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Automatic transmission check warning light (A/T models)

When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the automatic transmission check warning light comes on and then turns off. This indicates that the automatic transmission system is operational. If the light comes on while the engine is running or while driving, it may indicate that the auto- matic transmission system is not functioning properly. Have a NISSAN dealer check and repair the transmission.

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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: 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. Add brake fluid as necessary. See “Brake and clutch fluid” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.

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WARNING

쐌 Your brake system may not be work- ing 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 re- pairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle towed because driving it could be dangerous.

쐌 Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped and/or a low brake fluid level may increase your stop- ping distance and braking will re- quire greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel.

쐌 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 a NISSAN dealer.

2.

If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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 ABS warning light illumi- nate, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. Have the brake system checked by a NISSAN dealer. See “Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light” earlier in this section.

Charge warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, it may indicate that 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 a NISSAN dealer immediately.

CAUTION

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

Door open warning light

This light comes on when any of the doors and/or rear hatch are not closed securely while the ignition switch is in the ON position.

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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 a NISSAN dealer 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. Turn off the engine as soon as it is safe to do so.

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 turned ON, this light illuminates for about 1 second and turns off. Low tire pressure warning:

If the vehicle is being driven with low tire pres- sure, the warning light will illuminate.

When the low tire pressure warning light illumi- nates, you should stop and adjust the tire pres- sure 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 recom- mended 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. For additional information, see “Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and 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 approxi- mately 1 minute when the ignition switch is

turned ON. The light will remain on after the 1 minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

For additional information, see “Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

WARNING

쐌 If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch turned ON, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

쐌 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 pos- sible. 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 acci- dent and could result in serious per- sonal injury. Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pres-

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sure 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 stays on after adjusting the tire pressure and driving over 16 MPH (25 km/h), have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as soon as possible.

쐌 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 approxi- mately 1 minute. The light will remain on after 1 minute. Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/or system resetting.

쐌 Replacing tires with those not origi- nally specified by NISSAN could af- fect the TPMS.

the proper operation of

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CAUTION

쐌 The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular tire pressure check. Be sure to check the tire pressure regularly.

쐌 If

the vehicle is being driven at speeds of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the TPMS may not operate correctly.

쐌 Be sure to install the specified size of

tires to the front and rear.

Low washer fluid warning light This light comes on when the washer fluid is at a low level. Add washer fluid as necessary. See “Window washer fluid” in the “8. Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.

Seat belt warning light

The seat belt warning light and chime remind you to fasten seat belts. The light illuminates when- ever the ignition key is turned to ON, and will remain illuminated until the driver’s seat belt is fastened.

The seat belt warning light may also illuminate if

the front passenger’s seat belt is not fastened when the front passenger’s seat is occupied. For 5 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON position, the system does not activate the warn- ing 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.

Supplemental air bag warning light

After turning the ignition key to the ON position, the supplemental air bag warning light will illu- minate. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational.

If any of the following conditions occur, the front air bag, side air bag (if so equipped) and curtain air bag (if so equipped), and pretensioner sys- tems need servicing and your vehicle must be taken to a NISSAN dealer. 쐌 The supplemental air bag warning light re-

mains on after approximately 7 seconds.

쐌 The supplemental air bag warning light

flashes intermittently.

쐌 The supplemental air bag warning light does

not come on at all.

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Unless checked and repaired, the supplemental restraint system (air bag system) and/or the pretensioners may not function properly. For additional information, see “Supplemental re- straint system” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” sec- tion.

WARNING

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

INDICATOR LIGHTS

Automatic transmission position indicator light (A/T models)

When the ignition key is turned to the ON position, the indicator in the tachometer shows the automatic transmission selector lever posi- tion. See “Driving the vehicle” (automatic trans-

mission) in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

Cruise main switch indicator light (if so equipped)

The light comes on when the cruise control main switch is pushed. The light goes out when the main switch is pushed again. When the cruise main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise control system is operational.

Cruise set switch indicator light (if so equipped)

The light comes on while the vehicle speed is controlled by the cruise control system. If the light blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate the cruise control system is not func- tioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

Front passenger air bag status light

The front passenger air bag status light ( ) will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be OFF depending on how the front passen- ger seat is being used. For front passenger air bag status light opera- tion, see “NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supple- mental restraint system” section of this manual.

High beam indicator light (Blue)

This light comes on when the headlight high beam is on and goes out when the low beam is selected.

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

If the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control mal- function. The malfunction indicator light may also come on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 US gallons (14 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. After a few driving trips, the light should turn off if no other potential emission control system malfunction exists. If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not ready for an emission control system inspection/maintenance test. See “Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the “9. Technical and consumer informa- Instruments and controls 2-15

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tion” section of this manual. Operation

The malfunction indicator light will come on in one of two ways: 쐌 Malfunction indicator light on steady — An emission control system malfunction has been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap. If the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or the cap and continue to drive the install vehicle. The light should turn off after a few driving trips. If the light does not turn off after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

쐌 Malfunction indicator light blinking — An en- gine misfire has been detected which may damage the emission control system. To re- duce or avoid emission control system dam- age: a) Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH

(72 km/h).

b) Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration. c) Avoid steep uphill grades. d) If possible, reduce the amount of cargo

being hauled or towed. The malfunction indicator blinking and come on steady. 2-16 Instruments and controls

light may stop

Have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

CAUTION

Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible damage to the emission control system.

Slip indicator light

The light will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system or the Traction Control System (TCS) is operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact that the road surface is slippery and the vehicle is nearing its traction limits. This light also comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The light will turn off if the VDC or TCS is operational.

Traction Control System (TCS) off indicator light (if so equipped)

The light comes on when the Traction Control System (TCS) off switch is pushed to OFF. This indicates the TCS is not operating.

This light also comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The light will turn off if the TCS is operational.

When the TCS off indicator light and slip indi- cator light come on with the TCS turned on, this light alerts the driver to the fact that the system’s fail-safe mode is operating, that is the TCS may not be functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the traction control func- tion will be canceled but the vehicle is still driveable. For additional information, see “Trac- tion Control System (TCS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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