Here we have the dashboard warning lights for the Suzuki Swift. The Suzuki Swift has been around since 1983 and is currently now on its 4th generation. The Suzuki Swift dashboard warning lights below cover all generations and all model variations within the range.
Warning Lights and Messages
On your Suzuki Swift, a warning light or indicator lights flashes or comes on, a message may also be displayed on the information display. Pay particular attention to red warning lights as they generally represent warnings that require immediate attention.
Below are the Suzuki Swift dashboard warning lights explained. Each symbol meaning is covered along with the appropriate action to take based on Suzuki’s recommendations.
|Symbol||Description / Urgency||What to Do|
|As an added safety and fuel efficiency feature, the Suzuki Swift is equipped with a tyre / tire pressure monitor system (TPMS) that uses a warning light to inform you that one or more of your tyres is under-inflated. The warning light will either stay on continuously or flash.|
|When the low tyre pressure warning light is lit, one or more of your tyres is significantly under-inflated. You should stop and check your tyres as soon as possible and inflate them to the proper pressure as indicated on the vehicle's tyre information placard. If the warning light flashes, this indicates a malfunction with the tyre pressure monitoring system.|
|The red exclamation mark in a circle is the Suzuki Swift brake system warning light. This light illuminates on the dashboard for three possible reasons:|
• The light comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned to ON position or the engine switch is pressed to change the ignition mode to ON.
• The light comes on when the parking brake is engaged with the ignition switch or mode set to ON.
• The light comes on when fluid in the brake fluid reservoir falls below the specified level.
|1. Check to ensure the parking brake is fully released.
2. If the parking brake is fully released, safely pull off the road and switch off the engine.
3. Check brake fluid levels and add fluid if required.
4. If the light remains on and/or the brake pedal feels soft and spongy, do not continue driving and contact an authorised Suzuki specialist.
|The Suzuki Swift ABS warning light stands for 'anti-lock braking system' and is a safety aid to help prevent locking wheels. The light should come on briefly when the ignition or button is set to ON. If the light stays on or comes on when driving, there is a fault with the ABS. Your stopping brakes will continue to work as normal but without the ABS features.|
|1. Carefully pull off the road and switch off the engine.
2. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK or change the ignition mode to LOCK (OFF).
3. Start the engine again.
If the warning light comes on briefly then goes out, the ABS is working as normal.
|The skidding car symbol is the Suzuki Swift ESP, or Electronic Stability Control system. ESP is activated each time the engine starts and becomes operational when vehicle instability is detected. This warning light flashes 5 times per second when one of the following systems is activated:|
• Stability Control System
• Traction Control System
In this circumstance, slow down and drive carefully.
|The warning light should come on briefly with the ignition switched to ON. If the light stays on or comes on when driving, there may be something wrong with the ESP system. Vehicle stability may be reduced in certain driving conditions. Have the system checked as soon as possible. ESP can be manually switched off. In this circumstance, the ESP OFF symbol will display.|
|The red oil can symbol is an indication that the oil level is low or that the lubrication system has a malfunction. The Suzuki Swift oil pressure light comes on the dashboard at engine start briefly and then goes out. If the light comes on when driving, pull off the road when safe to do so and stop the engine.|
|1. Check engine oil level and add oil if necessary.
2. If the low oil pressure light stays on or if the engine does not require topping up with oil, a fault has been detected with the oil lubrication system. Do not continue driving and seek assistance from a Suzuki qualified engineer.
|The Suzuki Swift battery warning light comes on with the ignition switched to ON and goes out shortly. If the light stays on or comes on when driving, there is a fault with the electrical charging system. |
• Check alternator / generator belt is not lose or broken.
• Check battery terminals are properly connected.
