Mercedes Warning Lights
There are various types of Mercedes warning lights. Here’s a short list of common warning lights and how they should be handled:
Stands for Anti-Lock Brake System that is deactivated because of malfunction. This can continue to normally function without the interference of Electronic Stability Program, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Hill Start.
Malfunction in the Supplemental Restraint System which can potentially affect an airbag to inescapably deploy during an accident. Hence, it’s recommended to bring the car to any repair facility that works on Mercedes.
Red coolant light can be seen when there’s too low coolant level or when the temperature of the coolant is over 200 degrees. Do not drive your car since the engine can be significantly damaged. Never open the coolant cap when engine is hot.
Check Engine Light
Malfunction light could mean an error with a control module, sensor coil, ignition system, fuel system, exhaust system, or fuel injection system. Modern Mercedes have about 50 control modules with thousands of possible codes. The engine can go into limp home emergency mode and car will drive slowly or stop completely.
ESP or ESC Light
Electronic Stability Program or Electronic Stability Control is deactivated. It will not make the car stable once it begins to skid or if the wheels are spinning. Most cars have an ESC button and this appears within a yellow triangular shape, the ESC has intervened due to skidding risk.
Seat Belt Indicator
The warning lamp for seat belt tells you to fasten your seat belt. Also, if you are driving over 15 mph, you will hear a warning alert.
Brake pads have reached the wear limit making it necessary for replacement.
A light bulb which may also accompany a message seen on your dashboard which states the particular light that has failed.
Diesel engines need heat within the cylinders in order to efficiently operate. Supplied by the glow plugs once the engine system is cold. This light illuminates when ignition is started while heating the plugs for quick engine start. The images you will see appear like loops or the coil is yellow or amber in color.