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Learn about common car dashboard warnings

By, 2017-05-05

meaning of signs that appear on your car dashboard


Your car dashboard will show some signs every now and then, some are very serious warning signs and some aren’t. Sometimes you have to call a friend to ask him ”What does the yellow sign with two dots mean?” 


Well, reading the meaning of the signs, both warning and guide signs will save you time in the future in case of any warning light is on. The messages which are transmitted from the car dashboard lights are different.


Further Reading: Guide Signs in Qatar 2018


It is important for you to understanding the meanings of these signs to know what steps you should take when a warning light is lit on board.


Below are the meanings for the signs that appear on your car dashboard as shown above in the top image:


1. Front fog light

2. Power steering warning light

3. Rear fog light

4. Washer fluid is low

5. Brake pad warning

6. Cruise control is on

7. Direction indicators

8. Rain and light sensor

9. Winter mode

10. Information indicator

11. Glow plug- diesel pre-heated warning

12. Frost warning

13. Ignition switch warning

14. Key not in vehicle

15. Key fob battery low

16. Distance warning

17. Press clutch pedal

18. Press brake pedal

19. Steering lock warning

20. Main beam Headlights

21. Tire pressure is low

22. Sidelight information

23. Exterior light fault

24. Brake light warning

25. Diesel particulate filters warning

26. Trailer tow hitch warning

27. Air suspension warning

28. Lane departure warning

29. Catalytic converter warning

30. Seat belt is not on

31. Parking brake light

32. Battery or alternator warning

33. Parking assist

34. Service required

35. Adaptive lighting

36. Headlight range control

37. Rear spoiler warning

38. Convertible roof warning

39. Airbag warning

40. Handbrake warning

41. Water in fuel filter

42. Airbag deactivated

43. Fault problem

44. Dipped beam headlights

45. Dirty air filter

46. Eco driving indicator

47. Hill descent control

48. Temperature warning

49. ABS Warning

50. Fuel filter warning

51. Door open

52. Bonnet open

53. Low fuel

54. Automatic gearbox warning

55. Speed limiter

56. Suspension dampers

57. Oil pressure low

58. Windscreen defrost

59. Boot open

60. Stability control off

61. Rain sensor

62. Engine – emissions warning

63. Rear window defrost

64. Auto windscreen wiping


Further Reading: Failing in your driving test? These signs are the reason 



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