When you're out on the road, and a dashboard light appears in your Ford Expedition, you'll want to remain calm and see what the light is telling you. Dashboard lights include warnings and indicators, so it helps to see what the light means so you'll know what to do. At Richmond Ford West, we're here to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump by providing them with this Ford Expedition dashboard light guide. This guide can help you learn what these lights mean, and what you should do when they appear while you're out on the road.

Indicators vs Warning Lights

The two sets of lights that appear on your dashboard are warning lights and indicator lights. Indicator lights simply tell you that there's a system that's been activated so you're aware of it. Warning lights, on the other hand, are letting you know that there's a system or component that's experiencing a malfunction and that you'll want to do everything you can to prevent further damage to your vehicle.

Now that you know the differences between these Ford Expedition dashboard lights, you're ready to learn what they mean!

Ford Expedition Indicator Lights

  • Automatic High Beam Control- This dashboard light comes on when your automatic high beams are on.
  • Brake System- This light appears when you engage the parking brake, or when you turn on the vehicle while the parking brake is on.
  • Direction Indicator- This light will appear when you're signaling a turn, but if it blinks faster than normal, it means you may need to change one of the bulbs.
  • Door Ajar- You'll see this light when one of your doors hasn't been completely shut.
  • Low Washer Fluid- If you see this light appearing on your Expedition dashboard, it means that you've got low washer fluid.

Ford Expedition Warning Lights

  • Battery- If this light turns on, it means there's a malfunction with your battery. You should switch off any unnecessary electrical equipment and contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible.
  • Engine Coolant Temperature- When your engine temperature is higher than normal, this light will appear. If this occurs, you should turn your vehicle off and let it cool before resuming your journey. If the problem persists, you should contact your Ford dealer immediately.
  • Engine Oil- This light will appear when there's a malfunction with your oil system or gauge. Stop the vehicle and check the engine oil level, and add more oil if below the line.
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning- When your Tire Pressure Monitoring System detects a drop in PSI in one or more of your tires, this light will appear. Stop at a gas station and use the air pump to bring your tire(s) back to the appropriate level.

Contacting Your Ford Dealer

If you see any of your warning lights appear, and it looks like you'll need professional assistance, you can always contact us at Richmond Ford West. Our skilled and certified technicians will provide your vehicle with the service it needs to get back out on the road. At Richmond Ford West, we're happy to provide automotive service and assistance to our friends all throughout Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump.

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