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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Red)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off if the parking 
brake has been released.

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

Comes on when the brake fluid 
level is low.

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

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

Comes on while driving

 - Make sure the 

parking brake is released. Check the brake 
fluid level.

2

What to do when the indicator comes 
on while driving

 P. 559

Comes on along with the ABS indicator

 

- Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

2

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) 
Comes On

 P. 559

Brake System 
Indicator (Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

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

Comes on while driving

 - Have your 

vehicle checked by a dealer.

With this indicator on, your vehicle still has 
normal braking ability.

U.S.

Canada

(Red)

U.S.

Canada

(Amber)

U.S.

Canada

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Low Oil Pressure 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
when the engine starts.

Comes on when the engine oil 
pressure is low.

Comes on while driving

 - Immediately 

stop in a safe place.

2

If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes 
On

 P. 557

Malfunction 
Indicator Lamp

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
either when the engine starts, or 
after several seconds if the 
engine did not start. If “readiness 
codes” have not been set, it 
blinks five times before it goes 
off.

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

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

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

2

Testing of Readiness Codes

 P. 579

Comes on while driving

 - Have your 

vehicle checked by a dealer.

Blinks while driving

 - Stop in a safe place 

where there are no flammable objects. Stop 
the engine for 10 minutes or more, and wait 
for it to cool down. Then, take your vehicle 
to a dealer.

2

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp 
Comes On or Blinks

 P. 558

Charging System 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
when the engine starts.

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

Comes on while driving

 - Turn off the 

climate control system and rear defogger in 
order to reduce electricity consumption.

2

Checking the Battery

 P. 525

2

If the Charging System Indicator Comes 
On

 P. 557

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Shift Position 
Indicator

Indicates the current shift 
position.

2

Shifting

 P. 395

M

 (sequential 

mode) Indicator/
Sequential Mode 
Gear Selection 
Indicator

Comes on when the sequential 
mode is applied.

2

Sequential Mode

 P. 401

Transmission 
System Indicator

All the shift positions may light 
for several seconds, and go off.

When all the shift positions light, 
immediately stop your vehicle in a safe 
place.

Indicators go off if there is no problem.
However, even if they go off, take your 
vehicle to a dealer for inspection.

The current shift position blinks if 
there is a problem with the 
transmission system.

Avoid sudden start and acceleration, and 
stop in a safe place immediately. 
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Transmission 
System 
Indicator

The current shift position or all the 
shift positions blink if there is a 
problem with the transmission system 
and the vehicle will no longer move.

Immediately stop in a safe place.

2

Emergency Towing

 P. 568

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

The current shift position or all the 
shift positions blink if you cannot 
select 

(

P

 due to the transmission 

system failure.

The engine can be activated as a 
temporary measure.

2

If the Transmission System Indicator 
Blinks along with the Warning 
Message

 P. 561

Set the parking brake when parking.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer 
immediately.

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. 38

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Low Fuel 
Indicator

Comes on when the fuel reserve is 
running low (approximately 2.5 
U.S. gal./9.5 L left).

Blinks if there is a problem with the 
fuel gauge.

Comes on

 - Refuel your vehicle as soon as 

possible.

Blinks

 - Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Anti-lock 
Brake System 
(

ABS

Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

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.

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Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

 P. 470

Supplemental 
Restraint 
System 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

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 or does not come on 
at all

 - Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Blinks when VSA

®

, or trailer 

stability assist is active.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the VSA

®

 system, brake 

assist system, hill start assist, 
trailer stability assist or brake 
lighting system.

Stays on constantly

 - Have your vehicle 

checked by a dealer.

2

Vehicle Stability Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

), aka 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), 
System

 P. 412

2

Trailer Stability Assist

 P. 380

2

Hill start assist system

 P. 391

When 

Trailer Stability Assist Problem

 is 

displayed on the multi-information display, 
the VSA

®

 does not activate.

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist

TM

 (VSA

®

OFF

 Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on when the 

 (VSA

®

 

OFF

) button is pressed.

Appears when Normal or Snow Mode is 
selected.

2

VSA

®

 On and Off

 P. 413

Comes on when Mud/Sand mode 
is selected by pressing the mode 
button.

Appears when Mud Mode is selected.

2

Intelligent Traction Management

 P. 404

Appears when Sand Mode is selected.

2

Intelligent Traction Management

 P. 404

Appears when Mud or Sand Mode is 
selected. To turn VSA

®

 on, select Normal or 

Snow.

2

Intelligent Traction Management

 P. 404

AWD models

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Electric Power 
Steering (EPS) 
System Indicator

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
when the engine starts.

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

Stays on constantly or does not come on 
at all

 - Have your vehicle checked by a 

dealer.

2

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

 P. 559

Low Tire Pressure/
TPMS Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

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

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.

Comes on while driving

 - Stop in a safe 

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

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.

