Suzuki Grand Vitara: Warning and Indicator Lights - Instrument Panel - Suzuki Grand Vitara Owner's ManualSuzuki Grand Vitara: Warning and Indicator Lights

Seat Belt Reminder Light
Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Light

The front passenger’s seat belt reminder light is located in the center of the instrument panel. If there is a passenger in the front seat and the front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled about 10 seconds after 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 front passenger’s seat belt is buckled. After repeating several times, the reminder will be canceled even if the front passenger’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.

that the driver and passengers wear their seat belts at all times. Persons who are 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.

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, the low tire pressure warning 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 vehicle start-ups 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 light does not come on when the ignition is turned to the “ON” position, 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 the monitoring system has recovered, make sure to have an authorized SUZUKI dealer check the system.

tires is reduced at lower inflation pressures. If your tires become even moderately 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 light comes on and stays on, reduce your speed and avoid abrupt steering 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.

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 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.

distance may be longer, you may have to push harder on the pedal, and the pedal 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.

conditions occur, you should immediately ask your SUZUKI dealer to inspect the brake 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.

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 system. 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.

Light
SLIP Indicator Light

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.

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

Stability Program) Warning Ligh
“ESP” (Electronic Stability Program) Warning Ligh

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.

Light
“ESP OFF” Indicator Light

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.

NOTE:
• If the vehicle speed is greater than approximately 30 km/h (19 mph), the ESP® systems (other than ABS) will turn on automatically and the light will go out.
• When the transfer switch (if equipped) is turned to the “4L LOCK” position, the ESP® systems (other than ABS) will be canceled automatically. The light will come on and stay on.
• If the ESP® systems operate continuously such as when driving on slippery roads, the traction control functions of the ESP® systems may be canceled temporarily to avoid overheating the brake pads, and the light will come on. After a short period of time, the ESP® systems (other than ABS) will turn on automatically and the light will go out.

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

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.

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

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.

that the driver and passengers wear their seat belts at all times. Persons who are 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.

This light monitors inflators, crash sensors, seat belt pretensioners, the front
“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.

does not blink when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position or stays 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 (if equipped) may not work properly. Have both systems inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

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 lamp may come on. If so, the lamp 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.

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.

Light
Open Door Warning Light

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

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

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

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.

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.

When you turn on the left or right turn signals, the corresponding green arrow
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.

Light
High Beam Indicator Light

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

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: or The lighting switch is in the “AUTO” position and it is light around the light sensor.

Indicator Light
Illumination Indicator Light

This indicator light comes on when the lighting switch is in the second or third position.

Indicator Light (if equipped)
Transfer Position Indicator Light (if equipped)

These indicators show the 4WD operating mode as described below. When the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position, these lights come on briefly to let you know that the lights are working. (1): Neutral. (2): 4-wheel drive high range center differential lock mode. (2) & (3): 4-wheel drive low range center differential lock mode. No indicators: 4-wheel drive high range mode. For details, refer to “Using the Transfer Switch” in the “OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE” section. If the indicators (all lights) continue to blink, there is a problem in the transfer system and you should have your vehicle inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer.

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