The 119 Ford Ranger Dashboard Information Messages 1

Ford Ranger Dashboard Information Messages

The Ford Ranger has a total of 119 dashboard information messages, which may be found in this comprehensive list. All information of this page is from the Ford Ranger Owners Manual.

NOTE: Depending on your vehicle’s configuration, not all of the notifications will appear or will be accessible. Depending on the type of cluster you have, certain messages may be abbreviated or shortened in some cases.

Ford Ranger OK Button

Press the OK button to acknowledge and remove some messages from the information display. The system removes other messages after a short time.
You need to confirm certain messages before you can access the menus.

4WD

 

MessageDetails
4×4 Temporarily Disabled
Displays if the 4×4 system temporarily disables to protect itself from overheating.
4×4 OFF
Displays if the 4×4 system automatically disables to protect itself. This is caused by operating the vehicle with the compact spare tire installed or if the system is overheating.
4×4 Restored
The 4×4 system resumes normal function and clears this message after driving a short distance with the road tire re-installed or after the system cools.
Check 4×4
Displays in conjunction with the Throttle Control/Transmission/4×4 light if the 4×4 system is not operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact a certified technician as soon as possible.
For 4×4 LOW Slow to 5 km/h
Displays when you attempt to switch to 4X4 LOW and your vehicle’s speed is greater than 5 km/h.
To Exit 4×4 LOW Slow to 5 km/h
Displays when you attempt to switch from 4X4 LOW and your vehicle’s speed is greater than 5 km/h.
For 4×4 LOW Apply Brake
Displays when 4×4 LOW cannot be engaged due to inadequate brake application. Apply brake to engage 4×4 LOW.
To Exit 4×4 LOW Apply Brake
Displays when 4×4 LOW cannot be disengaged due to inadequate brake application. Apply brake to disengage 4×4 LOW.
For 4×4 LOW Apply Clutch
Displays when 4×4 LOW cannot be engaged due to inadequate clutch application. Apply clutch to engage 4×4 LOW.
To Exit 4×4 LOW Apply Clutch
Displays when 4×4 LOW cannot be engaged due to inadequate clutch application. Apply clutch to disengage 4×4 LOW.
For 4×4 LOW Shift to N
Displays when you attempt to switch to 4X4 LOW and you do not shift the transmission to neutral (N).
To Exit 4×4 LOW Shift to N
Displays when you attempt to switch from 4X4 LOW and you do not shift the transmission to neutral (N).
4×4 Shift in Progress
The 4X4 system is making a shift.

 

Active Park

 

MessageDetails
Active Park Fault
Displays when the system needs service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

MessageDetails
Adaptive Cruise Malfunction
Displays when a radar malfunction is preventing the ACC from engaging.   See   Using Adaptive Cruise Control.
Adaptive Cruise Not Available
Displays when conditions exist such that the adaptive cruise cannot properly function.   See   Using Adaptive Cruise Control.
Adaptive Cruise Not Available Sensor Blocked See Manual
Displays during inclement weather or when ice, mud, or water blocks the radar. You can clean the sensor to resolve.   See   Using Adaptive Cruise Control.
Front Sensor Not Aligned
Displays when a radar malfunction is preventing the ACC from engaging.
Adaptive Cruise – Driver Resume Control
Displays when the adaptive cruise has reinstated controls to the driver.
Adaptive Cruise Speed Too Low to Activate
Displays when the vehicle speed is too slow to activate the adaptive cruise.
Adaptive Cruise Shift Down
Displays when the adaptive cruise is automatically adjusting the gap distance and the driver needs to shift the transmission into a lower gear.

 

AdBlue ® Level

 

MessageDetails
AdBlue® Low Range XXXX km Refill Soon
Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue ®) tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue ®) tank as soon as possible.
AdBlue® Low No engine start in XXXX km
Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue ®) tank will be empty and when it will restrict the engine from starting. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue ®) tank as soon as possible.
AdBlue® level empty. Refill to start engine
The diesel exhaust fluid tank (AdBlue ®) is empty and is restricting the engine from starting. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue ®) tank to re-start the engine.

 

AdBlue ® System Malfunction

 

MessageDetails
AdBlue® System Fault Service required
The system has detected a fault that requires service.
AdBlue® System No engine start in XXXX km
The system has detected a fault that requires service.
AdBlue® System Service required to start engine
The system has detected a fault that requires service.

 

Airbag

 

MessageDetails
Occupant Sensor BLOCKED Remove Objects Near Passenger Seat
Displays when the system detects a blocked sensor. Check and remove objects in this area.

 

Alarm

 

MessageDetails
Vehicle Alarm To Stop Alarm, Start Vehicle.
Displays when the alarm has been triggered due to unauthorized entry.See   Anti-Theft Alarm.

