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Safe 

Driving

Safety Labels

Label Locations

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels 
carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer 
for a replacement.

Radiator Cap

Dashboard

Sun Visors

U.S. models

Canadian models

U.S. models only

Air Conditioner System

U.S. models

Canadian models

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Indicators

Indicators come on/blink depending on the condition of the vehicle. Messages may 
display on the Multi-Information Display at the same time. Please take the 
appropriate action outlined in the message, such as contacting a dealer.

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M

 (sequential mode) 

Indicator/Gear 

Selection Indicator

 P. 83

Parking Brake and 

Brake System 

Indicator (Red)

Parking Brake and 

Brake System 

Indicator (Amber)

U.S.

Canada

U.S.

Canada

Automatic Brake 

Hold System Indicator

Automatic Brake Hold 

Indicator

U.S.

Canada

*1 : When you set the power mode to ON, these indicators come on to indicate that system checks are being performed. They go off a few seconds later or after the engine 

has started. If an indicator does not come on or turn off, there may be a malfunction in the corresponding system. To resolve the issue, follow the instructions in the 
owner's manual. 

 P. 80

*1

Malfunction Indicator 

Lamp

Charging System 

Indicator

Anti-lock Brake System 

(

ABS

) Indicator

Seat Belt Reminder 

Indicator

Low Fuel Indicator

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 

(VSA

®

) System Indicator

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 

(VSA

®

OFF

 Indicator

Supplemental Restraint 

System Indicator

Auto High-Beam 

Indicator

Low Tire Pressure/TPMS 

Indicator

Electric Power Steering 

(EPS) System Indicator

Turn Signal and Hazard 

Warning Indicators

Lights On Indicator

High Beam Indicator

Fog Light Indicator

*

Maintenance Minder 

Indicator

System Message Indicator

Super Handling-All Wheel 

Drive

TM

 (SH-AWD

®

System Indicator

*

Adaptive Cruise Control 

(ACC) with Low Speed 

Follow Indicator (Amber)

Lane Keeping Assist System 

(LKAS) Indicator (Amber)

Safety Support Indicator 

(Green/Gray)

 P. 82

 P. 82

 P. 82

 P. 83

 P. 83

*1

*1

 P. 89

*1

*1

Shift Position Indicator

 P. 83

Transmission System 

Indicator

 P. 84

Auto Idle Stop System 

Indicator (Amber)

 P. 85

 P. 87

 P. 87

 P. 88

 P. 88

 P. 90

 P. 89

*1

*1

*1

 P. 89

*1

 P. 88

 P. 90

 P. 93

*1

 P. 90

 P. 90

 P. 92

 P. 90

Immobilizer System 

Indicator

 P. 91

Security System Alarm 

Indicator

 P. 91

 P. 92

 P. 92

 P. 93

 P. 96

*1

Adaptive Cruise Control 

(ACC) with Low Speed 

Follow Indicator (White/

Green)

 P. 93

*1

Lane Keeping Assist 

System (LKAS) Indicator 

(White/Green)

 P. 93

*1

*1

*1

*1

Safety Support Indicator 

(Amber)

 P. 95

*1

Cruise Mode Indicator 

(White/Green)

 P. 94

Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 

Indicator

 P. 85

Auto Idle Stop Suspend 

Indicator

 P. 86

*1

*1

Auto Idle Stop Indicator 

(Green)

 P. 85

* Not available on all models

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Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Red)

Comes on when the parking brake is 
applied, and goes off when it is released.

The beeper sounds and the indicator comes on if 
you drive with the parking brake not fully released.

Comes on for about 30 seconds when you apply 
the electric parking brake while the power mode is 
in ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF, then goes off.

Stays on for about 30 seconds when you set the 
power mode to VEHICLE OFF while the electric 
parking brake is applied, then goes off.

Comes on when the brake fluid level is low.

Comes on while driving

 - Make sure the parking 

brake is released. Stop in a safe place and check the 
brake fluid level.

2

What to do when the indicator comes on 
while driving

 P. 600

U.S.

Canada

(Red)

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Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Red)

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
brake system.

Comes on along with the ABS indicator

 - Have 

your vehicle checked by a dealer.

2

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 
or Blinks

 P. 600

Comes on along with the Parking Brake and 
Brake System Indicator (amber)

 - Immediately 

stop in a safe place. Contact a dealer for repair. The 
brake pedal becomes harder to operate.
Depress the pedal further than you normally do.

