Isuzu D-Max Dashboard Warning Lights

Isuzu D-Max Dashboard Warning Lights

The Isuzu D-Max pick-up truck has been manufactured since 2002 and is now of its second generation. The first generation (Mk 1) was manufactured up until 2012, with the second generation (Mk 2) still in current production.

The Isuzu D-Max dashboard warning lights detailed below apply to both generations, including all model versions. Dashboard layout and warning light dashboard location may vary from model.



SymbolFault Description and Action
Isuzu D-Max Airbag SRS Warning Light
Airbag SRS
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max airbag / SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) warning light should flash 7 times when the ignition is set to 'on'. There is a fault with the airbag SRS if:
• The warning light does not flash 7 times.
• The SRS airbag warning light does not go out.
• The SRS airbag warning light comes on when driving.
If any of these circumstances occur, the airbag and seat belt pretensioners may not function in the event of an accident. Have system serviced by an Isuzu workshop.
Isuzu D-Max Parking Brake / Brake System Warning Light
Brake System
Warning Light Explained:
The red exclamation mart in a circle is the Isuzu D-Max parking brake / brake system warning light. This light will:
• Come on when the parking brake lever has been pulled up. If the light is on, ensure the parking brake lever is not partially engaged.
• The brake warning light comes on briefly with ignition 'on'. If the light stays on or comes on when driving, it is because of a drop in the level of brake fluid due to brake pad wear or fluid leak. Stop in a safe place and check brake fluid level and check for leaks. If no leaks are found, top up with fluid recommended by Isuzu.
Note
If the brake warning light comes on along with the ABS warning light Isuzu D-Max ABS Warning Light it suggests a malfunction in the EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution). This means braking ability will become unpredictable and unstable. There is an increased risk of rear locking brakes when braking hard. It's advised not to continue driving and contact an Isuzu workshop for assistance.
Isuzu D-Max ABS Warning Light
ABS Warning
Warning Light Explained:
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is responsible for preventing brake lockup when under heavy load. This allows the driver to steer, which is not possible when wheels are locked. The Isuzu D-Max ABS warning light comes on briefly with ignition 'on' for approximately 3 seconds. If the ABS light stays on or comes on when driving:
• Safely pull over and stop the engine.
• Restart the engine, move the vehicle slowly forward and gradually increase speed to around 9 mph (15 km/h). If the warning light goes out, ABS is working correctly.
Note
If ABS has malfunctioned, normal brakes will continue to work as ABS has no influence on these. There is however a risk of locking wheels under heavy braking. Have system checked as soon as possible.
Isuzu D-Max ESC Warning Light
ESC
Warning Light Explained:
ESC (electronic stability control) is computerised technology that utilises various safety system to improve vehicle stability. The Isuzu D-Max ESC warning light comes on for approximately 3 seconds when ignition is set to 'on'. There is a fault with the ESC system if:
• The warning light fails to come on with ignition.
• The warning light comes on when driving.
This can occur if the battery cables have been disconnected or if the battery voltage is low. ESC failure does not affect normal driving, but certain safety features will be disabled.
Note
If the yellow ESC warning light flashes, this is an indication that the system is operating and attempting to stabilise the vehicle.




Isuzu D-Max Oil Pressure Warning Light
Oil Pressure
Warning Light Explained:
The red oil can is the Isuzu D-Max low engine oil pressure light. The warning light comes on as normal operation when ignition is set to 'on' and goes out when the engine starts. If the warning light stays on or comes on when driving, the engine oil pressure, which lubricates engine components is abnormal.
• If driving, pull over as soon as safely possible and switch off engine.
• Check engine oil level and add oil if necessary.
• After adding oil, check if oil warning light has gone out.
• If the oil light remains on, or oil levels are normal when checking, this indicates low oil pressure. The lubrication system is faulty - do not continue driving. Contact Isuzu for assistance.
Isuzu D-Max Engine Overheating Warning Light
Engine Overheating
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max engine temperature warning light comes on in red when the engine overheats. When the engine overheats, the engine coolant temperature gauge will indicate 'H' zone and flash and a buzzer will sound. Immediately pull off the road and allow the engine to continue running at idle. Continual driving may cause the engine to seize up. Immediately shutting off the engine may also cause the engine to seize.
• Leave engine running at idle until warning light goes out.
• Check engine coolant levels and add fluid if necessary.
• If no fluid is required, be cautious as there may be a cooling system failure.
Isuzu D-Max Battery Warning Light
Battery Warning
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max battery warning light comes on when the ignition is switched to 'on' and goes out when the engine has started. A charging system fault is detected if the battery light remains on or comes on when driving. This is often due to:
• Broken or loose fan belt.
• Loose / corroded connections / terminals.
• Faulty generator / alternator.
• Faulty battery.
The engine may cease operation shortly. To conserve battery power, immediately turn off any non-essential vehicle systems. Contact an Isuzu workshop.
Isuzu D-Max MIL - Check Engine Warning Light
MIL - Check Engine
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max MIL, or check engine light comes on when the ignition is switch to 'on' and should go out when the engine starts. If the warning light come son when the engine is running, it alerts you to problem with the engine electronic control system or the diesel particulate defuser (DPD).
• If the check engine warning light is on and the engine stops, it's possible that the engine has entered protection mode. This reduced power mode, or 'limp mode' is a engine software protection system. Ensure the power switch is in 'off' or the starter switch is set to 'lock' and wait at least 10 seconds before restarting. If the engine starts, have it checked as soon as possible.
• Avoid driving at high speeds and/or high engine loads.
• Have the vehicle checked even if the light comes on intermittently.




