The Vauxhall / Opel Grandland X SUV was released in 2017. Here we cover the Vauxhall Grandland X dashboard warning lights. All the important symbols are explained along with Vauxhall / Opel recommended action to take. All models of the Grandland X are covered, plus petrol and diesel versions.
|Symbol||Warning Description and Action|
|The Vauxhall Grandland X airbag warning light should:
Illuminate for approximately four seconds when the ignition is switched on and then go out.
If the warning light fails to illuminate when the ignition is switched on, or it comes on when you're driving, the airbag system has malfunctioned. Deployment of the airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners may fail to trigger in the event of an accident. Have airbag system serviced by a Vauxhall workshop as soon as possible.
Disabling the front passenger airbag
The front passenger airbag system can be disabled via a key-operated switch in the glove compartment. Use the ignition key to set the switch to on or off. If you are installing a child restraint system, set the switch to off. The yellow warning light will display when the front passenger airbag is disabled.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X battery warning light should:
Illuminate when you switch the ignition to on and go out shortly after the engine has started.
Battery charging fault
A fault is occurring in the charging system if the battery warning light comes on when driving. If this fault occurs, stop when safe to do so and switch off the engine - do not continue driving. When the battery is no longer charging, the engine cooling system and the brake servo unit (braking performance will be reduced without this) may stop working. Contact a Vauxhall workshop for assistance.
|The malfunction indicator light (MIL), also called the 'check engine light' is a generic warning that often requires diagnostic equipment connected to the vehicle. This equipment reads fault codes that are stored in the vehicle's on-board computer diagnostic system (OBD).
The Vauxhall Grandland X MIL warning light should:
Illuminate steady when you switch the ignition on and go out soon after the engine has started.
If the engine warning light (MIL) comes on steady when you're driving, it means there's a fault in the emissions control system. High levels of toxic emissions are being released. A flashing MIL indicates a fault that may result in engine misfiring. This can release unburnt fuel into the exhaust and catalytic converter resulting in damage. Immediately ease off the accelerator and reduce engine load until the light stops flashing. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X STOP engine warning light should:
Come on briefly when with the ignition and go out when the engine starts.
STOP engine warning
The stop engine warning light illuminates along with another warning light. An alert chime will sound and a message will appear in the driver information display. If the stop engine warning light comes on, safely pull over and immediately switch off the engine. The stop engine warning light illuminates when there's a risk of vehicle / engine damage, or when the safety of vehicle occupants may be at risk.
|The 'check engine light' that contains an exclamation mark is the Vauxhall Grandland X system check warning light. This can illuminate on your dashboard in red or yellow.
Red: The system check warning light illuminates in red indicating a major engine fault. As soon as you can, stop the engine and contact a Vauxhall workshop for assistance.
Yellow: The system check warning light illuminates in yellow indicating a minor fault. You can continue driving. Contact a Vauxhall workshop as soon as possible.
|The red circle / exclamation is the Vauxhall Grandland X low brake / clutch fluid warning light. If this warning light comes on, it means your brake / clutch fluid is low and as a result, vehicle stopping ability may be reduced. It's advised that you do not continue your journey. Check brake fluid levels and add fluid if necessary. Brake fluid level can reduce due to a leak in the system or as brake pads wear. Brake and clutch fluid is the same type and can be easily purchased online from motor vehicle specialists.|
|This symbol is used to indicate the Vauxhall Grandland X electric parking brake has been applied.
Flashing parking brake light
If the parking brake light is flashing, it indicates the brake is not fully released or applied or that there's a fault. Automatic application and/or release has failed. Operate the electric parking brake manually by using the switch.
Deactivate automatic parking brake
1. Start your engine.
2. If the parking brake is already released, apply it by pulling the parking brake switch.
3. Remove your foot from the brake pedal.
4. Press the parking brake switch for at least 10 seconds but no more than 15 seconds.
5. Release the switch.
6. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
7. Now pull and hole the parking brake switch for 2 seconds.
8. Deactivation of the automatic parking brake is confirmed by the illumination of the electronic parking brake OFF warning light. If automatic parking brake application has been disabled, repeat these steps to attempt to reactivate it.
