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INSTRUMENT PANEL
your vehicle will come on when any door is
Cargo Lamp
loads, and loads plugged into accessory
opened. In addition, the light will come on
The cargo lamp is located over the rear
power outlets.
when the remote keyless entry unlock but-
compartment, and is controlled by the
EPM works to prevent excessive discharge
ton is pressed. It will stay on for 20 sec-
dome lamp. Refer to “Dome Lamp” in this
of the battery. It does this by balancing the
onds or until a door is opened. After the
section.
generator’s output and the vehicle’s electri-
door is opened the light will remain on and
cal needs. It can increase engine idle
stay on for 20 seconds after the doors are
Electric Power Management
speed to generate more power, whenever
closed, or until you put the key in the igni-
The vehicle has Electric Power Manage-
needed. It can temporarily reduce the
tion and turn the key to RUN.
ment (EPM) that estimates the battery’s
power demands of some accessories.
temperature and state of charge. It then
Map Lamps
adjusts the voltage for best performance
Normally, these actions occur in steps or
and extended life of the battery.
levels, without being noticeable. In rare
cases at the highest levels of corrective
When the battery’s state of charge is low,
action, this action may be noticeable to the
the voltage is raised slightly to quickly put
driver. If so, a Driver Information Center
the charge back in. When the state of
(DIC) message might be displayed, such
charge is high, the voltage is lowered
as Battery Saver Active or Service Battery
slightly to prevent overcharging. If the vehi-
Charging System. If this message is dis-
cle has a voltmeter gage or voltage display
played, it is recommended that the driver
on the Driver Information Center (DIC), you
reduce the electrical loads as much as
may see the voltage move up or down.
possible. Refer to “DIC Warnings and Mes-
This is normal. If there is a problem, an
sages” in this section.
alert will be displayed.
The battery can be discharged at idle if the
Battery Run-Down Protection
electrical loads are very high. This is true
Your vehicle has a battery saver feature
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for all vehicles. This is because the gener-
designed to protect the vehicle’s battery.
Your vehicle may have lamps located on
ator (alternator) may not be spinning fast
When any interior lamp is left on and the
the headliner above the rearview mirror.
enough at idle to produce all the power
ignition is turned off, the battery rundown
Push on the lens in the lamp to turn them
that is needed for very high electrical
protection system will automatically turn
on and off.
loads.
the lamp off after
20 minutes. This will
A high electrical load occurs when several
avoid draining the battery. This vehicle also
of the following loads are on: headlamps,
has a retained accessory power feature. If
high beams, fog lamps, rear window defog-
the radio is on, it will turn off after 10 min-
ger, climate control fan at high speed,
utes or if any door on the vehicle is
heated seats, engine cooling fans, trailer
opened. Refer to
“Retained Accessory
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Power (RAP)” in “Starting and Operating
Climate Controls
Your Vehicle” in the “Features and Con-
CAUTION
trols” section.
Automatic Climate Control System
Adding any electrical equipment to
With this system you can control the heat-
your vehicle may damage it or keep
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
ing, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle.
other components from working as
The accessory power outlets can be used
Automatic Climate Control System
they should. The repairs would not be
to connect electrical equipment such as a
covered by your warranty. Do not use
cellular phone or CB radio.
equipment exceeding maximum
Your vehicle may have four accessory
amperage rating of
20 amperes.
power outlets. They are located on the
Check with your dealer before adding
instrument panel below the climate con-
electrical equipment.
trols, inside the front center console stor-
age bin under the cupholders, at the rear
When adding electrical equipment, be sure
of the center console, and in the rear cargo
to follow the installation instructions
area.
included with the equipment.
To use the outlets, remove the cover.
CAUTION
When not in use, always cover the outlet
with the protective cap.
Improper use of the power outlet can
cause damage not covered by your
CAUTION
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warranty. Do not hang any type of
accessory or accessory bracket from
Leaving electrical equipment on for
the plug because the power outlets
extended periods will drain the bat-
are designed for accessory power
tery. Always turn off electrical equip-
plugs only.
ment when not in use and do not plug
in equipment that exceeds the maxi-
mum amperage rating.
Certain electrical accessories may not be
compatible with the accessory power out-
lets and could result in blown vehicle or
adapter fuses. If you experience a prob-
lem, see your dealer for additional informa-
tion on the accessory power outlet.
