Warning and Indicator Lights

Suzuki SX4 / Suzuki SX4 Owners Manual / Instrument Panel / Warning and Indicator Lights

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light
Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that uses a low tire pressure warning light to inform you when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, this light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working.

When the low tire pressure warning light is lit, one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. You should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure as indicated on the vehicle’s tire information placard.

Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Each tire, including the spare, should be checked at least once a month when cold and set to the recommended inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle placard and owner’s manual.

The low tire pressure warning light is also used to inform you of a TPMS malfunction.

When the system detects a malfunction, this light will flash for approximately one minute and then remain continuously illuminated.

This sequence will be repeated approximately ten minutes after subsequent the ignition switch is turned on as long as the malfunction exists.

NOTE:
The low tire pressure warning light may not come on immediately if you have a sudden loss of air pressure.

WARNING:
WARNING:
If the low tire pressure warning light does not come on when the ignition is turned to the “ON” position, or comes on and blinks while driving there may be a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. Have your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer. Even if the light turns off after blinking, indicating that monitoring system has recovered, make sure to have an authorized SUZUKI dealer check the
system.

WARNING:
WARNING:
The load rating of your tires is reduced at lower inflation pressures.

If your tires become even moderately under-inflated, the vehicle load may exceed the load rating of the tires, which can lead to tire failure. The low tire pressure warning light will not alert you of this condition. The warning light will only come on when one or more of your tires become significantly under-inflated. Check and adjust your tire inflation pressure at least once a month. Refer to “Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section.

WARNING:
WARNING:
If the low tire pressure warning light comes on and stays on, reduce your speed and avoid abrupt steering and braking. Stop in a safe place as soon as possible and check your tires.

• If you have a flat tire, replace it with the spare tire. Refer to “Jacking Instructions” in the “EMERGENCY SERVICE” section. Refer to “Replacing Tires and/or Wheels” for instructions on how to restore normal operation of the tire pressure monitoring system after you have had a flat tire.

• If one or more of your tires is under-inflated, adjust the inflation pressure in all of your tires to the recommended inflation pressure as soon as possible.

Be aware that driving on a significantly under-inflated tire can cause the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure, and may affect steering control and brake effectiveness. This could lead to an accident, resulting in severe injury or death.

Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section for additional details on the tire pressure monitoring system. Refer to “Tires” in the “INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE” section for information on maintaining proper tire pressure.

Brake System Warning Light
Brake System Warning Light

This light comes on briefly when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

The light also comes on under the following conditions: 1) when the parking brake is engaged and 2) when the fluid in the brake fluid reservoir falls below the specified level. The light should go out after fully releasing the parking brake, if the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir is adequate.

If this light and the ABS warning light stay on, or come on simultaneously when driving, then there may be something wrong with both the rear brake proportioning valve function and anti-lock function of the ABS.

If the brake system warning light comes on while you are driving the vehicle, it may mean that there is something wrong with the vehicle’s brake system. If this happens, you should:
1) Pull off the road and stop carefully.

WARNING:
WARNING:
Remember that stopping distance may be longer, you may have to push harder on the pedal, and the pedal may go down farther than normal.

2) Test the brakes by carefully starting and stopping on the shoulder of the road.

3) If you determine that it is safe, drive cautiously at low speed to the nearest dealer for repairs,
or
4) Have the vehicle towed to the nearest dealer for repairs.

WARNING:
WARNING:
If any of the following conditions occur, you should immediately ask your SUZUKI dealer to inspect the brake system.

• If the brake system warning light does not go out after the parking brake has been fully released.

• If the brake system warning light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

• If the brake system warning light comes on at any time during vehicle operation.

NOTE:
Because the disc brake system is selfadjusting, the fluid level will drop as the brake pads become worn.

Replenishing the brake fluid reservoir is considered normal periodic maintenance.

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working. If the light stays on, or comes on when driving, there may be something wrong with the ABS.

If the ABS light and the brake system warning light stay on, or come on simultaneously when driving, then there may be something wrong with both the rear brake proportioning valve function and anti-lock function of the ABS.

If one of these happens, have the system inspected by your SUZUKI dealer. If the ABS becomes inoperative, the brake system will function as an ordinary brake system that has no ABS.

For details of the ABS, refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

SLIP Indicator Light (if equipped)
SLIP Indicator Light (if equipped)

ESP® is a registered trademark of DaimlerChrysler AG.

