Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (2022)

The Mitsubishi Triton, also known as the Mitsubishi L200 has been in production since 1978. The dashboard warning lights detailed below cover the 4th generation model (2005) and onwards. Dashboard display design and warning lights location many vary depending on model version.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (1)1. Cruise Control

Mitsubishi Triton cruise control is an automatic speed control system that keeps a set speed. It can be activated at about 25 mph or more.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (2)2. Turn Signals

The left or right green arrow symbols flash when the corresponding turn signals are activated. Both symbols will flash when the hazard warning lights are activated.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (3)3. High-Beam

This blue symbol illuminates when the high-beam / main beam headlights have been activated.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (4)4. Front Fog Lights

This green symbol illuminates when the front fog lights have been switched on.

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Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (5)5. Rear Fog Lights

This amber symbol illuminates when the rear fog lights have been switched on.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (6)6. Seat Belt

An audible alert and warning light are used to remind the driver and front passenger to fasten the seat belt.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (7)7. Low Fuel

The low fuel warning light comes on when the remaining fuel level is at approximately 11 litres.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (8)8. 2WD/4WD Indicator Light

This symbol indicates the status of the Mitsubishi Triton L200 2WD / 4WD system. The transfer light will flash when drive mode switching is in progress. Flashing will stop once the correct drive mode has been selected. If the 4WD light continues to flash, it often relates to a sensor switch in the gearbox, solenoids or vacuum pipes under the hood.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (9)9. Rear Differential Lock

Activating the Mitsubishi Triton L200 rear differential lock provides 100% of available torque to the wheel with traction. You should only activate the rear differential lock if your vehicle is stuck in for example snow, mud or when driving on a rocky surface. If rear differential lock is active on a normal road, it may become difficult to make turns.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (10)10. Check Engine

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 check engine warning light comes on in amber indicating that the onboard diagnostic system has detected a problem with the emissions system, engine or automatic transmission control systems. When the check engine warning light comes on, a fault code is stored in the electronic control module (ECM), which then requires diagnostic equipment to read. There are many potential faults that can trigger the check engine light, so diagnostics is required.

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If the check engine light comes on while driving, it’s usually safe to continue on your journey, though prolonged driving may result in damage. It’s recommended that you have the cause of the fault dealt with as soon as possible.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (11)11. Diesel Preheat

The diesel preheat warning light comes on with the ignition set to ‘On’ to indicate that the glow plugs are heating. When the glow plugs are hot, the diesel preheat light goes off and the engine can be started. The diesel preheat light remains on longer in colder conditions.

If the diesel preheat light comes on after the engine is started, the engine speed may not rise above the idling speed because of fuel freezing. In this
instance, keep the engine idling for about ten minutes, then turn off the ignition switch and immediately turn it on again. Check to confirm that the diesel preheat light is off.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (12)12. Oil Pressure

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 low engine oil pressure warning light is an indication of low pressure and not low oil level. However, if the oil level in the crankcase is low, it may trigger the low oil pressure warning light.

If the low oil pressure warning light comes on while driving, immediately pull off the road, switch off the engine and check oil levels. If oil levels are low, top up as recommended. If this light illuminates when the engine oil level is not low, or remains lit after adding oil, switch off the engine and arrange vehicle recovery. If you continue driving with low engine oil pressure warning illuminated illuminated, engine seizure is likely to occur.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (13)13. Fuel Filter

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 fuel filter warning light come son when water accumulates in the fuel filter. It’s recommended to remove water from the fuel filter as soon as possible. Continued driving without removing the water means that water will make its way into the engine, eventually resulting in damage.

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For a guide on how to remove water from the fuel filter on 4th and 5th model versions, see how to remove water from the Mitsubishi Triton / Mitsubishi L200 filter.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (14)14. Battery Charge

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 red battery charge warning light remains lit due to an electrical charging fault. If the battery is not being charged, it may result in the engine cutting out or unable to start. If the drive belt is broken, the brake pedal may require greater force to press than usual. The probably cause is often:

  • A broken drive belt
  • Malfunctioning alternator
  • Connections issues

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (15)15. A/T TEMP

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 A/T Temp warning light stand for ‘Automatic Transmission’ and means that the fluid temperature in the automatic transmission is too high. If the A/T Temp light comes n while driving, stop and allow the engine to idle until the warning light goes off. If the warning light remains lit, have the transmission serviced as soon as possible.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (16)16. OD OFF

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 OD Off warning light means that Overdrive has been manually switched off by selecting the switch on the gear selector lever. Overdrive allows the transmission to shift automatically among the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears, enabling fuel-efficient, economical driving. Keeping Overdrive enabled during highway driving is recommended. Turn Overdrive off when driving off-road or when towing a heavy load.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (17)17. Gear Selector Display

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 has 4 forward gears and 1 reverse gear. The selector lever has 6 positions, and is equipped with a lock button to avoid inadvertent selection of the wrong gear and an Overdrive on/off button.