2

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 
or Blinks at the Same Time When the Brake 
System Indicator (Amber) Comes On

 P. 602

Blinks and the Parking Brake and Brake System 
Indicator (amber) comes on at the same time

 - 

There is a problem with the electric parking brake 
system. The parking brake may not be set.
Avoid using the parking brake and have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

2

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On 
or Blinks at the Same Time When the Brake 
System Indicator (Amber) Comes On

 P. 602

U.S.

Canada

(Red)

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Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Amber)

Comes on if there is a problem with a system 
related to braking other than the 
conventional brake system.

Comes on while driving

 - Avoid high speeds and 

sudden braking. Take the vehicle to a dealer 
immediately.

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
electric parking brake system and/or the 
automatic brake hold system.

Stays on constantly

 - Avoid using the parking 

brake and have your vehicle checked by a dealer 
immediately.

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
radar sensor.

Indicator may come on temporarily when the 
Maximum Load Limit is exceeded.

Make sure the total load is within the Maximum 
Load Limit.

2

Maximum Load Limit

 P. 369

Stays on constantly

 - Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer.

Automatic Brake 
Hold System 
Indicator

Comes on when the automatic brake hold 
system is on.

2

Automatic Brake Hold

 P. 488

Automatic Brake 
Hold Indicator

Comes on when the automatic brake hold is 
activated.

2

Automatic Brake Hold

 P. 488

U.S.

Canada

(Amber)

U.S.

Canada

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Malfunction 
Indicator Lamp

After you have set the power mode to ON, 
the vehicle performs system checks. 
However, if the readiness codes have not 
been set by that time, this indicator will blink 
five times and then go off.

Readiness codes are part of the on board 
diagnostics for the emissions control systems.

2

Testing of Readiness Codes

 P. 623

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
emissions control systems.

Blinks when a misfire in the engine’s 
cylinders is detected.

2

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On 
or Blinks

 P. 599

Charging System 
Indicator

Comes on when there is a problem with the 
charging system.

Stop in a safe place and have your vehicle checked 
by a dealer immediately.

2

Checking the Battery

 P. 553

2

If the Charging System Indicator Comes On

 

P. 598

Shift Position 
Indicator

Indicates the current gear selection.

2

Shifting

 P. 380

M

 (sequential 

mode) Indicator/
Gear Selection 
Indicator

Comes on when the sequential mode is 
applied.

2

Sequential Mode

 P. 386

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Transmission 
System Indicator

The current gear selection blinks if the 
transmission system has a problem.

Blinks while driving

 - Performance may be 

reduced. Avoid sudden starts and acceleration and 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

The indicated current gear selection blinks if 
you cannot put the transmission into 

(

R

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to a transmission system failure.

The indicated current gear selection blinks if 
the transmission system is problem and the 
performance of the vehicle is reduced.

Avoid sudden starts, sudden acceleration and high 
speed, and have your vehicle checked by a dealer 
immediately.

The indicated current gear selection blinks if 
the transmission system has a problem and 
the paddle shifters cannot be used.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

The current gear position or all the gear 
positions blink if there is a problem with the 
transmission and the vehicle is no longer 
able to run.

Immediately park your car in a safe place.

2

Emergency Towing

 P. 612

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

The current gear position or all the gear 
positions blink if there is a problem with the 
transmission and it is not possible to select 

(

P

.

Depending on the circumstances, you can set the 
power mode to ON as an emergency measure.

2

If the Transmission System Indicator Blinks 
along with the Warning Message

 P. 604

While the vehicle is stopped, apply the parking 
brake.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

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Auto Idle Stop 
Indicator (Green)

Comes on when Auto Idle Stop is in 
operation. The engine automatically shuts 
off.

2

Auto Idle Stop

 P. 395

Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 Indicator

Comes on when the Auto Idle Stop system 
has been turned off by the Auto Idle Stop 
system 

OFF

 button.

2

Auto Idle Stop System ON/OFF

 P. 397

Auto Idle Stop 
System Indicator 
(Amber)

Blinks if there is a problem with the Auto Idle 
Stop system.

Blinks 

- Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Auto Idle Stop 
Suspend Indicator

Comes on while Auto Idle Stop is temporarily 
suspended in the following situations.

-

Brake pedal is not fully pressed

Depress the brake pedal firmly.

-

The transmission is in a position other than 

(

D

2

Auto Idle Stop

 P. 395

-

System charging is prioritized

-

Climate control system is prioritized

-

Engine coolant temperature is not in 
operating range

-

The Integrated Dynamics System mode is in 

SPORT

 or 

INDIVIDUAL

 mode (when the 

Auto Idle Stop setting is set to 

Disable

).

