Red means stop!

February 12, 2020

It can be tempting to ignore warning lights, but this may be an expensive mistake. We explore what to watch out for.

If you see a red light on your dashboard, it can indicate a potentially serious problem or safety issue (or a reminder of something that you shouldn’t leave for later). Yellow is also important, as it highlights the need for a service or repair.

Until we get talking cars like KITT from Knight Rider – or more advanced in-car information screens (though that would be less exciting) – these lights are the best way for your car to tell you that there’s something wrong.

Some, such as those in the below are particularly important. When you see them, you need to take action and get them investigated for your safety and your passengers’.


If you have a LeasePlan car and you see a warning light, please call our Driver's Help Line to book it into our Servicing Network.