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What do the different colors of warning light in my Mercedes mean?

Mercedes-Benz Warning Lights: What Each Color Means

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, AZ, we always make sure to remind Mercedes-Benz owners to bring in their vehicles for the A and B Services. However, warning lights don’t care about your vehicle’s service schedule.

Today, we’ll show you what all the different colors of warning light in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle means. Take a look.



Mercedes-Benz Warning Light Color Codes

The warning lights in your Mercedes-Benz will show in one of three colors: green, yellow, or red. All three have different meanings.

  • Green – System is fully functional or currently being used
  • Yellow – System is not functioning properly; drive carefully to the nearest service provider
  • Red – Serious and potentially dangerous problem; stop driving as soon as is safe to do so

Conveniently, they match traffic lights. Just remember that green means go, yellow means slow, and red means stop. That’s all there is to it!

Examples of Warning Lights by Color

parking brake / brake fluid warning light

Most of the warning lights in your dashboard will be yellow in color. These include the check engine light, coolant levels light, tire pressure light, ABS light, brake pad wear light, electronic stability problem light, brake assist system light, and bulb warning light, just to name a few. All of these inform you that there are problems to be monitored, but don’t necessary mean that you need to pull over right now. Red lights, such as the SRS light, battery charge light, low engine oil light, overheating light, and brake fluid light, mean pull over immediately and call roadside assistance.


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