When you're at the wheel of the Ford Expedition, it's important to know its systems and instruments so you can drive confidently. The Expedition includes a variety of dashboard lights and symbols that can go off when there's an issue under the hood. To help you better understand, our team at Richmond Ford Lincoln is here to provide drivers in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland with the Ford Expedition dashboard light guide.

Keep reading this guide to the symbols on your Ford Expedition's dashboard to you can prepare for when one of these lights pops on during your journey!

Knowing the Difference Between Warning Lights vs Indicator Lights

The instrument cluster on your Ford Expedition features two types of lights: warning lights and indicator lights. Your indicator lights are generally green, yellow, or blue and are merely reminders of a system or function that you've activated, or the vehicle has activated based on the terrain. Warning lights, on the other hand, are red or orange and indicate a malfunction with the vehicle or one of its components.

Now that you know about these types of lights, you're ready to learn what they mean and what you should do when they come on!

Ford Expedition Dashboard Indicator Lights

  • Cruise Control: When you activate the Cruise Control system, this light will appear until you disengage and take control of the acceleration manually.
  • Direction Indicator: This light is your turn signal indicator.
  • Door Ajar: If one of your doors hasn't been properly shut, this light will appear.
  • Fasten Safety Belt: If you've started your journey and have yet to buckle in, this light will appear, blink, and emit a warning sound until you buckle your seatbelt.
  • High Beam: When you turn on your high beams, this light will come on until you turn the High Beams off.
  • Service Engine Soon: This light indicates that your vehicle will need service soon, based on the readings from your Onboard Diagnostics System.

Ford Expedition Dashboard Warning Lights

  • Battery: If this light comes on, you should turn off all unnecessary electrical equipment. The light indicates that your battery can't keep a charge. When this light appears, you should contact your Ford dealer immediately.
  • Engine Coolant Temperature: When your engine temperature is high, this light will appear. You should immediately turn off the vehicle and let the engine cool down. If the issue persists, have your engine checked by your Ford dealership. Don't continue to drive because damage could occur with your engine.
  • Engine Oil: If you see this light pop up on your dashboard, it means that your vehicle may have low engine oil. You should pull over and check your dipstick. If you have low oil, schedule an appointment or top the oil off yourself. If your oil level is fine and the light still appears, contact your Ford dealer right away.
  • Powertrain Fault: This light indicates a malfunction with your powertrain or AWD system. Contact your Ford dealer immediately.

Scheduling Service for Your Ford Expedition

Now that you've read this Ford Expedition dashboard light guide, you'll be fully prepared the day a light appears on your dashboard while you're out on the road. However, when you do see a warning light flashing on the dashboard of your Ford Expedition, you can always contact us at Richmond Ford Lincoln for service or repairs.

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're happy to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland get their vehicle back out on the road. Schedule your service today!

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