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Automatic Climate Control System with
the system to heat or cool any faster. In
Instruction Operation
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating Sys-
cold weather; the system starts at lower
(Fan):
tem
fan speeds to avoid blowing cold air into
Turn the left knob to increase or decrease
the vehicle until warmer air is available.
the fan speed. In any setting other than off,
The system begins blowing air at the
the fan runs continuously with the ignition
floor, but can change modes automati-
on. To turn off the air completely, turn the
cally as the vehicle warms up to main-
fan to 0 and select the recirculation button.
tain the chosen temperature setting.
The length of time needed to warm the
Temperature Control:
interior depends on the outside temper-
Turn the center knob to increase or
ature and temperature of the vehicle.
decrease the temperature inside your vehi-
3)
Wait 20 to 30 minutes for the system to
cle.
stabilize in order for the system to regu-
late automatically. Then adjust the tem-
Use the right knob to select from the fol-
perature as necessary to find your
lowing modes:
comfort setting. Do not cover the solar
There is one position between each mode
sensor located in the center of the
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to finely adjust airflow position.
instrument panel near the windshield.
Automatic Operation
For more information on the solar sen-
(Vent):
sor, refer to “Sensors” later in this sec-
This mode directs air to the instrument
AUTO
(Automatic Fan):
tion.
panel outlets.
When this position is selected on the fan
control, the system automatically adjusts
(AUTO RECIRCULATION):
(Bi-Level):
the fan speed.
Using the previous temperature setting,
This mode directs approximately half of the
the system automatically controls the air
air to the instrument panel outlets, and
Temperature Setting:
inlet to supply fresh outside air or recircu-
then directs the remaining air to the floor
The system uses the outside temperature,
late the interior air to cool the car faster.
outlets.
passenger compartment air temperature,
The indicator light on the recirculation but-
and solar load sensors to maintain the
(Floor):
ton lights whenever the system switches to
chosen temperature setting.
This mode directs most of the air to the
recirculation. Switch to outside air by
AUTO (Automatic Mode):
pressing the outside air button, if the vehi-
floor outlets with some air directed to the
1) Turn the fan and mode control to the
windshield and side window outlets.
cle has a rear climate control system, or by
AUTO position.
pressing the recirculation button. See AUX
The right knob can also be used to select
2) Adjust the temperature to a comfortable
for more information. The next time AUTO
the defrost and defog modes that are
setting between 31°F (16°C) and 89°F
fan or mode is selected, the air inlet resets
described in this section.
(31°C). Choosing the coldest or warm-
back to AUTO operation.
est temperature setting does not cause
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The modes can also be selected by press-
If your vehicle has a Rear Climate Control
mum A/C performance is needed or for
ing the following buttons:
System, use this button to switch between
short times to avoid exterior odors.
outside air and recirculation.
AUX (Auxiliary):
Use the floor/defog mode to clear the win-
This button is on a vehicle that has the
(Air Conditioning):
dows of fog or moisture and warm the pas-
Rear Climate Control System. Press it to
Press this button to turn the air condition-
sengers. Use the defrost mode to remove
turn on the rear heating and air condition-
ing system on or off. When this button is
fog or frost from the windshield more
ing. Refer to “Rear Air Conditioning and
pressed, an indicator light on the button
quickly.
Heating System” in this section for more
comes on to let you know the air condition-
When either of these modes or the floor
information.
ing is activated.
mode is selected, the system runs the air
(Outside Air):
On hot days, open the windows to let hot
conditioning compressor and cancels recir-
Press this button to turn on the outside air
inside air escape, then close them. This
culation mode to dry the air; however, the
mode. While this mode is on, outside air
helps to reduce the time it takes for the
recirculation light stays on. For best
circulates throughout the vehicle. An indi-
vehicle to cool down. It also helps the sys-
results, clear all snow and ice from the
cator light in the button comes on when
tem to operate more efficiently.
windshield before defrosting.
this button is pressed. The outside air
The air conditioning system removes mois-
Turn the right knob to select the defog or
mode can be used with all modes, but it
ture from the air, so you might notice a
defrost mode.
cannot be used with the recirculation
small amount of water dripping underneath
mode.