2

Auto Idle Stop

 P. 395

2

Customizing the INDIVIDUAL Settings

 P. 393

-

Auto Idle Stop does not activate for some 
reason.

If you press and hold the Auto Idle Stop 

OFF

 

button, you can select whether to display the status 
messages or not.

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Seat Belt 
Reminder 
Indicator

Blinks and the beeper sounds for a few 
seconds if you are not wearing a seat belt 
when you set the power mode to ON, then 
the indicator comes on. 

If the front passenger is not wearing a seat 
belt, the indicator comes on a few seconds 
later.

Blinks while driving if you and/or the front 
passenger has not fastened a seat belt. The 
beeper sounds and the indicator blinks at 
regular intervals.

The beeper stops and the indicator goes off when 
you and the front passenger fasten their seat belts.

Stays on after you and/or the front passenger 
has fastened the seat belt(s) 

- A detection error 

may have occurred in the sensor. Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

2

Seat Belt Reminder

 P. 37

Low Fuel Indicator

Comes on when the fuel reserve is running 
low (approximately 2.38 U.S. gal./9.0 Liter 
left).

Comes on 

- Refuel your vehicle as soon as 

possible.

Blinks if there is a problem with the fuel 
gauge.

Blinks 

- Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Anti-lock Brake 
System (

ABS

Indicator

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
ABS.

Stays on constantly 

- Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer. With this indicator on, your vehicle still 
has normal braking ability but no anti-lock 
function.

2

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

 P. 490

Supplemental 
Restraint System 
Indicator

Comes on if a problem with any of the 
following is detected:

-

Supplemental restraint system

-

Side airbag system

-

Side curtain airbag system

-

Seat belt tensioner

Stays on constantly 

- Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer.

Electric Power 
Steering (EPS) 
System Indicator

Comes on if there is a problem with the EPS 
system.

Stays on constantly 

- Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer.

2

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System 
Indicator Comes On

 P. 601

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

System Indicator

Blinks when VSA

®

 is active.

Comes on if there is a problem with the 
brake assist system, VSA

®

 system or hill start 

assist system.

Stays on constantly 

- Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer.

2

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System

 

P. 402

Comes on if the VSA

®

 system is deactivated 

temporarily after the battery has been 
disconnected, then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 
km/h). The indicator should go off. If it does not, 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Vehicle Stability 
Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

OFF

 Indicator

Comes on when you partially disable VSA

®

.

2

VSA

®

 On and Off

 P. 403

Comes on if the VSA

®

 system is deactivated 

temporarily after the battery has been 
disconnected, then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 mph (20 
km/h). The indicator should go off. If it does not, 
have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator

Comes on if the tire pressure of any of the 
tires becomes low.

Comes on while driving 

- Stop in a safe place, 

check tire pressures, and inflate the tire(s) if 
necessary.

Blinks for about one minute, and then stays 
on if there is a problem with the TPMS with 
Tire Fill Assist, or when a compact spare tire 
is temporarily installed.

Blinks and remains on 

- Have your vehicle 

checked by a dealer. If the vehicle is fitted with a 
compact spare tire, get your regular tire repaired or 
replaced and put back on your vehicle as soon as 
you can.

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Turn Signal and 
Hazard Warning 
Indicators

Blinks when you operate the turn signal 
lever.

Blink along with all turn signals when you 
press the hazard warning button.

Does not blink or blinks rapidly

 - Have your 

vehicle checked by a dealer.

High Beam 
Indicator

Comes on when the high beam headlights 
are on.

Lights On 
Indicator

Comes on when the parking, tail, and other 
external lights are on.

2

Light Switches

 P. 148

Fog Light 
Indicator

*

Comes on when the fog lights are on.

2

Fog Lights

*

 P. 151

Auto High-Beam 
Indicator

Comes on when all the operating conditions 
of the auto high-beam are met.

2

Auto High-Beam

 P. 152

* Not available on all models

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*1:Canadian models only: Apply and hold the brake pedal before selecting the ON mode.

Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Immobilizer 
System Indicator

Blinks if the immobilizer system cannot 
recognize the key information.

Blinks 

- You cannot start the engine. Set the 

power mode to VEHICLE OFF

*1

, then select the ON 

mode again.

Repeatedly blinks 

- The system may be 

malfunctioning. Have your vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

Do not attempt to alter this system or add other 
devices to it. Electrical problems can occur.

Security System 
Alarm Indicator

Blinks when the security system alarm has 
been set.

2

Security System Alarm

 P. 137

Indicator

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