If the gear selector lever position indicator flashes while you are driving, there could be a malfunction in the automatic transmission system. It is likely that a safety device is operating because of a malfunction. In this instance, have the transmission serviced as soon as possible.

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Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (18)18. Diesel Particulate Filter

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 DPF (diesel particulate filter) warning light comes on when the automatic particulate matter cleaning process is unable to complete and requires manual intervention from the driver. To help with the DPF cleaning process, with the engine running at optimal temperature,drive for about 20 minutes at a speed of at least 40 km/h (24 mph). Select conditions that do not require stopping. If after this the DPF light remains on, have the system serviced. Continued driving may result in damage.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (19)19. Brake Warning Light

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 brake warning light illuminates when; the parking brake lever has been engaged, when the brake fluid level is low, or when the brake force distribution function is malfunctioning. Brake force distribution allows for varying brake forces on a per-wheel basis.

If the parking brake is not engaged and the brake light remains on, check brake fluid levels. If levels are fine or the light remains lit after adding fluid, have the brake system serviced.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (20)20. Active Stability Control OFF

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Active Stability Control (ASC) system is switched on with each ignition cycle. ASC can be manually deactivated by pressing the ASC OFF button. It’s recommended that ASC is active as it helps to control vehicle stability. It can be beneficial turning off ASC if the vehicle is stuck in snow / mud etc.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (21)21. Anti-Lock Braking System

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents the wheels from locking during heavy braking, therefore helping to maintain vehicle steering control. On versions of the Triton / L200 with the rear differential lock, ABS and the active stability & traction control (ASTC) functions are suspended while the rear differential lock is activated. In this instance, the ABS light will illuminate.

If the ABS light comes on while driving and the rear differential lock is not activated, it means ABS has malfunction, but brakes will work as normal, but without ABS. This is usually due to a wheel speed sensor malfunction. If the ABS light and brake light both illuminate, it means ABS and the brake force distribution are inactive. Hard braking may make the vehicle unstable. Have the brake and ABS system serviced right away.

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Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (22)22. Active Stability Control

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 Active Stability Control (ASC) helps to control oversteer and understeer by reducing engine power and/or applying braking to individual wheels. Part of ASC is traction control, they share the same warning light. The ASC light flashes when the system is operating and remains lit when there’s a fault. Due to ASC using wheel speed sensors, this is a common cause for fault.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (23)23. Door Open

This warning light illuminates when a door is either open or not completely closed. If the vehicle speed reaches approximately 5 mph with a door open or incompletely closed, the warning light flashes 16 times and a buzzer simultaneously sounds 16 times as a warning.

Mitsubishi Triton (L200) Dashboard Warning Lights - DASH-LIGHTS.COM (24)24. Airbag

The Mitsubishi Triton L200 airbag / Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) warning light remains lit indicating a fault in the system. Both airbags and the seat belt pretensioner system share the same symbol. The airbag warning light may remain lit due to an airbag sensor fault, an object stuck inside a belt buckle, a cable from the pretensioner system coming loose under a seat.

FAQs

What does the light symbol on my dash mean? ›

The light will come on to alert you about standard maintenance items such as low fuel, when it's time for an oil change or if air pressure is low. The dashboard light can also indicate a more serious issue such as brake system warning, low oil pressure, engine temperature or other issues with your engine.

What are the three main warning lights warning gauges? ›

There are three kinds of warning lights: Oil Pressure Warning Light. Temperature Warning Light. Battery Low Warning Light.

What causes multiple warning lights on dash? ›

If more than one dash warning light is on, it might just mean that you have problems in more than one system. After a collision, multiple lights may be on if multiple systems were affected by the crash.

What is the most common reason for check engine light? ›

Oxygen Sensor

A faulty oxygen sensor will return a check engine warning every time. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons why a check engine light comes on while you're driving your automobile.

What does low oil symbol look like? ›

Oil Pressure Warning Light

The oil can symbol means the oil pressure is low. If the symbol has a wavy line below it, that means the oil level is low. When this is the case, topping off the oil should make the indicator light turn off.