|It's likely that the engine may stop functioning after a period of time. To increase the time that the engine continues to run, switch off any nonessential electrical equipment in the vehicle.|
|The Suzuki Swift Air Bag Dashboard Warning Light Symbol air bag warning light illuminates when the ignition is turned to ON or the engine button is set to ON. The warning light flashes for several seconds so that you can check it is working. The light will come on and stay on if there is a problem with the air bag system or the seat belt pretensioner system.|
|Have vehicle serviced and checked as soon as possible. If the air bag light does not flash or come on briefly when the ignition is set to ON, or when the engine button is set to ON for more than 10 seconds, or if the light comes on while driving, the air bag system or seat belt pretensioners system may not activate in the event of an impact. Certain system electronics and cabling is located under the front seats. Check to ensure all connections are firmly in place.|
|This warning light is the Suzuki Swift malfunction indicator light (MIL), or otherwise known as the check engine light. This relates to the computer controlled emissions system. If the light comes on or flashes when the engine is running, it indicates that there is damage in the emissions control system. The system requires servicing. Fuel economy may be affected.|
Urgency: Medium / High
|If the light begins flashing and you notice the engine is sounding rough or misfiring, have vehicle check immediately as damage may occur to the catalytic converter. This light can also relate to a fault with the automatic transaxle system.|
|The cog or gear symbol is the Suzuki Swift transaxle warning light. This light comes on briefly with the ignition or engine button set to ON. If the light comes on when the engine is running, there is a problem with the automatic transaxle system.|
|This usually relates to an issue with the automatic gearbox / transmission. Drive at a moderate speed and avoid pushing the gearbox through excessive strain. Have system check as soon as possible. For CVT models, if the CVT fluid temperature becomes too high, this light will flash. Stop the vehicle and allow to fluid to cool down.|
|The Suzuki Swift key warning light is part of the immobiliser / keyless push start system. If the key warning light flashes or stays on, there is a problem with the immobiliser system or the steering lock cannot be released. If this happens, press the engine switch and turn the steering wheel to the left and right.|
|If the key warning light flashes and you are unable to start the engine, first try a different key fob. Try replacing the battery in the fob if you do not have a spare at hand. Common issues are the key reader located around the ignition is faulty. Have vehicle check with diagnostics equipment to locate fault.|
|The Suzuki Swift electric power steering warning light illuminates on the dashboard when the ignition key or engine start button are set to ON. If the light stays on or comes on when you are driving, the power steering system has a problem. The electric power steering system makes it easier for the driver to turn the steering wheel. A failure in this system does not result in the vehicle being unable to steer correctly. Greater physical effort it required to turn the wheel.|
|On occasions particularly during heavy use or when the steering wheel is kept in a fully turned / full lock position for long periods, the system may temporarily stop. This is to prevent overheating of the system. Once the system has cooled, it will resume.|
|The Suzuki Swift engine coolant warning light illuminates on the dashboard either in blue or red.|
Blue: The engine coolant temperature is cold and is not yet reached optimal running temperature. When the blue light goes out, the coolant is at optimal running temperature.
Red: If the light comes on in red or is flashing red, it indicates the engine is overheating.
|If the red engine coolant light comes on when driving, pull off the road when safe to do so and shut down the engine. Wait several minute for the engine to cool down and check coolant level. Add coolant if required. If the light stays on or flashes, avoid further driving and call a Suzuki engineer for assistance. Driving when the engine is overheating can cause significant engine damage.|
|The vehicle collision symbol is the Suzuki Swift radar brake support system or dual sensor brake support (if equipped) warning light. This system monitors the road ahead for potential collision with other vehicle and pedestrians. When the system is actively engaged, the warning light flashes. If a fault has been detected with the system, the warning light will illuminate and not flash. System can be manually switched off. The collision alert OFF symbol will display.|
|• The radar sensor has malfunctioned. Restart the engine. If the light stays on, it indicates a failure where the system requires servicing.
• The surface of the radar sensor is covered in dirt and requires cleaning.
• The collision warning light comes on along with the ABS and ESP warning lights. This indicates that the system will be unable to apply extra brake force. Have system checked.
• The dual sensor brake support system may not operate when visibility of the dual sensor is poor, when the temperature of the body of the dual sensor is high, when the systems related to the dual sensor brake support stop or when the vehicle battery has an abnormal voltage.
|The Suzuki Swift lane departure warning light flashes when the system detects that you are leaving a lane and the indicators have not been applied. System can be manually switched off. The lane departure warning OFF symbol will display.|
|This system uses the same sensors as the dual sensor brake support and may be liable to the same issues. If the warning light comes on (non-flashing), it indicates a fault with the lane departure system. Stop when safe to do so and restart the engine. If the warning light stays on, one of these issues may relate:
• The dual sensor brake support system may not operate when visibility of the dual sensor is poor.
• When the temperature of the body of the dual sensor is high.
• When the systems related to the dual sensor brake support stop.
• When the vehicle battery has an abnormal voltage.
|This symbol represents the Suzuki Swift automatic headlight leveling system. The light come son briefly when the ignition or engine start button are set to ON.||If this warning light comes on and stays on, it indicates a fault with the automatic headlight leveling system.|
|The Suzuki Swift ABS and traction control light coming on together will usually mean a fault in the anti-lock braking system. Depending on your model of Suzuki Swift, the TCS (traction control system) or ESC / ESP (electronic stability control / program) light may come on with the ABS light.|
|Traction control and the electronic stability control system use the same sensors as ABS. Switching off the engine and restarting may clear the fault. If the light remains on, have the ABS checked.|
|This symbol represents the Suzuki Swift LED headlight system. The light come son briefly when the ignition or engine start button are set to ON.||If this warning light comes on and stays on, it indicates a fault with the LED headlight system.|
|This warning light is the Suzuki Swift high beam assist symbol and illuminates in either amber or green. If the high beam assist warning light comes on in green, it indicates the system is functioning correctly. If the warning light come son in amber, it indicates the system is not functioning.|
|This system uses the same dual sensor system as lane departure warning and collision / brake support systems. These warning lights may also come on. If the system stops working, pull over in a safe place and turn the ignition to OFF. Restart the vehicle and check the high beam assist light is green and that lane departure and brake support lights go out (if applicable). Temporary issues that may prevent high beam assist from functioning are:
• System may not operate when visibility of the dual sensor is poor.
