Listed in this section are the dashboard warning lights for the Peugeot 2008. Each symbol is illuminated along with its meaning and what action to take. The Peugeot 2008 dashboard warning lights vary in colour, with red being the most urgent. Dashboard display and warning light location may vary depending on your model year version.
STOP Warning Light
The Peugeot 2008 stop warning light comes on when a serious fault has been detected that may impact vehicle occupant safety and/or cause damage to the vehicle. If the red stop warning light comes on, pull off the road as soon as possible, secure the vehicle and switch off the engine. Contact a Peugeot workshop.
Service Warning Light
The Peugeot 2008 service warning light is not an indication of engine maintenance. The amber service light means that a fault has occurred. The service warning light may illuminate with another warning light or along with a warning message. If the service warning light comes on without another warning light, it usually means the following:
- Engine oil level is low
- The diesel particulate filter requires cleaning
- Diesel fuel additive level is low
Diesel Preheat Warning Light
This symbol is the diesel preheat, also known as the glow plugs warning light and applies to diesel versions of the Peugeot 2008 only. Switch the ignition to the 2nd position and wait for the diesel preheat light to go off before attempting to start the engine. In colder climates, the light can take up to 30 seconds before going off. If the engine fails to start, switch the ignition off and on again and wait for the preheat light to go off.
Brake Warning Light
If the light remains on, ensure the parking brake is properly released. If the parking brake is properly released, it can be an indication that the brake fluid level is low. Top up brake fluid immediately as driving with low brake fluid can reduce braking ability.
ABS Warning Light
ABS (anti-lock braking system) stops the wheels from locking up when the driver brakes hard. If the ABS warning light comes on, it means there’s a fault in the system. The fault if often related to a wheel speed sensor. The vehicle retains conventional braking, so you can continue driving. Have system checked as soon as possible.
Brake and ABS Warning Light
If the Brake and ABS warning light both come on together, it means there’s a fault with the electronic brake force distribution (EBFD) system. This system varies the amount of brake force per individual wheel and helps to increase vehicle braking efficiency. Unpredictable braking may occur with this fault, so it’s advised to contact a Peugeot workshop immediately before driving the vehicle.
Engine Overheating Warning Light
When the engine temperature gauge needle is in the red and the red light illuminates, it means the Peugeot 2008 engine coolant has overheated. Continued driving may damage the engine. Stop as soon as possible and switch off the engine. Wait for the engine to cool down and check coolant levels. Top up if needed. If the problem persists, it may indicate a leak in the coolant system.
DSC Warning Light
This is the Peugeot 2008 DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and ASR (Anti-slip Regulation) light. The system optimises traction and improves the directional stability of the vehicle in the event of loss of grip or trajectory. If the light flashes, it means the system is currently operating. If the warning light stays on, it means the system has a fault. You can continue driving, but stability may be reduced. The fault is often related to an ABS sensor issue.
Power Steering Warning Light
The power steering warning light may come on due to a temporary overheating of the motor. The motor can overheat due to excessive steering from left to right lock, or when leaving the steering at full lock while the engine is running. The warning light will go off when the motor has cooled down. If the light stays on, have it checked by a Peugeot workshop.
Emissions Control Warning Light
Often called the ‘check engine’ warning light, this light illuminates on the Peugeot 2008 dashboard due to an emissions control fault. These are generic warning lights meaning that there’s many issues that can trigger this fault light. Diagnostic equipment is required to read fault codes that help to locate the error. You can continue driving, but have system checked as soon as possible. If the emissions control warning light is flashing, it usually means the engine is misfiring which can cause destruction of the catalytic converter. Reduce speed and engine load immediately as this should stop the light flashing.
Amber Engine Fault Warning Light
The amber engine fault warning light containing an exclamation mark may illuminate with the ‘service’ warning light . This indicates a minor engine fault has been detected by the engine autodiagnosis system. You can continue driving, but have your local Peugeot workshop hook up diagnostic tools for fault codes.
Red Engine Fault Warning Light
The red engine fault warning light containing an exclamation mark may illuminate with the ‘service’ warning light . This indicates a serious engine fault has been detected by the engine autodiagnosis system. You must stop driving and contact a Peugeot workshop.
AdBlue Warning Light
This is the Peugeot 2008 AdBlue warning light. When it comes on, the remaining driving range is between 350 miles (600 km) and 1500 miles (2400 km). Top up with AdBlue fluid as soon as possible. If the AdBlue warning light comes on with the service warning light it means the remaining driving range is between 0 and 375 miles (600 km). To avoid breakdown, top up with AdBlue immediately.
If the warning light begins flashing, it means the AdBlue tank is empty. After switching off, you will not be able to start the engine until the tank is topped up. If the AdBlue warning light along with the service light and the engine fault light is means there’s a fault with the SCR emissions control system. Once exhaust emissions return to normal level, the warning light goes off.
Oil Pressure Warning Light
If the red Peugeot 2008 low oil pressure warning light comes on, stop the vehicle as soon as possible and switch off the engine. Check oil levels. If oil level is low top up. If the oil level did not require topping up, do not restart the engine and contact a Peugeot workshop. If you did add oil, start the engine but only continue your journey if the oil light switches off. If it remains on, switch off the engine and contact a Peugeot workshop.
Airbag Warning Light
The amber airbag warning light should come on for a few seconds when you switch on the ignition, then go off. If it stays on, it means one of the airbag or seat belt pretensioner systems has a fault. It can be due to the cabling under the front seat becoming dislodged, an item is lodged in the seat belt buckle or the front passenger seat sensor.
Battery Warning Light
If the Peugeot 2008 battery warning light comes on while driving, it means the battery charging system has a fault and the engine may stop after a short period. Immediately switch off any electrical utilities that are not essential and make your way to the nearest vehicle repair workshop. Common faults include:
- dirty or loose terminals
- slack or cut alternator belt
- Faulty alternator
- Fault battery
Tyre Pressure Warning Light
If the tyre pressure warning light comes on, it means the pressure in one or more tyres has reduced over the set standard. Adjust tyre pressures or change punctured tyre. If the tyre pressure warning light comes on along with the service light it means the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) has a fault or that a tyre has been fitted that does not have a sensor inserted (such as the spare tyre).
Stop and Start Warning Light
The green ‘ECO’ light comes on when the Peugeot 2008’s automatic engine stop start system puts the engine into standby. The light flashes if the engine stop start system is temporarily unavailable.