Almost all modern cars come equipped with on board computers that continuously monitor the health of the vehicle whilst in use.
The vehicle manufacturer Peugeot is no exception. Sensors are deployed throughout the vehicle to check for certain mechanical and electrical issues that may arise. Any problems detected is communicated to the driver via dashboard warning lights and symbols. These may also be referred to as engine warning lights. Lights may also be accompanied by an audible sound, often signifying and urgent issue.
Different coloured light symbols are used to signify the urgency of an issue and messages may also be provided within a dashboard console for a more accurate understanding of the issue.
Green and blue lights are used simply to inform the driver that a utility is on such as the indicators or the main beam headlights for example. An orange, yellow or amber light will typically be used to inform the driver that something requires attention but is generally not urgent such as a service being required, or a safety feature has been turned off or failed such as stability control.
Red dashboard light symbols will typically be more serious and require more urgent attention or immediate attention. Faults may range from a problem with the engine which may cause failure or a serious issue with the vehicle brakes for example. Issues of greater urgency may also use a flashing symbol. This section covers the the dashboard warning lights for popular Peugeot models.
The French manufacturer Peugeot produces the popular 208. This guide provides many of the dashboard warning lights and symbols for the 208 along with the symbol meaning and recommendations on what actions should be taken.