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Safe Driving

Exhaust Gas Hazard

Carbon Monoxide Gas

The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, 
odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon 
monoxide gas will not get into the interior.

Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever

• The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.
• The exhaust system may have been damaged.
• The vehicle is raised for an oil change.

When you operate a vehicle with the trunk open, airflow can pull exhaust gas into 
the interior and create a hazardous condition. If you must drive with the trunk open, 
open all the windows and set the climate control system as shown below.

1. Select the fresh air mode.

2. Select the 

 mode.

3. Set the fan speed to high.
4. Set the temperature control to a comfortable setting.

Adjust the climate control system in the same manner if you sit in your parked 
vehicle with the engine running.

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Carbon Monoxide Gas

An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up 
with carbon monoxide gas.
Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. 
Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the 
garage immediately after starting the engine.

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WARNING

Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.
Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and 
even kill you.

Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that 
expose you to carbon monoxide.

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Safe Driving

Safety Labels

Label Locations

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels 
carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer 
for a replacement.

Sun Visor

U.S. models

Canadian models

Radiator Cap

Doorjambs

U.S. models only

Dashboard

Canadian models

U.S. models

Doorjambs

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Explanation

Message

Parking Brake 
and Brake 
System Indicator 
(Red)

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off if the parking brake 
has been released.

Comes on when the parking brake 
is applied, and goes off when it is 
released.

Comes on when the brake fluid 
level is low.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the brake system.

The beeper sounds and the 
indicator comes on if you drive 
with the parking brake not fully 
released.

Comes on while driving - Make sure 
the parking brake is released. Check the 
brake fluid level.

What to do when the indicator 

comes on while driving P. 351

Comes on along with the ABS 
indicator
 - Have the vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) 

Comes On P. 351

Brake System 
Indicator 
(Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the cooperative control with 
regenerative braking.

Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle 
checked by a dealer. Normal braking is 
not affected.

U.S.

Canada

(Red)

U.S.

Canada

(Amber)

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Malfunction 
Indicator Lamp

Comes on when you set the power 
mode to ON, and goes off when 
the engine starts, or after several 
seconds if the engine did not start. 
If “readiness codes” have not been 
set, it blinks five times before it 
goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the emissions control system.

Blinks when a misfire in the 
engine’s cylinders is detected.

Readiness codes are part of the on board 
diagnostics for the emissions control 
systems.

Testing of Readiness Codes P. 363

Comes on while driving - Have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

Blinks while driving - Stop in a safe 
place where there are no flammable 
objects. Stop the engine for 10 minutes 
or more, and wait for it to cool down. 
Then, take the vehicle to a dealer.

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp 

Comes On or Blinks P. 350

12 Volt Battery 
Charging System 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the power 
mode to ON, and goes off when 
the engine starts.

Comes on when the 12 volt 
battery is not charging.

Comes on while driving - Turn off the 
climate control system and rear defogger 
in order to reduce electricity 
consumption.

If the 12 Volt Battery Charging 

System Indicator Comes On P. 349

Shift Lever 
Position 
Indicator

Indicates the current shift lever 
position.

Shifting P. 243

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Transmission 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Blinks if the transmission system 
has a problem.

Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden 
starts and acceleration and have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

Seat Belt 
Reminder 
Indicator

Comes on and the beeper sounds 
if you are not wearing a seat belt 
when you set the power mode to 
ON.

If the front passenger is not 
wearing a seat belt, the indicator 
comes on a few seconds later.

Blinks while driving if either you or 
the front passenger has not 
fastened a seat belt. The beeper 
sounds and the indicator blinks at 
regular intervals.

The beeper stops and the indicator goes 
off when you and the front passenger 
fasten their seat belts.

Stays on after you or the front 
passenger has fastened the seat belt
 
- A detection error may have occurred in 
the sensor. Have your vehicle checked by 
a dealer.

Seat Belt Reminder P. 33

Low Fuel 
Indicator

Comes on when the fuel reserve is 
running low (approximately 1.9 
U.S. gal./7.5 Liter left).

Blinks if there is a problem with the 
fuel gauge.

Comes on - Refuel your vehicle as soon 
as possible.

Blinks - Have your vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

Indicator

Name

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Explanation

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Anti-lock Brake 
System (ABS
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

If it comes on at any other time, 
there is a problem with the ABS.

Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle 
checked by a dealer. With this indicator 
on, your vehicle still has normal braking 
ability but no anti-lock function.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 269

Supplemental 
Restraint System 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if a problem with any of 
the following is detected:
- Supplemental restraint system
- Side airbag system
- Side curtain airbag system
- Seat belt tensioner

Stays on constantly or does not come 
on at all
 - Have your vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

Vehicle Stability 
Assist (VSA®) 
System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Blinks when VSA® is active.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the VSA® system or hill start 
assist system.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the creep aid system or the 
brake assist system.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®), aka 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), 
System
 P. 259

Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist (VSA®) 
OFF Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on when you deactivate 
VSA®.

VSA® On and Off P. 260

Low Oil Pressure 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the power 
mode to ON, and goes off when 
the engine starts.

Comes on when the engine oil 
pressure is low.

Comes on while driving - Immediately 
stop in a safe place.

If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator 

Comes On P. 349

Door Open 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if any door is not 
completely closed.

The beeper sounds and the 
indicator comes on if any door is 
opened while driving.

Goes off when all doors are closed.

Trunk Open 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if the trunk is not 
completely closed.

