Mercedes-Benz Dashboard Warning Lights Explained


Here at Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis, we know that drivers get a terrible sinking feeling when a dashboard warning light on their Mercedes-Benz car turns on. Besides knowing that it could be time for scheduled maintenance, you are often left scratching your head trying to discern the meaning of the symbol that ignited. Given how technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz vehicles are these days, there are a huge variety of different warning lights that turn on, and they all communicate a different issue. Let our team of helpful mechanics at our Mercedes-Benz service center decode some of the most common symbols.


Check Engine Light: An icon that resembles an engine indicates that the engine computer has set a Diagnostic Trouble Code. This could indicate a variety of different issues, and it usually requires a diagnosis with a professional scan tool that can be found here at our service center. Read more about the check engine light.


Battery/Charging Alert: An icon of a battery tells you that your battery’s voltage level is below normal level and the vehicle’s charging system is not functioning properly. You should check battery terminals, your alternator belt, and the battery’s condition.


Brake System: If you see an icon of an exclamation point inside of two circles, it indicates one of three problems with the brake system. There’s a problem with the brake system, your brake fluid is low, or there’s an ABS problem.


Oil Pressure Warning: An icon with a leaking oil can shows that your vehicle is losing oil pressure. Have a mechanic check your oil level and pressure.


To learn more about dashboard warning lights, talk to one of our luxury car dealers in Maryland today. 

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