(Floor/Defog):
the vehicle while idling or after turning off
This mode directs about half of the air to
(Recirculation):
the engine. This is normal.
the floor outlets and the remaining air to
Press this button to recirculate cabin air
(Heated Seats):
the windshield and the side window out-
through the vehicle. It can be used to pre-
If your vehicle has heated seats, refer to
lets.
vent outside air and odors from entering
“Heated Seats” in the “Seats and Restraint
the vehicle or to help heat or cool the air
(Defrost):
Systems” section for more information.
inside the vehicle more quickly. An indica-
This mode directs most of the air to the
tor light above the symbol comes on in this
windshield and the side window outlets.
Defogging and Defrosting
mode. Operation in this mode during peri-
Fog or frost on the inside of windows is a
ods of high humidity and cool outside tem-
Rear Window Defogger
result of high humidity (moisture) condens-
peratures can result in increased window
The rear window defogger uses a warming
ing on the cool window glass. This can be
fogging. If window fogging is experienced,
grid to remove fog from the rear window.
minimized if the climate control system is
select the defrost mode.
used properly. To avoid fogging windows
The rear window defogger only works
The recirculation mode cannot be used
on rainy and humid days at temperatures
when the ignition is in RUN.
with outside air, floor, defog, or defrost
above freezing, run the air conditioning
modes.
compressor. It is best to avoid the use of
the recirculation mode, except when maxi-
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(Rear):
Outlet Adjustment
If the rear controls are adjusted after the
Press this button to turn the rear window
Use the louvers located on the air outlets
AUX button is pressed, the system will
defogger on or off. An indicator light on the
to change the direction of the airflow.
enter a rear independent mode. Airflow in
button comes on to let you know that the
the rear is then directed according to the
Operation Tips
rear window defogger is activated.
settings of the rear controls.
• Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves from
The rear window defogger only works
the air inlets at the base of the vehicle
when the ignition is in RUN. The rear win-
that may block the flow of air into your
dow defogger stays on for approximately
vehicle.
15 minutes after the button is pressed,
• Do not use any non-SUZUKI approved
unless the ignition is turned to ACC or
hood deflectors that could adversely
LOCK. If turned on again, the defogger
affect the performance of the system.
only runs for about five minutes before
• Keep the path under the front seats clear
turning off. The defogger can also be
of objects to help circulate the air inside
turned off by pressing the button again or
of your vehicle more effectively.
by turning off the engine.
Rear Air Conditioning and Heating
CAUTION
System
If your vehicle has this system, the rear
Do not use anything sharp on the
controls are three knobs located on the
inside of the rear window. If you do,
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rear of the center floor console. The sys-
you could cut or damage the warm-
Fan Knob
tem can be controlled from the front con-
ing grid, and the repairs would not be
Turn the left knob clockwise or counter-
trols as well as the rear controls.
covered by your warranty. Do not
clockwise to increase or decrease the fan
attach a temporary vehicle license,
To turn the system on, press the AUX but-
speed. Turn the knob all the way counter-
tape, a decal or anything similar to
ton on the front climate control system, an
clockwise to turn the rear system off.
the defogger grid.
indicator light will be lit. Pressing the AUX
button the first time will turn the rear sys-
Temperature Knob
tem on in a mimic mode. In this mode, the
The middle knob on the control panel lets
airflow in the rear will be similar to the air-
you select the temperature of the air flow-
flow direction, temperature, and fan speed
ing into the passenger area. Turn the knob
of the front controls. The rear system can
clockwise toward the red area for warmer
be turned off by pressing the AUX button
air. Turn the knob counterclockwise toward
again or by turning the rear fan control
the blue area for cooler air.
knob counterclockwise all the way.
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Mode Knob
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
partment on the passenger side of the
The right knob on the control panel lets
Outside air is routed through a passenger
vehicle.
you to choose the direction of air delivery.
compartment air filter before entering the
2)
Open the hood.
vehicle. This filter removes certain parti-
3)
Remove the push pins from the top and
(Vent):
cles from the air, including pollen and dust
forward edge of the passenger’s side
This setting directs the air through the
particles. Reductions in airflow, which may
air inlet panel.
headliner outlets.
occur more quickly in dusty areas, indicate
4)
Remove the air inlet panel.
(Bi-Level):
that the filter needs to be replaced early.
