Suzuki Swift Dashboard Warning Lights

Suzuki Swift Dashboard Warning Lights

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.

SymbolDescription / UrgencyWhat to Do
Suzuki Swift Tyre Pressure Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Tyre Pressure (Yellow)
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.
Urgency: High
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.
Suzuki Swift Brake System Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Brake System (Red)
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.
Urgency: High
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.
Suzuki Swift ABS Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
ABS (Amber)
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.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift ESP (Electronic Stability Control) Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
ESP (Amber)
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.
Urgency: Medium
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 Suzuki Swift ESP (Electronic Stability Control) OFF Dashboard Warning Light Symbol will display.




Suzuki Swift Oil Pressure Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Oil Pressure (Red)
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.
Urgency: Critical
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.
Suzuki Swift Battery Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Battery (Red)
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.
Urgency: Critical
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.
Suzuki Swift Air Bag Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Air Bag (Red)
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.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) or Check Engine Light Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
MIL (Amber)
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.




Suzuki Swift Automatic Transaxle Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Transaxle (Amber)
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.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift Key Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Key (Red)
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.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift Electric Power Steering (EPS) Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Power Steering (Amber)
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.
Urgency: Low
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.
Suzuki Swift Engine Coolant Temperature Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Coolant Temperature (Red/Blue)
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.
Urgency: Critical
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.




Suzuki Swift Radar Brake Support Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Brake Support (Amber)
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 Suzuki Swift Radar Brake Support OFF Dashboard Warning Light Symbol will display.
Urgency: Medium
• 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.
Suzuki Swift Lane Departure Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Lane Departure (Amber)
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 Suzuki Swift Lane Departure OFF Dashboard Warning Light Symbol will display.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift Automatic Headlight Leveling Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Auto Headlight Leveling
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.
Suzuki Swift ABS and Traction Control Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
ABS and Traction Control
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.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift LED Headlight  Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
LED Headlights
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.




Suzuki Swift High Beam Assist Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
High Beam Assist (Amber/Green)
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.
Urgency: Low
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.
Suzuki Swift Oil Service Spanner Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Oil Service
The oil and spanner / wrench warning light is an indication that the Suzuki Swift requires an oil change and oil filter change.
Urgency: Medium
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.
Suzuki Swift ABS and Brake Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
ABS and Brake
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.
Urgency: High
Drive very carefully and avoid heavy braking. Have vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
Suzuki Swift Deceleration Energy Regeneration (Battery Recharge) Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Recharge
This battery symbol is the Suzuki Swift Deceleration Energy Regeneration warning light.This system regenerates energy into the battery during braking / deceleration.
Suzuki Swift Master Warning Dashboard Warning Light Symbol
Master Warning
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.






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