Land Rover Warning Lights | Your Complete Guide

Your Land Rover is designed to monitor itself continuously – everything from engine performance, emissions, brakes and lights to the driver assistance systems that help you stay safe and in control whether on and off-road. Most of the time these operate without any need for your intervention, but when an issue does occur the warning lights and your driver information panel will let you know what’s happened and what to do about it.

If you’re unsure about what course of action to take, contact your nearest Land Rover dealer. They’ll be able to advise and, if necessary, take your Land Rover in for repair.

The key Land Rover warning lights are either Red, Amber or Green

  • Red means stop as soon as it’s safe.
  • Amber means that action is required.
  • Green lights are advisory – no action is needed.

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​Red Warning Lights

Battery

The 12V battery charge warning lamp illuminates briefly when the vehicle's ignition is switched on to check the bulb is working. As soon as the engine is started, the light should go out. If it doesn’t, or it comes on while you’re driving, there’s a fault with the charging system. Stop as soon as you can and contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.

Seat belt

When the vehicle is in motion if a passenger’s belt is unbuckled then the warning lamp will illuminate, accompanied by a chime. The lamp extinguishes when the relevant seat belt is buckled. This light will also come on if you place a heavy item like a bag on a seat (not recommended).

Handbrake, brake system

The brake warning lamp illuminates briefly when the ignition is switched on. It should go out and stay off while you’re driving. If it comes on, you could have a fault in your brake system or be running low on brake fluid. Stop as soon as you safely can do so, check the fluid level and top up if necessary. If the light stays on, seek help.

Triangle Critical Warning​

The red triangle symbol indicates a critical warning – the instrument panel will also show a message about the issue.

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Exhaust DEF

If the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) warning lamp illuminates, the level of DEF is seriously low. Follow the on-screen messages; your Land Rover will not run when the DEF reservoir has run dry. The lamp also illuminates if the incorrect fluid has been added to the system, or if there is a fault with the system. Stop as soon as you can and contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.

Engine Temperature

The engine temperature warning lamp illuminates when the engine's temperature is too high. Carrying on could irreparably damage your engine so stop as soon as you can with safety and contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.

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Exhaust Filter

The exhaust filter warning lamp illuminates when the exhaust filter is full or there is a fault with the exhaust filter system. A warning message may show on the display and a warning tone may sound. Stop as soon as you can and contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.

Lane Departure Warning

When the lane departure feature is active, you should always use your direction indicators before crossing a lane marking. If you don’t do so, the red lane departure warning lamp will illuminate (showing which lane boundary you’ve crossed). You will also feel a vibration through the steering wheel.

Low Oil Pressure

If the low oil pressure warning lamp flashes or comes on while you’re driving, stop the vehicle as soon as you can safely do so. Switch off the engine immediately. Check and top up the oil level, if necessary. Start the engine. If the lamp remains illuminated, switch the engine off and contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.



​Amber Warning Lights

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Hill Descent Control

The Hill Descent Control (HDC) lamp illuminates continuously when the HDC system is selected and the system is controlling a steep descent. If the lamp flashes, HDC has been selected, but the operating conditions are not being met or HDC fade-out is occurring.

Airbag

The airbag warning lamp illuminates, as a bulb check, when the vehicle's ignition is switched on. The lamp extinguishes after 6 seconds. If the lamp illuminates again, there is a fault with the airbag system. Contact your Land Rover dealer as soon as possible.​

ABS

The ABS warning lamp illuminates briefly when the vehicle's ignition is switched on. If the lamp remains on, or illuminates while driving, there is a fault with the ABS system. Drive with care, avoiding heavy braking. Contact roadside assistance or a Land Rover dealer.​

Brake

The brake warning lamp illuminates briefly when the vehicle's ignition is switched on. If the lamp illuminates after starting the engine, or while driving, your Land Rover’s brake pads could be worn. Alternatively, there could be a fault with the braking system. You can still drive with care but contact your Land Rover dealer as soon as possible.​

Check engine

The check engine warning lamp will illuminate when the vehicle's ignition is switched on but goes out once the engine starts. If it comes on when the engine is running, an emissions-related fault has been detected. The vehicle remains safe to drive with the lamp illuminated but reduce the vehicle's speed as soon as it is safe to do so and contact your nearest Land Rover dealer as soon as possible.

While the lamp is illuminated, the engine may also enter limp-home mode, reducing the engine power to prevent damage.

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DEF

The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) amber warning lamp warns you that the level of DEF is starting to run low. The warning lamp also illuminates if the incorrect fluid has been added to the system, or if there is a fault with the system. The instrument panel will also display a warning message. Follow the on-screen messages, if safe to do so.

Dynamic Stability Control

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) lamp flashes briefly when the system is actively working, such as intervening to prevent wheelspin. If there is a fault with the system, it will stay on and the instrument panel will show a warning message. The vehicle can still be driven, but DSC won’t be operating. As this is an important safety system, contact your Land Rover dealer as soon as possible.

Dynamic Stability Control off

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) OFF warning lamp illuminates when the system is switched off. The lamp is accompanied by a chime and a confirmation message in the instrument panel.​

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Exhaust filter

The exhaust filter warning lamp illuminates when the filter has failed to regenerate and is starting to become full. The instrument panel also displays a warning message. Follow the on-screen messages, if possible. 

External temperature

The lamp illuminates to warn you that the temperature may be low enough for ice to form on the road surface.

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Follow mode

This lamp illuminates when the adaptive cruise control system is in follow mode.

Amber triangle general message

The general warning amber information message lamp illuminates when a non-critical warning message, or an information message, is showing on the instrument panel.

Glow plugs (diesel models)

The glow plug lamp illuminates amber when the vehicle's ignition is switched on, to indicate that the glow plugs are active. The lamp will go out once the engine is running. 

Low fuel warning

The low fuel warning lamp illuminates when the fuel level is low, indicating that you should stop for fuel at the earliest opportunity. The arrow shows which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is located.

Rear fog lights

The rear fog lights indicator lamp remains on when the rear fog lights are switched on.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (amber)

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) lamp illuminates when one or more tyres are significantly under-inflated. The instrument panel also displays a warning message. Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Check the tyre pressures. Inflate to the recommended pressure. If the lamp flashes, this indicates a system fault.



Green Information Lights

Auto High Beam Assist

The Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA) lamp illuminates when the AHBA feature is active. This will automatically dip your lights to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic.​

cruise control warning light

Cruise Control

The lamp illuminates when cruise control or adaptive cruise control is active.​

Auto Stop/Start

The auto stop/start lamp illuminates when the engine is shut down by the auto stop/start system, for example when waiting in traffic.​

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Direction indicators

The appropriate direction indicator lamp, left or right, flashes when the direction indicators are operated. If a direction indicator bulb fails, the visual and audible warnings flash and sound at twice the normal rate.​

Forward alert

The forward alert lamp illuminates when the system is active. If a vehicle or object is detected in the user defined sensitivity area, a warning tone sounds.

lane departure warning

Lane departure warning

The green lane departure warning lamp illuminates if the feature is enabled and the system is tracking the lanes. If you change lane without indicating, or stray from your lane inadvertently, the symbol will flash red and the steering wheel will vibrate.

diesel exhaust filter warning light

Exhaust filter

The exhaust filter lamp briefly illuminates when a successful filter regeneration process has been carried out.


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