What Does This Warning Light Mean On My Mercedes-Benz?

August 24th, 2020 by

We’ve all been there. Driving, running errands, whether it be shopping at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, or shopping for groceries at Whole Foods in Commack, when suddenly our dashboard illustrates a warning light. Fifty percent of people either ignore said warning light to worry about it at a later time, while the other fifty percent of people rush to their web browser on their IPhone or Android to find out what could possibly have gone amiss in their GLA 250, C 300, or even their E 350. If you are one of the latter fifty percent of people, you are in luck! We’re here to mitigate your curiosity.

Tire Pressure Light

In the case that this light appears on your dashboard, it simply means that one (or multiple) of your tires has low pressure. On newer cars in the fleet, your dash can even tell you what tire pressure each of your tires is currently at, helping you find out exactly which one needs more air.

Gas Light

When this warning light appears, it means that your vehicle’s gas/fuel level is getting low. The great thing for those that have the “Hey Mercedes” feature, is that you can ask her to take you to the nearest gas station, or even a gas station on your way home. For example, you can say “Hey Mercedes, take me to the nearest Commack gas station.” and she will figure out which is closest to you!

Check Engine Light

Some may call it a submarine, but this is indeed a check engine light. This could be a problem with your engine system, the exhaust, the fuel injection system, or even the ignition system. When this light comes on, you should take your vehicle into our Service Department in the Dix Hills vicinity to get looked at. 

Seat Belt Indicator

This one is one of the easier signs to recognize, you may have even seen it this morning when you accidentally forgot to put your seatbelt on while rushing to get to your doctor’s appointment in East Northport! Simply putting your (and your passenger’s) seat belt on gets rid of this light. 

Battery Light

This light means that the battery is not being charged, or that it has lost its charge in your vehicle. You may require a jump or even to replace the battery. Have one of our staff members from the Service Department help you with a Diagnosis to see what is needed.

Airbag Light

The airbag light means that your SRS system may have a fault. This SRS malfunction could result in your airbag not being deployed in case of any accident or emergency. It is recommended that you see Service to prevent any danger that could result from not having a functional airbag. 

Brake Wear

The brake light means that either your brake rotors or pads have been worn, and are in need of replacing

Parking Brake Light

The parking brake light is as easy as it sounds, your parking brake is in place. Many of those that live in the sloped areas of Cold Spring Harbor leave this on accidentally when parking in the street. If driving, release the parking brake so as to not damage your vehicle. 

Coolant Light

This light could mean that either your vehicle’s coolant level is low, or that there could be an issue with the coolant system.

ABS Light

The ABS Light signifies that your ABS brake system may have a malfunction. You will still be able to start and stop but extra functions may be limited such as, Electronic Stability Program, Brake Assist, and Anti-Locking, on your brakes.

ESP®/ESC Light

Electronic Stability Program/ Electronic Stability Control functions are limited, meaning that when making turns, skidding on slippery surfaces, or braking, you do not have the extra stability the ESP® program provides. 

These warning lights are the most common that appear on dashboards for Centerport, Greenlawn, Northport, and surrounding areas’ driver’s vehicles. Should you have any more questions, concerns, trouble setting up an appointment for your vehicle’s concern , or even if you see a light that doesn’t appear on this list, feel free to contact our Service Department to have someone assist you with your apprehension.