When it comes to vehicle safety in Stroudsburg and Easton, one of the easiest ways to protect yourself is by heeding the warning lights that appear on your dashboard and that means knowing how to identify your Ford Escape warning lights.

In this guide, our team at Ray Price Stroud Ford will review the most common lights drivers encounter in the Escape, so our East Stroudsburg, Nazareth, and Lehigh Valley customers can know what to do when they see one.

Ford Escape Warning Lights

Warning lights usually indicate an important issue that needs prompt attention. Some of the most common warning lights are:


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Warning: This light appears as the letters "ABS" inside a circle. If it turns on while driving, the ABS system may have malfunctioned. Your regular braking system will still work properly, but without the benefit of ABS in an emergency braking situation. Call your Ford dealer to have it looked at right away.


Brake System Warning: This light appears either as the word BRAKE or an exclamation point inside a circle. It illuminates if the engine is on while the parking brake is engaged. Stop and disengage your parking brake right away. If the light remains active, there may be an issue with your braking system.


Engine Oil Warning: This light looks like an oil can and will turn on when your engine oil level is low, which could indicate old or dirty oil. Call your Ford dealer to schedule an oil change for your Escape as soon as possible to prevent potential engine damage.


Low Tire Pressure Warning: When the pressure in one or more of your tires is low, this warning will appear. It looks like an exclamation point inside of brackets. Consult your owner's manual for recommend PSI levels and refill them as soon as possible.

Service Engine Soon Warning: This light, also known as the check engine light, looks like a yellow engine and turns on when there's a generalized error within the powertrain or emissions control system. It may also blink to indicate that the engine is misfiring while you're driving. Stop your vehicle when safe to do so and call for service as soon as possible.

Indicator Lights Meanings

Indicator lights aren't always as urgent as warning lights. While some may draw your attention to a possible system malfunction, others simply notify you that a certain feature is active.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Indicator: If your Ford Escape is equipped with ACC, this light will appear whenever the feature is engaged. It looks like a car sitting on top of a speedometer.

Auto Start-Stop Indicator: If equipped, this light, which is depicted as the letter "A" encircled by an arrow, will turn on to indicate that auto start-stop is active. This feature shuts down your engine during extended stops-like at red lights or in traffic-to prevent unnecessary fuel use. When you move your foot off the brake, the engine smoothly powers up again.


Traction and Stability Control Indicator: This green indicator is depicted as a car driving along a curvy path. It'll flash when you've lost traction and the electronic stability control (ESC) system is engaged. Be sure to slow down and drive cautiously if you see this indicator light.

Have Any Questions About 2019 Ford Escape Dashboard Symbols?

If you still have questions about your Ford Escape dashboard symbols, don't hesitate to schedule a service appointment at Ray Price Stroud Ford near Nazareth and East Stroudsburg. We're here to help all drivers in the Stroudsburg, Easton, and Lehigh Valley areas stay safe, so contact us today!

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