Warning Lights & Indicators
Warning Lights and Indicators
Know What Your Car is Telling You
We have all experienced the moment that our blood runs cold when we see a check engine light appear on the instrument cluster of your Ford truck, but we’ve come to learn that there usually isn’t a reason to panic. Sure, there are times when your various warning lights are telling you of an imminent problem, but for the most part, it’s simply a reminder that an oil change is due, your gas cap is loose, or that one of your Driver Assist features is engaged.
When it comes to these lights, there is no room for guessing, which is why we urge you to seek help from our team of ASE certified, and Ford-trained master technicians. Once your vehicle is in our hands, we will run diagnostics to be certain there are no underlying issues causing the light and help reset it once any necessary work has been completed.
What Does That Light Mean?
Sometimes a light is self-explanatory — you have engaged a safety feature, the cruise control, turn signal, you have the door or hood open, or the seatbelt reminder — but other times, you may be concerned by what it means. Here are a few lights you may find on a Ford F-250 truck when it needs a service, for example:
If you see a light in the shape of a wrench illuminate, that indicates Powertrain Fault, meaning your powertrain or AWD has a fault, and you should contact our team immediately.
The battery light illuminates when there is a potentially serious issue with your electrical system, and it is suggested that you shut off any unneeded electrical components until you see our team of Ford technicians.
The Auto Start-Stop light with an ‘A’ and an arrow might illuminate because your engine is shutting down as part of this feature, if applicable. There may be another message displayed.
These are just a few of the possible lights that your vehicle may use to alert you of an issue, but the full list can be located in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, and we encourage you to take some time with it to familiarize yourself to prevent future panic. Questions or concerns can always be directed to our parts and service team if you think that your vehicle is needing immediate attention.
Regardless of whether you believe that your vehicle has a damaged gas cap or requires another repair, we encourage you to visit our service department as soon as possible to ensure the issue doesn’t become problematic. Your Ford car, truck, or SUV requires careful maintenance, and if the check engine light is indicating that it’s time for an oil change, you’ll want to see to it that you make that appointment to avoid a potential catastrophe. Contact us or use our handy online scheduler to set up your appointment at your earliest convenience.
We have the Ford parts to accomplish any common maintenance task, and if your vehicle requires a more serious repair, we have a direct line to the original manufacturer to ensure we have access to the parts your vehicle needs. We look forward to helping you sort out your warning lights and keep your vehicle in the best possible shape.