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Warning Lights

Here is where we explain what each of the warning lights that you might see in your MG. 

Red warning lights mean you should stop the car as soon as it’s safe.

Yellow warning lights mean that action is required.

Blue and green warning lights are for information only.

  • Red Warning Lights

    Red warning lights mean you should stop the car as soon as it’s safe.

    Brake system

     

    The light illuminates when the parking brake is applied and
    extinguishes when it is fully released.
    If the parking brake is inadvertently left applied, the light will flash and an audible warning will sound.(Handbrake On will appear, MG6 petrol only)
    If the warning light remains illuminated after the parking brake has been released, a fault with the braking system is indicated. Check the brake fluid level. (Brake Fail will appear, MG6 only)
    If the light continues to illuminate, stop the car as soon as safety permits and seek qualified assistance urgently.

    High engine coolant temperature

    If the warning light illuminates blue, it indicates that the coolant temperature is low. If the warning light illuminates red, it indicates that the coolant temperature is high.
    When the temperature continues to rise, the warning light will flash accompanied by an audible warning.
    If the signal is missing, the warning light is flashed in blue.
    If the engine is too hot, severe damage could result; stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and seek qualified assistance at the earliest opportunity.

    Low oil pressure

    If the light remains on (accompanied by the message Low Oil Pressure, MG6 only), or illuminates continuously when driving, serious engine damage could occur; stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY. Check the oil level.
    Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    Airbag

    The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on.
    If the light illuminates at any other time or fails to extinguish after start up, an airbag restraint system fault has been detected, then an audible warning will be given when the engine is started. (Airbag Fault will appear, MG6 only)
    Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    EHPAS / ESCL / SAS

    The warning light is used to indicate to the driver that a fault exists in electronic hydraulic power assisted steering(EHPAS) or electronic steering column lock system(ESCL) or steering angle sensor(SAS MG6 petrol only).
    If EHPAS has a fault, the warning light will (display Power Steering Fault, MG6 petrol only) . Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.
    If ESCL has a fault, the warning light will illuminate (display Steering System Fault, MG6 petrol only). Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.
    If SAS(MG6 petrol only) has a fault, the message centre will display SAS Fault. If SAS is not calibrated, the message screen will display the prompt message SAS Uncalibrated. Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    Battery charging

    The light illuminates red as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on and extinguishes as soon as the engine is running.
    If the light remains on (by the message Alternator Fail MG6 only), or illuminates when driving, it indicates to the driver that the charging output from the alternator to the battery is low.
    Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    Engine immobilizer / key battery low

    The warning light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched on.
    If the engine immobilizer verification fails, the engine cannot be started, and the warning light will be illuminated.
    If the remote key voltage is too low, the warning light will flash accompanied by an audible warning.

    Alarm status

    The indicator provides information about the status of the
    alarm system when ignition is off and the alarm is set.
    MG3 – Red LED in heater controls.
    MG6 15 Model year – Red LED.

    Seat belt warning

    If a seat belt for an occupied front seat remains unfastened, the warning light will illuminate. An audible warning is heard to remind the driver to ensure that both seat belts are securely fastened.
    If the seat belt for an occupied seat remains unfastened once the vehicle speed has exceeded 15 MPH (25 km/h), the warning lamp will flash accompanied by an audible warning. The warning will continue until either the seat belt is fastened correctly or 90 seconds has expired.

    Panel opening warning

    The warning light indicates that the vehicle doors or tailgate are not closed. The warning light does not illuminate when the ignition is switched on.
    If there is a door or tailgate not closed, the warning light will Illuminate.
    If the door remains open once the vehicle speed has exceeded 3 MPH (5 km/h), the warning light will flash accompanied by an audible warning. The warning will continue until all doors are closed correctly or 30 seconds has expired.

    EPB Status warning

    When the EPB is engaged the red warning light illuminates.
    If a fault occurs with the EPB switch the warning light will flash.