5)
Remove the filter from the filter housing
This setting directs the air through the floor
by pressing the release tab at the
The filter should be replaced as part of
outlets, as well as the headliner outlets.
inboard edge of the filter housing.
routine scheduled maintenance. Refer to
The rear system floor outlets are located
“Scheduled Maintenance” in
“Mainte-
near third row seats. The flow can be
nance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance
divided between vent and floor outlets
Schedule” section for when to replace the
depending upon where the knob is placed
filter.
between the settings.
To change the passenger compartment air
(Floor):
filter, use the following steps:
This setting directs most of the air through
the floor outlets. The rear system floor out-
lets are located near third row seats.
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6) Remove the filter from the vehicle.
7) Install a new passenger compartment
air filter. For the type of filter to use refer
to “Normal Maintenance Replacement
Parts” in “Maintenance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance Schedule” section.
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8) Reverse Steps 1 through 5.
1) Remove the push pins from the rear of
the passenger’s side air inlet panel. It is
located in the rear of the engine com-
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Warning Lights, Gages, and
get to know your warning lights and gages.
Speedometer and Odometer
They are a big help.
Your speedometer lets you see your speed
Indicators
in both miles per hour (mph) and kilome-
This part describes the warning lights and
Instrument Panel Cluster
ters per hour (km/h).
gages that may be on your vehicle. The
Your instrument panel cluster is designed
Your odometer shows how far your vehicle
pictures will help you locate them.
to let you know at a glance how your vehi-
has been driven, in either miles (used in
cle is running. You will know how fast you
Warning lights and gages can signal that
the United States) or kilometers (used in
are going, how much fuel you are using,
something is wrong before it becomes seri-
Canada).
and many other things you will need to
ous enough to cause an expensive repair
drive safely and economically.
Your vehicle has a tamper resistant odom-
or replacement. Paying attention to your
eter. The digital odometer will read 999999
warning lights and gages could also save
United States version shown,
if someone tries to turn it back.
you or others from injury.
Canada similar
You may wonder what happens if your
Warning lights come on when there may
vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If
be or is a problem with one of your vehi-
the new one can be set to the mileage total
cle’s functions. As you will see in the
of the old odometer, then it must be. If not,
details on the following pages, some warn-
then it is set at zero and a label must be
ing lights come on briefly when you start
put on the driver’s door to show the old
the engine just to let you know they are
mileage reading when the new odometer
working. If you are familiar with this sec-
was installed.
tion, you should not be alarmed when this
happens.
Trip Odometer
Gages can indicate when there may be or
Your trip odometer is located in the Driver
is a problem with one of your vehicle’s
Information Center and shows how far your
functions. Often gages and warning lights
vehicle has been driven since the trip
work together to let you know when there
odometer was last reset. For more infor-
is a problem with your vehicle.
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mation refer to “DIC Operation and Dis-
plays” in this section.
When one of the warning lights comes on
and stays on when you are driving, or
when one of the gages shows there may
be a problem, check the section that tells
you what to do about it. Please follow this
instruction’s advice. Waiting to do repairs can
be costly and even dangerous. So please
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Tachometer
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder
Airbag Readiness Light
The tachometer shows your engine speed
Light
There is an airbag readiness light on the
in revolutions per minute (rpm).
Several seconds after the key is turned to
instrument panel, which shows the airbag
RUN or START, a chime will sound for sev-
symbol. The system checks the airbag’s
CAUTION
eral seconds to remind the front passenger
electrical system for malfunctions. The
to buckle their safety belt. This would only
light tells you if there is an electrical prob-
If you operate the engine with the
occur if the passenger airbag is enabled.
lem. The system check includes the airbag
tachometer in the solid red area, your
Refer to “Passenger Sensing System” in
sensor, the airbag modules, the wiring and
vehicle could be damaged. The dam-
“Airbag System” in the
“Seats and
the crash sensing and diagnostic module.
ages would not be covered by your
Restraint Systems” section for more infor-
warranty. Do not operate the engine
mation. The passenger safety belt light will
in the solid red area.
also come on and stay on for several sec-
onds, then it will flash for several more.
Safety Belt Reminder Light
When the key is turned to RUN or START,
a chime will come on for several seconds
to remind people to fasten their safety
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belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is
already buckled.
This light will come on when you start your
vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds.
Then the light should go out. This means
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the system is ready.
