Understanding 2018 Range Rover Sport Warning Lights

If you own a 2018 Range Rover Sport, you are probably in love with your vehicle. JLR has done an amazing job putting together the sports performance, luxury, and convenience in one vehicle, creating the ultimate driving experience.


JLR has also done something else magnificent with this vehicle to help you stay informed and maintain it so that it serves you for many years to come – the warning and information lights.


There are well over 50 warning and information lights that can turn on to inform you about what is going on with your vehicle and which of the features you have turned on. Since you are probably aware of information lights and their meaning, we decided to help you with the warning lights.


Here is a quick and simple how-to guide on understanding 2018 Range Rover Sport warning lights.

2018 Range Rover Sport Red, Amber, and Yellow Warning lights

It is important to note that you should not under any circumstance ignore any of the warning indicators or lights. If you fail to do so you will risk damaging the vehicle, or even worse, getting yourself hurt.


The 2018 Range Rover Sport displays any of the primary warnings as red warning lights. If any of the red lights turn on, you will have to get your vehicles inspected by yourself or seek help from a qualified professional.


Secondary warnings are displayed as amber or yellow warning lights. It is important to understand them because some will indicate that specific systems are active, while others will indicate that you must seek assistance from a professional or take action yourself.


The internal system status is displayed via green and blue lights. We will not cover them in this guide.

Battery Charge RED

This light will turn red as soon as you switch the ignition on, but it should turn off when the engine is started. If this light stays on, it indicates a fault with the battery charging system. You will have to contact qualified assistance as soon as possible.

Brake RED

There are two different brake warning lights, but both of them convey the same message. This light always turns on when you switch on the ignition and turn off when the engine is started.


Should it remain on, the chances are that there is not enough brake fluid left, or you have a problem with the Electronic Brake Distribution system. You should stop the vehicle as soon as possible and contact the official service.

Charging Status RED

This warning light indicates that there is a problem with charging. Please double check the connection of the charging cable. If you can’t identify the problem on your own, contact the retailer.

Critical Warning Message RED

The Critical Warning Message will always turn on when there is an important message on the car’s instrument table. Stop your car and read the message to learn more about what’s causing the problem.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid RED

If this light turns on, the level of DEF fluid in your car is way too low. The light will also turn on if you add the wrong kind of fluid to the system, or there is something wrong with the system in general. If there are any messages on the dashboard, follow them and seek help from the authorized service.

Diesel particulate Filter RED

This light will turn on in two instances: when there is something wrong with the DPF system, or when the DPF is full. Check out the message on your instrument panel and contact your authorized retailer as soon as you can.

Electric Parking Brake RED

If this light stays on, it means that you have successfully engaged the electric parking brake. If it starts flashing, there is something wrong with the EPB system and you have to contact assistance immediately.

Engine Temperature RED

This light will turn on once the engine temperature goes above the limit. You will also be able to read a message in your message center. You should stop the vehicle as safety permits, and contact authorized assistance.

Lane Departure Warning RED

If you cross a lane boundary without turning on the appropriate turn signal, the LDW light will turn on and you will feel a vibration through the steering wheel.

Low Oil Pressure RED

This is a critical warning light, so if it turns on you should stop your vehicle as soon as possible and turn off the engine. You should check the oil and top it up. If the light stays on, switch the engine off immediately and contact qualified assistance.

Seat Belt RED

The SB warning light will turn on if any of the seats are occupied and the relevant seat belts are not buckled. To turn it off, buckle yourself and other passengers up.

Adaptive Front Lighting System AMBER

This light will turn on if there is a problem with the AFS. You should contact authorized assistance as soon as you can.


The AB light will turn on after you switch the ignition on and turn it off 6 seconds later. If it stays on or it turns on while driving, it indicates that there is a problem with your airbag system. Contact qualified professionals as soon as possible.

Anti-Lock Breaking System AMBER

The ABS light will turn on briefly after you start the engine, and turn off soon after. If it remains on or lights up during a drive, you should stop your vehicle as soon as safety permits, and get it inspected by a qualified technician. Do not drive your vehicle with ABD light on, you might lose control and cause an accident.


Brake AMBER light turned on indicates that there is something wrong with the braking system. You can continue to drive your vehicle but it should be inspected by a qualified service as soon as possible.

Check Engine AMBER

If the CE lamp remains on after you switch the engine on, there is a fault related to the gas emissions. You can continue to drive it but it is advised to seek qualified assistance when the opportunity arises. On the other hand, if the CE lamp flashes while you are driving, reduce your speed, and contact qualified assistance urgently.

Dynamic Stability Control AMBER

The DSC lamp will turn on while driving, indicating that the DSC is not working. You can continue driving but it is advised to contact authorized service as soon as you can.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System YELLOW

TPMS lamp turned on indicates that one of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Stop the vehicle when it is safe to do so, check the pressure in each tire, and inflate to the recommended pressure. If the lamp flashes, there is something wrong with the TPMS. Contact an authorized retailer to get it fixed.


As you can see, there are a lot of warning lamps to go through. Hopefully, this guide will help you understand the 2018 Range Rover Sport warning lights and know when to stop driving and contact an authorized service.



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