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Dashboard Warning Lights

Is One of Your Dashboard Indicator Lamps On?

Mercedes-Benz of White Plains Explains.

If you see one of the dashboard warning lights come on when you’re driving around Scarsdale in your Mercedes-Benz, then you don’t have to worry. The Mercedes-Benz service team at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains is ready to get you back on the road in no time flat. We’ve got a guide to the Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights, so you have a rough idea of what’s wrong when something comes up in your vehicle. The Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning light reset is easy when Mercedes-Benz of White Plains has your back. Read on, learn more, and schedule service online near Purchase with us!

Please note that the details below are informational and applicable to U.S. Mercedes-Benz models. Call a Service Advisor for more on the Dashboard Light Indicators at 855-284-0038.

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 ABS Light

ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) has been deactivated due to a malfunction.

ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), BAS® (Brake Assist), EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), and hill start are also deactivated. The brake system continues to function normally but without the functions listed above. You will be able to slow and stop but without the additional safety provided by the Anti-Lock Brakes, stability, and other systems.

 Airbag Light

There is a malfunction in the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System).

This may cause an airbag to not deploy in the event of an accident. We highly recommended you bring your vehicle to an Authorized Mercedes-Benz repair facility as soon as possible.

 Attention Assist

By continually monitoring a variety of driving behaviors, this Mercedes-Benz innovation can audibly and visually alert the driver if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips.

 Brake Light

You are driving with the parking brake on. Release the parking brake to avoid damaging the braking system.

 Coolant Light

If the red coolant light is on, you may have a faulty temperature gauge, or the coolant level is too low.

If the coolant temperature exceeds 248 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius), DO NOT DRIVE the vehicle. Driving the vehicle while the engine is this hot could otherwise damage the engine irreparably.

 Check Engine Light

There may be a malfunction in the engine management system, the fuel injection system, the exhaust system, the ignition system, or the fuel system. The emission values may have been exceeded, and the engine may be breaking into emergency mode.

 ESC or ESP Light

Electronic Stability Control (previously known as ESP®, Electronic Stability Program) is deactivated. ESC will not stabilize the vehicle if it starts to skid or if a wheel starts to spin.

Most vehicles have an ESC on/off button. If this icon should appear inside a yellow triangle, then ESC or traction control has intervened because there is a risk of skidding or at least one wheel has started to spin. Cruise control, if engaged, will be deactivated.

If the light remains on the system may have been turned off.

 Gas Light

Your fuel level could be low, or the fuel system pressure is too low. Check your fuel level, and ensure the filler cap is securely fastened or replaced. The fuel filler cap is not closed correctly, or the fuel system is leaking.

 Seat Belt Indicator

The seat belt warning lamp reminds the driver and front passenger to fasten their seat belts. Fasten your safety belts. In addition, if you are driving faster than 15 mph without your seat belts fastened an audible warning alert will sound.

 Tire Pressure Light

The pressure in one or more of your tires is insufficient or has dropped significantly. Low tire pressure causes excessive wear on your tires and can contribute to a dangerous blowout.

Pull over to a safe spot and check all tires. Refill or replace as necessary.

 Traction Off Light

The ESC (or ESP®) system has been deactivated.

ESC will not stabilize the vehicle if it starts to skid or if a wheel starts to spin. Some vehicles are equipped with an ESP® on/off button. Try to reactivate the system or bring it to a dealership.

 Battery Light

The battery is not being charged.

Possible causes are a faulty alternator, a torn poly-V belt, or a malfunction in vehicle electronics. An Authorized Mercedes-Benz service center will be able to perform a diagnostics test to confirm the cause and recommend the necessary service.

 Brake Wear

The brake pads and/or rotors have reached their wear limit and need to be replaced. Have your braking system inspected and worn elements replaced. We recommend using an Authorized Mercedes-Benz service center using genuine Mercedes-Benz parts.


A light bulb has failed. Darkened bulbs lead to limited visibility, both of your vehicle by other drivers and of the road ahead.

This light may be accompanied by a message on the dashboard specifying which light is not operating.

 Steering Wheel

The power steering assistance is faulty. A warning tone will also sound.

You will need to use more force to steer the vehicle, making some maneuvers unsafe or difficult. Your Authorized Mercedes-Benz service center will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend service to repair the fault.

 Glow Plug

Diesel engines require heat in the cylinders to operate, which is supplied by glow plugs when the engine is cold. This light will be illuminated when the ignition is turned on until the plugs are heated sufficiently to start the engine. The image will look like a coil or loops in amber or yellow.


The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is low. The fluid creates a catalytic reaction to remove particles from the exhaust. It plays an essential role in your emissions system.

Find Your Service Team in White Plains

If you have fixed the problem in your Mercedes-Benz, but an aggravating light is still on in your Armonk vehicle, you can count on the team at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains to get your Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning light reset. We’ve got Mercedes-Benz-trained technicians ready to get your vehicle back in tip-top shape. Contact service today with any questions you may have.

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