Goes off when the trunk is closed.

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Electric Power 
Steering (EPS) 
System Indicator

Comes on when you set the power 
mode to ON, and goes off when 
the engine starts.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the EPS system.

Stays on constantly or does not come 
on at all
 - Have your vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) 

System Indicator Comes On P. 351

Low Tire 
Pressure/TPMS 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

May come on briefly if the power 
mode to ON and the vehicle is not 
moved within 45 seconds, to 
indicate the calibration process is 
not yet complete.

Comes on and stays on when:
- One or more tires’ pressures are 

determined to be significantly 
low.

- The system has not been 

calibrated.

Comes on while driving - Stop in a safe 
place, check tire pressures, and inflate the 
tire(s) if necessary.

Stays on after the tires are inflated to 
the recommended pressures
 - The 
system needs to be calibrated.

TPMS Calibration P. 263

Blinks for about one minute, and 
then stays on if there is a problem 
with the TPMS.

Blinks and remains on - Have the 
vehicle checked by a dealer. If the vehicle 
is fitted with a compact spare, get your 
regular tire repaired or replaced and put 
back on your vehicle as soon as you can.

U.S. 
models 
only

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System Message 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on along with a beep when 
a problem is detected. A system 
message on the i-MID appears at 
the same time.

While the indicator is on, press the 

 

(display/information) button to see the 
message again.

Refer to the Indicators information in this 
chapter when a system message appears 
on the i-MID. Take the appropriate action 
for the message.

The i-MID does not return to the normal 
screen unless the warning is canceled, or 

the 

 button is pressed.

IMA System 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the IMA system.

Remains on or does not come on at all 
- Avoid high speed driving and have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer as soon as 
possible.

If the IMA Indicator Comes On P. 352

Auto Idle Stop 
Indicator

Blinks when Auto Idle Stop is in 
operation. The engine 
automatically shuts off.

Auto Idle Stop P. 246

Turn Signal and 
Hazard Warning 
Indicators

Blinks when you operate the turn 
signal lever.

Blink when you press the hazard 
warning button.

Does not blink or blinks rapidly - A 
turn signal light bulb has blown. Change 
the bulb immediately.

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 302, 303 

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High Beam 
Indicator

Comes on when the high beam 
headlights are on.

Lights On 
Indicator

Comes on whenever the light 
switch is on, or in AUTO when the 
exterior lights are on.

If you set the power mode to 
ACCESSORY or VEHICLE OFF (LOCK) 
while the exterior lights are on, a chime 
sounds when the driver’s door is opened.

Immobilizer 
System Indicator

Comes on briefly when you set the 
power mode to ON, then goes off.

Comes on if the immobilizer 
system cannot recognize the key 
information.

Blinks - You cannot start the engine. Set 
the power mode to VEHICLE OFF (LOCK), 
then select the ON mode again.

Repeatedly blinks - The system may be 
malfunctioning. Have the vehicle checked 
by a dealer.

Do not attempt to alter this system or add 
other devices to it. Electrical problems can 
occur.

CRUISE MAIN 
Indicator

Comes on when you press the 
CRUISE button.

Cruise Control P. 249

CRUISE 
CONTROL
 
Indicator

Comes on when you have set a 
speed for cruise control.

Cruise Control P. 249

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Security System 
Alarm Indicator

Blinks when the Security System 
Alarm has been set.

Security System Alarm P. 117

High 
Temperature 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Blinks when the engine coolant 
temperature goes up, and stays on 
if the temperature continues to 
rise.

Blinks while driving - Drive slowly to 
prevent overheating.

Stays on while driving - Immediately 
stop in a safe place and allow the engine 
to cool.

Overheating P. 347

Low 
Temperature 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on when the engine 
coolant temperature is low.

If the indicator stays on after the engine 
has reached normal operating 
temperature, there may be a problem 
with the temperature sensors. Have your 
vehicle inspected by a dealer.

ECON Mode 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on when ECON mode is on.

ECON Button P. 245

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Forward 
Collision 
Warning (FCW
Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on when you have 
customized FCW to turn off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the FCW system.

Stays on constantly without FCW off 
- Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Comes on when the FCW system 
shuts itself off.

Stays on - The temperature inside the 
FCW system is too high. The system 
activates when the temperature inside 
the system cools down.

Automatic shutoff P. 254

Stays on - The area around the camera is 
blocked by dirt, mud, etc. Stop your 
vehicle in a safe place, and wipe it off 
with a soft cloth.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if:
The indicator and message come back on 
after you cleaned the area around the 
camera.

Automatic shutoff P. 254

Automatic shutoff P. 254

* Not available on all models

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Lane Departure 
Warning (LDW
Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the LDW system.

Stays on constantly - Have the vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Comes on when the LDW system 
shuts itself off.

Stays on - The temperature inside the 
LDW camera is too high.
The system activates when the 
temperature inside the camera cools 
down.

LDW Camera P. 257

Stays on - The area around the camera is 
blocked by dirt, mud, etc. Stop your 
vehicle in a safe place, and wipe it off 
with a soft cloth.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if 
the indicator and message come back on 
after you cleaned the area around the 
camera.

LDW Camera P. 257

* Not available on all models

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Smart Entry 
System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on as soon as a problem is 
detected in the smart entry system 
or push button starting system.

Stays on constantly or does not come 
on at all 
- Have your vehicle checked by 
a dealer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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