This chime and light will be repeated if the
If the airbag readiness light stays on after
passenger remains unbuckled and the
you start the vehicle or comes on when
vehicle is in motion.
you are driving, your airbag system may
If the passenger’s safety belt is buckled,
not work properly. Have your vehicle ser-
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neither the chime nor the light will come
viced right away.
The safety belt light will also come on and
on.
stay on for several seconds, then it will
flash for several more.
If the driver’s belt is already buckled, nei-
ther the chime nor the light will come on.
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WARNING
WARNING
If the airbag readiness light stays on
Even though the passenger sensing
after you start your vehicle, it means
system is designed to turn off the
the airbag system may not be work-
passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys-
ing properly. The airbags in your
tem detects a rear-facing child
vehicle may not inflate in a crash, or
restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
they could even inflate without a
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no one can guarantee that an airbag
crash. To help avoid injury to yourself
will not deploy under some unusual
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or others, have your vehicle serviced
circumstance, even though it is
right away if the airbag readiness
turned off. We recommend that rear-
light stays on after you start your
facing child restraints be secured in
vehicle.
the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
The airbag readiness light should flash for
If your vehicle does not have a rear seat
a few seconds when you turn the ignition
that will accommodate a rear-facing child
key to RUN. If the light does not come on
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restraint, never put a child in a rear-facing
then, have it fixed so it will be ready to
child restraint in the right front passenger
When the ignition key is turned to RUN or
warn you if there is a problem.
seat unless the passenger airbag status
START, the passenger airbag status indi-
indicator shows off and the airbag is off.
cator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
Here is why:
for on and off, for several seconds as a
Your vehicle has the passenger sensing
system check. Then, after several more
system. Your instrument panel has a pas-
seconds, the status indicator will light
senger airbag status indicator.
either ON or OFF, or either the on or off
symbol to let you know the status of the
right front passenger’s frontal airbag.
There is a label on your sun visor that
says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front.” This is because the risk to the
rear-facing child is so great if the airbag
deploys.
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WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
Even though the passenger sensing
If the on indicator comes on when
If the off indicator and the airbag
system is designed to turn off the
you have a rear-facing child restraint
readiness light ever come on
passenger’s frontal airbag if the sys-
installed in the right front passen-
together, it means that something
tem detects a rear-facing child
ger’s seat, it means that the passen-
may be wrong with the airbag sys-
restraint, no system is fail-safe, and
ger sensing system has not turned
tem. If this ever happens, have the
no one can guarantee that an airbag
off the passenger’s frontal airbag. A
vehicle serviced promptly, because
will not deploy under some unusual
child in a rear-facing child restraint
an adult-size person sitting in the
circumstance, even though it is
can be seriously injured or killed if
right front passenger seat may not
turned off. We recommend that rear-
the right front passenger’s airbag
have the protection of the frontal air-
facing child restraints be trans-
inflates. This is because the back of
bag. Refer to
“Airbag
Readiness
ported in vehicles with a rear seat
the rear-facing child restraint would
Light” in this section.
that will accommodate a rear-facing
be very close to the inflating airbag.
child restraint, whenever possible.
Do not use a rear-facing child
restraint in the right front passen-
If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the
ger’s seat if the airbag is turned on.
passenger airbag status indicator, it means
that the right front passenger’s frontal air-
If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on
bag is enabled (may inflate).
the airbag status indicator, it means that
the passenger sensing system has turned
off the right front passenger’s frontal air-
bag. Refer to “Passenger Sensing System”
in
“Airbag System” in the
“Seats and
Restraint Systems” section for more on
this, including important safety information.
If, after several seconds, all status indicator
lights remain on, or if there are no lights at
all, there may be a problem with the lights
or the passenger sensing system. See
your dealer for service.
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Battery Warning Light
Brake System Warning Light
When the ignition is on, the brake light will
Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is
come on when you set your parking brake.
divided into two parts. If one part is not
The light will stay on if your parking brake
working, the other part can still work and
does not release fully. A chime will also
stop you. For good braking, though, you
sound if the parking brake is not fully
need both parts working well.
released and the vehicle is moving. If it
stays on after your parking brake is fully
If the brake system warning light comes
released, it means you have a brake prob-
on, there is a brake problem. Have your
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lem.
brake system inspected right away.
Your vehicle has a battery warning light.
