Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders

Nissan Rogue / Nissan Rogue 2008-2019 Owner's Manual / Instruments and controls / Warning/indicator lights and audible reminders

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models)*

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models)*

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light

Brake warning light

Brake warning light

Charge warning light

Charge warning light

Electric power steering warning light

Electric power steering warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

Low fuel warning light

Low fuel warning light

Low tire pressure warning light

Low tire pressure warning light

Master warning light

Master warning light

Seat belt warning light

Seat belt warning light

Supplemental air bag warning light

Supplemental air bag warning light

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

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

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

Front passenger air bag status light

Front passenger air bag status light

High beam indicator light

High beam indicator light

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Overdrive off indicator light

Overdrive off indicator light

Security indicator light

Security indicator light

Small light indicator light

Small light indicator light

SPORT mode indicator light

SPORT mode indicator light

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Turn signal/hazard indicator lights

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator light

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator light

*: if so equipped

Checking bulbs

With all doors closed, apply the parking brake and turn the ignition switch to the ON position without starting the engine. The following lights will come on:

The following lights come on briefly and then go off (if so equipped):

The following lights come on briefly and then go off (if so equipped):

If any light does not come on, it may indicate a burned-out bulb or an open circuit

If any light does not come on, it may indicate a burned-out bulb or an open circuit in the electrical system. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

Some indicators and warnings are also displayed on the vehicle information display between the speedometer and tachometer. (See “Vehicle information display” later in this section.)

Warning lights

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models)

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) warning light (AWD models)

The light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. It turns off after the engine is started.

If the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system malfunctions, or the diameter of the front and the rear wheels are different, the warning light will either remain illuminated or blink. (See “All-Wheel Drive (AWD)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

- If the warning light comes on while driving there may be a malfunction in

- If the warning light comes on while driving there may be a malfunction in the AWD system. Reduce the vehicle speed and have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

- If the AWD warning light blinks while driving:
— blinks rapidly (about twice a second):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine. The driving mode will change to 2WD to prevent the AWD system from malfunctioning. If the warning light turns off, you can drive again.

— blinks slowly (about once every 2 seconds):
Pull off the road in a safe area, and idle the engine. Check that all tire sizes are the same, tire pressure is correct and tires are not worn.

- If the warning light is still on after the above operations, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning or 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 by a NISSAN dealer.

If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then operates normally, but without anti-lock assistance.

(See “Brake system” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.)

Brake warning light or This light functions for both the parking brake and the foot brake systems. 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 illuminates 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 low brake fluid level. If the light illuminates while the engine is running with the parking brake not applied, stop the vehicle and perform the following:
1. Check the brake fluid level. Add brake fluid as necessary. (See “Brake fluid” in the “8.

Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section.) 2. If the brake fluid level is correct, have the warning system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

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, by a NISSAN dealer promptly. (See “Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light” earlier in this section.)

- Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on.

- Your brake system may not be working properly if the warning light is on. Driving could be dangerous. If you judge it to be safe, drive carefully to the nearest service station for repairs. Otherwise, have your vehicle towed because driving it could be dangerous.

- Pressing the brake pedal with the engine stopped and/or low brake fluid level may increase your stopping distance and braking will require greater pedal effort as well as pedal travel.

- If the brake fluid level is below the minimum or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do not drive until the brake system has been checked at a NISSAN dealer.

Charge warning light

Charge warning light

If the light illuminates 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, see a NISSAN dealer immediately.

Do not continue driving if the alternator belt is loose, broken or missing.

Do not continue driving if the alternator belt is loose, broken or missing.

Electric power steering warning light

Electric power steering warning light

When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the electric power steering warning light illuminates.

After starting the engine, the electric power steering warning light turns off. This indicates the electric power steering system is operational.

If the electric power steering warning light illuminates while the engine is running, it may indicate the electric power steering system is not functioning properly and may need servicing.

Have the electric power steering system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

When the electric 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.

See “Electric power steering system” in the “5.

Starting and driving” section.

Engine oil pressure warning light

Engine oil pressure warning light

This light warns of low engine oil pressure. If the light flickers or illuminates during normal driving, pull off the road in a safe area, stop the engine immediately and call a NISSAN dealer or other authorized repair shop.

The engine oil pressure warning light is not designed to indicate a low oil level.

Use the dipstick to check the oil level. (See “Engine oil” in the “8. Maintenance and do-ityourself” section.)

Running the engine with the engine oil pressure warning light on could cause

Running the engine with the engine oil pressure warning light on could cause serious damage to the engine almost immediately. Such damage is not covered by warranty. Turn off the engine as soon as it is safe to do so.

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 position.

There will be a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the fuel gauge reaches E.

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 all tires except the spare.

The low tire pressure warning light warns of low tire pressure or indicates that the TPMS is not functioning properly.

After the ignition switch is turned ON, 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. A CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning (if so equipped) 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 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning (if so equipped) is active as long as the low tire pressure warning light remains illuminated.

For additional information, see “Vehicle information display” later in this section, “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section and “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “6. In case of emergency” section.

TPMS malfunction:

If the TPMS is not functioning properly, the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute when the ignition switch is turned ON. The light will remain on after 1 minute. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. The CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning (if so equipped) does not appear if the low tire pressure warning light illuminates to indicate a TPMS malfunction.

For additional information, see “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section.

- If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch turned ON, have

- If the light does not illuminate with the ignition switch turned ON, have the vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

- If the light illuminates while driving, avoid sudden steering maneuvers or abrupt braking, reduce vehicle speed, pull off the road to a safe location and stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Driving with under- inflated tires may permanently damage the tires and increase the likelihood of tire failure. Serious vehicle damage could occur and may lead to an accident and could result in serious personal injury.

