Subaru UK has published very informative article about different type of warning lights that may lit up on the dashboard. With a new car it is somewhat unwanted to have any warnings. Generally we would be just happy to drive without any extra worries. However I have seen already few times GPF warning, EyeSight temporary disabled and TPMS warning. So it is not that rare that even new cars can have warnings lit on the dashboard. It is advisable to get familiar what kind of warnings there is and which of them requires immediate attention and which is more informative type of event.
Subaru categories warnings to three different category:
- Green is an information alert. It means there’s something you should be aware of, but your vehicle can still be driven – there’s no immediate danger to you, your passengers or other road users.
- Amber is an advisory alert. It means the system has detected an issue of a slightly more serious nature, which may need dealer intervention – but you can still drive your car.
- Red is a major warning. It means swift rectification of a problem is required – you should speak to your local Subaru dealership before continuing with your journey.
Personally I knew that they have this orange / red warnings but didn’t know beforehand that there was third category as well. When red is seen, check the issue before continuing trip. And actually it seems that even amber/orange light is lit on the dashboard, it does not necessary mean that warning itself would be in Amber category. E.g. GPF light is orange but according to Subaru, warning is in green category, meaning that event is more of informative type. And then again EyeSight temporary disabled warning is without any color on the dash. That warning I would assume it is more Green type of event but again, according to Subaru that is categorized to Amber. Most likely due to it’s impact directly to safety. As one of the critical safety system is offline for a moment. That have happened me during in very bad weather conditions. And when rain eases a bit, EyeSight comes back online.
So I strongly advice you to take a closer look at Subaru UK article “Understanding your Subaru’s warning lights“. It is very well written and very informative. Something that all owners should check.
Have you seen any warning lights with your e-Boxer?