    System fault warning

    This warning light is used to indicate to the driver the status of any non-tell-tale warnings. This is a bi-coloured warning lamp illuminated in either red or yellow depending upon what warnings currently exist.
    The lamp is illuminated red if a red warning exists.
    The lamp is illuminated yellow if a yellow warning exists.
    If both red and yellow warnings exist simultaneously, then the LED is flashed alternately red and then yellow at 2 second intervals.
    When ignition is off, the warning light provides information about the status of the alarm system.

    System fault warning

    This warning light is used to indicate to the driver the status of any non-tell-tale warnings. This is a bi-coloured warning lamp illuminated in either red or yellow depending upon what warnings currently exist.
    The lamp is illuminated red if a red warning exists.
    The lamp is illuminated yellow if a yellow warning exists.
    If both red and yellow warnings exist simultaneously, then the LED is flashed alternately red and then yellow at 2 second intervals.
    When ignition is off, the warning light provides information about the status of the alarm system.

    Electric Power Steering System (EPS)/
    Electronic Steering Column Lock (ESCL)

     

    When this lamp illuminates red, it indicates that the EPS has a failure relevant to the steering angle sensor. When this lamp illuminates red and flashes, it indicates that the EPS has a severe failure. Please contact an MG Authorised Repairer mmediately.

     Anti-theft System

     

    If no valid key is detected, this lamp illuminates red. Please use the correct key, or put the smart key at the bottom of the centre console cup holder. 

    If the remote key battery is low, this lamp will flash. Please replace the battery as soon as possible.

     Charging Connection Indicator

     

    This lamp will illuminate when the vehicle is connected to a charge point.

     Power System Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    (IMG)

     

    This lamp will illuminate if a power system failure is detected.

    Please contact an MG Authorised Repairer as soon as possible

     Motor Overheat Warning

     

    This lamp will illuminate if the motor temperature is too high. As soon as conditions permit, safely stop the vehicle and switch the vehicle power system to the OFF position. Please contact an MG Authorised Repairer as soon as possible.

     High-voltage Battery Pack Malfunction

     

    This lamp will illuminate if a fault is detected or the high voltage battery fails. Please contact an MG Authorised Repairer immediately. This lamp will flash if the high voltage battery temperature is too high. Please stop the car as soon as safety permits, switch the vehicle power system to the OFF position, and leave the vehicle immediately. Contact an MG Authorised

    Repairer at the earliest opportunity. If a high-voltage battery pack relay adhesion failure is recorded, this lamp flashes.

     Speed Limit Sign Indicator

     

    'NNN' denotes the speed value of speed limit sign currently recognised. If there is no speed limit value available the lamp will display ' — ' .

    When the Intelligent Speed Assist function is activated or SLIF Warning function is enabled, the lamp will flash if the speed limit value is exceeded , please slow down.

  • Yellow Warning Lights

    Yellow warning lights mean that action is required.

    System fault warning

     

    This warning light is used to indicate to the driver the status of any non-tell-tale warnings. This is a bi-coloured warning lamp illuminated in either red or yellow depending upon what warnings currently exist.
    The lamp is illuminated red if a red warning exists.
    The lamp is illuminated yellow if a yellow warning exists.
    If both red and yellow warnings exist simultaneously, then the LED is flashed alternately red and then yellow at 2 second intervals.
    When ignition is off, the warning light provides information about the status of the alarm system.

    SYSTEM FAULT WARNING

    This warning light is used to indicate to the driver the status of any non-tell-tale warnings. This is a bi-coloured warning lamp illuminated in either red or yellow depending upon what warnings currently exist.
    The lamp is illuminated red if a red warning exists.
    The lamp is illuminated yellow if a yellow warning exists.
    If both red and yellow warnings exist simultaneously, then the LED is flashed alternately red and then yellow at 2 second intervals.
    When ignition is off, the warning light provides information about the status of the alarm system.

