EVIC Red Telltales

This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These telltales include:

• Door Ajar

This telltale turns on when one or more doors

This telltale turns on when one or more doors are ajar. The telltale will show which doors are ajar.

• Trunk Ajar

This light will turn on to indicate that the trunk

This light will turn on to indicate that the trunk lid is ajar.

• Oil Pressure Warning Telltale

This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If

This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound when this light turns on.

Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.

This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.

The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.

• Charging System Telltale

This telltale shows the status of the electrical

This telltale shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the telltale stays on or comes on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nonessential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If the charging system telltale remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.

If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.

• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale

This telltale informs you of a problem with the

This telltale informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If the telltale comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.

If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The telltale should turn off.

If the telltale remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the telltale is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required. You may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may require towing.

• Engine Temperature Warning Telltale

This telltale warns of an overheated engine condition.

This telltale warns of an overheated engine condition.

As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this telltale will illuminate and a single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.

Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H, a continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.

If the telltale turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle.

If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for more information.

• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale

This telltale indicates that the transmission

This telltale indicates that the transmission fluid temperature is running hot. This may occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.

If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.

CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale illuminated will eventually cause severe transmission damage or transmission failure.

WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale is illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle, in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust components and cause a fire.

• Electric Power Steering Malfunction

This telltale is on when the Electric Power

This telltale is on when the Electric Power Steering is not operating and needs service.

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