BMW Car on Ramp / Lift Warning Light with Messages

The ‘car on a ramp’ warning light is a service symbol used to cover many faults. The fault light comes in the central display and may be accompanied with a secondary fault light. If your BMW is equipped with the iDrive infotainment system, a text message offering a further explanation of the warning lamps will be provided.

Warning lamps can be an indication of potential vehicle damage and/or risk to driver and passenger safety. As such, it’s advisable not to ignore them, however, as a general rule, yellow warning lamps are non-urgent and should be dealt with as soon as possible, whilst red warning lamps should dealt with immediately.

Below are the BMW check control ‘car on ramp’ / ‘car on lift’ warning symbols along with information messages.

Control unitID codeFixed indicator lightVariable indicator lightCheck Control messageMessage in Central Information Display
AHM75BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightTrailer electrics failed!Trailer electrics failed. Trailer lights affected. Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.
CAS21BMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightIgnition problems!The engine may only be started with the brake pedal depressed. Contact the nearest BMW Service.
CAS22BMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightStarter motor! Do not stop engineStarter defective! Engine cannot be restarted. Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.
DME1_DDE1148BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightBrake light control failed!Brake light failed. Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.
DME1_DDE1182BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightOil level sensor malfunction!Oil level sensor malfunction! Have the problem checked by BMW Service as soon as possible.
DME1_DDE1220BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightIncreased battery discharge!High rate of battery discharge with engine stationary. It may not be possible to restart engine. Switch off unnecessary electric loads. Have the problem checked by BMW Service.
DME1_DDE1247BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightBattery monitoring failed!Automatic monitoring of battery charge status
failed. Have the problem checked by BMW Service.
DSC module71BMW ABS / BRAKE Check warning lightBMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightBrake pads! ReplaceThe brake pads are worn. Have replaced by nearest BMW Service.
EKP216BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightFuel pump fault! Drive moderatelyFuel pump. Fuel pump fault. Engine may stall. Possible
reduction in engine power. Drive moderately! Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.
EKP309BMW car on ramp (yellow service) warning lightFuel pump!Fuel pump malfunction. Possible to continue journey.
Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service
FRM231BMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightLight system! Stop carefullyLight system. Indicator lights and possibly direction
indicators, fog light, high beam headlight and headlight flasher inoperative. Stop vehicle, check and continue journey cautiously. Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.
JB (instrument cluster)207BMW ABS / BRAKE / DSC (Triangle with exclamation mark) Check warning lightBMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightElectronics malfunction! Stop vehicle carefullyCentral electronics failure. It is not possible to continue your journey. Contact the nearest BMW Service.
Instrument cluster60BMW car on ramp (red service) warning lightSpeedometer display fault!Speedometer display malfunction. Have the problem checked by the nearest BMW Service.

2 thoughts on “BMW Car on Ramp / Lift Warning Light with Messages”

  1. Lee

    Currently I have 116i n45 on a 56 and I have the red lift with car followed by a yellow exclamation mark. As such the car will not start and codes A3B9 and A3B900 are showing up. I have deleted these with Delphi and they just re appear when I try to start it again. I would appreciate any help

  2. Eddie Mejia

    The caron lift appeared and my 2009 328i bmw turned off so it sat for like 3 minutes and then started car and started but it than shut off waited about 2 minutes started car and stayed on so i drove slow about half a mile but the light kept coming on and off. What could of cause that haven’t started car seen i got to location now

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