Warning lights and chimes
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one of your vehicle's functions.
Many lights will illuminate when you start your vehicle to make sure the bulb works. If any light remains on after starting the vehicle, have the respective system inspected immediately.
Service engine soon: If this light illuminates while driving, it is a possible indication that one of the engine's emission control systems has failed.
Check fuel cap: Illuminates when the fuel cap may not be properly installed. Continued driving with this light on may cause the Service engine soon light to come on.
Brake system warning light: To confirm the brake system warning light is functional, it will momentarily illuminate when the ignition is turned to the ON position when the engine is not running, or in a position between ON and START, or by applying the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the brake system warning light does not illuminate at this time, seek service immediately from your dealership. Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates low brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected immediately by your servicing dealership.
Driving a vehicle with the brake system warning light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance may occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle. Have the vehicle checked by your dealer immediately.
Anti-lock brake system: If the ABS light stays illuminated or continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected, have the system serviced immediately. Normal braking is still functional unless the brake warning light also is illuminated.
Air bag readiness: If this light fails to illuminate when ignition is turned to ON, continues to flash or remains on, have the system serviced immediately. A chime will also sound when a malfunction in the supplemental restraint system has been detected.
Safety belt: Reminds you to fasten your safety belt. A chime will also sound to remind you to fasten your safety belt.
Charging system: Illuminates when the battery is not charging properly.
Engine oil pressure: Illuminates when the oil pressure falls below the normal range. Refer to Engine oil in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Low fuel: Illuminates when the fuel level in the fuel tank is at, or near empty (refer to Fuel gauge in this chapter).
Turn signal: Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or the hazard lights are turned on. If the indicators stay on or flash faster, check for a burned out bulb.
High beams: Illuminates when the high beam headlamps are turned on.
Key-in-ignition warning chime: Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the OFF/LOCK or ACC position and the driver's door is opened.
Headlamps on warning chime: Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (and the key is not in the ignition) and the driver's door is opened.
Speedometer: Indicates the current vehicle speed.
Engine coolant temperature gauge: Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in the normal range (between "H" and "C").
If it enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let the engine cool.
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is running or hot.
Fuel gauge: Indicates approximately how much fuel is left in the fuel tank (when the ignition is in the ON position).
Odometer: Registers the total kilometers (miles) of the vehicle.
Trip odometer: Registers the kilometers (miles) of individual journeys.
Tachometer: Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute.
Driving with your tachometer pointer continuously at the top of the scale may damage the engine.
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