Seat Leon >> Hazard warning lights

The hazard warning lights are used to draw the attention of other road users to your vehicle in emergencies.

Fig. 75 Detail of the dash

Fig. 75 Detail of the dash panel: Hazard warning light switch

If your vehicle breaks down:

1. Park your vehicle at a safe distance from moving traffic.
2. Press the button to switch on the hazard warning lights 3. Switch the engine off..
3. Switch the engine off.
4. Apply the handbrake.
5. On a manual gearbox engage 1st gear, and for an automatic move the selector lever to P.
6. Use the warning triangle to draw the attention of other road users to your vehicle.
7. Always take the vehicle key with you when you leave the vehicle.

You should switch on the hazard warning lights to warn other road users, for instance when:

• reaching the tail end of a traffic jam • there is an emergency • your vehicle breaks down due to a technical defect • you are towing another vehicle or your vehicle is being towed.

All turn signals flash simultaneously when the hazard warning lights are switched on. That is that the two turn signal indicator lamps indicator lamp in the switch  will and the indicator lamp in the switch flash at the same time. The hazard will flash at the same time. The hazard warning lights also work when the ignition is switched off.

Switching on hazard warning lamps
The hazard warning lights come on automatically in the event of sharp braking at speeds of over 60 Km/h or if the ABS is activated for any length of time, in order to warn vehicles following behind. If the vehicle accelerates or continues to travel at over 40 Km/h, the hazard warning lights are automatically switched off.

WARNING

• The risk of an accident increases if your vehicle breaks down. Always use the hazard warning lights and a warning triangle to draw the attention of other road users to your stationary vehicle.
• Never park where the catalytic converter could come into contact with inflammable materials under the vehicle, for example dry grass or spilt petrol. This could start a fire!

Note
• The battery will run down if the hazard warning lights are left on for a long time, even if the ignition is switched off.
• The use of the hazard warning lights described here is subject to the relevant statutory requirements.

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