SOS Feature Malfunction Indicator

SOS IndicatorThis is the SOS Feature Malfunction Indicator symbol. The symbol, in amber or yellow, is accompanied by a text message in the instrument panel that states that the service is either limited or unavailable. The message will show one or the other. When restricted, an emergency call may be limited to a data transmission.

The symbol is nothing more than the letters SOS with the image of an old-style telephone receiver.


SOS is a roadside assistance service that must be subscribed to in most cases. It may be available for free for a limited time in new vehicles. And of course, the must be equipped to accommodate it. A problem with the SOS feature may be as simple as a lack of signal or as serious as an electronics failure. In the latter case, a qualified service shop will be needed.


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