This light blinks 5 times per second when one of the ESP® systems other than ABS is activated. If this light blinks, drive carefully.

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working. If the light stays on, or comes on when driving and remains on, there may be something wrong with the ESP® systems (other than ABS). You should have the system inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

NOTE:
When you disconnect and re-connect the battery, ESP® system functions other than ABS will be deactivated and the slip indicator light will blink 1 time per second. For details on how to reactive the ESP® systems, refer to “SLIP Indicator Light” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

For details of the ESP® systems, refer to “Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

WARNING:
WARNING:
The ESP® systems cannot prevent accidents. Always drive carefully.

“ESP” (Electronic Stability Program) Warning Light (if equipped)
“ESP” (Electronic Stability Program) Warning Light (if equipped)

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working. If the light stays on, or comes on when driving, there may be something wrong with the ESP® systems (other than ABS). You should have the system inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

For details of the ESP® systems, refer to “Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

“ESP OFF” Indicator Light (if equipped)
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light (if equipped)

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, this light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working.

When the “ESP OFF” switch is pushed to turn off the ESP® systems (other than ABS), the “ESP OFF” light comes on and stays on.

For details of the ESP® systems, refer to “Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

Oil Pressure Light
Oil Pressure Light

This light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, and goes out when the engine is started. The light will come on and remain on if there is insufficient oil pressure. If the light comes on when driving, pull off the road as soon as you can and stop the engine. Check the oil level and add oil if necessary. If there is enough oil, the lubrication system should be inspected by your SUZUKI dealer before you drive the vehicle again.

CAUTION:
• If you operate the engine with this light on, severe engine damage can result.

• Do not rely on the Oil Pressure Light to indicate the need to add oil. Be sure to periodically check the engine oil level.

Charging Light
Charging Light

This light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, and goes out when the engine is started. The light will come on and remain on if there is something wrong with the battery charging system. If the light comes on when the engine is running, the charging system should be inspected immediately by your SUZUKI dealer.

Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light
Driver’s Seat Belt Reminder Light

If the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, this light will come on and then blink. When the light comes on, a buzzer will also sound intermittently for about 6 seconds. The reminder will repeat several times under certain conditions until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. After repeating several times, the reminder will be canceled even if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled.

For details about the seat belt reminder, refer to “Seat Belts and Child Restraint Systems” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.

WARNING:
WARNING:
It is absolutely essential that the driver and passengers wear their seat belts at all times. Persons who are not wearing seat belts have a much greater risk of injury if an accident occurs. Make a regular habit of buckling your seat belt before putting the key in the ignition.

AIR BAG Light
AIR BAG Light

This light monitors inflators, crash sensors, seat belt pretensioners, the front passenger sensing system, and corresponding electrical circuits.

This light blinks for several seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position so you can check if the light is working. The light will come on and stay on if there is a problem in the air bag system or the seat belt pretensioner system.

WARNING:
WARNING:
If the AIR BAG light does not blink when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or stays on or comes on when driving, the air bag system or the seat belt pretensioner system may not work properly. Have both systems inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

Malfunction Indicator Light
Malfunction Indicator Light

Your vehicle has a computer-controlled emission control system. A malfunction indicator light is provided on the instrument panel to indicate when it is necessary to have the emission control system serviced.

The malfunction indicator light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position to let you know the light is working and goes out when the engine is started.

If the malfunction indicator light comes on or blinks when the engine is running, service to the emission control system is necessary.

Bring the vehicle to your SUZUKI dealer to have the emission control system serviced right away and avoid hard acceleration until the service is performed.

CAUTION:
Continuing to drive the vehicle when the malfunction indicator light is on or blinking can cause permanent damage to the vehicle’s emission control system, and can affect fuel economy and driveability.

NOTE:
If the fuel filler cap is not installed fully, the electrical system gets wet (such as by driving through a deep puddle of water) or the fuel tank gets nearly empty, the malfunction indicator light may come on. If so, the light will go off after driving a few times after the fuel filler cap is installed fully, the electrical system dries out or the fuel tank is filled.

Low Fuel Warning Light
Low Fuel Warning Light

If this light comes on, fill the fuel tank immediately.

NOTE:
The activation point of this light varies depending on road conditions (for example, slope or curve) and driving conditions because of fuel moving in the tank.

Electric Power Steering Light (if equipped)
Electric Power Steering Light (if equipped)

This light comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, and goes out when the engine is started.

