MINI Cooper Clubman Dashboard Light Guide

The 2017 MINI Cooper Clubman is a super stylish, highly maneuverable, easy-to-park vehicle that’s perfect for driving around Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens. To keep your New York City vehicle on the road and running smoothly, you’ll need to pay close attention to any lights that illuminate on the dashboard.

What do they mean? We have some answers for you below in this 2017 MINI Cooper Clubman dashboard light guide from the team at MINI of Manhattan.

Red Lights in the MINI Cooper Clubman

In general, a red light indicates that a safety issue needs your attention immediately. Here are a few examples of red dashboard lights you may see in the 2017 MINI Cooper Clubman.

Airbag System

This light indicates that the belt tensioner and airbag system are not working. Have the vehicle checked immediately at your local service center.

Brake System

This light indicates that the braking system isn’t working and has been disrupted in some way. Continue to drive at a moderate pace, but drive directly to a service center to get the brakes checked.

Pedestrian Warning

This light indicates that there’s a pedestrian in your vehicle’s current trajectory. Use an evasive maneuver to avoid colliding with a person detected by the system.

Orange Lights in the MINI Cooper Clubman

Per the owner’s manual of the 2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, there are only two orange dashboard lights you’ll see. Here’s what they mean:

    • Active Cruise Control: The system will show the selected distance between the front of your vehicle and the one ahead of you.
    • Vehicle Detection, Active Cruise Control: If illuminated, a vehicle has been detected in front of your vehicle. If flashing, you’re not driving fast enough to use the system.

Yellow Lights in the MINI Cooper Clubman

These lights indicate that a specific system is either engaged, not  engaged, or not working properly. These lights usually mean your vehicle needs service immediately. Here are a few examples:

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

This light indicates that the anti-lock part of the braking function isn’t working at that moment. Not to worry. Avoid slamming on your brakes at all costs since the braking force boost may not work. Give yourself extra time to slow down and have the system checked immediately.

Flat Tire Monitor (FTM) 

This light indicates that there has been significant loss of air pressure in one or more of your tires. To avoid tire failure, reduce your speed and stop as soon as it’s safe to do so, but cautiously. Avoid applying the brakes suddenly or taking severe steering maneuvers. Have the tire checked immediately.

Engine Functions

This light is commonly known as the “Check Engine Light” and indicates there’s a problem with the vehicle’s emissions system. Failure to repair the system could result in overheating, engine failure, or failing your next vehicle emissions test for state inspection and an expensive fine and repair.

What to Do Next?

If one or more of your vehicle’s dashboard lights are illuminated, you need to get the vehicle checked out by a professional as soon as possible. Check your owner’s manual for further instruction, or contact the team at MINI of Manhattan to find out what your next step should be.