Parking brake fault
The failure of the electronic parking brake is indicated by the illumination of the fault light and/or the electric maintenance (spanner) warning light. Apply the electronic parking brake by pulling and holding the lever for more than 5 seconds and to release, push and hold the switch for more than 2 seconds. If the red electric parking brake light illuminates (stable), the brake is applied.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X ABS warning light should:
Illuminate for a few seconds with the ignition switched to on. When the warning light goes out, the ABS system is ready for operation.
If the ABS warning light does not go out after a few seconds or if it comes on when driving, there's a fault in the ABS system.
The brake system will remain operational but without the ABS system.
What is ABS
The Vauxhall Grandland X is equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) that regulates brake pressure once it detects wheels locking. This enables the driver to steer even under heavy braking.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X lane departure warning light illuminates in green or yellow.
Green: Indicates the system is switched on and is ready for operation.
Flashing yellow: Indicates the system has recognised an unintended lane change. Criteria for the detection of an unintended lane change are:
● No operation of turn signals.
● No brake pedal operation.
● No active accelerator operation or speeding-up.
Lane departure fault
If a fault with the lane departure warning system occurs, the spanner / wrench warning light illuminates along with a warning message. The lane departure system uses a camera located at the top centre on the windscreen. Ensure the view of the camera is not impeded by dirt to enable a clear view of road markings.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X lane keep assist warning light illuminates in green or yellow.
Green: Indicates the system is switched on and is ready for operation.
Yellow: Indicates the system has detected the approach of a lane marking without using turn signals for that direction.
Flashing yellow: Indicates the system has detected a significant departure of lane. The system detects an unintended lane departure when:
● no use of turn signal.
● no braking.
● no acceleration.
● no active steering.
Lane keep assist fault
The system uses the same camera as the lane departure system (see above). System operation is also affected by bad weather, poor lighting, poor road conditions, driving too close to the vehicle in front and vehicle modifications such as tyres.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X electronic stability control / traction control warning light illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates: A fault has been detected with the system. You can continue driving but without the stability features.
Flashes: The system is actively engaged and operating in an attempt to stabilise the vehicle. You may notice reduced engine power and the vehicle may also be braked slightly.
How to works:
Electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control system (TCS) improves driving stability. When slipping wheels are detected by the system, engine output is reduced and wheels are brakes individually. The system uses ABS sensors. An ABS fault will typically result in a fault with the ESC system.
|When the engine coolant is hot and overheating, a red light illuminates next to the coolant temperature gauge. If this happens, stop as soon as safely possible and immediately switch off the engine. Wait for 15 minutes or so for the engine to cool and then check coolant levels.
If opening the coolant reservoir tank with the engine still warm, it's advisable to use a cloth as hot steam may escape and cause scolding. Always wait for the engine to cool before opening.
Engine cooling fault
● If you frequently need to add coolant, it's probable that you have a leak in the sealed system.
● If the engine is overheating but there is sufficient coolant in the tank, it's possible that there's a engine cooling system fault / faulty water pump.
|For diesel versions of the Vauxhall Grandland X, this light illuminates when the ignition is switched to 'on'. This preheating of diesel engine, or 'glow plugs' light as it's also known only comes on when outside temperatures are low. Wait for the light to go out before attempting to start the engine. The light will remain on longer for colder climates.|
|The diesel particulate filter (DPF) collects environmentally harmful diesel soot from being released out of the exhaust. Over time, the filter becomes blocked and requires cleaning, or regenerating. This process is usually done automatically, but on occasions, when the warning light comes on, driver intervention is required. The spanner / wrench warning light may illuminate along with a message.
The Vauxhall Grandland X DPF warning light illuminates either temporarily or constantly.
To clean the filter, drive at a speed of at least 40 mph. Try to avoid interrupting the process by going under this speed or stopping. This is best undertaken on a main road. If the process is interrupted, it will need to begin again. The warning light should go out once cleaning has finished. If the warning light remains on, there's a risk of engine damage. Contact a Vauxhall workshop.
Diesel vehicles aren't particularly suited to frequent short trips. In this situation, the DPF will require more cleaning.
If the warning light stays on constantly along with an audible signal and a message in the driver information display, this means the filter cannot be cleaned. It's required that the reservoir tank is topped up with diesel particulate filter fluid. This must be done without delay. Contact a Vauxhall workshop.
|AdBlue is a solution that is used to treat diesel engine exhaust gasses to help remove toxic substances such as nitrogen oxides.
