One of the easiest ways to keep your 2019 Ford Explorer running in excellent shape is by understanding and following the various symbols that appear on its dashboard. 

These indicator and warning symbols are designed to alert you the moment a potentially serious issue is detected to keep you out of harm's way. 

At Ray Price Stroud Ford, we're dedicated to helping Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth, and Lehigh Valley drivers keep their vehicles running at peak performance-and that's why we've put together this handy guide to the 2019 Ford Explore dashboard symbols.

What Do These Ford Dashboard Symbols Mean?

Some dashboard symbols are just common knowledge. Turn signals, high beam indicators, and the low fuel level icon-it does look like a gas pump, after all-are all simple to understand.

However, one of the best things about the 2019 Ford Explorer is its advanced driving features. When one or more of these devices or components are on the fritz, you may encounter some symbols you don't easily recognize. Some of these include:

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The ACC symbol looks like a car hovering over a speedometer and changes color to show the mode your system is in.

  • White Light: ACC is currently on. This symbol will turn off with the speed control system.
  • Green Light: This indicates that ACC is currently engaged.

Auto Start-Stop

This warning symbol appears as the letter A encircled by an arrow. It turns on when your engine is automatically shutting down due to the Auto Start-Stop feature.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

If there's a malfunction in this system, the letters ABS will appear inside of a circle. Your normal braking system should continue to function, but you'll want to contact your local Ford dealer for an inspection right away.

Brake System

This symbol typically appears as the word BRAKE (sometimes accompanied by the letter P or an exclamation point) and typically indicates that your parking brake is engaged. If not in use, the brake fluid might be low or a more serious error may have occurred.

Blind Spot Monitor

This icon appears as one car in front of another with the word OFF when the Blind Spot Monitor system is turned off.

Electric Park Brake

This symbol looks like a downward zig-zagging arrow inside of a circle. When there's a malfunction in your electric parking brake, this indicator will turn on.

Engine Coolant Temperature

This symbol look like a thermometer submerged in fluids and appears if your engine coolant is too high. You should immediately pull over and turn off the engine, so it can cool down.

Engine Oil

This symbol looks like a dripping oil can. If it appears while you're driving, it means either there's been an engine malfunction or your oil is low. Pull over to check your oil level at your earliest opportunity.

Head Up Display

The Head Up Display symbol looks like a horizontal bar with several small lines surrounding it. It appears when you're using the ACC or the available collision warning system.

Lane Keeping Aid 

This symbol looks like a car driving within three dotted lines and indicates that the Lane Keeping System has been activated.

Low Tire Pressure Warning

This symbol looks like an exclamation point within brackets and appears when the pressure in one or more of your tires is low and needs to be filled as soon as possible.

Powertrain Fault

This symbol appears as a wrench and signals a fault in either the powertrain or the all-wheel drive system. Schedule a service appointment to look at it right away.

Service Engine Soon

This one is easy to spot as it looks just like an engine. When your Onboard Diagnostics system senses an error somewhere in the engine, it'll blink. When you see this, immediate service is required.

Stability Control

This symbol looks like a car driving along a curvy path. It should light with the ignition. If not, there's likely a malfunction. It'll always turn on when the function is engaged.

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While your 2019 Ford Explorer dashboard symbols are a helpful reminder of what features are and aren't engaged, they also can signify potentially serious problems. 

By knowing what these symbols mean and how to respond appropriately to them, you'll ensure that your Ford Explorer runs well for many years and miles.

Fortunately, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth and Lehigh Valley drivers can rely on the highly skilled team at Ray Price Stroud Ford. 

Dedicated to providing dependable and thorough care, they can quickly diagnose any issue you're facing and get you back on the road.

To learn more, visit our service center or go online to schedule an appointment.

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