    Engine Emission Fault

     

    This warning light is used to indicate an emission related fault is detected by the engine management system. The indicator illuminates as a system check when the ignition is switched on and should extinguish when the engine is started.
    If an engine operation problem occurs while the vehicle is being driven, the indicator will illuminate (and the message Engine Fault will appear in the message centre, MG6 only).
    Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    Engine check

    This warning light is used to indicate an engine operation fault is detected by the engine management system. The indicator illuminates as a system check when the ignition is switched on and should extinguish after a few seconds.
    If a non-emissions related fault occurs while the vehicle is being driven, the indicator will illuminate (and the message Check Engine will appear in the message centre MG6 only).
    Seek an MG Authorised Repairer urgently.

    EPB Fault warning

    This yellow warning light indicates a fault with the EPB, or that the EPB is in a diagnostic state. Warning lamp illumination is accompanied by an audible alarm.

    Glow plug warning

    The glow plug warning is used to indicate to the driver that the diesel engine glow plugs are still heating and are below their cut-off temperature threshold, above which the engine may be cranked.

    anti-lock brake system

    The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on.
    If the light is illuminates, a fault has occurred with the ABS system (ABS Fail appears, MG6 only) and you should seek qualified assistance at the earliest opportunity.
    If an ABS fault occurs while driving, ABS operation will be suspended, but normal braking will still be available. Seek qualified assistance at the earliest opportunity.

    tyre pressure monitoring

    The light illuminates yellow when the ignition is in position Ⅱ. It extinguishes after a few seconds.
    If the light remains on, or illuminates red when driving, a low tyre pressure is indicated. Low Tyre Pressure will appear in the message centre.
    If the light illuminates yellow a fault with the system is indicated. Tyre Pressure System Fail will appear in the message centre. Adjust your tyre pressures or seek an MG Authorised Repairer.

    Brake pad wear

    This warning light is illuminated to alert the driver that the brake pads are worn and need to be serviced. The message Front Brake Pads Worn or Rear Brake Pads Worn will appear in the message centre.

    Stability control system

    The warning light indicates that the Stability Control System (SCS system) is working or faulty. The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on.
    If the SCS system is working, the warning light is off.
    If the SCS system has a fault, this warning light will stay on. Stop the car as soon as safety permits and contact an MG Authorised Repairer.
    When the SCS system has an intervention event, the warning light will flash.

    stability control system off

    The warning light indicates that the Stability Control System (SCS system) is switched on or off. The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on.
    If the function of the SCS system is off, the warning light will illuminate all the time.

    passenger airbag off warning

    The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on, If the passenger airbag has been disabled, the light will illuminate until the airbag is enabled, Once the passenger airbag has been enabled, the light will extinguish.

    Slip control system / traction control

    The icon is displayed for approximately 7 seconds when the ignition is switched on.
    If there is a fault with the system, the warning light will remain illuminated when the car is being driven. The message centre will display Stability Control Fail or Traction Control Fail as appropriate.
    Stop the car as soon as safety permits and contact an MG Authorised Repairer for inspection at your earliest convenience.
    If the warning light flashes during driving, this indicates that the system is taking control to assist the driver.

    Cruise control

    The light illuminates green when the master switch is pressed but no cruise speed is active and yellow when cruise control is active.
    For MG6. The message centre will display Cruise Set ### MPH (### represents the speed set) or Cruise Control: Standby as appropriate. If a fault is detected, the warning light will flash yellow and the message Cruise Control: Fault will be displayed.
    For MG3. When cruise control is set, the target speed is shown in the LCD, The target speed remains displayed until the actual speed achieves this, at which point the LCD reverts to its previous display.

    Traction control warning off

    The warning light indicates that the traction control is switched on or off. The warning light illuminates as a lamp check when the ignition is switched on, If the TC function is manually switched off, the warning light will illuminate all the time.

    passenger airbag on

    The warning light is located on the remote display module and is used to indicate that the passenger airbag has been enabled.
    If the passenger airbag has been enabled, the light will remain illuminated until the airbag is disabled, and the message Passenger Airbag On will appear in the message centre. Once the passenger airbag has been disabled, the light will extinguish and the message Passenger Airbag Off will appear in the message centre.

