MAZDA CX-5 Dashboard Light Guide


Do you drive a Mazda CX-5? If you’re in Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, or Philadelphia, Faulkner Mazda Trevose wants to make sure you’re prepared for any challenges that might occur while you’re out on the road.

That’s where this Mazda CX-5 dashboard light guide comes into play. We’ve compiled the following information to help you get familiar with a few of the major warning lights that you’ll find on your dashboard. With each description, you’ll learn about what the light looks like, what it’s indicating, and what you’re going to want to do next.

Brake Light

Brake System Warning Light

One of the most important Mazda CX-5 dashboard lights is the brake system warning light. It’s red and uses the symbol of an exclamation point inside a circle as well as parentheses. When this turns on, it’s either telling you that there is a malfunction with the vehicle’s brake system or you’re running low on brake fluid. You’re going to want to have it checked out by a certified automotive technician right away.

Engine Coolant Light

High Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Indication/Warning Light

Here’s another one that’s red. It looks like a thermometer that’s being inserted into liquid. This light will attempt to get your attention in two ways.

If it’s flashing, it’s telling you that the engine coolant temperature is very high. In the event that it’s doing this, you’re going to want to slow the vehicle down in order to take as much stress off of the engine as possible while you look for a suitable place to pull over and wait for it to cool down.

If the light is staying on without flashing, it means that the engine coolant temperature is continuing to climb. When this is happening, there is a danger that the engine could overheat. Accordingly, it’s important that you find a safe place to pull over and call for assistance right away.

Engine Oil Warning Light

The engine oil warning light looks like an oil can that has a drop of oil coming out of the spout. This one is also red. It’s there to inform you that the engine oil is getting low. If there’s a safe spot to pull over when you’ve noticed that it’s illuminated, go ahead and do so. Be sure to wait about five minutes for the engine to cool down. Once it has cooled enough, check the oil level and refill as needed.

Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light

There are three possible issues that could be taking place when the Check Engine Light becomes activated. These are that there could be a problem with the engine’s electrical system, the emission control system could be malfunctioning, and the fuel tank could be running dangerously low.

It’s safe to say that, when you see this yellow light that resembles an engine block, it will be time to have your Mazda CX-5 examined by a certified technician as soon as you can.

Charging System Warning Light

If this red light that looks like a car battery suddenly comes on while you’re driving, it means that there’s a malfunction with the alternator or charging system. Take it to a mechanic as soon as you can to get the system checked out.

Air Bag Light

Air Bag/Seat Belt Pretensioner System Warning Light

This dashboard light is red and uses the illustration of a seated passenger wearing a seat belt in front of an inflated air bag. You will know when there is a malfunction in the system when the light is constantly flashing while you’re driving, it stays on, or does not come on at all when you first turn the car on.

If any of these telltale signs occur, there is a chance that the system will not operate properly or at all if the vehicle is involved in an accident. As a result, it’s important to have the issue inspected if you notice any unusual activity involving this light.

Power Steering Malfunction

If there is an issue with the power steering, you’ll see a yellow light turn on that uses the symbol of a steering wheel alongside an exclamation point.

You will likely notice that the wheel is suddenly difficult to operate at this time. It’s likely that it will be harder to steer. It might also start to vibrate when you’re attempting to turn it. Be sure to have the power steering checked out right away as soon as the light comes on or when the accompanying symptoms start to show themselves.

Low Fuel

Driver Attention Alert Warning Indication

If your Mazda CX-5 is equipped with the driver attention alert warning, this light is there to let you know that the system is malfunctioning. You’ll recognize it as an amber coffee cup. Be sure to have it looked at by a technician to take care of the issue.

Low Fuel Warning Indication/Warning Light

This yellow light should be quite easy to recognize because it looks like a gas pump. It’s there to let you know that your fuel is down to about 2.3 gallons. Remember that when the light comes on is in relation to the amount of fuel that you have left since the fuel moves around in the fuel tank and is based on the way that the vehicle happens to be sitting.

Be Sure to Keep an Eye on Your MAZDA CX-5 Dashboard Lights

This Mazda CX-5 dashboard light guide has provided you with the descriptions of some of the more important lights to keep in mind. You now have a better understanding of what each one means as well as what to do if you ever see one pop up during one of your Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, or Philadelphia commutes.

If one of the lights that requires immediate attention is currently lit up, we’ll be happy to take a look at it for you. You can make an appointment with our team in the service center by simply contacting us here at Faulkner Mazda Trevose.

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