Warning lights

Warning lights  - Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders - Instruments and controls - Infiniti QX Owners Manual - Infiniti QX

System (ABS) warning lightAnti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light illuminates and then turns off. This indicates the ABS is operational. If the ABS warning light illuminates while the engine is running, or while driving, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer. If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then operates normally, but without antilock assistance. (See “Brake system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

When the ignition switch is pushed to theAutomatic transmission check warning light

When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the light comes on for 2 seconds. If the light comes on at any other time, it may indicate the transmission is not functioning properly. Have your INFINITI retailer check and repair the transmission. Automatic Transmission (AT) park warning light (4WD models) This light indicates that the Automatic Transmission (AT) parking function is not engaged. If the transfer control is not secured in any driving position while the AT selector lever is in the “P” (Park) position, the transmission will disengage and the wheels will not lock. If the AT park warning light illuminates with the selector lever in the P (Park) position, shift the Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) shift switch to the AUTO, 4H or 4L position again with the selector lever in the N (Neutral) position. (See “INFINITI all-mode 4WD®” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

This light illuminates when the AutomaticAutomatic Transmission (AT) oil temperature warning light

This light illuminates when the Automatic Transmission (AT) oil temperature is too high. If the light illuminates while driving, reduce the vehicle speed as soon as safely possible until the light turns off.

CAUTION
Continued vehicle operation when the AT oil temperature warning light is on may damage the AT.

warning light Brake warning light This light functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems. Parking brake indicator: When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the light comes on when the parking brake is applied. Low brake fluid warning light: When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the light warns of a low brake fluid level. If the light comes on while the engine is running with the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and perform the following: 1. Check the brake fluid level. If brake fluid is low, add fluid and have the system checked by your INFINITI retailer. (See “Brake fluid” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.). 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked by an INFINITI retailer. Low hydraulic pressure warning indicator: If the brake warning light illuminates when the engine is running, or while driving with the parking brake is released, check the brake fluid level. If the brake fluid level is sufficient, it may indicate low hydraulic pressure in the brake booster. Have the brake system checked by an INFINITI retailer promptly. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning indicator: When the parking brake is released and the brake fluid level is sufficient, if both the brake warning light and the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light illuminate, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the brake system checked, and if necessary repaired, by an INFINITI retailer promptly. (See “Antilock Braking System (ABS) warning light” earlier in this section.)

► Your brake system may not be working WARNING

► Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on. Driving could be dangerous. If you judge it to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest service station for repairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle towed because driving it could be dangerous.
► Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped and/or low brake fluid level may increase your stopping distance and braking will require greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel.
► If the brake fluid level is below the minimum or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do not drive until the brake system has been checked at an INFINITI retailer.

Warning (BSW)/ Blind Spot Warning (BSW)/ Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) system warning light (orange; if so equipped)

When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the indicator light will first illuminate in orange and turn green before turning off. This indicates that the Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Blind Spot Intervention (BSI) systems are operational. If the light comes on in orange and remains on, it may indicate that the BSW and BSI systems are not functioning properly. Although the vehicle is still driveable, have the systems checked by an INFINITI retailer. See “Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system/ Blind Spot InterventionTM system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

light Charge warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate the charging system is not functioning properly. Turn the engine off and check the alternator belt. If the belt is loose, broken, missing or if the light remains on, see an INFINITI retailer immediately.

CAUTION
Do not continue driving if the alternator belt is loose, broken or missing.

Assist (DCA) Distance Control Assist (DCA) system warning light (orange; if so equipped)

This light comes on if there is a malfunction in the Distance Control Assist (DCA) system. If the warning light illuminates, park the vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the engine, resume driving and turn on the DCA system again. If it is not possible to turn on the system or the warning light stays on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions, have the vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer. See “Distance Control Assist (DCA) system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

pressure warning light Engine oil pressure warning light

This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the light flickers or comes on during normal driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine immediately and call an INFINITI retailer or other authorized repair shop. The engine oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level. Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.)

CAUTION
Running the engine with the engine oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine almost immediately. Such damage is not covered by warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it is safe to do so.

(4WD) warning light (4WD models) Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) warning light (4WD models)

The warning light comes on when the ignition switch is pushed to ON. It turns off soon after the engine is started. If the 4WD system malfunctions, or the diameter of the front and the rear wheels are different, the warning light will either remain illuminated or blink. (See “INFINITI all-mode 4WD®” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

CAUTION
► If the warning light comes on while driving there may be a malfunction in the 4WD system. Reduce the vehicle speed and have your vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
► If the 4WD warning light turns on when driving on dry or hard surfaced roads: — in the 4H(I) position, shift the 4WD shift switch to AUTO — in the 4L(O) position, stop the vehicle and shift the transmission selector lever to the “N” (Neutral) position and shift the 4WD shift switch to AUTO.
► If the warning light is still on after the above operations, have your vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.

Cruise Control (ICC) Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system warning light (orange; if so equipped)

This light comes on if there is a malfunction in the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system. If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the engine, resume driving and set the ICC system again. If it is not possible to set the system or the indicator stays on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions, have the vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.