 

Auto Start Stop

 

MessageDetails
Auto StartStop Manual Restart Required
Displays when the Auto-Start-Stop system is not functioning and requires that you manually restart the engine.
Auto StartStop Press Clutch to Start Engine
Displays when you need to press the clutch to restart the engine.
Auto StartStop Press a Pedal to Start Engine
Displays when you need to press a pedal to restart the engine.
Auto StartStop Select Neutral To Start Engine
Displays when you need to select neutral (N) to restart the engine.
Auto StartStop Malfunction Service Required
The system is not operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Auto StartStop Press Brake Harder to Activate
The engine needs to be restarted, press the brake pedal harder to start.
Auto StartStop Not Available
Displays when conditions are not met for the Auto StartStop system to function properly.
Auto StartStop Shift to P, then Restart Engine
Select park for the system to restart the engine.
Auto StartStop Press Brake to Start Engine
The engine needs to be restarted, press the brake pedal to start.
Auto StartStop Deactivated by Switch
Displays the system status
Auto StartStop Activated by Switch
Displays the system status

 

Battery and Charging System

 

MessageDetails
Check Charging System
Displays when the charging system needs servicing. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Low Battery Features Temporarily Turned Off
Displays when the battery management system detects an extended low-voltage condition. Various vehicle features will be disabled to help preserve the battery. Turn off as many of the electrical loads as soon as possible to improve system voltage. If the system voltage has recovered, the disabled features will operate again as normal
Turn Power Off To Save Battery
Displays when the battery management system determines that the battery is at a low state of charge. Turn the ignition off as soon as possible to protect the battery. This message will clear once the vehicle has been started and the battery state of charge has recovered. Turning off unnecessary electrical loads will allow faster battery state-of-charge recovery.

 

Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Alert System

 

MessageDetails
Blindspot System Fault
Displays when a system error has occurred.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Blindspot Not Available Sensor Blocked See Manual
Displays when the system sensors are blocked.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.See   Blind Spot Information System.
Cross Traffic AlertDisplays when the system detects a vehicle.   See   Blind Spot Information System.
Cross Traffic Not Available Sensor Blocked See Manual
Displays when the blind spot information system and cross traffic alert system sensors are blocked.   See   Blind Spot Information System.
Cross Traffic System Fault
Displays when a system error has occurred.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Doors and Locks

 

MessageDetails
Door Ajar
Displays when the door(s) listed is not completely closed and the vehicle is moving.
Displays when the door(s) listed is not completely closed.
Trunk Ajar
Displays when the luggage compartment is not completely closed.
Hood Ajar
Displays when the hood is not completely closed.
Switches Inhibited Security Mode
Displays when the door switches have been disabled.
Child Lock Malfunction Service Required
Displays when there is a system error with the child locks.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Driver Alert

 

MessageDetails
Driver Alert Warning Rest Now
Stop and rest as soon as it is safe to do so.
Driver Alert Warning Rest Suggested
Take a rest break soon.

 

Engine

 

MessageDetails
Brake Applied Power Reduced
Displays when the accelerator pedal is entrapped or both accelerator and brake pedals are applied at the same time.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Fuel

 

MessageDetails
Fuel Level Low
Displays as an early reminder of a low fuel condition.
Check Fuel Fill Inlet
Displays when the fuel fill inlet may not be properly closed.

 

Hill Start Assist

 

MessageDetails
Hill Start Assist Not Available
Displays when the hill start assist feature is not available.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.See   Hill Start Assist.

 

Hill Descent Control

 

MessageDetails
For Hill Descent Reduce Speed 20MPH or Less
Displays when the vehicle speed is too high for HDC to engage. Reduce speed to below that indicated in the message to engage HDC.
For Hill Descent Reduce Speed 32 Km/h or Less
Hill Descent Control Off System Cooling
Displays when the HDC cannot be engaged due to excessive heat. Allow system to cool before re-engaging.
Hill Descent Control Fault
Displays when there is a fault with the HDC system.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
For Hill Descent Select Gear
Displays when the HDC cannot be engaged due to vehicle not being in gear. Select gear to engage HDC.

 

Keys and Keyless Entry

 

MessageDetails
Starting System Fault
Displays when there is a problem with your vehicle’s starting system.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
To START Press Brake
Displays when starting the vehicle as a reminder to apply the brake.
To START Press Brake and Clutch
Displays as a reminder to press the brake and clutch while starting the vehicle.
To START Press Clutch
Displays as a reminder to press the clutch in while starting the vehicle.
Key Program Successful
Displays during spare key programming, when the key is successfully programmed to the system.
Key Program Failure
Displays during spare key programming, when the key have failed to program.
Max Number of Keys Learned
Displays during spare key programming, when the maximum number of keys have been programmed.
Not Enough Keys Learned
Displays during spare key programming, when not enough keys have been programmed.
Key Battery Low Replace Soon
Displays when the key battery is low. Change the battery as soon as possible.
Could Not Program Integrated Key
Displays when an attempt is made to program a spare key using two existing keys.
Engine ON
Displays to inform the driver that they are exiting the vehicle and the engine is on.