• When the temperature of the body of the dual sensor is high.
• When the systems related to the dual sensor brake support stop.
• When the vehicle battery has an abnormal voltage.
|The oil and spanner / wrench warning light is an indication that the Suzuki Swift requires an oil change and oil filter change.|
|The oil service light comes on for several seconds with ignition set to ON. If the oil service light stays on, change the oil filter and engine oil immediately. Engine damage can occur if you continue driving for long periods with this warning light on.|
|If the Suzuki Swift ABS and brake system working light both come on together, both the anti-lock function and rear brake force control function (proportioning valve function) of the ABS system may have failed. The rear wheels may easily skid or the vehicle may spin when braking on a slippery road or when braking hard at any time.|
|Drive very carefully and avoid heavy braking. Have vehicle repaired as soon as possible.|
|This battery symbol is the Suzuki Swift Deceleration Energy Regeneration warning light.||This system regenerates energy into the battery during braking / deceleration.|
|The triangle containing an exclamation mark / point is the Suzuki Swift master warning light. This dashboard symbol comes on with ignition / button set to on for a short time only.||The master warning light may flash when other warning messages or lights illuminate.|
45 thoughts on “Suzuki Swift Dashboard Warning Lights”
The tyre pressure light came on so we filled the tyres to the specified pressure and the light is still on. its not flashing.
Are you checking tyre pressures when cold? Cold tyre pressures are defined as driving less than one mile or when your vehicle has been parked for 3 or more hours after a long drive. It might be beneficial to check your pressure with a gauge at home (make a note of it) and make the difference up at the garage. The Suzuki Swift uses a ‘Direct’ tyre pressure monitoring system which means a pressure sensor is located in each wheel. The sensors might be getting old (the battery lasts around 5 or 6 years in each sensor) and might require replacing.
Hi I have been having an ongoing issue with my suzuki swift 2014 of stalling can this pro issue be addressed
did u had a specific tyre replaced? If you have mounted the spare tyre (in case your vehicle is not equipped with the ISO pack), that may be the reason. Each tyre (except the spare) is equipped with a tyre pressure sensor. I think you can purchase one for the spare online
Suzuki Swift 2020 4,200 miles on clock. Oil filter/Oil change warning light on. Is this ‘normal’ Thanks
It varies based on vehicle manufacturer and model of car, along with the type of oil being used, but yes your first oil and filter change at 4,200 miles sounds about right.
I am getting a blank triangle which comes and goes. It is situated below the time and temperature indicators and is causing a distraction.
The car had been on hire purchase from 11th may 2018 and has just received its 3 year service. I have been advised by the provider of the car that it is out of warranty and I will have to pay for it to be checked.
Can you please advise on what may be causing the problem and also the warranty
It would be very much appreciated.
Hi Harold. I’m not sure what it could be. All I can think of is the gear shift indicator which is a blank triangle or the master warning light, but that triangle has an exclamation mark inside it.
I bought my new Hybrid Swift in Feb 2021, the oil change light came on and only done 1,500 miles. I’ve bought the right engine oil and put it in engine and followed the instructions in the manual to reset but the light won’t turn off.
Is it a scheduled oil change? I wouldn’t recommend doing service-based maintenance work yourself on a brand new car else you may risk voiding the warranty and/or lowering the resale value. The oil and filter needs to be changed early on as it’s a new engine. I’d recommend taking it to the dealer.
Whilst out driving and approaching traffic lights whilst stationary for a few seconds the whole centre lights flashed and beeped red them went off. It didn’t imobilze the car. It’s brand new I’ve only had it a week and only done 130 miles on it. I’m baffled to why they flashed red and bussed/ beeped then went off ??
Not sure what you mean by the centre lights – do you mean the lights on the dashboard instrument display? As the car is new and probably been sitting around for a little while, there might not be too much charge in the battery. This can cause strange things to happen. Regardless, as your car is new and obviously well within warranty, I would make a call to your dealer and explain your issue to them. If it is a fault, it’s likely to occur again at some point.
What would the tyre pressure be on my Suzuki swift please.
2,5 in front, 2,2 in back
Hi, I have a 2009 Suzuki Swift and while driving the other day a red light with the letter B came on and hasn’t gone off, any ideas?