Isuzu D-Max Service Vehicle Soon (SVS) Warning Light
Service Vehicle Soon
Warning Light Explained:
The car with a spanner / wrench is not a engine oil service light. The Isuzu D-Max service vehicle soon (SVS) warning light indicates a fault. This is a generic warning light that has no specific fault associated with it. Specialised Isuzu diagnostic equipment is required to read the fault codes associated with this malfunction.
Isuzu D-Max Water Separator Warning Light
Water Separator
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max water separator warning light comes on with the ignition set to 'on' and goes out after approximately 3 seconds. If the water separator light comes on, the water in the water separator needs draining.
• If the water separator warning light comes on while driving, immediately drain water from the fuel filter. If you continue driving with the warning light on, the fuel injection system may fail.
Isuzu D-Max Water Filter Drain Plug
1. The fuel filter is located at the rear left side of the engine compartment. Connect one end of a hose to the drain plug at the bottom of the fuel filter and place the other end of the hose into a suitable container.
Isuzu D-Max Water Filter Priming Pump
2. Loosen the drain plug and move the priming pump up and down by hand between 10 to 20 times.
3. Tighten the drain plug and move the priming pump several times.
4. Test the engine, check for leaks and check the warning light goes out.
5. Dispose of oil responsibly.
Isuzu D-Max Fuel Filter Warning Light
Fuel Filter
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max fuel filter warning light comes on with ignition 'on' and should go out after about 3 seconds. The fuel filter stays on or comes on when driving means that it is clogged and requires cleaning / replacing.
Isuzu D-Max Transmission Warning Light
Transmission
Warning Light Explained:
The cog and exclamation mark is the Isuzu D-Max check trans warning light. The warning light comes on with ignition for around 3 seconds and should go out. If it stays on, it's an indication of a fault with the automatic transmission. If the light flashes, it means there's a fault with the transmission electronic control system. The vehicle may enter emergency mode where engine power is reduced and certain gears may not function.
Isuzu D-Max Diesel Particulate Defuser Warning Light
Particulate Defuser
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max diesel particulate defuser (DPD) warning light comes on with ignition set to 'on' and goes out when the engine has started. The DPD warning light and depending on your version of D-Max, the message 'CHECKING PM LEVEL' (particulate matter) is displayed. In this situation, the diesel particulate filter requires cleaning by the operator.
Note
If DPD cleaning is not performed when the light slowly flashes, the light will begin to flash more quickly. If it still is not cleaned, the DPD may fail.
Cleaning the DPD
To clean the diesel particulate filter:
• Drive at a constant speed of more than 45 mph (70 km/h).
• When certain conditions are met, the DPD light will stop flashing and illuminate constant. This is when the cleaning process takes place.
• Avoid stopping or slowing down as this may interfere with the cleaning process. When the cleaning process has finished, the light will go out.




Isuzu D-Max Automatic Transmission Fluid Temperature Warning Light
Automatic Transmission Fluid
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max automatic transmission fluid temperature warning light comes on for around 3 seconds with the ignition set to 'on' and should then go out. If the warning light comes on when driving, it means the automatic transmission fluid is abnormally hot. Immediately pull over, place the gear selector into 'P' position and keep the engine running at idle. Do not resume driving until the light goes out. If the warning light remains on, have the automatic transmission lubrication system inspected.
Isuzu D-Max Check 4WD Warning Light
Check 4WD
Warning Light Explained:
The Isuzu D-Max check 4WD warning light comes on for around 3 seconds with the ignition set to 'on'. If this warning light stays on or comes on when driving, the 4WD system has a malfunction. Have system checked as soon as possible.
Isuzu D-Max Road Ice Warning Light
Road Ice
Warning Light Explained:
The snowflake light is the Isuzu D-Max road ice warning light. When this light illuminates on the dashboard, the outside temperature is low and the road surface may be frozen. This is gauged by the outside air temperature.
Isuzu D-Max Electronic Key Warning Light
Electronic Key
Warning Light Explained:
The key and exclamation mark symbol is the Isuzu D-Max passive entry and start system warning light. This light indicates abnormalities in the passive entry and start system, power management system or steering wheel lock system.
If the warning message: No Electronic Key illuminates with the symbol, it means:
• Locking of an unlocked door is attempted with the electronic key not within operating range.
• The electronic key has been carried outside the vehicle and then the doors are closed with the power mode in 'ACC' or 'ON'.
• The power mode is 'OFF' and the engine start/stop button is pressed with the electronic key not within operating range.
Isuzu D-Max Low Battery Electronic Key Warning Light
Low Battery Electronic Key
Warning Light Explained:
The low battery electronic key warning light illuminates when the battery inside the key fob is running low or is dead. See Isuzu D-Max key battery replacement for a guide on how to change the battery and battery type needed.
The passive entry and start system may not function. In this instance, use the mechanical key for locking and unlocking the doors and use the electronic key for starting the engine. You can do this by placing the electronic key close to the engine start/stop button.






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