: If you're using an electronic locking differential, this indicator light will come on. This looks like a diagram of your drivetrain with an "X" on the rear axle.

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It's important to make sure you're keeping up with your vehicle's needs. That's why, if one of your diagnostic lights comes on, you want to make sure you have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

If you have a check engine light on in the New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz areas, just schedule a service appointment with us at New Holland Auto Group-Fleet today!

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