The brake light will also come on to indi-
United States
cate a low brake fluid level. Refer to
If this light comes on while you are driving,
“Brakes” in “Checking Things Under the
be sure to turn off accessories such as the
Hood” in the
“Service and Appearance
radio and climate control system. Have
Care” section for more information.
your vehicle serviced right away. The SER-
VICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM
If the light comes on while you are driving,
message may also appear in the Driver
pull off the road and stop carefully. You
Information Center. Refer to “DIC Warn-
may notice that the pedal is harder to push
ings and Messages” in this section for
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or the pedal may go closer to the floor. It
more information.
may take longer to stop. If the light is still
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on, have the vehicle towed for service.
Refer to “Towing Your Vehicle” in “Towing”
in the “Driving Your Vehicle” section.
WARNING
Your brake system may not be work-
ing properly if the brake system
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warning light is on. Driving with the
The brake light is located in the instrument
brake system warning light on can
panel cluster.
lead to an accident. If the light is still
on after you have pulled off the road
This light should come on briefly when you
and stopped carefully, have the vehi-
turn the ignition key to RUN. If it does not
cle towed for service.
come on then, have it fixed so it will be
ready to warn you if there is a problem.
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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning
lem with your regular brakes. Refer to
“Driving Your Vehicle” section for more
Light
“Brake System Warning Light” in this sec-
information.
tion for more information.
Engine Coolant Temperature
The ABS warning light should come on
Warning Light
briefly when you turn the ignition key to
RUN. If the light does not come on then,
have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you
if there is a problem.
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Traction Control System (TCS)
With the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS),
Warning Light
the light will come on when your engine is
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started and stay on for several seconds.
This is normal.
The engine coolant temperature warning
light will come on when the engine has
If the ABS warning light comes on and
overheated.
stays on, there may be a problem with the
anti-lock portion of the brake system. If the
If this happens you should pull over and
brake system warning light is not on, you
turn off the engine as soon as possible.
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still have brakes, but you do not have anti-
Refer to “Engine Overheating” in “Check-
lock brakes. Refer to “Brake System Warn-
Your vehicle has a traction control system
ing Things Under the Hood” in the “Service
ing Light” in this section for more informa-
warning light.
and Appearance Care” section for more
tion.
information.
This light will come on when your traction
If the light stays on, turn the ignition to
control system is limiting wheel spin. You
NOTE:
LOCK. If the light comes on when you are
may feel or hear the system working, but
Driving with the engine coolant tempera-
driving, stop as soon as possible and turn
this is normal. This light may also come on
ture warning light on could cause your
the ignition off. Then start the engine again
after extended heavy braking indicating the
vehicle to overheat. Refer to “Engine Over-
to reset the system. If the light still stays
brakes have become too hot to limit wheel
heating” in
“Checking Things Under the
on, or comes on again while you are driv-
spin.
Hood” in the
“Service and Appearance
ing, your vehicle needs service. If the regu-
If the traction control system warning light
Care” section. Your vehicle could be dam-
lar brake system warning light is not on,
comes on and stays on for an extended
aged, and it might not be covered by your
you still have brakes, but you do not have
period of time when the system is turned
warranty. Never drive with the engine cool-
anti-lock brakes. If the regular brake sys-
on, your vehicle needs service. Refer to
ant temperature warning light on.
tem warning light is also on, you do not
“Traction Control System (TCS)” in “Your
have anti-lock brakes and there is a prob-
Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle” in the
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This light will also come on when starting
Tire Pressure Light
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
your vehicle. If it does not, have your vehi-
Check Engine Light
cle serviced.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
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This light will come on briefly when you
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turn the ignition to RUN.
Your vehicle has a computer which moni-
This light will also come on when one or
tors operation of the fuel, ignition, and
more of your tires are significantly underin-
emission control systems.
flated.
This system is called OBD II (On-Board
A CHECK TIRE PRESSURE DIC mes-
Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is
sage will accompany the light.
intended to assure that emissions are at
acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle,
Stop and check your tires as soon as it is
helping to produce a cleaner environment.
