2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dashboard Light Guide

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dashboard Light Guide

Imagine this: it’s 7:45 a.m. You hop into your 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and back out of your driveway. The birds are chirping, and the sun is shining through the trees. You’re 10 minutes away from work when an unfamiliar light illuminates on your dash. You’re unsure what your car is trying to tell you.

Thanks to our team at Albany Motorcars near Albany, Leesburg, and Tifton, GA, you can become a master of all dashboard lights with this informative guide. Read on below to find out the meaning of your sedan’s most important warning symbols.

Check Engine Warning Light

What are Dashboard Lights?

Every vehicle is equipped with a series of dashboard lights—warning lights and indicators. When one of these lights illuminates, this means your sedan is trying to bring your attention to an aspect of the car that may be malfunctioning. If this occurs, consult your Mercedes-Benz owner’s manual or visit our service center to learn more about corresponding issues.

Check Engine Warning Lamp

This light, which looks like an engine, is one of the most crucial dash symbols to look out for. It illuminates when the engine, exhaust system, or fuel system is malfunctioning. So, if this light pops up, have your sedan serviced as soon as possible to avoid potential engine damage.

Low Fuel Warning Light

Fuel Reserve Warning Lamp

When this fuel pump symbol illuminates on your dashboard, it could be for two reasons:

  1. You are low on fuel: If you’re driving and this warning lamp lights up, you will need to stop at the pump to refuel. The light should disappear once you add gas to your tank.
  2. Fuel filler cap is not closed: If this symbol lights up while your engine is running, this could mean your gas cap was not shut properly, or the fuel system is leaking. If the gas cap is closed correctly after checking it and the light remains, schedule a checkup at our service center.

ESP® Warning Lamp

Have you ever been driving during a rainstorm and noticed a light that looks like a vehicle with tire marks in front of it? This is your electronic stability program warning lamp. This lamp can illuminate because:

  1. One or more of your wheels has reached its grip limit: In this case, reduce your speed and adapt your driving style to suit the road and weather conditions.
  2. Other driving or safety systems are inoperative: Consult your owner’s manual on how to deactivate your ESP® system. If it does not activate after doing so, schedule a maintenance service as soon as possible.

Tire Pressure Warning Light

Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Lamp

If this symbol that looks like an exclamation point inside a horseshoe illuminates, the tire pressure for one or more of your tires is low. In the event of this happening, stop at your local gas station to air up your tires. It is crucial to maintain proper tire pressure because:

  • The tires can burst.
  • The tires can wear excessively or unevenly.
  • Driving characteristics, braking, and steering can also be impaired.

Learn More About 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dashboard Lights

Have you noticed any of these lights pop up on your dash? Stop by our service center at Albany Motorcars near Albany, Leesburg, and Tifton, Georgia, today!

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