What does yellow triangle warning light mean? ›

32. Warning light. The yellow triangle with an exclamation mark will typically be accompanied by a message explaining what's gone wrong. Hopefully it will be self-explanatory – such as a low reservoir for the windscreen washer system.

What is the symbol for engine oil? ›

The oil pressure symbol, also known as the low engine oil or low oil pressure light, has an old-fashioned oil can symbol. When this light is on, it's warning you that you're running low on oil, your engine oil temperature is extremely hot, or that your oil pump isn't performing well.

What are all the gauges on the dashboard? ›

Most vehicle car dashboard gauges include the speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, water temperature gauge, and the oil pressure gauge.

What are the different gauges on my dash? ›

Overview: The minimum number of gauges on a passenger car dashboard are the speedometer and the fuel gauge. The most common additional gauge is the temperature gauge followed by the tachometer, voltmeter and oil pressure gauge.

What kind of information would a yellow warning light represent? ›

Yellow: something is not working correctly - take extra care and check it out as soon as possible. Red: there is a serious, and potentially dangerous problem - stop driving as soon as it is safe to do so.

What is the check engine light look like? ›

Check engine lights come in orange, yellow or amber, depending on the manufacturer. If the light begins flashing, however, it indicates a more serious problem, such as a misfire that can quickly overheat the catalytic converter.

Can I drive with check engine light on? ›

Can you drive a car with the engine light on? It's okay to drive for a few miles, but be sure to schedule an inspection of the engine as soon as possible. If the check engine light comes on while you're driving, don't panic! Pay attention and see if the car is driving any differently than normal.

What does transmission light look like? ›

The transmission temperature light looks like a thermometer inside of a gear. Should this light stay lit it means that the transmission is operating at a higher than normal temperature. It likely means that your vehicle is low on transmission fluid. It is important to pay attention to your dashboard as you drive.

How do you reset dashboard lights? ›

The first thing you can try, to turn off the car, then restart the engine. The second step is to disconnect your battery, wait for a few minutes then reconnect the battery. Another option is to continue to drive your car, and hope the light will reset itself.

What does it mean when your check engine light and traction control light come on at the same time? ›

Therefore, if you see your engine light flashing and your traction control light is on at the same time, the most common causes are related to a faulty traction control system and its malfunction due to road conditions.

Should ABS light stay on? ›

The ABS light (usually yellow, amber or orange) should come on briefly every time you start your car as part of a system check. If the light stays on, that means something isn't working and the system has been shut down. With ABS, sensors mounted at each wheel monitor the speed at which the wheels are turning.

What sensor causes check engine light? ›

Oxygen sensors are a common cause of “check engine” lights. This sensor is located in the emission control system of your car, and is standard on all vehicles manufactured after 1980. The oxygen sensors are used to ensure that your engine is burning the correct amount of fuel, and running at peak performance.

Can needing a oil change cause check engine light? ›

An illuminated check engine light is the first warning sign that your vehicle needs an oil change. It can activate because the oil is too dirty or when there's not enough flowing throughout the engine.

Why is my engine light on but nothing seems wrong? ›

The “check engine” light is the on-board diagnostic system's way of telling you something's wrong. But that something could be one of many things, big or small. It could pop on because of something small like a loose or faulty gas cap. It could also mean a major engine failure.

Is there a dashboard light for low oil? ›

The ENGINE LOW OIL LEVEL WARNING light indicates that the engine oil level has decreased below the lower acceptable limit. When you start you engine, the low oil level warning light should illuminate briefly and then turn off.

Which symbol represents an oil pressure warning? ›

One of the first idiot lights, the warning light to the far left, featuring an old-school oil can or what could be even Aladdin's lamp, is the Oil Level or Oil Pressure warning lights or symbol. A wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low.

How do you know if you have low oil pressure? ›

Watch out for common signs of decreased engine performance such as a reduction in fuel economy, loss of power, and engine stalling. Warning light on the instrument panel turns on. This is one of the first and most common signs of low engine oil pressure. The latest car models have sensors connected to a warning light.

What does orange triangle with exclamation point mean? ›

Schedule Service. If you see that warning light triangle with an exclamation mark appear there's a simple explanation. This icon stands for your Honda vehicle's Vehicle Stability Assist system and will illuminate your dashboard when an issue with the system is detected.

What does a vehicle displaying an orange triangle mean? ›

Things To Remember. Slow moving vehicles can only reach a maximum of 25mph. These slow vehicles will display an orange and red triangular sign as a warning. Drivers approaching a vehicle with this slow moving vehicle sign should reduce their speed before they reach it.