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

2

Replacing Light Bulbs

 P. 511, 512

High Beam 
Indicator

Comes on when the high beam 
headlights are on.

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Lights On 
Indicator

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

2

Light Switches

 P. 149

Auto High-Beam 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

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

2

Auto High-Beam (High Beam Support 
System)

 P. 154

Fog Light Indicator

Comes on when the fog lights 
are on.

2

Fog Lights

 P. 152

Immobilizer 
System Indicator

Comes on briefly when you set 
the power mode to ON, then 
goes off.

Comes on if the immobilizer 
system cannot recognize the key 
information.

Blinks

 - You cannot start the engine. Set the 

power mode to VEHICLE OFF, 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.

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Security System 
Alarm Indicator

Blinks when the security system 
alarm has been set.

2

Security System Alarm

 P. 136

System Message 
Indicator

Comes on along with a beep 
when a problem is detected. A 
system message on the multi-
information display appears at 
the same time.

While the indicator is on, press the 

 

(information) button to see the message 
again.

Refer to the Indicators information in this 
chapter when a system message appears on 
the multi-information display. Respond to 
the message accordingly.

The multi-information display does not 
return to the normal screen unless the 
warning is canceled, or the 

 button 

is pressed.

Indicator

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Keyless Access 
System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on as soon as a problem is 
detected in the keyless access 
system or push button starting 
system.

Stays on constantly or does not come on 
at all

 - Have your vehicle checked by a 

dealer.

All-wheel drive 
(

AWD

) Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

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

Blinks when the differential 
temperature is too high.

Stays on constantly

 - The engine drives 

the front wheels only in this state. Have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

Blinks while driving

 - The engine drives 

only the front wheels in this state. Stop in a 
safe place, shift to 

(

P

, and idle the engine 

until the indicator goes off. If the indicator 
does not stop blinking, take your vehicle to 
a dealer.

2

Intelligent Variable Torque 
Management (i-VTM4

TM

) AWD System

*

 

P. 415

* Not available on all models

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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. 406

Auto Idle Stop 
System Indicator 
(Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

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

OFF

 

button.

2

Auto Idle Stop System ON/OFF

 P. 407

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

Blinks

 - Have your vehicle checked by a 

dealer.

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Road Departure 
Mitigation 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode 
to ON, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the Road Departure 
Mitigation system.

Stays on constantly

 - Have your vehicle 

checked by a dealer.

Comes on when the Road 
Departure Mitigation system 
shuts itself off.

Stays on

 - The temperature inside the camera 

is too high.
Use the climate control system to cool down 
the camera.
The system activates when the temperature 
inside the camera cools down.

2

Front Sensor Camera

 P. 465

Stays on

 - The area around the camera is 

blocked by dirt, mud, etc. Stop your vehicle in 
a safe place and wipe the debris off with a soft 
cloth.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if the 
indicator and message come back on after 
you cleaned the area around the camera.

2

Front Sensor Camera

 P. 465

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Adaptive Cruise 
Control (

ACC

Indicator (Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with ACC.

Comes on while driving

 - Have your 

vehicle checked by a dealer.

Comes on if anything covers the 
radar sensor cover and prevents 
the sensor from detecting a 
vehicle in front.

May come on when driving in 
bad weather (rain, snow, fog, 
etc.)

ACC has been automatically 
canceled.

When the radar sensor gets dirty, stop 
your vehicle in a safe place, and then 
clean the sensor using a soft cloth. 
Indicator may take some time to go off 
after the radar sensor is cleaned.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if 
the message does not disappear even 
after you clean the front grille.

2

Radar Sensor

 P. 467

Adaptive Cruise 
Control (

ACC

Indicator (Green)

Comes on when you press the 

MAIN

 button.

2

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

 

P. 438

Lane Keeping 
Assist System 
(

LKAS

) Indicator 

(Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the LKAS.

Stays on constantly

 - Have your vehicle 

checked by a dealer.

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Lane Keeping 
Assist System 
(

LKAS

) Indicator 

(Green)

Comes on when you press the 

MAIN

 button.

2

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

 

P. 451

Blind spot 
information 
System Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Stays on while the blind spot 
information system is turned off.

2

Blind spot information System

*

 P. 420

Comes on when mud, snow, or 
ice accumulates in the vicinity of 
sensor.

Comes on while driving 

- Remove the 

obstacle in the vicinity of the sensor.

2

Blind spot information System

*

 P. 420

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the system.

Comes on while driving 

- Have your 

vehicle checked by a dealer.

ECON Mode 
Indicator

Comes on when the ECON mode 
is on.

2

ECON Mode

 P. 403

* Not available on all models

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Collision 
Mitigation Braking 
System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on when you deactivate 
the CMBS

TM

. A multi-information 

display message appears for five 
seconds.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the CMBS

TM

.

Stays on constantly without the CMBS

TM

 

OFF

 - Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

2

Collision Mitigation Braking System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

)

 P. 426

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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