The following warning lamps and indicators will alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious. Some lamps will light when you start your vehicle to make sure they work. If any lamps remain on after starting your vehicle, refer to the respective system warning lamp for further information.
Some warning indicators appear in the information display and function the same as a warning lamp but do not display when you start your vehicle.
Adaptive Cruise Control
The speed control system indicator light changes color to indicate what mode the system is in:See
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
On (white light): Lights when you turn the adaptive cruise control system on. Turns off when you turn the speed control system off.
Engaged (green light): Lights when the adaptive cruise control system engages. Turns off when the speed control system disengages.
Anti-Lock Braking System
If it lights when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. You will continue to have the normal braking system (without Anti-lock braking system) unless the brake system warning lamp also lights. Have an authorized dealer check the system.
If it lights while driving, it indicates a malfunction. Switch off all unnecessary electrical equipment and have an authorized dealer check the system immediately.
Blind Spot Monitor
Lights when you engage the parking brake with the ignition on.
If it lights when you are driving, check that the parking brake is not on. If the parking brake is not on, this Brake System lamp indicates low brake fluid level or a brake system malfunction. Have an authorized dealer check the system immediately.
Driving your vehicle with the warning lamp on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop your vehicle. Have an authorized dealer check the system immediately. Driving extended distances with the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and the risk of personal injury.
Lights when you switch on cruise control.
Lights when the left or right turn signal or the hazard warning flasher is switched on. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned-out bulb. See
Changing a Bulb
Lights when the ignition is on and any door is not completely closed.
Electric Park Brake
Lights when the electric parking brake malfunctions.
Engine or Motor Coolant Temperature
Lights when the engine or motor cooling system is overheating. Stop your vehicle in a safe place and have an authorized dealer check the system.
If it lights with the engine running or when you are driving, this indicates a malfunction. Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and switch the engine off. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil Check
Do not resume your trip if it lights, even if the oil level is correct. Have an authorized dealer check the system immediately.
Lights and a chime sounds to remind you to fasten your seatbelt.See
Lights when you start your vehicle. If it continues to flash or remains on, it indicates a malfunction. Have an authorized dealer check the system.
Front Fog Lamps
Lights when you switch on the front fog lamps.
Lights when you switch on the grade assist function.
Heads Up Display
A red beam of lights appears on the windshield in certain instances when using adaptive cruise control or the collision warning system. To make sure the display works, it will also appear momentarily when you start your vehicle.
Lights when you switch on the high-beam headlamps. Flashes when you use the headlamp flasher.
Lights when the ignition is on and the hood is not completely closed.
Lane Keeping Aid
Lights when you activate the lane keeping system.
Low Fuel Level
Lights when the fuel level is low or the fuel tank is nearly empty. Refuel as soon as possible.
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Lights when your tire pressure is low. If the lamp remains on with the engine running or when driving, check your tire pressure as soon as possible.
To confirm the lamp is working, it will also light momentarily when you switch on the ignition. If it does not light when you switch on the ignition, or it begins to flash at any time, have an authorized dealer check the system.
Lights when you switch on the parking lamps.
Lights when your vehicle detects a powertrain fault. Contact an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
If your vehicle detects certain faults, it will not allow you to operate the accelerator pedal. If this happens, press the brake pedal and release it. This will activate limp home vehicle operation. In limp home vehicle operation, your vehicle will accelerate in a controlled manner up to a maximum speed of 35 mph (56 km/h) on a flat surface. If you apply the brake pedal or move the transmission to neutral (N) you can override your vehicle’s acceleration.
Ready to Drive
Lights when you have switched on the vehicle and it is ready to drive. A corresponding message may appear stating ready to drive.
Service Engine Soon
If the service engine soon indicator light stays lit after you start the engine, it indicates that the On Board Diagnostics system (OBD) has detected a malfunction of the vehicle emissions control system. Refer to On board diagnostics (OBD) in the Fuel and Refueling chapter for more information about servicing your vehicle. See
Emission Control System
If the light is blinking, the engine is misfiring. This could damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have an authorized dealer service your vehicle immediately.
If your engine is misfiring, excessive exhaust temperatures can damage the catalytic converter or other vehicle components.
The service engine soon indicator lights when the you first switch on your vehicle, prior to engine start, to check the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for inspection maintenance testing.
Normally, the service engine soon light will stay on until the engine cranks, then turn itself off if no malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the service engine soon light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not ready for inspection maintenance testing. See
Emission Control System
Flashes when the system is active. If it stays lit or does not light when you switch on the ignition, this indicates a malfunction. During a malfunction the system will switch off. Have an authorized dealer check the system immediately.See
Using Stability Control
Stability Control Off
Lights when you switch the system off. It will go out when you switch the system back on or when you switch off the ignition.See
Using Stability Control
Lights if your vehicle has an electrical component fault or failure that will cause your vehicle to shutdown or enter into a limited operating mode. You may also see a message.
Lights when the ignition is on and the trunk is not completely closed.
Vehicle Plugged in
Lights when the vehicle is plugged in. A corresponding message may display after attempting to start the vehicle.