Follow our guide on McLaren Warning Lights to quickly and safely identify any faults, warnings or information lights you may see on your McLaren Dashboard.
McLaren categorise the warning light systems by the following colours:
RED: This indicates a fault has been detected but is a higher priority than AMBER. You should pull over when safe to do and call McLaren roadside assistance.
AMBER: An amber light also indicates a potential fault. These are seen as less priority than red warning lights. But should still be taken seriously, stop your vehicle when safe to do so and investigate the fault. Contact roadside assistance if necessary or your McLaren dealership.
GREEN or BLUE: These act as notification light. This shows a feature is turned on and in operation.
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The seat belt is not fastened and warning tone will sound until occupants fasten their seat belts.
If the warning engine coolant light appears, stop your vehicle when safe to do so and contact your McLaren retailer.
This warning light will be visible when the ignition is switched on. This is simply a system test, it will turn off after a few seconds. If the warning light displays at another time there is a fault, you should pull over when safe to do so. If the brake warning light is constantly flashing the parking brake has either failed to engage or disengage. To resolve, simply engage/disengage the parking brake.
This warning light indicates there is no live charge to the battery. You should stop the vehicle when safe and contact your McLaren retailer.
If this warning light shows stop your vehicle at the safest opportunity and contact your McLaren retailer.
A red generic failure warning light will often be followed by a message to the driver. You should stop your vehicle when safe to do so and contact your McLaren retailer immediately.
Displayed when tyres have in the incorrect inflation. You should stop the vehicle when possible and safe. Check all your tyres and inflate them to the correct tyre pressures. Warning light will disappear once your tyres meet the correct tyre pressure levels.
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An amber light will show when the rear fog light is active. The driver display will also illuminate.
The SRS system performs a test at regular intervals when the ignition is switched on and the engine is running. If any of the following happens please contact your McLaren retailer immediately:
The electronic stability control light will illuminate when deactivated. This changes the cars driving behaviour and should only be used on track and when conditions are suitable.
This warning light will illuminate when the ignition is on and should extinguish once the engines starts. If it does not extinguish it indicates there is a fault with the engine management. You should stop your vehicle when safe and contact your McLaren retailer.
If the anti-lock braking system warning light illuminates there may be a fault with the braking system. This will also deactivate the electronic stability control. You should stop the vehicle when safe and contact a McLaren retailer.
Shown when fuel is low. Please refuel at the earliest opportunity.
A message will be presented to the Drivers Display, stop when safe to do so and contact your McLaren retailer.
A green arrow will illuminate when the left indicator is active.
A green arrow will illuminate when the right indicator is active.
A Dipped Beam notification light when activating the Dipped Beam headlamps
The sidelight notification light will illuminate on the drivers display when sidelamps/ sidelights are active.
A blue illuminate light will display when the main beam (sometimes referred to as full beam). The blue light will show when the stalk is pushed away and will extinguish when pulled back.
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