The letter ‘B’ isn’t a warning light that I’m aware of. If I were to guess, I would say it’s a twin tripmeter; trip A and Trip B. Ideal if you want to measure journeys via the odometer. These things usually come on when someone has been messing around with buttons, or accidently toggled through a setting.
A little red A has appeared on my speedometer on my 2009 Toyota swift. I was messing about pressing buttons to see what worked what and may have switched something on by mistake. How do I get it off again. It could have been on and I just haven’t noticed it before.
It sounds to me like it’s a twin tripmeter; trip A and Trip B for calculating distance travelled. You should be able to see in the settings what options you have.
Hi… Wo during if you can pls identify red flashing light in the middle of the entire front console?
The light appears below the function to operate the hazard lights.
I’ve never noticed it before my Swifty is 2014.
Any advice much appreciated, thank you
It’s the immobilizer light. It’s a security light that flashes to indicate that the immobilizer is active. Nothing to worry about – it’s supposed to do that.
My whole dashboard blinked red in a flash, what can that mean?
Cogwheel sign on dashboard as well as leaking ATF. What could be the problem?
does the suzuki swift 2017 cruise control has a max limit for speed
I recently bought a 2017 Suzuki Swift which was written off (hit in the back). The guy I purchased the car from changed the back bumper but not to the original.
I am seeing warning signs of the Brake (Not the hand brake) and I am also seeing the orange warning signal like if you slammed into someone. Please note that these signals come on when not needed.
Can you give some insight?
Mine shows (engine / steering wheel and battery) grey colour is it okay?
It’s never good to have the engine light, battery or power steering warning light on, but they are usually red for battery and yellow for steering and engine.
Seems a little odd that they are in grey and never heard of it before. Probably worth getting checked out.
Hi, my seat belt sign came up on my suzuki swift 2009, any ideas what that could be?
I assume you mean the driver’s seat belt light stays on when you have the belt buckled?
It’s usually the latch switch inside the buckle which can get stuck, often due to some debris that has fallen in. If possible, have a good clean inside the buckle and hopefully that should work.
Hi its lorna could you please tell me what the orange light with s on it means it is situated on the dashboard near the fuel gauge it is a suzuki swift 2017 model it has recently come on would appreciate your help
Could it be that the ‘S’ is sports mode?
Whilst driving my Suzuki GLS A/t 2011, all the dashboard warning lights flash, needles on speedometer, revv counter, fuel etc drop and then correct again. It does’t immobilze the car. 85 000 km. Battery and connections were checked by mechanic and arre fine.
I have a Suzuki Swift hybrid 2013 model. Last week while driving the “auto stop/start off” the ember warning light started flashing on the dashboard. What could be the problem? I tried disconnecting the battery, the light went off for two days then back again afterwards
Although there are many checks that the system must pass for auto start stop to initiate, the most common reason is the battery. Frequent short trips only and/or high electric loads such as having the AC on can affect it. Usually worth giving the battery a charge to see if that sorts it. Or if the battery is old, it may need replacing.
can the car still be driven short trips if the cog/gear light is on ???
Personally I wouldn’t risk it. If you end up trashing your transmission, then that’s going to be a very expensive repair. Would be worth at least having diagnostics, see if you can pull any fault codes to give you an idea of what’s going on.
Hi. I have the lane departure, brake assist, the yellow triangle with exclamation mark, stability control and auto levelling lights permanently on and message saying the cruise system is temporarily disabled. Anyway to reset the systems please? Switching off hasn’t worked. Many thanks, Paul.
All of this has just happened to my Swift. Did you find out what the problem was?
2021 suzuki swift 1.2 sz-T hybrid automatic….the LDP system warning light and Radar brake support system lights on….how to turn them off ??
You should have a RBS and lane departure buttons on your dashboard. You usually have to long-press them to deactivate the systems.
Hello. What is a rectangle with exclamation mark mean on a Suzuki swift gl 2020
My suzuki swift oil change (the word OIL with a spanner underneath) light came on yesterday. I had a service 4 days ago. Is this just a reminder that the service is due or do I need to take it back to the suzuki dealership, is it safe to drive?
It’s just a reminder. The service engineers quite often forget to reset it after they’ve serviced your car. It’s easy to reset it yourself. To reset the Suzuki Swift oil service reminder:
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press and hold the indicator selector knob (1)
3. Rotate the knob clockwise until you see on the display oCI (it’s actually trying to say OIL).
4. Press the indicator selector knob.
5. It’ll now say RESET.
6. Press and hold the knob.
7. Wait until you hear a beep and the word SUCCESS.
That’s it. Your Suzuki Swift serve reminder light has been reset.
I changed the battery of my suzuki swift (2009) and the esp light started flashing BLINK
This isn’t too uncommon after a battery change. The system usually resets itself after a little while of driving and the light should go off. If the light does remain on or blinking, you’ll need to have diagnostics to scan for fault codes.
dashboard not functioning.. speedo/odo