Dashboard lights are one of those safety features every driver in Los Angeles, Downey, and Long Beach loves to hate. We know they're trying to tell us something important, but with so many symbols, their meaning usually gets lost in translation. Nothing could be more frustrating!

Fortunately, there's no need to memorize the meaning behind each dashboard light on your Ford F-150 because we've defined them right here for you, so check it out!

  • Brake System: Your brake system light is an exclamation point inside a circle enclosed in a pair of parentheses. Your brake system needs to be serviced if it appears.
  • Front Airbag: This symbol looks like a passenger wearing a seat belt with a circle in front of their face. There could be a problem with your F-150's airbag system if you see this light. Since airbags are such an important safety feature in emergencies, we recommend visiting a mechanic right away.
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning: This light looks similar to your brake system light, as it includes an exclamation point inside a horseshoe. Your tires need more air if this light appears.
  • Park Brake System: This light looks like a capital P inside a circle between a pair of parentheses. It means there's a problem with your parking brake.
  • Check Fuel Cap: Your check fuel cap light looks like a car with a giant screw coming out of the side. Your fuel cap probably needs to be tightened or reattached.
  • Service Engine Soon: If an engine symbol appears on your dashboard, you need to take your F-150 for a tune-up. There could be some serious problems with your engine if this appears, so it's best to address this immediately.
  • Cruise Control: Your cruise control light looks like a dial. You don't have anything to worry about when this appears; it just means your cruise control system is engaged.
  • Engine Coolant Temperature: This looks like a thermometer with two squiggly lines beneath it. Your coolant levels are running low, which puts your engine at risk for overheating.
  • Battery Warning: Your battery's charge is low if a battery symbol appears on your dashboard. There could also be an issue with your charging system. Either way, stop by Norm Reeves Ford Superstore's service center to address the problem.


Service Your Ford F-150 at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore

Truthfully, most drivers don't know what their dashboard lights are trying to tell them, especially since there are so many. That's why we at Norm Reeves decided to break some of the Ford F-150's dashboard lights down for you.

It could be dangerous driving your Ford F-150 through Long Beach and Downey if your dashboard lights aren't going away, so we advise you to address them immediately. If you notice any warning lights on your dashboard while driving down the Los Angeles Freeway, schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore right away. You can also call us to speak with one of our service experts.

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