If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low.

What to do as soon as the indicator comes on

  1. Immediately park the vehicle on level ground in a safe place.
  2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.

What to do after parking the vehicle

  1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about three minutes.
  2. Open the bonnet and check the oil level.
  3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.
    • The indicator goes off: Start driving again.
    • The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the engine and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.
Detail

NOTICE
Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause serious mechanical damage almost immediately.


If the Charging System Indicator Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

Comes on when the battery is not being charged.

What to do when the indicator comes on

Turn off the heating and cooling system*/climate control system*, rear demister, and other electrical systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.

Detail
If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge the battery.

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If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink

  • Comes on if there is a problem with the engine emissions control system.
  • Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.
Diesel models
  • Comes on when air may have entered the fuel system.

What to do when the indicator lamp comes on

Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected at a dealer.

What to do when the indicator lamp blinks

Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least 10 minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.

Detail

NOTICE
If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on, the emissions control system and the engine could be damaged.


If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at 50 km/h (31 mph) or less. Have your vehicle inspected.

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on

  • The brake fluid is low.
  • There is a malfunction in the brake system.

What to do when the indicator comes on while driving

Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.

  • If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop.
  • If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking.
Detail
Have your vehicle repaired immediately.
It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop immediately in a safe place. If necessary, downshift the gears.

If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution system is not working. This can result in vehicle instability under sudden braking.
Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.

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

Reasons for the indicator to come on

  • Comes on if there is a problem with the EPS system.
  • If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate.

What to do when the indicator comes on

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine.

If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.


Diesel models

If the PGM-FI Indicator Comes On

Reasons for the indicator to come on while the engine is running

There is a problem with the engine control system.

What to do when the indicator comes on repeatedly

Avoid full-throttle acceleration and high speed driving. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.

Detail

NOTICE
Continuously driving with this indicator on can damage the emissions controls and engine. Those repairs may not be covered by your vehicle’s warranties.

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