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Ford Kuga
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Instrument Cluster
Warning Lamps and Indicators

The following warning lamps and indicators will alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious. Some lamps will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If any lamps remain on after starting your vehicle, refer to the respective system warning lamp for further information.

Note: Some warning indicators appear in the information display and function the same as a warning lamp but do not display when you start your vehicle.

Anti-Lock Braking System Warning Lamp

If it illuminates when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. You will continue to have the normal braking system (without anti-lock braking system) unless the brake system warning lamp is also illuminated. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

Automatic High Beam Lamp (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when this feature is on. See Automatic High Beam Control

Battery Warning Lamp

If it illuminates when driving, this indicates a malfunction. Switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

Blind Spot Monitor Indicator (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch this feature off or in conjunction with a message. See Blind Spot Information System . See Information Messages

Brake System Warning Lamp

It will illuminate when you engage the parking brake with the ignition on.

If it illuminates when you are driving, check that the parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is not engaged, this indicates low brake fluid level or a brake system malfunction. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

WARNING

Driving your vehicle with the warning lamp on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop your vehicle. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and the risk of personal injury.

Cruise Control Indicator (If Equipped)

It will illuminate when you switch this feature on. See Using Cruise Control

Direction Indicator

Illuminates when the left or right direction indicator or the hazard warning flasher is turned on. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burnt out bulb. See Changing a Bulb

Engine Oil Warning Lamp

WARNING

Do not resume your journey if it illuminates despite the level being correct. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

If it illuminates with the engine running or when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction.

Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and switch the engine off. Check the engine oil level. See Engine Oil Check

Engine Warning Lamps

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Powertrain Warning Lamp

All Vehicles

If either lamp illuminates when the engine is running, this indicates a malfunction. The engine will continue to run but it may have limited power. If it flashes when you are driving, reduce the speed of your vehicle immediately. If it continues to flash, avoid heavy acceleration or deceleration. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

WARNING

Have this checked immediately.

If both lamps illuminate together, stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so (continued use may cause reduced power and cause the engine to stop). Switch the ignition off and attempt to restart the engine. If the engine restarts have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately. When the engine does not restart have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

Fasten Safety Belt Warning Lamp

It will illuminate and a chime will sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt. See Safety Belt Minder

Front Airbag Warning Lamp

If it fails to illuminate when you start your vehicle, continues to flash or remains on, it indicates a malfunction. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.

Front Fog Lamps Indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the front fog lamps on.

Frost warning lamp

WARNING

Even if the temperature rises to above 39F (4C) there is no guarantee that the road is free of hazards caused by inclement weather.

It will illuminate when the outside air temperature is 39F (4C) or below.

Glow Plug Indicator

See Starting a Diesel Engine

High Beam Indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the high beam headlamps on. It will flash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Information Indicator

It will illuminate when a new message is stored in the information display. It will be red or amber in color depending on the severity of the message and will remain on until the cause of the message has been rectified.

See Information Messages

Lane Keeping System Indicator

It will illuminate when this feature is switched off or in conjunction with a message. See Lane Keeping System

Low Fuel Level Warning Lamp

If it illuminates, refuel as soon as possible.

Headlamp and Parking Lamp Indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the headlamps or parking lamps on.

Rear Fog Lamps Indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the rear fog lamps on.

Shift Indicator

It will illuminate to inform you that shifting to a higher or lower gear as indicated may give better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. It will not illuminate during periods of high acceleration, braking or when the clutch pedal is pressed.

Stability Control Off Indicator

It will illuminate when you switch the system off. It will go out when you switch the system back on or when you switch the ignition off.

Stability Control Warning Lamp

It will flash when the system is active. If it remains illuminated or does not illuminate when you switch the ignition on, this indicates a malfunction. During a malfunction the system will switch off. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

Start-Stop Indicator

It will illuminate to inform you when the engine shuts down or in conjunction with a message.

See Auto-Start-Stop. See Information Messages

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