Car Dash Icons & What They Indicate

ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor is only able to decode ENGINE CODES. Please refer to the #62-Check Engine Light in the diagram below.


When a warning symbol flashes on the dashboard when you’re driving, don’t panic! Research has found out that 59% of drivers struggle to recognize what the warning lights on their dash indicate.

With over 60 different icons telling you there could be an issue with your vehicle, it’s important to at least understand what does each of them stands for.

Here’s a simple cheat sheet we made for you.

Check it out:


1.Indicator to push the clutch

2.Indicator to push the brake pedal

3.Locked steering-wheel

4.Full beam turned on

5.Low tire pressure

6.Sidelights on

7.Problems with headlight / tail-lights / signals bulbs

8.Problems with brake lights


9.Winter mode

10.Info indicator

11.The diesel auxiliary heater

12.Ice warning

13.Starting system problems

14.The key is not in the car

15.Key low battery

16.Warning distance to another car


17.Service warning light

18.Adaptive headlights turned on

19.Headlight angle adjustment

20.Problems with variable rear spoiler

21.Problems in triggering electric roof

22.Front airbag is switched off

23.Handbrake is on

24.Front fog lights turned on


25.Power steering system problems

26.Rear fog lights switched on

27.Low level of windscreen fluid

28.Worn brake pads

29.Cruise control is activated

30.Signal indicators

31.Trouble on light sensor or rain sensor


32.Water in fuel filter

33.Airbag switched off

34.Mechanical problem or electrical error

35.Dipped headlights turned on

36.Dirty air filter requires replacement

37.Parking sensors turned on

38.Problems with the diesel particulate filter (DPF)


39.Error - disconnection of the plug from the trailer

40.Air suspension problems

41.Warning for leaving your lane with lane assist system active

42.Problems with catalytic converter

43.Seatbelt warning

44.Warning parking light

45.Alternator or battery problems

46.ECO mode turned on


47.Downhill assist on

48.Cooling system problems

49.Problem with ABS

50.Problems with fuel filter

51.Open door

52.Open bonnet

53.Fuel tank on reserve, need to fill the tank

54.Automatic gearbox problems

55.Speed limiter is active

56.Suspension problems


57.Front window defroster

58.Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is off

59.Open boot

60.Low oil pressure


61.The automatic windscreen wiper

62.Engine problems or hazards

63.Rain sensor

64.Rear window defroster


Due to restrictions of the OBD-II protocols, generic OBD-II devices & our Smart Vehicle Health monitor is only able to decode ENGINE CODES, that is when the #62 dash icon flashes on your dash.


We do like to decode more codes for you but unfortunately, decoding the engine codes is the best we can do for now. Maybe in the future the car manufactures would allow more flexibility for aftermarket devices to do more for customers.

Let's hope so.

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