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safe to do so. If underinflated, inflate to the
The check engine light comes on to indi-
This gage shows the engine coolant tem-
proper pressure. Refer to “Tires” in the
cate that there is a problem and service is
perature. If the pointer moves towards the
“Service and Appearance Care” section for
required. Malfunctions often will be indi-
H, the engine is too hot.
more information.
cated by the system before any problem is
A temperature indicator light will turn on
This light will flash for 60 seconds and then
apparent. This may prevent more serious
and a chime will sound.
turn on solid if a problem is detected with
damage to your vehicle. This system is
the Tire Pressure Monitor system.
also designed to assist your service techni-
If you have been operating your vehicle
cian in correctly diagnosing any malfunc-
under normal driving conditions, and the
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor System” in
tion.
temperature indicator light comes on, you
“Tires” in the
“Service and Appearance
should pull off the road, stop your vehicle
Care” section for more information.
and turn off the engine as soon as possi-
ble.
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This light will also come on during a mal-
steps, and see your dealer for service as
CAUTION
function in one of two ways:
soon as possible.
If you keep driving your vehicle with
Light Flashing
If the Light Is On Steady
this light on, after awhile, the emis-
A misfire condition has been detected. A
You may be able to correct the emission
sion controls might not work as well,
misfire increases vehicle emissions and
system malfunction by considering the fol-
your vehicle’s fuel economy might
may damage the emission control sys-
lowing:
not be as good, and the engine might
tem on your vehicle. Diagnosis and ser-
not run as smoothly. This could lead
vice may be required.
Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle?
to costly repairs that might not be
Light On Steady
If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure to
covered by your warranty.
An emission control system malfunction
fully install the cap. Refer to
“Filling the
has been detected on your vehicle. Diag-
Tank” in “Fuel” in the “Service and Appear-
nosis and service may be required.
ance Care” section. The diagnostic system
CAUTION
can determine if the fuel cap has been left
If the Light is Flashing
Modifications made to the engine,
off or improperly installed. A loose or miss-
The following may prevent more serious
transaxle, exhaust, intake, or fuel
ing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into
damage to your vehicle:
system of your vehicle or the replace-
the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the
ment of the original tires with other
• Reducing vehicle speed
cap properly installed should turn the light
than those of the same Tire Perfor-
• Avoiding hard accelerations
off.
mance Criteria (TPC) can affect your
• Avoiding steep uphill grades
vehicle’s emission controls and may
Did you just drive through a deep puddle of
• If you are towing a trailer, reduce the
water?
cause this light to come on. Modifica-
amount of cargo being hauled as soon
tions to these systems could lead to
as it is possible
If so, your electrical system may be wet.
costly repairs not covered by your
The condition will usually be corrected
warranty. This may also result in a
If the light stops flashing and remains on
when the electrical system dries out. A few
failure to pass a required Emission
steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady” fol-
driving trips should turn the light off.
Inspection/Maintenance test. Refer to
lowing.
“Accessories and Modifications” in
Have you recently changed brands of fuel?
“Service” in the
“Service and
If the light continues to flash, when it is
If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with qual-
safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Find a safe
Appearance Care” section.
ity fuel. Refer to
“Gasoline Octane” in
place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off,
“Fuel” in the
“Service and Appearance
wait at least 10 seconds and restart the
This light should come on, as a check to
Care” section. Poor fuel quality will cause
engine. If the light remains on steady, see
show you it is working, when the ignition is
your engine not to run as efficiently as
“If the Light Is On Steady” following. If the
on and the engine is not running. If the
designed. You may notice this as stalling
light is still flashing, follow the previous
light does not come on, have it repaired.
after start-up, stalling when you put the
vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on
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acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration.
nosed by the system. The vehicle would be
test to show you it is working, but the
(These conditions may go away once the
considered not ready for inspection. This
light will go out when you turn the igni-
engine is warmed up.) This will be
can happen if you have recently replaced
tion to START. If it does not come on with
detected by the system and cause the light
your battery or if your battery has run
the ignition on, you may have a problem
to turn on.
down. The diagnostic system is designed
with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right
to evaluate critical emission control sys-
away.
If you experience one or more of these
tems during normal driving. This may take
• If the vehicle is idling at a stop sign, the
conditions, change the fuel brand you use.
several days of routine driving. If you have
light may blink on and then off.
It will require at least one full tank of the
done this and your vehicle still does not
• If you make a hard stop, the light may
proper fuel to turn the light off.
pass the inspection for lack of OBD system
come on for a moment. This is normal.
If none of the above steps have made the
readiness, your dealer can prepare the
light turn off, your dealer can check the
vehicle for inspection.
