Peugeot 2008 Dashboard Warning Lights

Peugeot 2008 Dashboard Warning Lights

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.


Peugeot 2008 STOP Warning LightSTOP 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.

Depending on your version of Peugeot 2008, you may see the red triangle containing an exclamation mark Peugeot 2008 red triangle with exclamation mark This symbol also represent the STOP warning and will usually come on alongside another warning light, a message and an audible alert. A serious fault may include a problem with with the engine, braking system, power steering, automatic gearbox or a major electrical fault has been detected.

Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightService 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

Peugeot 2008 Diesel Preheat Warning LightDiesel 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.


Peugeot 2008 Brake Warning LightBrake 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.

Peugeot 2008 ABS Warning LightABS 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.

Peugeot 2008 Brake Warning LightBrake and ABS Warning LightPeugeot 2008 Service 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.

Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightEngine 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.


Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightDSC 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.

Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightPower 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.

Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightEmissions 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.

Peugeot 2008 Service Warning LightAmber Engine Fault Warning Light
The amber engine fault warning light containing an exclamation mark may illuminate with the ‘service’ warning light Peugeot 2008 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.


Peugeot 2008 Red Engine Fault Warning LightRed Engine Fault Warning Light
The red engine fault warning light containing an exclamation mark may illuminate with the ‘service’ warning light Peugeot 2008 STOP 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.

Peugeot 2008 AdBlue Warning LightAdBlue 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 Peugeot 2008 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 Peugeot 2008 Service Warning Light and the engine fault light Peugeot 2008 Service Warning 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.

Peugeot 2008 Stop Start Warning LightStop Start Warning Light
The Peugeot 2008 stop start function automatically stops the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill. When the engine enters stop mode, the green auto stop light illuminates. The stop start function can be manually switched off, though it will be reactivated upon each ignition cycle.

Peugeot 2008 Stop Start Off Warning LightStop Start Off Warning Light
If you have manually deactivated the stop start function, the auto stop off warning light will illuminate in yellow. If the stop start off warning light flashes, it means there’s a malfunction with the system. For the the system to function, the  outside temperature must be between 0°C and 35°C, the temperature of the engine must be within its nominal operating range , the driver’s door shut and the driver’s seat belt fastened. 

If the Peugeot 2008 stop start is not working, it’s almost always due to the battery having insufficient charge. This most commonly occurs during winter when there is greater demands on the battery. If the stop start system is not working, it’s recommended that you charge the battery and if the problem persists, have the battery tested.

Peugeot 2008 Oil Pressure Warning LightOil 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.


Peugeot 2008 Airbag Warning LightAirbag 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.

Peugeot 2008 Battery Warning LightBattery 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

Peugeot 2008 Tyre Pressure Warning LightTyre 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 Peugeot 2008 Service Warning 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).

Peugeot 2008 Stop and Start Warning LightStop 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.

Peugeot 2008 Spanner / Wrench Warning LightFault Warning Light
The spanner / wrench symbol is the Peugeot 2008 fault warning light. The spanner light may illuminate along with other warning lights to indicate a specific fault. The spanner light may temporarily illuminate along with a message displayed on the instrument panel indicating a minor fault with the vehicle.

If the spanner light remains constantly lit without any other warning light, it means a major fault has been detected, but there is not dedicated warning light for that fault. Check vehicle messages for further information. If you’re unable to locate and fix the fault yourself, diagnostics will be required to locate the cause of the problem.

Peugeot 2008 Service Spanner Warning LightService Spanner Light
This spanner warning light indicates when the next service interval is due. If the service spanner illuminates temporarily when the ignition is switched on, it means you have between 620 and 1,860 miles before the service is due.

If the service spanner illuminates constantly, when the ignition is switched on, it means the next service is due in less than 620 miles. If the service spanner light is flashing along with the fault spanner light Peugeot 2008 Spanner / Wrench Warning Light it means the service interval has been exceeded.

Resetting the Service Spanner Light
So you’ll know when your Peugeot 2008 is next due a engine service, the service warning indicator will require resetting. You’ll need to reset it yourself if you’re servicing your own vehicle. If you’re having a workshop service the vehicle for you, they should reset the interval indicator following the maintenance work carried out, however, they do on occasions forget. Here’s how to reset the Peugeot 2008 service warning light:

  1. Turn off the ignition
  2. Press and hold the button located on the end of the lighting control lever.

    Reset the Peugeot 2008 service interval warning
    Press and hold the button on the end of the lighting control lever
  3. Avoid pressing the brake pedal and press the start/stop button once.
  4. A temporary window will now appear and a countdown will begin.
  5. When the display shows =0, release the button on the end of the lighting control lever.
  6. Your Peugeot 2008 service interval warning has now been reset.

3 thoughts on “Peugeot 2008 Dashboard Warning Lights”

    1. Hi Steve,
      The Peugeot 2008 may display a spanner symbol indicating a service is required, or that there is a fault. If the orange spanner light is temporary, it indicates a minor fault, if it stays permanently lit, it indicates a more serious fault. The spanner light illuminates due to there being no dedicated warning light for that specific fault. You should have a message giving you more information regarding the fault. If you can’t find out what the problem is, it’s likely you’ll need diagnostics.

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