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Guide to Mazda Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators

By Product Expert | Posted in How To, Mazda Vehicles, Parts and Service on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 2:31 pm
Close Up of Generic Service Engine Soon Light on a Dashboard

How To Understand Mazda Dashboard Warning Lights 

The dashboard warning lights and indicators in your 2020 Mazda CX-5 can tell you a lot about the health and operation of your vehicle. If you are not sure what the automotive hieroglyphics on your dashboard mean – Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas is here to help. Learn how to understand Mazda dashboard warning lights with this guide to warning lights and indicators.  



Differences Between Mazda Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators 

Lights on your Mazda digital instrument cluster come in two varieties – dashboard warning lights and dashboard indicator lights. Mazda dashboard warning lights are typically red, yellow or orange and indicate a mechanical, electronic or system issue that can have a negative impact on safety and performance. Schedule a service appointment with your Mazda dealer when you see dashboard warning lights. Mazda indicator lights are generally green or blue and indicate that a system is in operation.  

Common Mazda Dashboard Warning Lights and Descriptions 

Are you new to the Mazda brand? Learn the language of your Mazda CX-5 with this guide that highlights a few common dashboard warning lights that you may find when you get behind the wheel. Contact the Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas Service Department with any dashboard warning light or service questions. 

Check Engine Light 

The Check Engine Light in your Mazda CX-5 can indicate a variety of issues with the engine and engine computer – a faulty oxygen sensor, bad spark plug wires or even a loose gas cap. Issues related to the check engine light will require a professional scan tool to find out what’s wrong. 

Yellow Check Engine Light from 2020 Mazda CX-5 Owner's Manual
Check Engine Light

Oil Pressure Warning Light 

Engine oil is the lifeblood of your Mazda car or crossover and the Oil Pressure Warning Light is there to let you know when there is a drop in oil pressure in your engine. When you see the Oil Pressure Warning Light, it is important to have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. 

Red Low Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light from 2020 Mazda CX-5 Owner's Manual
Oil Pressure Warning Light

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light 

Low tire pressure will have a negative impact on performance and safety when you get behind the wheel of your Mazda. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning Light works in tandem with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System to warn you when you have low tire pressure. 

Yellow Low Tire Pressure System Warning Light from 2020 Mazda CX-5 Owner's Manual
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Warning Light


Use this guide to common Mazda dashboard warning lights and indicators that will help you learn how to understand Mazda dashboard warning lights. Are you looking for a new Mazda car or crossover? Visit the Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas inventory today to find the perfect fit! 

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