WARNING
vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test
Do not keep driving if the oil pressure
equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any
Oil Pressure Light
is low. If you do, your engine can
mechanical or electrical problems that may
become so hot that it catches fire.
have developed.
You or others could be burned. Check
your oil as soon as possible and have
Emissions Inspection and Maintenance
your vehicle serviced.
Programs
Some state/provincial and local govern-
ments have or may begin programs to
CAUTION
inspect the emission control equipment on
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your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection
Lack of proper engine oil mainte-
If you have a low engine oil pressure prob-
nance may damage the engine. The
could prevent you from getting a vehicle
lem, this light will stay on after you start
repairs would not be covered by your
registration.
your engine, or come on when you are
warranty. Always follow the mainte-
Here are some things you need to know to
driving. This indicates that your engine is
nance schedule in this manual for
help your vehicle pass an inspection:
not receiving enough oil.
changing engine oil.
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if
The engine could be low on oil, or could
the check engine light is on or not working
have some other oil problem. Have it fixed
properly.
immediately.
Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if
The oil light could also come on in three
the OBD
(on-board diagnostic) system
other situations:
determines that critical emission control
• When the ignition is on but the engine is
systems have not been completely diag-
not running, the light will come on as a
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Change Engine Oil Light
This light will come on briefly when the
The light goes out when the cruise control
vehicle is turned on.
is turned off. Refer to “Cruise Control” in
this section for more information.
For more information, refer to “PASS-Key®
III+ Operation” in
“Theft-Deterrent Sys-
Reduced Engine Power Light
tems” in the “Features and Controls” sec-
tion.
Fog Lamp Light
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If this light comes on and stays on for 30
seconds, it means that service is required
for your vehicle.
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After having the oil changed you will need
Your vehicle has a reduced engine power
to reset the light. Refer to “Engine Oil” in
light.
“Checking Things Under the Hood” in the
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“Service and Appearance Care” and
This light, along with the service vehicle
“Scheduled Maintenance” in
“Mainte-
The fog lamp light will come on when the
soon light, will be displayed when a notice-
nance Schedule” in the
“Maintenance
fog lamps are in use.
able reduction in the vehicle’s performance
Schedule” section for more information.
may occur. Stop the vehicle and turn off
The light will go out when the fog lamps
the ignition. Wait for
10 seconds and
are turned off. Refer to “Fog Lamps” in this
Security Light
restart your vehicle. This may correct the
section for more information.
condition. Refer to “Service Vehicle Soon
Light” in this section for more information.
Cruise Control Light
The vehicle may be driven at a reduced
speed when the reduced engine power
light is on, but acceleration and speed may
be reduced. The performance may be
reduced until the next time you drive your
811473
vehicle. If this light stays on, see your
Your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system.
SUZUKI dealer as soon as possible for
With this system, the security light will
diagnosis and repair.
806861
flash as you open the door if your ignition
This light comes on whenever you set the
is off.
cruise control.
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Highbeam On Light
and “DIC Warnings and Messages” in this
Gate Ajar Light
section for more information.
All-Wheel Drive Disabled Light
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This light comes on when the high-beam
If this light comes on, your liftgate is not
headlamps are in use.
completely closed. Driving with the liftgate
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open can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to
Refer to
“Headlamp High/Low-Beam
This light will come on when the rear drive
enter the vehicle.
Changer” in this section.
system is overheating.
Refer to “Engine Exhaust” in “Starting and
Service All-Wheel Drive Light
An ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF message will
Operating Your Vehicle” in the “Features
appear in the Driver Information Center
and Controls” section for more information.
(DIC) too. This light will turn off when the
rear drive system cools down. If this light
Door Ajar Light
stays on for a while, you need to reset the
light. To reset the light, turn the ignition off
and then back on again. If the light stays
on, see your dealer right away.
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Refer to “All-Wheel Drive” in the “Service
This light is located in the center of your
and Appearance Care” section and “DIC
instrument panel cluster.
Warnings and Messages” in this section for
more information.
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This light and the SERVICE ALL WHEEL
This light will come on when a door is ajar.
DRIVE message in the Driver Information
Center (DIC) will come on and stay on to
Do not drive with a door ajar.
indicate that there may be a problem with
the drive system and service is required.
Refer to “All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System”
in “Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehi-
cle” in the “Driving Your Vehicle” section
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