    Rear fog light

    Illuminates when the rear fog light are switched on

    Hill Descent Control (HDC) Malfunction

    If the HDC system detects a fault or fails, the warning lamp illuminates yellow.

    Electric Power Steering System (EPS)/ Electronic Steering Column Lock (ESCL) Warning

    When this lamp illuminates yellow, it indicates that the EPS has a general failure and the performance is reduced. Please stop the car as soon as safety permits, switch the vehicle power system to the OFF position. Then restore the vehicle to READY and drive the vehicle for a short while. If this lamp remains on, please contact an MG Authorised Repairer immediately

    If this lamp illuminates yellow and flashes, it indicates that the electronic steering column lock has failed. Please stop the car as soon as safety permits, switch the vehicle power system to the OFF position and seek an MG Authorised Repairer immediately. If the lamp extinguishes after a very short period it may be indicating that the steering is locked due to abnormal forces placed on the steering gear, please move the steering wheel left to right to allow the lock to operate without the influence of external forces.

    Charging Status Indicator

    When the vehicle is connected to an external power supply for charging, this lamp will remain on during charging and extinguish after charging is completed.

    High-voltage Battery Pack Low Battery Warning

    This lamp will illuminate when the high voltage battery charge is low, if the voltage continues to drop, this lamp will flash. Where possible please charge the high voltage battery before this lamp enters the flashing stage

    High-voltage Battery Pack Cutoff Warning

    When the high-voltage battery pack is connected, this lamp will not illuminate. This lamp will only illuminate when the high voltage battery is disconnected or isolated.

    Driving Power Limited

    This lamp will illuminate if the vehicle power has been reduced

    Lane Departure Warning System Indicator

     

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Lane Departure Warning function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled. 

    (This lamp will illuminate green when the Lane Departure Warning function is activated)

    If the Lane Departure Warning System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then remain on after a period of time.

    Lane Departure Prevention System

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Lane Departure Prevention function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled

    (This lamp illuminates green when the Lane Departure Prevention function is activated).

    If the Lane Departure Prevention System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then remain on after a period of time.

    MG Pilot System Indicator

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the MG Pilot function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled.

    (This lamp illuminates green when the MG Pilot function is activated).


    If the MG Pilot System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then remain on after a period of time.

    Forward Collision Warning System Indicator

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Forward Collision Warning function is disabled.

    If the Forward Collision System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then remain on after a period of time.

    Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEB) and Automatic Emergency Braking System for Pedestrians (AEBP) Indicator

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEB) or Autonomous Emergency Braking System for Pedestrian (AEBP) function is disabled.


    If the AEB or AEBP system is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then remain on after a period of time.

    Adaptive Cruise Control System Indicator

     

    If the Adaptive Cruise function is enabled, the Adaptive Cruise Control System will enter the standby state, the lamp illuminates yellow.

    (When the Adaptive Cruise Control System operates, the lamp will illuminate green, this indicates that the Adaptive
    Cruise Control System is activated).

    Adaptive Cruise Control System Malfunction

    This lamp will illuminate if an Adaptive Cruise Control System failure is detected.

    Manual Speed Assist System Indicator

     

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Manual Speed Assist function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled. If the current speed of the vehicle is above the maximum value allowed by the system the vehicle remains in the stand by state and the lamp will illuminate yellow.

    (This lamp illuminates green when the Manual Speed Assist function is activated).

    If the Manual Speed Assist System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then extinguish. Please try to reinstate this function. If this function cannot be switched on, please contact an MG Authorised Repairer.

    Intelligent Speed Assist System Indicator

     

    This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Intelligent Speed Assist function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled.

    (This lamp illuminates green when the Intelligent Speed Assist function is activated).


