Here are the dashboard warning lights and symbols for the Ford Falcon. Warning lights cover later models of the Falcon. Dashboard design layout and warning light location will vary depending on your model of Falcon.
|Symbol||Warning Light Description / Action|
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon triangle warning light.
Description: The warning triangle containing an exclamation mark illuminates or flashes in yellow or red depending on the severity of the problem detected. The warning light may illuminate alongside other warning lights. Illumination in red will typically indicate a fault of greater importance than yellow. Press the
‘SEL’ button for further detail about the warning.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon indicators / hazard warning light.
Description: The green turn signal indicator arrows flashing in green to either the left or right depending on which signal has been applied. Both arrows flash when the hazard warning lights have been activated. If the indicators flash faster than normal, it means one of the external bulbs has failed.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon fog warning light.
Description: Illuminates when the external fog lights (if equipped) are activated.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon high beam warning light.
Description: Illuminates in blue when the headlights are switched to high beam or when the high-beam headlights are flashed.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon Smartshield warning light.
Description: The car and lock symbol flashing indicates that Ford's Smartshield immobilisation system is activated. The flashing security helps to deter thieves when the vehicle is turned off. The Smartshield warning light come son briefly when the key is inserted into the ignition and turned to the start position. If the Smartshield security light remains on while attempting to start the engine, the vehicle has been immobilised and the engine will not start. Id the correct key is being used, it may indicate a malfunction with the Smartshield system. The security light remaining on also indicates that the an attempt has been make to lock the vehicle with the keys still in the ignition. Smartshield faults can begin to occur when the battery is old, weak and running low on charge. This can become more apparent in colder weather. Have the battery state checked and use scan tools to perform a parameter reset on the Smartshield system.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon airbag warning light.
Description: The airbag or 'restraints system malfunction' warning light illuminates constantly or does not illuminate at all when a fault has been detected with the airbags or seat belt buckle pretensioners.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon dynamic stability control warning light.
Description: An indication that dynamic stability control (DSC), also known as electronic stability control is when the light flashes. DSC helps to maintain traction of the driven wheels and helps to prevent understeer and oversteer on cornering by cutting engine power or applying braking. A fault with the DSC system is indicated by the light remaining on constantly. DSC uses ABS sensor (see below) and a fault may be related.
Switching off DSC
At each engine start, DSC is on by default. It may be beneficial to switch off DSC (traction control) if you are stuck in mud, gravel etc.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon ABS warning light.
Description: ABS, or 'anti-clock braking system' is a braking aid that prevents the wheels from locking, typically during emergency braking. This then allows the driver to continue to steer the vehicle. The ABS warning light should illuminate briefly when the ignition is switched on. If the warning light doesn't come on at all or stays on constantly, there is a malfunction with the system. If ABS has malfunctioned, normal brakes are not affected.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon battery charge warning light.
Description: The red battery warning light comes on as normal briefly when the engine has started and goes out shortly. If the battery warning light stays on or comes on when driving, it means the battery is not being charged. The vehicle uses battery charge as it's in use. When battery charge is depleted, the engine may stop. If driving, immediately switch off any systems that are non-essential that use electricity. It's advised to make your way immediately to a repair workshop. When the engine if off, check the alternator drive belt and battery / alternator connections.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon brake warning light.
Description: The red circle containing an exclamation mark is the brake system warning light. When the ignition is switched to on, the brake light illuminates briefly as a system check. The warning light also comes on when the parking brake is applied. The brake warning light illuminating constantly may be an indication of low brake fluid, or a brake fluid leak, or another brake system fault. Check fluid levels and ensure the warning light goes out before continuing journey. If the warning light remains on, it's advised to stop driving and contact a Ford workshop immediately.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon check engine warning light.
Description: The malfunction indicator light, often known as the 'check engine' warning light comes on for two possible reasons:
▷ Comes on steady: If the check engine warning light stays on constantly, it indicates an emissions fault and is no longer operating within emissions regulations. Have vehicle checked as soon as possible.
▷ Flashing: A flashing check engine light is often a signal of engine misfire. This has the potential to damage the catalytic converter or other engine components. If driving, immediately reduce speed and avoid hard acceleration. Have vehicle check immediately by a Ford workshop. There are no warning messages associated with the check engine light. In either situation whether flashing or constantly on, engine diagnostic equipment is required to bring up fault codes.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon engine coolant gauge.
Description: The engine coolant temperature gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant. At normal operating temperature, the needle remains in the centre of the gauge. If the needle enters the ‘Red’ section, it means the engine is overheating. Stop the engine, switch the ignition off and wait for the engine to cool. Check engine coolant levels, check the coolant fan and check for any leaks.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon automatic headlights warning light.
Description: This warning light illuminates when the lights switch is set to the ‘AUTO’ position and the headlights are on.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon low fuel warning light.
Description: The Ford Falcon low fuel warning light illuminates when approximately 80 km (50 miles) of fuel is remaining.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon Overspeed warning light.
Description: The 'S' symbol is the Overspeed warning light which illuminates to show that Overspeed is set and flashes to warn the driver when the vehicle speed exceeds the set speed.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon Overspeed warning light.
Description: The light bulb containing an exclamation mark symbol indicates that there's a fault in the headlights system.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon cruise control unavailable warning light.
Description: If attempting to enable cruise control, the ‘CRUISE CONTROL UNAVAILABLE’ warning light may display if the cruise control is not ready, or there is a fault in the
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon reverse sensing system warning light.
Description: If your version of Ford Falcon is equipped, the reverse sensing system (RSS FAULT) warning light illuminates when a fault has been detected. This may be due to one of the bumpers receiving a knock or that one or more sensors is obstructed by dirt, mud etc.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon system comms fault warning light.
Description: The 'system comms fault warning light' illuminates when a electrical fault has been detected with the vehicle. One or more electronic systems may not be functioning, or functioning correctly. Warning light may also illuminate along with the red or yellow triangle. Disconnecting and reconnecting the battery sometimes clears the fault light.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon transmission fault warning light.
Description: This warning light comes on when a fault has been detected with the automatic transmission. Immediately reduce speed and avoid high engine load. The vehicle may enter reduced speed mode often referred to as 'limp' mode. Certain gears may become unavailable. Faults range from hardware to software faults. Diagnostics is required.
|Warning light name: Ford Falcon transmission overheating warning light.
Description: This warning light comes on due to the transmission overheating. If you are towing a heavy load, pull off the road and leave the engine running at idle to cool the transmission. Only continue when the warning light goes out. If the warning light comes on again, have it checked by a Ford workshop.