The Vauxhall Grandland X AdBlue warning light flashes or illuminate in yellow.
Top up the AdBlue tank as soon as possible. When this light comes on, you have between 600 km and 2400 km remaining. You can add up to 10 litres of AdBlue fluid to the tank.
When the AdBlue light flashes, the remaining driving range is reduced to between 0 and 600 km. To avoid engine shutdown, top up with AdBlue immediately.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X tyre deflation warning light illuminates or flashes yellow.
Illuminates yellow The type pressure monitoring system (TPMS) has detected a loss of pressure in one or more tyres. Stop immediately to check pressures or replace wheel.
Flashes yellow This is a fault in the system. The tyre pressure monitoring system has malfunctioned. The TPMS uses ABS sensors to detect pressures. If there's a fault with the ABS or ESC, the tyre deflation system will become inoperable.
Resetting the tyre pressure system
If you alter tyre pressures, the tyre pressure moniroing system must be reset, or 'initialised'. To do this:
1. Ensure all four tyres have the correct pressure. The correct pressures can be found on the inside door frame. This is based on original tyres and equipment.
2. Secure the parking brake.
3. Press the button marked to reset the tyre monitor system.
4. The system reset is confirmed by a message indication.
|The red oil can is the Vauxhall Grandland X low engine oil pressure warning light.
The Vauxhall Grandland X airbag warning light should:
Illuminate when the ignition is switched to ON and go out when the engine starts.
If the low oil pressure warning light come son when you're driving, it may indicate a fault with the engine lubrication system. This may result in significant engine damage. Follow this procedure:
1. Safely pull over and immediately switch off the engine.
2. Open the hood / bonnet and check engine oil level using the dipstick.
3. If engine oil is low, add oil. After adding oil, check to ensure the warning light has gone out.
If the light remains on or the oil level was sufficient, do not continue driving. Contact Vauxhall workshop for assistance.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X spanner / wrench warning light may illuminate alongside other warning lights indicating a fault. If the spanner warning light illuminates, check the driver information display for messages.|
|The Vauxhall Grandland X Autostop (start / stop) warning light illuminates or flashes green.
Illuminates: The engine is in Autostop mode.
Flashes: The Autostop start / stop system is temporarily unavailable. For Autostop start / stop system to work, the following conditions must apply:
● The stop-start system must not be manually deactivated.
● The driver's door must be closed or the driver's seat belt is fastened.
● There is sufficient charge in the vehicle battery.
● The engine is warm.
● The temperature of the engine coolant is not too high.
● The temperature of the exhaust is not too high.
● The ambient temperature is above -5 °C.
● The interior of the vehicle matches that of the climate control system else Autostop will not function.
● There's sufficient brake vacuum.
● Diesel particulate filter is not being cleaned.
● Since the last Autostop, the vehicle must have been driven for at least walking speed.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X side blind spot alert warning light illuminate green to inform the system is active.
The blind spot warning light flashes in the instrument panel aling with a SERVICE and message when a fault has been detected. The side blind spot monitoring system uses sensors located on the front and rear bumpers located on all corners. Ensure that there is no dirt. stickers or road debris obstructing their ability to operate.
|The Vauxhall Grandland X is equipped with automatic wipers. When this symbol illuminate in on the dashboard, the wiper stalk is set to the rain sensor position for automatic operation.|
5 thoughts on “Vauxhall Grandland X Dashboard Warning Lights”
Hi. New Grandland GS model. I get a white/grey circular symbol/light showing 2 cars side by side. One car is smaller than the other. The symbol is also crossed out (like something is prohibited). It only comes on occasionally. Any idea? Thanks.
I’ve no idea, but symbols such as this are often related to the navigation system / driver assistance. Does it look similar to the no overtaking symbol?
hi, just enquiring on my grandland x dashboard my side blind spot is on their permanently in green as stated, i have never seen it there before well i have not noticed it there before, could you please tell me is it a permanent fixture or am i able to get rid of it please, kind regards GARETH
Yes, it is a permeant light on the dashboard (when activated). The blind spot alert symbol will illuminate in green, providing an indication that the system is active and ready.
Hi Grandland x nav 21 plate when I get upto 50mph it starts to pull me but won’t let me change lains. Had a car with 2 () come up on dashboard righthand side can’t remember if these were at each side or the back, can’t find this symbol any where, any suggestions appreciated