Warning lights

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

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models) (if so equipped)

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models) (if so equipped)

The the ignition switch is pushed to ON. It turns off soon after the engine is started. warning light comes on when the ignition switch is pushed to ON. It turns off soon after the engine is started.

If the AWD system malfunctions, or the diameter of the front and the rear wheels are different, the warning light will either remain illuminated or blink. (See All- Wheel Drive (AWD).)

CAUTION
If the warning light comes on while driving there may be a malfunction in the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle speed and have your vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.
If the AWD warning light blinks on when you are driving:
blinks rapidly (about twice a second):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine. The driving mode will change to 2WD to prevent the AWD system from malfunctioning. If the warning light turns off, you can drive again.
blinks slowly (about once every 2 seconds):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine. Check that all tire sizes are the same, tire pressure is correct and tires are not worn.
If the warning light is still on after the above operations, have your vehicle checked by an INFINITI retailer as soon as possible.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

Anti-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.)

Automatic transmission check warning light (if so equipped)

Automatic transmission check warning light (if so equipped)

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.

Brake 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 necessary, add fluid and have the system checked by your INFINITI retailer. (See Brake and clutch fluid.) 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked by an INFINITI retailer.

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.)

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.

Charge warning 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.

Engine oil 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.)

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.

4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) warning light (if so equipped)

4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) warning light (if so equipped)

If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate that there is a malfunction with the 4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) portion of the steering system.

Push the ignition switch to the OFF position and then to the ON position. If the light does not turn off after cycling the engine, have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer.

For further information about the 4 Wheel Active Steer system, see 4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) system.

If a malfunction occurs in the system, the 4 Wheel Active Steer (4WAS) function will cease but driving can be continued. However, the steering wheel is slightly turned even when driving on a straight road. Drive carefully to the nearest INFINITI retailer.

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

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.

Intelligent Key warning light

Intelligent 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.

Low tire pressure warning light

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 on the dot matrix liquid crystal display.

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, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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 the 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).

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 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 under-inflated 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 the 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.

Master warning light

Master 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/trunk open warning
Loose fuel cap warning
Check tire pressure warning
See Dot matrix liquid crystal display.

Preview Function warning light (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, 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.

Seat belt warning light and chime

Seat 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 drivers seat belt is fastened. At the same time, the chime will sound for about 6 seconds unless the drivers 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 passengers 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 for precautions on seat belt usage.

Supplemental air bag warning light

Supplemental 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 supplemental front air bag and supplemental side air bag, curtain side-impact air bag systems and/or pretensioner seat belt are operational.

If any of the following conditions occur, the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag, supplemental curtain sideimpact air bag and pretensioner seat belt 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 Systems and/or the pretensioner seat belt may not function properly.

For additional information, see Supplemental restraint system.

WARNING
If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the supplemental front air bag, supplemental side air bag, curtain side-impact air bag systems and/or pretensioner seat belt 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.

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

Vehicle 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, the vehicle dynamic control system is turned on, this light alerts the driver that the vehicle dynamic control systems fail-safe mode is operating.

For example, the vehicle dynamic control 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. Have the system checked by an INFINITI retailer. For additional information, see Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system of this manual.

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