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.