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Warning Lights Explained

The warning lights on your dashboard follow a traffic light system that is designed to indicate the severity of the problem using either a red, amber or green symbol. 

  • Red – You should pull over immediately and contact your local SEAT Retailer for assistance.
  • Amber – Urgent attention is not required, but you will need to follow up on the issue with a SEAT Retailer as soon as possible.
  • Green – Symbols shown in green are for your information only and do not require any action.

When alerted by any of the following symbols, always take into consideration the colour in which they are displayed :

Brake fluid level : If this is amber or red, the level is too low or there is a fault in the brake system. Do not continue driving.

Electronic parking brake : The warning lamp should turn off when the handbrake is released.

Engine temperature : If it is red, do not continue driving. Find a safe place to stop, turn off the engine and contact your nearest SEAT Retailer.  If it is amber, consider stopping for a while to allow the engine temperature to cool.

Engine oil pressure : If this is red, the pressure is too low.  Find a safe place to stop, turn the  engine off and contact your local SEAT Retailer. If it is amber, check the oil level and top it up if necessary, as soon as possible.

Steering wheel : If red, there is a fault that requires immediate attention. Please contact your nearest SEAT Retailer. If amber, take your vehicle to a SEAT Retailer as soon as possible. If the light goes away after an engine restart, then there is no need for a Retailer visit.

When red, you will not be able to restart the engine as the AdBlue level is too low. You should stop in a suitable, safe and flat area then top up with at least the minimum required quantity of AdBlue.

Airbag system and seat belt tensioners : This indicates that there is a fault and your vehicle should be checked immediately by a SEAT Retailer.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS):  When iluminated, this symbol indicates that there is a problem with system and you should drive carefully to an SEAT Retailer to have the system inspected.

Gearbox fault: If this issue cannot be resolved through following the instructions on the infotainment screen, you should seek advice from a SEAT Retailer.

Brake pads : When this is amber, this means that the front brake pads may be worn out. Contact a SEAT Retailer as soon as possible.

Exterior lights : When amber, you should check the all of your exterior lights are functioning correctly.  If you need a new bulb, this should be replaced by a SEAT Retailer immediately.

Emission Control System : If amber, there is a fault.  Reduce your speed and drive carefully to your nearest SEAT Retailer to have the engine inspected.

If you have a diesel engine, this symbol indicates that the preheating system is activated. Once the lamp switches off, you can start the engine.

Tyre Pressure : The pressure of one or more of your tyres is much lower than it should be or it may even be damaged. Stop in a safe place, check the tyre pressure of all of your tyres and replace the damaged tyre(s) if necessary.  

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) :  This symbol indicates a fault or system deactivation. This should be checked by a SEAT Retailer soon as possible.