    If the Intelligent Speed Assist System is not able to function normally the lamp will flash yellow and then extinguish. Please try to reinstate this function. If this function cannot be switched on, please contact an MG Authorised Repairer

    Speed Limit Sign Additional Information
    Warning

     

    This lamp will illuminate when the speed limit sign currently recognised has additional information. Please pay attention to it.

  • Blue/Green Warning Lights

    Blue and green warning lights are for information only.

    Low Engine Coolant Temperature

     

    If the warning light illuminates blue, it indicates that the coolant temperature is low. If the warning light illuminates red, it indicates that the coolant temperature is high.
    When the temperature continues to rise, the warning light will flash accompanied by an audible warning.
    If the signal is missing, the warning light is flashed in blue.
    If the engine is too hot, severe damage could result; stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits and seek qualified assistance at the earliest opportunity.

    Main Beam

    Illuminates when the headlights are switched to main beam.

    Cruise control

    The light illuminates green when the master switch is pressed but no cruise speed is active and yellow when cruise control is active.
    For MG6. The message centre will display Cruise Set ### MPH (### represents the speed set) or Cruise Control: Standby as appropriate. If a fault is detected, the warning light will flash yellow and the message Cruise Control: Fault will be displayed.
    For MG3. When cruise control is set, the target speed is shown in the LCD, The target speed remains displayed until the actual speed achieves this, at which point the LCD reverts to its previous display.

    Front Fog Lights

     

    Illuminates when the front fog guard lights are switched on.

    Side Lamps

     

    Illuminates when the side or headlights are switched on.

     Direction Indicators

     

     

    The left and right direction indicators are represented by directional arrows located at the top of the instrument display. The warning lights flash synchronised with the exterior left or right direction indicator lights
    whenever they are operating.
    If the hazard warning lights are operated, both warning lights will flash together.
    If either warning light flashes very rapidly, this means that one of the front or rear direction indicator lights is not operating.
    Note: Failure of a side repeater light will have no effect
    on the warning light flash frequency.

    Start/Stop Active Indication

    This warning light is used to indicate to the driver that the engine is being controlled by Stop/Start system. It is used to emphasise the indication to the driver, when the Stop/Start system is active.
    For 15MY MG6 and 16MY MG3, light flashes 3 times if Stop/Start inhibited. Stop/Start currently unavailable appears in message centre.

    Auto Main Beam

    The indicator illuminates when the auto main beam function has switched on the main beam lamps

     Hill Descent Control (HDC) On

     

    Operating the HDC switch will activate the function, the system will enter the stand by mode and the warning lamp illuminates green, the lamp will extinguish when the system is turned off. If the vehicle is under the control of HDC the green warning lamp will flash.

    Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) / Automatic

    Parking Status Indicator

     

    When the auto hold system is operating to assist the driver, this lamp illuminates green.

     READY

     

    This lamp is used to indicate that the vehicle is ready for driving. (MG ZS EV only)

     Lane Departure Warning System

     

    This lamp will illuminate green when the Lane Departure Warning function is activated

     Lane Departure Prevention System / Lane Keeping Assist

     

    This lamp illuminates green when the Lane Departure Prevention function is activated.

    This lamp illuminates green when the Lane Keeping Assist function is activated.

    MG Pilot

     

    This lamp illuminates green when the MG Pilot function is activated.

    (This lamp will illuminate yellow when the MG Pilot function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled).

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    When the Adaptive Cruise Control System operates, the lamp will illuminate green, this indicates that the Adaptive Cruise Control System is activated

    Manual Speed Assist

    This lamp illuminates green when the Manual Speed Assist function is activated

    (This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Manual Speed Assist function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled).

    Intelligent Speed Assist

     

    This lamp illuminates green when the Intelligent Speed Assist function is activated

    (This lamp will illuminate yellow when the Intelligent Speed Assist function is enabled, the lamp will extinguish when the function is disabled)

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