Smart Fortwo Dashboard Lights And Meaning

Smart Fortwo Dashboard Lights and Meanings

The Smart Fortwo was first launched in 1998 and is now in its third generation. The dash warning lights detailed below cover both the Smart Fortwo and the Smart Fortwo Cabrio.

Dashboard layouts may vary by Smart Fortwo model, age, and location, but all warning lights have the same meaning. Locate your warning light in the image below to find out its description and what action should take next.

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However, it's essential to understand what the Smart Fortwo dash warning lights mean, mainly since they can prevent a car breakdown or total failure, which can save you an expensive repair bill and mean you will stay safer on the road.

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Smart dashboard lights and meaning
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Seat Belt Reminder in Smart Fortwo

The red seat belt warning light on Smart Fortwo illuminates along with an audible alarm notifying the driver, and front passenger must fasten their seat belts.

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Airbag System in Smart Fortwo

Under normal operating conditions, the Alfa Romeo Giulia airbag warning light will come ON/RUN status as a standard bulb with the ignition on for between 4 and 8 seconds. If this indicator light turns on or blinks during engine ignition or while driving or when an audible chime is heard, there is a malfunction in the airbag system. Check your vehicle as soon as possible.

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Hand Break or Break System in Smart Fortwo

This is the Smart Fortwo brake warning light. Depending on the model and region, the circle and the exclamation mark or the letters 'BRAKE' will be displayed. This warning light has two meanings: the parking brake is applied or there is not enough brake fluid. Depending on your Fortwo version, the following messages may appear on the display panel: 'Check brake fluid level' or 'Release parking brake'.

ABS or Anti lock break system

Anti-Lock Break System, ABS in Smart Fortwo

ABS stands for 'anti-lock brake system' and is a safety feature of most new cars. It is a complement to normal brakes where before ABS, it was common to lock the wheels when braking hard. A functioning ABS system prevents wheel lockup, which in turn enables the driver to drive and brake hard simultaneously. The Smart Fortwo ABS warning light permanently means there is a fault in the ABS system. It is usually sensor related, but it also means that another driving aid may not work, such as the electronic stability program.

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Dynamic stability control or DSC in Smart Fortwo

The ESP (Electronic Stability Program) warning light on the Smart Fortwo illuminates the yellow warning light, may include the message 'System inoperative' depending on your Fortwo model. This means that the ESP did not function properly and can no longer stabilize the vehicle. There is now risen the risk of skidding. Other driving aids, Like ABS, may not work due to the use of the same components. It can also be a failure of the brake light.

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Runflat indicator RPA of Smart Fortwo

The yellow tire pressure warning light comes on and, depending on your Fortwo version, the warning message "Correct tire pressure." It means that the tire pressure is too low on at least one of the tires, or the tire pressure difference between the wheels is too large. Check the tire pressures, correct the pressures, and then restart the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

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Engine Functions of Smart Fortwo

This is the Smart Fortwo check engine warning light appear when the ignition is switched to ON/RUN. If the light does not come on at all during driving or is on, the system is malfunctioning. Many defects, including vehicle sensors, may be associated with MIL lighting. The vehicle will need to be connected to the diagnostic tool to diagnose the fault. Drive the car at moderate speed and avoid heavy acceleration.

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Rear Fog Lights of Smart Fortwo

This symbol represents the rear fog lights of Smart ForTwo being switched on.

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Dipped head lights of Smart Fortwo

Smart ForTwo's dipped headlight symbol indicates that dipped light is on. It is basically used at nights. Pull the lever towards you for a temporary high beam, "Flash to pass" scenario.

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Turn Indicator of Smart Fortwo

The turn indicator symbols represent the indicator is switched on of Smart ForTwo.

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Side Lights, Low-Beam Head Lights of Smart Fortwo

This dashboard warning light informs the driver that the exterior lights/sidelights/parking lights/headlights are switched on.

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Front Fog Lights of Smart Fortwo

This symbol represents the front fog lights of Smart ForTwo being switched on.

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High-Beam Headlights of Smart Fortwo

Smart ForTwo's high beam headlight symbol indicates that high beam headlights are on. Keep the multifunction control lever away from you to switch the headlights to a higher beam. 

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