Check the tire pressure for all four tires. Adjust the tire pressure to the recommended COLD tire pressure shown on the Tire and Loading Information label to turn the low tire pressure warning light OFF. If the light stays on after adjusting the tire pressure and driving over 16 MPH (25 km/h), have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If you have a flat tire, replace it with a spare tire as soon as possible.

- When a spare tire is mounted or a wheel is replaced, the TPMS will not function and the low tire pressure warning light will flash for approximately 1 minute. The light will remain on after 1 minute. Contact your NISSAN dealer as soon as possible for tire replacement and/ or system resetting.

- Replacing tires with those not originally specified by NISSAN could affect the proper operation of the TPMS.

- The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular tire pressure check. Be sure

- The TPMS is not a substitute for the regular tire pressure check. Be sure to check the tire pressure regularly.

- If the vehicle is being driven at speeds of less than 16 MPH (25 km/h), the TPMS may not operate correctly.

- Be sure to install the specified size of tires to the front and rear.

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 are displayed on the vehicle information display.

- Intelligent Key detection warning (if so equipped)
- Low fuel warning
- Low washer fluid warning (if so equipped)
- Parking brake release warning
- Door open warning
- Lift gate open warning
- Loose fuel cap warning
- Check tire pressure warning (if so equipped)
- Setting menu operation warning
- Intelligent Key system fault warning (if so equipped)

See “Vehicle information display” later in this section.

Seat belt warning light

Seat belt warning light

The light and chime remind you to fasten seat belts. The light illuminates whenever the ignition switch is turned 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. For about 5 seconds after the ignition switch is in the ON position, the system does not activate the warning light for the front passenger.

See “Seat belts” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section for precautions on seat belt usage.

Supplemental air bag warning light

Supplemental air bag warning light

After turning 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 front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and pretensioner systems need servicing and your vehicle must be taken to your nearest NISSAN dealer.

- 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 illuminate at all.

Unless checked and repaired, the Supplemental Restraint Systems and/or the pretensioners may not function properly.

For additional information, see “Supplemental Restraint System” in the “1. Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section.

If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the front

If the supplemental air bag warning light is on, it could mean that the front air bag, side air bag, curtain and rollover air bag and/or pretensioner systems will not operate in an accident. To help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle checked by a NISSAN dealer as soon as possible.

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) warning light

The light will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system or the traction control system is operating, thus alerting the driver that the vehicle is nearing its traction limits. The road surface may be slippery.

If the VDC warning light illuminates while the VDC system is on, this light alerts the driver to the fact that the VDC system’s fail-safe mode is operating, for example the VDC system may not be functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the VDC system function will be canceled but the vehicle is still driveable.

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

Indicator lights

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

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

This light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to 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.)

Front passenger air bag status light

Front passenger air bag status light

The front passenger air bag status light 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.

High beam indicator light

High beam indicator light

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

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)

If the malfunction indicator light illuminates 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 illuminate 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 should turn off if no other potential emission control system malfunction exists. 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 illuminate in one of two ways:
- Malfunction indicator light illuminated steady — An emission control system and/or CVT malfunction has been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap if the LOOSE FUEL CAP warning appears in the vehicle information display. If the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, tighten or install the cap and continue to drive the vehicle. The trips. If the  light does not turn off light should turn off after a few driving trips. If the after a few driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do 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 illuminated.

Have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system and/or

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.

Overdrive off indicator light

Overdrive 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.

Security indicator light

Security indicator light

The light blinks when the ignition switch is in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position. This function indicates the security system equipped on the vehicle is operational.

If the security system is malfunctioning, this light will remain on while the ignition switch is in the ON position. For additional information, see “Security systems” later in this section.

Small light indicator light

Small light indicator light

The light illuminates when the headlight switch is turned to the position.

SPORT mode indicator light

SPORT mode indicator light

The SPORT mode indicator light illuminates when the SPORT mode is turned “ON”.

(See“Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)” in the “5. Starting and driving” section for the use of the SPORT mode switch.)

Turn signals/hazard indicator lights

Turn signals/hazard indicator lights

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

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) off indicator light

Vehicle 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 and traction control system are not operating.

Audible reminders

Key reminder chime

The key reminder chime sounds if the driver’s side door is opened while the key is left in the ignition switch and the ignition switch is in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position. Remove the key and take it with you when leaving the vehicle.

Light reminder chime

The light reminder chime will sound when the driver side door is opened with the light switch in the position, and the ignition switch is or in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position. position, and the ignition switch is in the ACC, OFF or LOCK position.

Turn the light switch off when you leave the vehicle.

Brake pad wear warning

The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings.

When a brake pad requires replacement, it will make a high pitched scraping sound when the vehicle is in motion. This scraping sound will first occur only when the brake pedal is depressed. After more wear of the brake pad, the sound will always be heard even if the brake pedal is not depressed. Have the brakes checked as soon as possible if the warning sound is heard.

Parking brake reminder chime

The parking brake reminder chime will sound if the vehicle is driven at more than 4 MPH (7 km/h) with the parking brake applied. Stop the vehicle and release the parking brake.

Seat belt warning chime

The seat belt warning chime will sound for about 6 seconds unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened.

Intelligent Key door buzzer (if so equipped)

When the chime or buzzer sounds from inside and outside the vehicle, check for the following:
- The ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.

- The intelligent Key is not left inside the vehicle.

- Doors are closed securely.

- The selector lever is in the P position.

When the buzzer sounds, be sure to check both the vehicle and the Intelligent Key.

See “Intelligent Key system” in the “3. Predriving checks and adjustments” section.

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