COLOR MEANINGS OF MAZDA WARNING LIGHTS
MAZDA DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHT MEANINGS
Unlike other manufacturers, Mazda has meticulously color coded all of its warning lights so you can understand how urgent they are at a glance. We will go over what all the colors mean with each Mazda dashboard warning light.
WHAT DOES A GREEN MAZDA WARNING LIGHT MEAN?
Green simply means that the indicated system is on and functioning properly. This can apply to turn signals, headlights, cruise control, high beam control, radar cruise control, lane departure warning system, and your key indicator light. These are just informational and should be nothing to worry about.
WHAT DOES A BLUE MAZDA WARNING LIGHT MEAN?
There are only two blue lights, and they each have their own meaning. The high beam light is always blue in any car. The coolant temperature light can also be blue when your coolant is cold. This is just a way of letting you know when your car isn’t warmed up yet.
WHAT DOES A YELLOW MAZDA WARNING LIGHT MEAN?
The sport mode, lane departure system, cruise control, and AWD system lights will indicate yellow just to make you aware that the systems are on. Important systems may also be telling you that they are off such as traction control, adaptive front lighting, blind spot monitoring, and dynamic stability control.
When yellow lights outside of the ones listed above are present, you should take care of it as soon as possible either by yourself or with a trusted Mazda dealer depending on the case. Yellow lights that require action or service include: check engine light, TPMS, ABS, low fuel, power steering malfunction, automatic transaxle warning, check fuel cap, low washer fluid, and perform maintenance.
WHAT DOES A RED MAZDA WARNING LIGHT MEAN?
Generally, all red Mazda lights mean that your car requires immediate service. In most situations, you should get your car to a safe place and turn off the engine to prevent further harm. Here are some of the lights that could indicate red: airbag/front seatbelt malfunction, brake warning light, master warning light, low engine oil pressure, charging system malfunction, key missing warning, and coolant overheat.
The seat belt unbuckled light is also red and requires immediate attention. Buckle up and stay safe when you drive to avoid this light. Your security indicator light is also red, and the trunk/door ajar light is red too. These don’t require service, but the latter does require your attention if you are driving.