What do the warning and indicator lights in my Lincoln mean?

The warning lamps on your dashboard alert you to a potentially serious vehicle condition, and indicator lights show you when a feature is being used.

Some lamps turn on when you start your vehicle to ensure they work. If any lamps remain on after starting your vehicle, refer to your Vehicle Health Alerts in the Lincoln Way®* App or review the list below for more information.

Note: To understand which vehicle code is causing a light to turn on, contact your Tienda de Lincoln.

Warning Light and Indicator Meanings

Select a drop-down option below to view images and meanings of some common lights that may appear on your dashboard:

Warning Lights

Common warning light images and descriptions include:

Notas: 

  • If the warning light is orange or red, it means your vehicle is experiencing a problem and should be promptly taken to your preferred Tienda de Lincoln.
  • When the light is yellow, service may be required, and you should have a retailer inspect your vehicle. 

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) light  Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
If it illuminates when you are driving and indicates a system error, you continue to have the normal braking (without ABS) unless the brake system warning lamp also illuminates. Have the system checked by your preferred Tienda de Lincoln immediately.

Battery Warning Light  Batería
If it illuminates while driving and indicates a system error, switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment and have the system checked by a retailer immediately.

Luz de advertencia del sistema de frenos  Luz de advertencia del sistema de frenos  Luz de advertencia del sistema de frenos
Si la luz se enciende cuando estás conduciendo, es posible que el freno de mano esté activado. Asegúrate de que el freno de mano no esté activado. Have your vehicle checked by a retailer as soon as possible if the lamp continues to illuminate.

https://www.fordservicecontent.com/images/imagen/imagen2.dll?id=warning_owner&s=PNG&t=PNG  ADVERTENCIA: Driving your vehicle with the warning lamp on is dangerous. Puede disminuir significativamente el rendimiento de los frenos. Puedes tardar más en detener el vehículo. Lleva tu vehículo para que lo revisen lo antes posible. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and increase the risk of personal injury.

This lamp is a dual-function lamp and illuminates when:

  • Aplicas el freno de mano cuando activas el encendido.
  • Your vehicle has a brake fault or low brake fluid level, regardless of the parking brake position.

Electric Park Brake Fault with lightning bolt in circle  Electric Park Brake light  Freno de mano eléctrico
It illuminates or flashes when the electric parking brake has a system error. 

Engine or Motor Coolant Temperature light  Temperatura del líquido refrigerante del motor
It illuminates when your vehicle's coolant temperature is high. Detén tu vehículo lo antes posible, apaga tu vehículo y déjalo que se enfríe. 

Engine Oil light  Aceite del motor
Si se enciende con el motor en marcha o cuando estás conduciendo, indica un error de sistema. Detén el vehículo enseguida donde sea seguro y apaga el motor. Verifica el nivel de aceite del motor.

Note: Do not resume your journey if it illuminates despite the level being correct. Have the system checked by a retailer immediately.

Front Airbag light   Bolsa de aire delantera
Si no se enciende cuando activas el encendido, sigue parpadeando o sigue encendida cuando el motor está en marcha, indica mal funcionamiento. Lleva tu vehículo para que lo revisen lo antes posible.

High Voltage Electric System Failure light  Falla del sistema eléctrico por alto voltaje
Se enciende si tu vehículo eléctrico híbrido tiene una falla en un componente eléctrico o una falla que hace que se apague o pase al modo operativo limitado. Puede aparecer un mensaje en el panel de instrumentos.

 Loose Gas Cap Warning
It illuminates when there is a problem with the cap, including being too loose, too tight, missing, dirty, or broken. If you see this warning, you can check the cap yourself. The problem might be as simple as needing to tighten it a bit more or clean it off. However, if your gas cap is correctly in place, visit your preferred Tienda de Lincoln for diagnosis.

Low Beam Warning light  Advertencia de luz baja
It illuminates when the low beam headlamp bulb is not functioning properly.

Low Tire Pressure Warning light  Advertencia de presión de aire baja
It illuminates when the tire pressure is low. Si la luz sigue encendida con el motor en marcha o al conducir, revisa la presión de los neumáticos cuanto antes.

También se enciende momentáneamente cuando enciendes el interruptor para confirmar que la luz funciona. If it does not illuminate when you switch the ignition on or begins to flash at any time, have the system checked by a retailer.

Powertrain Fault light Falla en el tren motriz
This illuminates when the system detects a powertrain or a four-wheel drive (4WD)/all-wheel drive (AWD) fault. We do not recommend you drive while this light is illuminated. Contact a retailer as soon as possible.

Service Engine Soon light  Control inmediato del motor
It illuminates when you switch the ignition on prior to engine start to check the bulb and to indicate whether your vehicle is ready for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) testing.  

Normally, it illuminates until the engine is started and automatically turns off if no system errors are present.

  • If after 15 seconds it flashes 8 times, this indicates that your vehicle is not ready for Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) testing. If it stays on, this means your vehicle is ready.
  • If it illuminates when the engine is running this indicates the On-Board Diagnostics system has detected an error in the vehicle emission control system. Contact your preferred Tienda de Lincoln.
  • If it continuously flashes, an engine misfire may be occurring. Si sigues conduciendo, podría reducirse la potencia o detenerse el motor. Failure to respond to the warning lamp may cause component damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. Lleva tu vehículo para que lo revisen lo antes posible. See your retailer to find out what the codes mean.
  • If your vehicle has recently been serviced and your engine light remains on, contact your preferred Tienda de Lincoln.

Stability Control light  Control de estabilidad
Parpadea cuando el sistema está activado. Si sigue encendida o no se enciende cuando activas el encendido, significa que hay un error de sistema. Durante un error de sistema, el sistema se desactiva. Have the system checked by a retailer immediately.

Indicator Lights

Common indicator light images and descriptions include:

Note: When a light on your dashboard is green or blue, it means that a vehicle feature is being used or has been activated.

Auto Hold button  Auto Hold indicator light Espera autómatica
La espera automática mantiene el vehículo completamente detenido hasta que pisas el acelerador. Click here for more information about using Auto Hold.

Grade Assist and Overdrive Cancel light Grade Assist and Overdrive Cancel
It illuminates when grade assist is turned on. 

Normal Drive Mode indicator light Normal Drive Mode
It illuminates when your vehicle is in the Normal drive mode. All systems that are altered by drive mode control are set to their default settings. 

Overdrive Off light Overdrive Off light Overdrive Off
It illuminates when the transmission control switch has been pushed. When the light is on, the transmission does not shift into overdrive. If the light does not come on when the transmission control switch is depressed or if the light flashes when you are driving, visit your retailer.

Stability Control Off light  Control de estabilidad desactivado
It illuminates when you switch the Stability Control System off. This lamp turns off when you switch the system back on or when you switch the ignition off.

Trailer Tow Mode Indicator  Trailer Tow Mode
It illuminates when Tow Mode is enabled on your vehicle.

Other Lights

Refer to the "Lighting" section of your manual del usuario for other questions. If you are on the Owner's Manual page and your vehicle's model year is not included in the Search by Year and Model dropdown, select Search by VIN and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) instead. 

If you need further assistance, contact Lincoln Concierge at 1-800-521-4140, or by selecting Live Chat at the bottom right of lincoln.com/support.

You can also contact your preferred Tienda de Lincoln.

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