If you want to ensure the longevity of your family's Ford Explorer, you should stay up-to-date on its manufacturer-recommended maintenance at your local service center near Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville. 

But even the most well-intentioned vehicle owner may come across a dashboard light at some point. Don't worry, though. Just check out this Ford Explorer dashboard light guide from the team at Richmond Ford Lincoln and be sure to schedule a service appointment as soon as possible to avoid any long-term damage to your vehicle.  

Warning Lights

The Ford Explorer has traditional warning lights that will let you know of specific situations that you may want to pay attention to. Here are a few of the most common dashboard lights in the Explorer:

  • Battery: This light indicates a battery malfunction. Turn off all unnecessary electrical systems and get your vehicle to your local service center immediately.
  • Engine Oil: This light indicates a malfunction with your vehicle. If the light comes on while driving, shut off the vehicle as soon as possible and check the oil level. If the level is correct, don't keep driving; contact your local service center immediately.
  • Service Engine Soon: This light indicates a possible problem with the vehicle's emissions control system. If the light is blinking, there could be a problem with your catalytic converter, so have the vehicle checked immediately at your local service center.
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning: This light indicates that one or more of your tires has low pressure. Check your tire pressure as soon as possible. If the light stays on when the tires are properly inflated, have it checked as soon as possible by a service professional.

The Light Is On, Now What?

If one or more of your vehicle's dashboard lights is illuminated, don't panic. All you need to do is contact your local Ford service department and schedule a service appointment. Be clear with the service professional you speak with about the problem you've been having and let them know which light is illuminated.

Schedule a Ford Explorer Service Appointment

When it's time to take your Ford Explorer for its regular maintenance at your local Ford service center near Mechanicsville, Ashland, and Richmond, be sure to choose Richmond Ford Lincoln. Our team of Ford service experts will be happy to help you keep your Ford Explorer running as smoothly as the day you got it. 

We're conveniently located at 4600 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA. To schedule a service appointment for your Ford Explorer, give us a call at 804-474-0572 or visit our service center online now.

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