The Mitsubishi Triton, also known as the Mitsubishi L200 has been in production since 1978. The dashboard warning lights detailed below cover the 4th generation model (2005) and onwards. Dashboard display design and warning lights location many vary depending on model version.
1. Cruise Control
Mitsubishi Triton cruise control is an automatic speed control system that keeps a set speed. It can be activated at about 25 mph or more.
2. Turn Signals
The left or right green arrow symbols flash when the corresponding turn signals are activated. Both symbols will flash when the hazard warning lights are activated.
This blue symbol illuminates when the high-beam / main beam headlights have been activated.
4. Front Fog Lights
This green symbol illuminates when the front fog lights have been switched on.
5. Rear Fog Lights
This amber symbol illuminates when the rear fog lights have been switched on.
6. Seat Belt
An audible alert and warning light are used to remind the driver and front passenger to fasten the seat belt.
7. Low Fuel
The low fuel warning light comes on when the remaining fuel level is at approximately 11 litres.
8. 2WD/4WD Indicator Light
This symbol indicates the status of the Mitsubishi Triton L200 2WD / 4WD system. The transfer light will flash when drive mode switching is in progress. Flashing will stop once the correct drive mode has been selected. If the 4WD light continues to flash, it often relates to a sensor switch in the gearbox, solenoids or vacuum pipes under the hood.
9. Rear Differential Lock
Activating the Mitsubishi Triton L200 rear differential lock provides 100% of available torque to the wheel with traction. You should only activate the rear differential lock if your vehicle is stuck in for example snow, mud or when driving on a rocky surface. If rear differential lock is active on a normal road, it may become difficult to make turns.
10. Check Engine
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 check engine warning light comes on in amber indicating that the onboard diagnostic system has detected a problem with the emissions system, engine or automatic transmission control systems. When the check engine warning light comes on, a fault code is stored in the electronic control module (ECM), which then requires diagnostic equipment to read. There are many potential faults that can trigger the check engine light, so diagnostics is required.
If the check engine light comes on while driving, it’s usually safe to continue on your journey, though prolonged driving may result in damage. It’s recommended that you have the cause of the fault dealt with as soon as possible.
11. Diesel Preheat
The diesel preheat warning light comes on with the ignition set to ‘On’ to indicate that the glow plugs are heating. When the glow plugs are hot, the diesel preheat light goes off and the engine can be started. The diesel preheat light remains on longer in colder conditions.
If the diesel preheat light comes on after the engine is started, the engine speed may not rise above the idling speed because of fuel freezing. In this
instance, keep the engine idling for about ten minutes, then turn off the ignition switch and immediately turn it on again. Check to confirm that the diesel preheat light is off.
12. Oil Pressure
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 low engine oil pressure warning light is an indication of low pressure and not low oil level. However, if the oil level in the crankcase is low, it may trigger the low oil pressure warning light.
If the low oil pressure warning light comes on while driving, immediately pull off the road, switch off the engine and check oil levels. If oil levels are low, top up as recommended. If this light illuminates when the engine oil level is not low, or remains lit after adding oil, switch off the engine and arrange vehicle recovery. If you continue driving with low engine oil pressure warning illuminated illuminated, engine seizure is likely to occur.
13. Fuel Filter
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 fuel filter warning light come son when water accumulates in the fuel filter. It’s recommended to remove water from the fuel filter as soon as possible. Continued driving without removing the water means that water will make its way into the engine, eventually resulting in damage.
For a guide on how to remove water from the fuel filter on 4th and 5th model versions, see how to remove water from the Mitsubishi Triton / Mitsubishi L200 filter.
14. Battery Charge
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 red battery charge warning light remains lit due to an electrical charging fault. If the battery is not being charged, it may result in the engine cutting out or unable to start. If the drive belt is broken, the brake pedal may require greater force to press than usual. The probably cause is often:
- A broken drive belt
- Malfunctioning alternator
- Connections issues
15. A/T TEMP
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 A/T Temp warning light stand for ‘Automatic Transmission’ and means that the fluid temperature in the automatic transmission is too high. If the A/T Temp light comes n while driving, stop and allow the engine to idle until the warning light goes off. If the warning light remains lit, have the transmission serviced as soon as possible.
16. OD OFF
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 OD Off warning light means that Overdrive has been manually switched off by selecting the switch on the gear selector lever. Overdrive allows the transmission to shift automatically among the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears, enabling fuel-efficient, economical driving. Keeping Overdrive enabled during highway driving is recommended. Turn Overdrive off when driving off-road or when towing a heavy load.
17. Gear Selector Display
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 has 4 forward gears and 1 reverse gear. The selector lever has 6 positions, and is equipped with a lock button to avoid inadvertent selection of the wrong gear and an Overdrive on/off button.
If the gear selector lever position indicator flashes while you are driving, there could be a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. It is likely that a safety device is operating because of a malfunction. In this instance, have the transmission serviced as soon as possible.
18. Diesel Particulate Filter
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 DPF (diesel particulate filter) warning light comes on when the automatic particulate matter cleaning process is unable to complete and requires manual intervention from the driver. To help with the DPF cleaning process, with the engine running at optimal temperature, drive for about 20 minutes at a speed of at least 40 km/h (24 mph). Select conditions that do not require stopping. If after this the DPF light remains on, have the system serviced. Continued driving may result in damage.
19. Brake Warning Light
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 brake warning light illuminates when; the parking brake lever has been engaged, when the brake fluid level is low, or when the brake force distribution function is malfunctioning. Brake force distribution allows for varying brake forces on a per-wheel basis.
If the parking brake is not engaged and the brake light remains on, check brake fluid levels. If levels are fine or the light remains lit after adding fluid, have the brake system serviced.
20. Active Stability Control OFF
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Active Stability Control (ASC) system is switched on with each ignition cycle. ASC can be manually deactivated by pressing the ASC OFF button. It’s recommended that ASC is active as it helps to control vehicle stability. It can be beneficial turning off ASC if the vehicle is stuck in snow / mud etc.
21. Anti-Lock Braking System
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents the wheels from locking during heavy braking, therefore helping to maintain vehicle steering control. On versions of the Triton / L200 with the rear differential lock, ABS and the active stability & traction control (ASTC) functions are suspended while the rear differential lock is activated. In this instance, the ABS light will illuminate.
If the ABS light comes on while driving and the rear differential lock is not activated, it means ABS has malfunction, but brakes will work as normal, but without ABS. This is usually due to a wheel speed sensor malfunction. If the ABS light and brake light both illuminate, it means ABS and the brake force distribution are inactive. Hard braking may make the vehicle unstable. Have the brake and ABS system serviced right away.
22. Active Stability Control
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Active Stability Control (ASC) helps to control oversteer and understeer by reducing engine power and/or applying braking to individual wheels. Part of ASC is traction control, they share the same warning light. The ASC light flashes when the system is operating and remains lit when there’s a fault. Due to ASC using wheel speed sensors, this is a common cause for fault.
23. Door Open
This warning light illuminates when a door is either open or not completely closed. If the vehicle speed reaches approximately 5 mph with a door open or incompletely closed, the warning light flashes 16 times and a buzzer simultaneously sounds 16 times as a warning.
The Mitsubishi Triton L200 airbag / Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) warning light remains lit indicating a fault in the system. Both airbags and the seat belt pretensioner system share the same symbol. The airbag warning light may remain lit due to an airbag sensor fault, an object stuck inside a belt buckle, a cable from the pretensioner system coming loose under a seat.