Ford Fusion: Warning lamps and indicators - Instruments - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Warning lamps and indicators

The following warning lamps andindicators will come on briefly when youswitch the ignition on to confirm that thesystem is operational:

• ABS warning lamp.

• Airbag warning lamp.

• Brake system warning lamp.

• Door open warning lamp.

• Engine warning lamp.

• Frost warning lamp.

• Ignition warning lamp.

• Oil pressure warning lamp.

• Power steering warning lamp.

• Powertrain warning lamp..

• Stability control (ESP) warning lamp.

If a warning lamp or indicator does notcome on when you switch the ignition on,this indicates a malfunction. Have thesystem checked as soon as possible.

The ABS warning lamp will flashwhen the system is operating.

ABS warning lamp

The ABS warning lamp will flashwhen the system is operating.

If it comes on when you aredriving, this indicates a malfunction. Youwill continue to have normal braking(without ABS) but have this checked assoon as possible.

If the airbag warning lampcomes on or flashes when youare driving, this indicates amalfunction. Have this checked as soonas possible.

Airbag warning lamp

If the airbag warning lampcomes on or flashes when youare driving, this indicates amalfunction. Have this checked as soonas possible.

It illuminates when the parkingbrake is engaged.

Brake system lamp

It illuminates when the parkingbrake is engaged.

WARNING:

Reduce your speed gradually andstop your vehicle as soon as it issafe to do so. Use your brakes withcare.

If it illuminates when you are driving, checkthat the parking brake is not engaged. Ifthe parking brake is not engaged, thisindicates a malfunction. Have the systemchecked by a properly trained technicianimmediately.

The direction indicator will flashwhen you use the directionindicators. A sudden increase inthe rate of flashing warns of a failed bulb.

Direction indicator

The direction indicator will flashwhen you use the directionindicators. A sudden increase inthe rate of flashing warns of a failed bulb.

The door open warning lampwill come on if a door, thetailgate or the bonnet is open.

Door open warning lamp

The door open warning lampwill come on if a door, thetailgate or the bonnet is open.

If the engine warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates amalfunction. If it flashes when you aredriving, reduce the speed of your vehicleimmediately. If it continues to flash, avoidheavy acceleration or deceleration. Theengine will continue to run but it will havelimited power. Have this checkedimmediately.

Engine warning lamp

If the engine warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates amalfunction. If it flashes when you aredriving, reduce the speed of your vehicleimmediately. If it continues to flash, avoidheavy acceleration or deceleration. Theengine will continue to run but it will havelimited power. Have this checkedimmediately.

The front fog lamp indicator willcome on when you switch thefront fog lamps on.

Front fog lamp indicator

The front fog lamp indicator willcome on when you switch thefront fog lamps on.

The frost warning lamp willcome on and glow orangewhen the outside airtemperature is between 4ºC and 1ºC. Itwill glow red when the temperature isbelow 1ºC.

Frost warning lamp

The frost warning lamp willcome on and glow orangewhen the outside airtemperature is between 4ºC and 1ºC. Itwill glow red when the temperature isbelow 1ºC.

See Starting a diesel engine.

Glow plug indicator

See Starting a diesel engine.

The headlamp indicator willcome on when you switch theheadlamp dipped beam or theside and tail lamps on.

Headlamp indicator

The headlamp indicator willcome on when you switch theheadlamp dipped beam or theside and tail lamps on.

If the ignition warning lampcomes on when you are driving,this indicates a malfunction.

Ignition warning lamp

If the ignition warning lampcomes on when you are driving,this indicates a malfunction.

Switch off all unnecessary electricalequipment and have this checkedimmediately.

If the low fuel level warning lampcomes on, refuel as soon aspossible.

Low fuel level warning lamp

If the low fuel level warning lampcomes on, refuel as soon aspossible.

The main beam indicator willcome on when you switch theheadlamp main beam on. It willflash when you use the headlamp flasher.

Main beam indicator

The main beam indicator willcome on when you switch theheadlamp main beam on. It willflash when you use the headlamp flasher.

CAUTION:

Oil pressure warning lamp

CAUTION:

Do not resume your journey if the oilpressure warning lamp comes ondespite the oil level being correct.

Have this checked immediately.

If the oil pressure warning lampcomes on when you are driving,this indicates a malfunction.

Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe todo so and switch the engine off. Checkthe engine oil level. See Maintenance.

The overdrive indicator willcome on when you switchoverdrive off.

Overdrive indicator

The overdrive indicator willcome on when you switchoverdrive off.

If the power steering warninglamp comes on when you aredriving, this indicates amalfunction. You will continue to havenormal steering (without assistance) buthave this checked as soon as possible.

Power steering warning lamp

If the power steering warninglamp comes on when you aredriving, this indicates amalfunction. You will continue to havenormal steering (without assistance) buthave this checked as soon as possible.

You will have to use greater force to turnthe steering wheel.

Powertrain warning lamp

If the powertrain warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates either amalfunction or a high transmissiontemperature. Stop your vehicle as soonas it is safe to do so and carry out thefollowing:

Vehicles with an automatic transmission

If the powertrain warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates either amalfunction or a high transmissiontemperature. Stop your vehicle as soonas it is safe to do so and carry out thefollowing:

1. Select P or N and allow the engine toidle for 10 minutes.

2. Switch the ignition off and restart theengine.

If the powertrain warning lamp comes on,switch the ignition off and have thetransmission checked before continuingyour journey.

If the powertrain warning lamp does notcome on, continue your journey and havethe transmission checked as soon aspossible.

If the powertrain warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates amalfunction. The engine will continue torun but it will have limited power. Have thischecked as soon as possible.

Vehicles with a 5-speed manual transmission or Durashift EST

If the powertrain warning lampcomes on when the engine isrunning, this indicates amalfunction. The engine will continue torun but it will have limited power. Have thischecked as soon as possible.

If the powertrain warning lamp flasheswhen the engine is running, this indicatesa malfunction. Stop your vehicle as soonas it is safe to do so. Have this checkedbefore continuing your journey.

The rear fog lamp indicator willcome on when you switch therear fog lamps on.

Rear fog lamp indicator

The rear fog lamp indicator willcome on when you switch therear fog lamps on.

Note: If the ESP system malfunctions, itwill switch off automatically.

Stability control (ESP) warning lamp

Note: If the ESP system malfunctions, itwill switch off automatically.

The ESP warning lamp will flashwhen system is operating. If itdoes not flash or it comes onwhen you are driving, this indicates amalfunction. Have this checked as soonas possible.

If you switch ESP off, the warning lampwill come on. The lamp will go out whenyou switch the system back on or whenyou switch the ignition off.

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