Indicator lights

indicator light (AWD models)All-Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK indicator light (AWD models)

This light illuminates when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, and turns off within 1 second.

When selecting the LOCK mode while the engine is running, this light will illuminate. (See “All-Wheel Drive (AWD)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

(green; if so equipped)Blind Spot Warning (BSW) light (green; if so equipped)

The Blind SpotWarning (BSW) light (green) will illuminate when the BSW system is turned on.

The light turns off when the system is turned off.

(See “Blind Spot Warning (BSW)/Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

NOTE:

This light is common with the Blind Spot Warning (BSW) light (orange). (See “Blind Spot Warning (BSW) light” earlier in this section.)

TransmissionContinuously Variable Transmission (CVT) position indicator light

When the ignition switch is pushed to the ON position, the indicator shows the automatic selector shift position. (See “Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

Cruise main switch indicator:Cruise indicator light

Cruise main switch indicator:

This light illuminates when the cruise control main switch is pushed. The light turns off when the main switch is pushed again. When the cruise main switch indicator light illuminates, the cruise control system is operational. (See “Cruise control” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

Cruise malfunction:

If the cruise indicator light blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate the cruise control system is not functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. (See “Cruise control” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

This indicator illuminates when the headlightExterior light indicator

This indicator illuminates when the headlight switch is turned to the AUTO (if so equipped), position or and the front parking lights, position and the front parking lights, instrument panel lights, tail lights, license plate lights or headlights are on. The indicator turns off when these lights are turned off.

lightFront passenger air bag status light

The front passenger air bag status lightwill be lit and the passenger front air bag will be will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be OFF depending on how the front passenger seat is being used.

For front passenger air bag status light operation, see “NISSAN Advanced Air Bag System (front seats)” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this manual.

This light comes on when the headlight highHigh beam indicator light

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

The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) lightLane Departure Warning (LDW) light (green; if so equipped)

The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) light (green) will illuminate when the LDW system is turned on. The light turns off when the system is turned off. (See “Blind Spot Warning (BSW)/ Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

NOTE:

This light is common with the Lane Departure Warning (LDW) light (orange). (See “Lane Departure Warning (LDW) light” earlier in this section.)

(MIL)Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

If the malfunction indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control and/or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) 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. (See “Readiness for Inspection/ Maintenance (I/M) test” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section.)

Operation:

The malfunction indicator light will come on in one of two ways:

Malfunction indicator light on steady — An emission control system and/or CVT malfunction has been detected. Check the fuelfiller cap if the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning appears on the dot matrix liquid crystal display. If the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. Theshould turn off after a few driving trips. If the  light should turn off after a few driving trips. If the does not turn off after a few driving 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.
Malfunction indicator light blinking — An engine misfire has been detected which may damage the emission control system.

To reduce or avoid emission control system damage:

— Do not drive at speeds above 45 MPH (72 km/h).
— Avoid hard acceleration or deceleration.
— Avoid steep uphill grades.
— If possible, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled or towed.

The malfunction indicator light may stop blinking and remain on.

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 and/or CVT system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible damage to the emission control system.

The overdrive off indicator light illuminates whenOverdrive off indicator light

The overdrive off indicator light illuminates when the overdrive off mode is selected.

For additional information, see “Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.

Cabriolet models)Soft top indicator light (Cross- Cabriolet models)

This light illuminates when the soft top is being operated or it is stopped before reaching a full open/close state. When the top is fully opened or closed, the light will turn off.

The light blinks while the soft top is not fully opened or closed under the following conditions:

When the vehicle is driven.
When the shift lever is in the R (Reverse) position.

Be sure to fully open or close the soft top when driving the vehicle.

The soft top can be moved with the soft top operating switch only under all of the following conditions:

When the vehicle is stopped.
When the ignition switch is ON.
When the trunk is closed.
When the luggage cover is pulled out and hooked so that the roof storage area is separated from the trunk.
When the shift lever is in a position other than the R (Reverse) position.

CAUTION

Operate the soft top with the engine running to prevent a discharged battery.

When the soft top is operating, if any of the above conditions are discontinued or any of the following conditions are met, the top will stop operating.

  When the shift lever is in the R (Reverse) position.
When the vehicle moves at a speed of 3 MPH (5 km/h) or more.
When the battery voltage is extremely low.
When the temperature of the soft top system becomes extremely high.

Release the operating switch, and push it again under the above conditions until the top is fully opened or closed. The soft top indicator light will turn off when the top operation is completely finished.

If the soft top indicator light illuminates with the ignition switch ON, it may indicate the electric soft top control unit is not functioning properly.

Have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

For more details about the electric soft top operation, see “Soft top (CrossCabriolet models)” in the “3. Pre-driving checks and adjustments” section.

lightsTurn signal/hazard indicator lights

The light flashes when the turn signal switch lever or hazard switch is turned on.

offVehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator light

The light comes on when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off switch is pushed to OFF. This indicates that the VDC system is not operating.

For additional information, see “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section of this manual.

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