 

Lane Keeping System

 

MessageDetails
Lane Keeping Sys. Malfunction Service Required
Displays when the system detects an error that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Front Camera Temporarily Not Available
The system has detected a condition that has caused the system to be temporarily unavailable.
Front Camera Low Visibility Clean Screen
The system has detected a condition that requires the windshield to be cleaned to operate properly.
Front Camera Malfunction Service Required
Displays when the system detects an error that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Keep Hands on Steering Wheel
Displays when the system requests the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel.

 

Maintenance

 

MessageDetails
Low Engine Oil Pressure
Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn off the engine. Check the oil level. If the warning stays on or continues to come on with your engine running, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Change Engine Oil Soon
Displays when the engine oil life remaining is 10% or less.
Oil Change Required
Displays when the oil life left reaches 0%.
Brake Fluid Level Low
Indicates the brake fluid level is low and the brake system should be inspected immediately.  See   Brake Fluid Check.
Check Brake System
Displays when the brake system needs servicing.Stop the vehicle in a safe place.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Engine Coolant Over Temperature
Displays when the engine temperature is too high.Stop the vehicle in a safe place and allow the engine to cool. If the problem persists, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.See   Engine Coolant Check.
Power Reduced to Lower Engine Temp
Displays when the engine has reduced power in order to help reduce high coolant temperatures.
Transport Mode Contact Dealer
Displays to indicate that the vehicle is still in Transport mode.This may not allow some features to operate properly.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Factory Mode Contact Dealer
Displays to indicate that the vehicle is still in Factory mode.This may not allow some features to operate properly.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
See Manual
Informs the driver that the powertrain needs service due to a powertrain malfunction.

 

Park Aid

 

MessageDetails
Check Front Park Aid
Displays when the system detects an error that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.See   Front Parking Aid.
Check Rear Park Aid
Displays when the system detects an error that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.See   Rear Parking Aid.
Rear Park Aid On Off
Displays the park aid status.

 

Park Brake

 

MessageDetails
Park Brake Engaged
Displays when the parking brake is set, the engine is running and the vehicle is driven more than 5 km/h. If the warning stays on after the parking brake is released, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Power Steering

 

MessageDetails
Steering Lock Fault Service Now
The power steering system has detected a condition that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Steering Loss Stop Safely
The power steering system is not working.Stop the vehicle in a safe place.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Steering Assist Fault Service Required
The power steering system has detected a condition within the power steering system or passive entry or passive start system requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Powertrain

 

MessageDetails
Check Locking Differential
Displays when there is a system error with the electronic locking differential that requires service.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Fuel Pressure Low
Displays when there is a loss in fuel system pressure.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Stop Safely Now
Displays when there is a powertrain fault and vehicle has entered limp home mode.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Starting System

 

MessageDetails
To START Press Brake
Displays when starting the vehicle as a reminder to apply the brake.
To START Press Brake and Clutch
Displays as a reminder to press the brake and clutch while starting the vehicle.
Engine Start Pending Please Wait
Displays when the starter is attempting to start the vehicle.
Pending Start Cancelled
Displays when the pending start has been cancelled.
Cranking Time Exceeded
Displays when the starter has exceeded its cranking time in attempting to start the vehicle.

 

Terrain Management System

 

MessageDetails
Terrain Management System Fault
Displays when there is a fault with the Terrain Management system.Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Mode Change Not Accepted, Retry
Displays when the Terrain Management system was unable to complete a mode change. Retry to enter terrain modes.
To Enter Rock Mode 4×4 LOW is Required
Displays when Terrain Management system is unable to enter crawl mode as the vehicle is not in 4X4 Low. Engage 4X4 Low to enter crawl mode.
To Exit 4×4 LOW Exit Rock Mode
Displays when 4X4 Low cannot be disengaged as the Terrain Management is in crawl mode. Exit crawl mode to disengage 4X4 Low.

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

 

MessageDetails
Tire Pressure Low
Displays when one or more tires on your vehicle have low tire pressure.   See   Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Tire Pressure Monitor Fault
Displays when the tire pressure monitoring system is malfunctioning. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.  See   Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Tire Pressure Sensor Fault
Displays when a tire pressure sensor is malfunctioning, or your spare tire is in use. For more information on how the system operates under these conditions,   See   Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  If the warning stays on or continues to come on, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

 

Transmission

 

MessageDetails
Transmission Malfunction Service Now
Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Transmission Overheating Stop Safely
The transmission is overheating and needs to cool.Stop in a safe place as soon as it is possible.
Transmission Service Required
Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Transmission Limited Function See Manual
Displays when the transmission has overheated and has limited functionality.
Transmission Not in Park
Displays as a reminder to shift into park.
Press Brake Pedal
Displays as a reminder to press the brake pedal in order to select a gear.

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