Dashboard Indicator Warning Lights

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Large Variety of INFINITI Dashboard Warning Lights

Depending on the INFINITI you’ve purchased, there are potentially as many as 20 to 22+ different forms of indicator lights you may see in your car’s dashboard. They range from the Anti-lock braking system warning lights to the Vehicle Dynamic Control (or “VDC) OFF Indicator lights. In the 2019 INFINITI QX60, the drive’rs manual supplies information regarding 20 different warnings or indicators with potentially as many as 22 different forms of lights. Whereas with the 2019 INFINITI Q50, you may need to decipher as many as 22 different warnings with as many as 24 different types of lights.

As a result, we’ve built this guide for you so that you can feel more comfortable driving your car without any worries.

At the same time, you don’t need to get too worried when you see these warnings for the first time. INFINITI vehicles are some of the safest and most technologically advanced vehicles today. These indicator warning lights are probably just informing you in advance of some of your vehicle’s many systems and their functions. If one of them comes on during normal operation, it may be a message from your car’s diagnostic system that something needs to be checked out. In so, feel free to give us a ring to our service department here at Jackie Cooper INFINITI and we’ll let you know what to do.
 

What Do Each of These Dashboard Lights Mean?

Anti-lock braking system 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. It is recommended you visit our Service Dept. If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance.

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 lots 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. It is recommended you have this service performed by our Service Dept.
  2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked. It is recommended you have this service performed by our Service Dept.

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. It is recommended you visit our Service Dept. for this service.

Battery warning light

Battery 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, have your vehicle serviced immediately. It is recommended you visit our Service Dept. for this service.

Low fuel warning light

Low Fuel Warning Light

This light illuminates when the fuel in the tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as it is convenient, preferably before the fuel gauge reaches the 0 (empty) position. There will be a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches the 0 position.

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 an tires except the spare tire (if so equipped). The low tire pressure warning light warns of low tire pressure and flat tire (if so equipped) or indicates that the TPMS is not functioning properly. After the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, 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. The “Tire Pressure Low – Add Air” warning also appears in the vehicle information 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 “Tire Pressure Low – Add Air” warning is active as long as the low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated.
Flat tire warning (if so equipped):
The flat tire warning warns of a flat tire. If the vehicle is being driven with one or more flat tires, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate continuously and a chime will sound for 10 seconds. A “Flat Tire – Visit dealer” warning also appears in the vehicle information display. The chime will only sound at the first indication of a flat tire and the warning light will illuminate continuously. When the flat tire warning is activated, have the system reset and the tire checked, and replaced if necessary. It is recommended you visit our Service Dept. for these services.
Even if the tire is inflated to the specified COLD tire pressure, the warning light will continue to illuminate until the system is reset. Your vehicle can be driven for a limited time on a flat tire.

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 warnings appear in the vehicle information display:

  • No key warning
  • PUSH warning
  • Key ID Incorrect warning
  • Low washer fluid warning
  • Door/trunk open warning
  • Loose fuel cap warning
  • Tire Pressure LOW – Add Air warning
  • Flat Tire – Visit dealer warning (if to equipped)
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning (if to equipped)
  • Headlight warning
  • Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) warning (if so equipped)
  • Intelligent Key system warning
  • Chassis control warning
  • Parking brake release warning
  • SHIFT “P” warning
  • Low oil pressure warning

If the driver assist system warnings appear in the vehicle information display, the master warning light also illuminates.

Power steering warning light

Power Steering Warning Light

Models with Direct Adaptive Steering:
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the power steering warning light illuminates. After starting the engine, the power steering warning light stays on for a few seconds and turns off. This indicates that Direct Adaptive Steering is operational. Drive the vehicle after the power steering warning light turns off. If the power steering warning light illuminates while driving, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle. If the power steering warning light turns off, you can drive again. If the power steering warning light continues to illuminate, it is recommended you have Direct Adaptive Steering checked by our Service Dept.
Models with hydraulic pump electric power steering:
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the power steering warning light illuminates. After starting the engine, the power steering warning light turns off. This indicates that or hydraulic pump electric power steering is operational. If the power steering warning light illumi-nates while the engine is running, it may indicate hydraulic pump electric power steering is not functioning properly and may need servicing. It is recommended you have the hydraulic pump electric power steering checked by our Service Dept.
Models with electric power steering:
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the power steering warning light illuminates. After starting the engine, the power steering warning light turns off. This indicates the electric power steering is operational. If the power steering warning light illuminates while the engine is running, it may indicate the electric power steering is not functioning properly and may need servicing. It is recommended you have the electric power steering checked by our Service Dept.
When the power steering warning light illuminates with the engine running, the power assist to the steering will cease operation but you will still have control of the vehicle. At this time, greater steering efforts are required to operate the steering wheel, especially in sharp turns and at low speeds.

Seat belt warning light

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 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.

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 side-impact air bag and pretensioner seat belt needs servicing.

  • 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 It is recommended you visit an INFINITI retailer for these services. Unless checked and repaired, the Supple-mental Restraint Systems and/or the pre-tensioner seat belt may not function properly.
Vehicle dynamic control warning light

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Warning Light

Eco drive indicator

ECO Drive Indicator Light

When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the light will come on and then turn off. When the INFINITI Drive Mode Selector is turned to the ECO mode, the ECO drive indicator light will illuminate, blink or remain off depending on the accelerator pedal operation to help assist the driver to drive economically.

Fog Light indicator

Front Fog Light Indicator Light

The front fog light indicator light illuminates when the front fog lights are on. When conditions require the extra set of lights, don’t be surprised that your dashboard identifies that turned on your fog lights.

High beam indicator

High Beam Indicator Light

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

High beam assist indicator

High Beam Assist Indicator Light

The indicator light illuminates when the headlights come on while the headlight switch is in the AUTO position with the high beam selected. This indicates that the high beam assist system is operational.

Malfunction indicator

Malfunction Indicator Light

If the malfunction indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction.

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 (11.4 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 remains on 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.

Your Service Advisors Are Best Resources

If there are any other lights that are not in our guide, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Additionally, while the handy guide we put together for you today is helpful, it is by no means the final say as to what your INFINITI needs. Please call Jackie Cooper INFINITI at (918) 228-0942 for more details.

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