Your vehicle can communicate with you about a range of mechanical issues using the symbols and colors of your dashboard warning lights as shorthand. When you’re on the highway and a light starts flashing from your vehicle’s dashboard, it’s easy to worry that it’s something serious. While this may be the case (especially if the light is red), your Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights aren’t necessarily cause for immediate alarm. Some warning lights simply indicate that one or more of your features is currently engaged, and others identify issues that—while serious—may not require immediate action.
So, what does the light on your dashboard mean? Although you can always check your owner’s manual to be certain, we’ve explained the meaning of the most common Mercedes-Benz dashboard symbols below.
If you’re unsure of what to do when one of your Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights comes on, you can always contact the experts at our service center or call for Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. However, most Mercedes-Benz warning lights use a color-coding system to let you know how serious your problem really is. Here’s what you should know:
You may already be familiar with the symbols for check engine, battery charge, oil pressure warning, and tire pressure. Of course, even if you are familiar, you should know that all Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights are explained in your owner’s manual. Here, we’ve listed a few key symbols and their meanings:
Don’t forget: the most important part of caring for your Mercedes-Benz is getting all of your required services on schedule. With regular visits for Mercedes-Benz Service A* and Mercedes-Benz Service B*, you’ll never have to worry about the most serious dashboard warning lights.
If you have questions about Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights or other safety technologies, reach out to our team of expert technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick. We’re also happy to provide Mercedes-Benz maintenance tips, whether you’re interested in extending the life of your tires, changing your spark plugs, or replacing your Mercedes-Benz key fob battery.
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