How do you reset the master warning light? ›

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What does a yellow oil light mean? ›

A yellow engine oil level light means you should stop the car as soon as it's safe.

Which symbol warns that you are low on fuel? ›

The low fuel warning light has one purpose: to tell drivers that their fuel tanks are running low. If the yellow fuel pump symbol turns on, you need to drive to a gas station and fill up your fuel tank. Your car's driveability isn't affected, and you can still drive safely.

Why is my oil light on but my oil is full? ›

Well, when the light is on, most likely it is a low oil pressure light, so you must check the oil level. If the oil is full but still the oil light is on or intermittent (comes on and off), then the most likely culprit is one of the following: faulty sensor, oil pressure switch, or faulty wiring to the sensor.

What does a transmission warning light look like? ›

The transmission temperature light looks like a thermometer inside of a gear. Should this light stay lit it means that the transmission is operating at a higher than normal temperature. It likely means that your vehicle is low on transmission fluid. It is important to pay attention to your dashboard as you drive.

What is a throttle control warning light? ›

The electronic throttle control light indicates that there is an issue with the throttle system. The throttle system includes the throttle body, accelerator pedal, and wirings. The electronic throttle control system control and monitors the position of the throttle.

How do you reset dashboard warning lights? ›

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What does the orange light mean on my dash? ›

Orange or yellow dashboard lights remind you that something needs to be serviced soon, like an oil change, or that something is wrong with your emissions system.

What are the symptoms of low transmission fluid? ›

In the meantime, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the tell-tale signs that you may be low on transmission fluid.
  • Noises. ...
  • Burning Smell. ...
  • Transmission Leaks. ...
  • Slipping Gears. ...
  • Slow Gear Engagement. ...
  • Vehicle Accelerates Poorly. ...
  • Check Engine or Transmission Warning Light Is On.

Is there a warning light for low transmission fluid? ›

When the level of transmission fluid goes down, you will get a warning light on the dashboard. The warning light indicates hotter temperatures than normal of the fluid, and there is a need to get the fluid checked.

How do I know if my transmission fluid is low? ›

Symptoms of Low Transmission Fluid
  1. Drips or puddles underneath the car.
  2. Difficulty shifting through gears and/or slipping.
  3. Shuddering or shaking.
  4. Lurching or sudden jerks.
  5. Transmission won't engage.
  6. Humming or clunking noises.
  7. A burning smell.
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What causes a red lightning bolt? ›

Like regular lightning, red lightning is caused by a build-up of electrical charge in clouds, but in this case the excess charge is released to the ionosphere — around 50 miles (81 kilometers) up — rather than to the ground. Sprites are usually red in colour, and can range in shape between a jellyfish and a carrot.

What does a red lightning bolt mean? ›

Stuck Throttle Body

A dirty throttle body can sometimes get stuck or damaged and when that is the case, the system might report a ETC fault by illuminating the red lightning bolt symbol on your Jeep dashboard. A visual and mechanical inspection will help you determine if the throttle body is working the way it should.

How do I reset my electronic throttle control system? ›

Make sure that the accelerator pedal is fully released. Turn ignition switch “ON” and wait at least 2 seconds. Turn ignition switch “OFF” wait at least 10 seconds. Turn ignition switch “ON” and wait at least 2 seconds.

How do you reset car sensors? ›

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Does disconnecting the battery reset the check engine light? ›

Leaving the battery disconnected for about 15 minutes will ensure the vehicle systems will completely reset when you reconnect the battery. Secure the negative cable back to the terminal and cover it with the cap (if applicable). Disconnecting the battery will clear the error codes and reset the check engine light.

Can you reset check engine light without disconnecting battery? ›

Can you reset the check engine light without disconnecting the battery? You can reset the check engine light without disconnecting the battery by using an OBD2 scanner. If you drive long enough after fixing the problem, most car models' check engine light will go away by itself.

What does yellow light mean? ›

yellow light (plural yellow lights) (US) A traffic light, between the green light and the red light, indicating that vehicles may proceed with caution. (idiomatic) Hesitance to proceed; limited approval or permission to proceed.

What is yellow warning in car? ›

The tire pressure warning light is depicted as a yellow tire with an exclamation point in the middle. This warning light signifies that one of the vehicle's tires is underinflated, and – in some modern vehicles – it can indicate which exact tire has low pressure.

Can I drive with engine warning light on? ›

Is it safe to drive with the engine management light on? Generally, unless there are other symptoms that's something's wrong, you can continue driving to your destination. You should then get your vehicle looked at by an expert as soon as possible to avoid risking further damage to your car.

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