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Volvo S40 Car Warning Lights

Volvo S40 car warning lights, car warning symbols such as engine management light, ABS light, airbag light this guide will help you. We have created this Volvo S40 dashboard lights meaning guide and will show you how to deal with an engine light, airbag warning light, ABS light and all of the other car warning signs on your dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Volvo trouble codes and clear the warning light for good.
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your Volvo S40 we would advise you to go for the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader. Its an extremely popular choice amongst Volvo owners worldwide because it covers such a wide range of vehicles and has received excellent feedback from buyers.

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Volvo S40 engine management warning light - the engine warning lamp on your S40 will only illuminate if the ECU recognises a serious fault within the module. Generally the fault is caused by a sensor such as camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, Mass Airflow Meter (MAF) or ignition coil. To diagnose the engine fault within your Volvo S40 we recommend using the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader which will diagnose & clear the faults codes and allow you to reset the engine warning light. 

Volvo S40 ABS dash warning light - the ABS warning lamp will turn on if there is a fault within the Volvo S40 braking system. Generally the fault is a broken ABS sensor which is cheap to replace. If the fault is not with the ABS sensor is will be because of a faulty ABS pump or ABS module which is more expensive. You can diagnose the ABS system on your Volvo S40 with the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader. It will tell you exactly where the fault is, and once the fault is fixed you can erase the fault codes and remove the ABS warning light. 

Volvo S40 airbag warning light - the airbag warning lamp will typically illuminate on the dash of your S40 if there is a disturbance in the connections of the airbag system circuit. In most cases the problem is a faulty sensor or connection, but to find out exactly where the fault is you should use the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader which will give you an airbag fault code and pinpoint the error. The error code can be reset with the tool which will turn off the airbag warning light. 

Volvo S40 service warning light - the service dash light will illuminate on the dashboard to remind you that it is time for your S40 to have a service. The lamp will stay switched on for 2 minutes after switching on the engine. The light will come on depending on 3 items - whatever occurs first

12,500 miles
750 engine hours
12 months after the last check.

Volvo S40 P Parking brake engaged - simply means that the parking brake is at the ON position. You should use the parking brake regularly to ensure it is working properly.

Volvo S40 low oil pressure warning light - the oil can warning dash lamp will illuminate when the oil pressure is too low. You should switch off the engine and check your oil levels as soon as possible. After hard driving, the light will come on when at idle, this is normal provided it goes off again when the engine speed increases. You should check your oil level. If you need to top up be sure to check our section on what oil for my Volvo.

Volvo S40 coolant temperature warning light (turbo diesel only) - this coolant dash lamp will illuminate if the coolant temperature is too high. Stop your engine and check the coolant levels. Top up if required. You might also want to check for coolant leaks around or below the expansion tank as it can often crack.

Volvo S40 DSA Dynamic Stability Assistance warning light - this DSA light will flash if the system detects that the road surface is slippery in conditions like snow or ice. This system prevents the wheels from slipping to give you better traction.

If a fault occurs within this system the light will remain permanently on and you will need to diagnose the system with a tool such as the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader which will read & clear codes and allow you to remove the dashlight.

Volvo S40 bulb warning light failure - this warning dash lamp will illuminate if one of your brake lights is not working. Note that the light will only come on if the brake pedal is pressed and the fault is there.

Volvo S40 brake warning light circuit failure - this brake warning dash lamp will turn on if there is a fault within the braking system. First you should check the brake fluid levels and top up if needed. If your levels are fine, then it will be a problem with the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and you should diagnose the fault with the iCarsoft VOL V1.0 Volvo OBD Code Reader which will allow you to pinpoint the fault with a series of codes and erase the codes & dash light.

Volvo S40 battery warning light - if this dash warning lamp comes on it means that the alternator is not charging the battery. If the light comes on during driving it means that there is a fault in the electrical system or the drive belt is slack.

Volvo S40 automatic transmission warning light - this dash lamp will turn on in automatic vehcles when position W or gear 3 or L is selected. If the warning lights starts to flash it indicates a fault within the system. This light will also turn on during the fault code clearing process for the engine module.
Volvo S40 V40 dash warning lights & symbols 2
1. Volvo S40 direction indicators left
2. Volvo S40 direction indicators right
3. Volvo S40 fuel level low
4. Volvo S40 engine temperature high (turbo diesel)
5. Volvo S40 front fog lamp on
6. Volvo S40 rear fog lamp on
7. Volvo S40 cruise control
8. Volvo S40 brake light bulb failure warning
9. Volvo S40 main beam on
10. Volvo S40 ABS malfunction warning light
11. Volvo S40 door open
12. Volvo S40 parking brake applied
13. Volvo S40 low oil pressure
14. Volvo S40  hazard warning light on
15. Volvo S40 fault in SRS SIPS airbag system
16. Volvo S40 brake circuit not working
17. Volvo S40 battery charge failure
18. Volvo S40 seat belt warning
19. Volvo S40 DSA
20. Volvo S40 glow plugs (diesel only)
21. Volvo S40 fault in engine electronic system
22. Volvo S40 immobilizer on
23. Volvo S40 service reminder
24. Volvo S40 not connected
25. Volvo S40 low washer fluid level
26. Volvo S40 trailer connected
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