McLaren Warning Lights | Your Complete Guide

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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Red Lights​

mclaren seat belt warning light

Seat belt warning light

The seat belt is not fastened and warning tone will sound until occupants fasten their seat belts.

mclaren engine coolant warning light

Engine Coolant

If the warning engine coolant light appears, stop your vehicle when safe to do so and contact your McLaren retailer.

mclaren brake warning light

Brake Warning Light

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.

mclaren charge warning light

No Charge

This warning light indicates there is no live charge to the battery. You should stop the vehicle when safe and contact your McLaren retailer.

mclaren oil pressure warning light

Low Oil Pressure

If this warning light shows stop your vehicle at the safest opportunity and contact your McLaren retailer.

mclaren general failure warning light

General Failure Warning Light

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.

Amber Lights

mclaren tyre pressure warning light

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

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.

mclaren rear fog light

Rear Fog Lamp

An amber light will show when the rear fog light is active. The driver display will also illuminate.

mclaren srs airbag warning

Supplementary Restraint System (SRS)

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 warning light does not illuminate with ignition and engine start
  • The light does not extinguish after approx. 5 seconds
  • The light remains or illuminates again after the engine has started

mclaren esc warning

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

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.

mclaren engine warning light

Engine Warning Light

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.

mclaren abs warning

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

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.

mclaren esc failure warning light

Electronic Stability Control System Failure

If illuminated please adapt your driving style for the road conditions whilst the fault exists.

mclaren low fuel warning

Low Fuel​

Shown when fuel is low. Please refuel at the earliest opportunity.

mclaren general failure amber

General Failure Caution Light

A message will be presented to the Drivers Display, stop when safe to do so and contact your McLaren retailer.

Green Lights

mclaren direction indicator

Direction Indicator (Left)

A green arrow will illuminate when the left indicator is active.

mclaren direction indicator

Direction Indicator (Right)

A green arrow will illuminate when the right indicator is active.

mclaren dipped beam warning

Dipped Beam

A Dipped Beam notification light when activating the Dipped Beam headlamps

mclaren sidelamps warning

Sidelamps

The sidelight notification light will illuminate on the drivers display when sidelamps/ sidelights are active.

Blue Lights

mclaren high beam warning

High-beam headlights

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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*Refer to owner’s manual or seek professional assistance.