If this light comes on while driving, the power steering system may not work properly.

Have the system inspected by your SUZUKI dealer.

NOTE:
If the power steering system does not work properly, you will feel heavier to steer but you still will be able to steer.

Open Door Warning Light
Open Door Warning Light

This light remains on until all doors (including the tailgate of SX4) are completely closed.

“CRUISE” Indicator Light (if equipped)
“CRUISE” Indicator Light (if equipped)

When the cruise control system is on, this light will be on.

“SET” Indicator Light (if equipped)
“SET” Indicator Light (if equipped)

When the vehicle’s speed is controlled by the cruise control system, this light will be on.

Keyless Start System Indicator Light (if equipped)
Keyless Start System Indicator Light (if equipped)

When you push the ignition switch for vehicle with the keyless start system, this light will come on in blue or red. If this light comes on in blue, you can turn the ignition switch without using an ignition key. If this light comes on in red, you can not turn the ignition switch without using an ignition key. For details, refer to “Ignition Switch” in the “STEERING COLUMN CONTROLS” section.

If this light blinks in red, it reminds you that the remote controller is not in the vehicle.

For details, refer to “Keyless Start System Remote Controller/Keyless Entry System Transmitter” in the “BEFORE DRIVING” section.

Turn Signal Indicators
Turn Signal Indicators

When you turn on the left or right turn signals, the corresponding green arrow on the instrument panel will flash along with the respective turn signal lights.

When you turn on the hazard warning switch, both arrows will flash along with all of the turn signal lights.

High Beam Indicator Light
High Beam Indicator Light

This indicator comes on when headlight high beams are turned on.

intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) AUTO Indicator Light (if equipped)
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) AUTO Indicator Light (if equipped)

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, the light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working.

When the 2WD/i-AWD switch is in the “i- AWD AUTO” mode with the ignition switch in the “ON” position, the light comes on and stays on.

If the light and the “i-AWD LOCK” indicator light stay on or come on simultaneously when driving, there may be something wrong with the i-AWD system. Have the system inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

If the oil temperature of the parts for i-AWD system is high, this light will blink. The “i- AWD AUTO” or “i-AWD LOCK” mode will be changed to the “2WD” mode automatically to prevent a damage of the parts for i- AWD system.

NOTE:
If you restart the engine, the light will stop blinking temporarily.

For details, refer to “Using the 2WD/i-AWD Switch” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

NOTE:
When the vehicle speed is increased, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode will be changed to the “i-AWD AUTO” mode automatically.

The “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light will come on and stay on.

intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) LOCK Indicator Light (if equipped)
intelligent All Wheel Drive (i-AWD) LOCK Indicator Light (if equipped)

When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, this light comes on briefly so you can check that the light is working.

The light comes on when the 2WD/i-AWD switch is changed to the “i-AWD LOCK” mode from the “i-AWD AUTO” mode.

If the light and the “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light stay on or come on simultaneously when driving, there may be something wrong with the i-AWD system. Have the system inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

NOTE:
• When the vehicle speed is increased, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode will be changed to the “i-AWD AUTO” mode automatically.

The “i-AWD AUTO” indicator light will come on and stay on.

• When the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position, the “i-AWD LOCK” mode is canceled.

For details of the “i-AWD LOCK” mode, refer to “Using the 2WD/i-AWD Switch” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section.

CAUTION:
Do not operate your vehicle in “i- AWD LOCK” mode on dry hard surfaces.

Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) Indicator Light (if equipped)
Daytime Running Light (D.R.L.) Indicator Light (if equipped)

With the D.R.L. system, the headlights light, but are dimmer than the low beam, when the following three conditions are all met. Whenever the D.R.L. system is operating, the D.R.L. indicator light remains on.

Conditions for D.R.L. system operation 1) The engine is running.

2) The parking brake is released.

3) The lighting switch is at either the “OFF” or the “middle” position.

See also:

Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
ESP® is a registered trademark of DaimlerChrysler AG. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) helps to control the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle is understeering or oversteering. It als ...

Emission Compliance Label (for U.S.A.)
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Using the 2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive) Switch (if equipped)
Using the 2WD/i-AWD (intelligent All Wheel Drive) Switch (if equipped) This i-AWD system enables you to select the driving mode according to the driving conditions by operating the 2WD/i-AWD swi ...

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