The Ford F-150 is a confident truck that's up for any challenge you put in its path in the Marion, Sunbury, and Delaware, OH, areas. The key to owning that confidence is knowing what to do if you see a light illuminate on your dashboard.

That's why the team at Byers Ford put together this Ford F-150 dashboard light guide covering the most common symbols our customers see. 

Check them out and then schedule a service appointment for assistance.

Dashboard Lights

It's important to note, when talking about Ford F-150 dashboard lights, that not all symbols on your dashboard indicate a serious problem. Some of them are simply telling you that everything is working as it should.

Here, however, we're going to focus on the lights that can imply a potential malfunction of a vital system. These require your attention to ensure that you stay safe and functional when you hit the road.

  Battery Warning Lamp: If you see a red dashboard light pop up on your Ford F-150 that looks like a battery, there may be a charging or electrical system malfunction. Pull over as soon as it's safe to do so and contact a certified Ford service center for assistance.
  Engine Coolant Temperate Warning Lamp: This dashboard light looks like a thermometer being dipped in liquid. If you see this, your engine may be overheating. Stop your vehicle in a safe place, turn off the engine, and wait for it to cool down.
   Brake System Warning Lamp: The Brake System Warning Lamp looks like the word "BRAKE" in red letters. If you see it, check to make sure your emergency brake isn't engaged. If it isn't, there may be a malfunction with your braking system or low brake fluid. Park your car as soon as it's safe to do so and contact a technician.
   Tire Pressure Warning Lamp: If you see an exclamation mark inside of an image of a tire, then your tires may be low on air or slowly losing air. It's important to have them properly inflated to ensure maximum handling capabilities, so fill your tires to the recommended PSI as soon as possible. If the light doesn't go out after several normal driving cycles, take your Ford F-150 to our service center.
   Oil Pressure Warning Lamp: A dashboard light that looks like an oil can indicates low oil pressure. If you see this, pull over as soon as possible and contact your local service center. Continuing to drive with low oil pressure can result in costly engine damage.
   Service Engine Soon Indicator: The Service Engine Soon Indicator is also known as the Check Engine Light. It looks like a yellow engine and indicates a possible malfunction of the vehicle emission control system or other major system. If it's flashing, an engine misfire may be occurring, which can lead to catalytic converter damage. Drive slowly to the nearest service center as soon as possible to have your powertrain inspected by a certified technician.

Diagnose Your Ford F-150 Dashboard Lights

If you see any of these Ford F-150 dashboard lights or any other light that you don't recognize, contact the team at Byers Ford. We'll look over your truck and give you an accurate diagnosis and efficient fix so that you can get back out onto the Sunbury, Marion, and Delaware, OH, area roadways.

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