After the ignition switch is pushed to theIntelligent Key warning light

After the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, this light comes on for about 2 seconds and then turns off. This light warns of a malfunction with the Intelligent Key system. If the light comes on while the engine is stopped, it may be impossible to start the engine. If the light comes on while the engine is running, you can drive the vehicle. However in these cases, contact an INFINITI retailer for repair as soon as possible.

(orange; if so equipped)Lane departure warning light (orange; if so equipped)

When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the light will come on in orange, turn green, and then turn off. This indicates that the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems are operational. While the LDW and/or LDP system is on, the light will blink in orange and a warning chime will sound if the vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of a traveling lane with detectable lane markers. If the light comes on in orange and remains on, it may indicate that the LDW and LDP systems are not functioning properly. Although the vehicle is still driveable, have the systems checked by an INFINITI retailer. See “Lane Departure Warning (LDW)/Prevention (LDP) system ” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

pressure warning Low tire pressure warning light

Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that monitors the tire pressure of all tires

except the spare. The low tire pressure warning light warns of low tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not functioning properly. After the ignition switch is pushed ON, this light illuminates for about 1 second and turns off. Low tire pressure warning: If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pressure, the warning light will illuminate. A CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning also appears in the dot matrix liquid crystal display. If you select the tire pressure information in the display, the LOW PRESSURE information will be displayed. The tire pressure for each tire will also be displayed. When the low tire pressure warning light illuminates, you should stop and adjust the tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. The low tire pressure warning light does not automatically turn off when the tire pressure is adjusted. After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 16 MPH (25 km/h) to activate the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light. Use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire pressure. The CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning is active as long as the low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated. For additional information, see “Dot matrix liquid crystal display” later in this section, “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ” in the “6. In case of emergency” section.

TPMS malfunction:

If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute when the ignition switch is pushed ON. The light will remain on after 1 minute. Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer. The CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning does not appear if the low tire pressure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction. For additional information, see “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

► If the light does not illuminate with the WARNING

► If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch pushed ON, have the vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
► If the light illuminates or LOW PRESSURE information is displayed on the monitor screen while driving, avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Driving with underinflated tires may permanently damage the tires and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur and may lead to an accident and could result in serious personal injury. Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label to turn the low tire pressure warning light OFF. If the light still illuminates while driving after adjusting the tire pressure, a tire may be flat. If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as soon as possible.

► When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not function and the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on after 1 minute. Contact your INFINITI retailer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/or system resetting.
► Replacing tires with those not originally specified by INFINITI could affect the proper operation of the TPMS.

CAUTION
► The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular tire pressure check. Be sure to check the tire pressure regularly.
► If the vehicle is being driven at speeds of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the TPMS may not operate correctly.
► Be sure to install the specified size of tires to the four wheels correctly.

When the ignition switch is in the ONMaster warning light

When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the master warning light illuminates if any of the following are displayed on the dot matrix liquid crystal display:

► No key warning
► Low fuel warning
► Low washer fluid warning
► Parking brake release warning
► Door/lift gate open warning
► Loose fuel cap warning
► Check tire pressure warning

See “Dot matrix liquid crystal display” later in this section.

(orange; if so equipped) Preview Function warning light (orange; if so equipped)

The light comes on if there is a malfunction in the Brake Assist (with Preview Function) system. If the warning light comes on, park the vehicle in a safe place. Turn the engine off, restart the engine, then resume driving. If it is not possible to set the system or the indicator stays on, it may indicate that the system is malfunctioning. Although the vehicle is still driveable under normal conditions, have the vehicle checked at an INFINITI retailer.

chimeSeat belt warning light and chime

The light and chime remind you to fasten seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, and will remain illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime will sound for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. The seat belt warning light for the front passenger will illuminate if the seat belt is not fastened when the front passenger’s seat is occupied. For approximately 5 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON position, the system does not activate the warning light for the front passenger. See “Seat belts” in the “1. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section for precautions on seat belt usage.

lightSupplemental air bag warning light

After pushing the ignition switch to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light will illuminate. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the front-impact air bag and side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag systems and/or pretensioner seat belts are operational. If any of the following conditions occur, the front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and pretensioner systems needs servicing and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest INFINITI retailer.

► The supplemental air bag warning light remains on after approximately 7 seconds.
► The supplemental air bag warning light flashes intermittently.
► The supplemental air bag warning light does not come on at all. Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pretensioners may not function properly. For additional information, see “Supplemental restraint system” in the “1. Safety — seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.

If the supplemental air bag warning light is WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag systems and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle checked by a retailer as soon as possible.

warning lightVehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

The light will blink when the VDC system or the traction control system is operating, thus alerting the driver that the vehicle is nearing its traction limits. The road surface may be slippery. When the vehicle dynamic control warning light illuminates when the vehicle dynamic control system is turned on, this light alerts the driver to the fact that the vehicle dynamic control system’s fail-safe mode is operating, for example the vehicle dynamic control or hill start assist system may not be functioning properly. Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the vehicle dynamic control system function will be canceled but the vehicle is still driveable. For additional information, see “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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