DIC Warnings and Messages

Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver that the status of the vehicle has changed and that some action may be needed to correct the condition. Multiple messages may appear one after another.

Some messages may not require immediate action. Press any of the DIC buttons on the steering wheel or the trip odometer reset stem on the instrument panel cluster to acknowledge that you received the messages and to clear them from the display.

Some messages cannot be cleared from the display because they are more urgent. These messages require action before they can be removed from the DIC display. Take any messages that appear on the display seriously and remember that clearing the messages will only make the messages disappear, not correct the problem.

The following are the possible messages that can be displayed and some information about them.

CHANGE ENGINE OIL

This message displays when the engine oil needs to be changed and service is required for your vehicle. This message clears itself after 10 seconds until the next ignition cycle.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

This message displays when the tire pressure in one of the vehicle’s tires needs to be checked.

Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

If this message appears on the DIC, stop as soon as you can. Have the tire pressures checked and set to those shown on the Tire Loading Information Label. If the tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure warning light comes on.

CHECK WASHER FLUID

This message displays if the washer fluid level is low. Adding washer fluid to the windshield washer fluid reservoir clears this message. This message clears itself after 10 seconds, or you can press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

CURB VIEW ACTIVATED

This message displays when the passenger outside rearview mirror moves into the curb view position.

DRIVER DOOR AJAR

This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver’s door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

ENGINE COOLANT HOT/ENGINEOVERHEATED

Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine is overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon as possible.

Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling speed. See Engine Overheating on page 382 for more information.

This message displays and a chime sounds if the cooling system temperature gets hot. This message clears when the coolant temperature drops to a safe operating temperature.

FUEL LEVEL LOW

This message displays and a chime sounds if the fuel level is low in the vehicle’s fuel tank. Refuel as soon as possible. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

ICE POSSIBLE

This message may display if the outside temperature reaches a level where ice could form on the roadway. If the temperature rises to a safe level, the message clears. This message clears itself after 10 seconds, or you can press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

KEY FOB # BATTERY LOW

This message displays if a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter battery is low. Replace the battery in the transmitter. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR

This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver’s side rear door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE

Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine oil pressure is low, severe engine damage may occur. If a low oil pressure warning appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC), stop the vehicle as soon as possible. Do not drive the vehicle until the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected. See Engine Oil on page 369 for more information.

This message displays if low oil pressure levels occur. Stop the vehicle as soon as safely possible and do not operate it until the cause of the low oil pressure has been corrected. Check the oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced by your dealer.

PASSENGER DOOR AJAR

This message displays and a chime sounds if the passenger’s door is not fully closed. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

REAR ACCESS OPEN

This message displays and a chime sounds if the liftgate or liftglass is open while the ignition is in RUN. Turn off the vehicle and check the liftgate and liftglass. Restart the vehicle and check for the message on the DIC display. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR

This message displays and a chime sounds if the passenger’s side rear door is not fully closed.

Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again. Check to see if the message still appears on the DIC. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

SERVICE AIR BAG

This message displays if there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your dealer inspect the system for problems.  Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM

This message displays if a problem occurs with the brake system. If this message appears, stop as soon as possible and turn off the vehicle. Restart the vehicle and check for the message on the DIC display. If the message is still displayed, or appears again when you begin driving, the brake system needs service. See your dealer.

SERVICE CHARGING SYS (System)

This message displays if there is a problem with the battery charging system. Under certain conditions, the charging system light may also turn on in the instrument panel cluster. The battery will not be charging at an optimal rate and the vehicle will lose the ability to enter the fuel economy mode. The vehicle is safe to drive, however you should have the electrical system checked by your dealer. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

SERVICE STABILITRAK

If this message displays, it means there may be a problem with the StabiliTrak® system. If this message appears, try to reset the system by performing the following: stop; turn off the engine; then start the engine again. If this message still comes on, it means there is a problem. You should see your dealer for service. The vehicle is safe to drive, however, you do not have the benefit of StabiliTrak®, so reduce your speed and drive accordingly. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

SERVICE TIRE MONITOR

This message displays if a part on the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) system is not working properly. If you drive your vehicle while any of the four sensors are missing or inoperable, the warning comes on in about 20 minutes. A sensor would be missing, for example, if you put different wheels on your vehicle without transferring the sensors. If the warning comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPM. See your dealer.

STABILITRAK ACTIVE

This message displays anytime the StabiliTrak® system activates to maintain vehicle stability.

Any combination of engine speed management, brake traction control, and stability control displays this message.

STABILITRAK NOT READY

This message may display if driving conditions delay StabiliTrak® system initialization. This is normal. Once the system initializes, this message will no longer be displayed on the DIC.

STABILITRAK OFF

This message displays when you press the StabiliTrak® button for more than five seconds or when stability control has been automatically disabled. The StabiliTrak® button is located on the transmission shift handle. To limit wheel spin and realize the full benefits of the stability enhancement system, you should normally leave StabiliTrak® on. However, you should turn StabiliTrak® off if your vehicle gets stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow and you want to rock your vehicle to attempt to free it, or if you are driving in extreme off-road conditions and require more wheel spin. To turn the StabiliTrak® system back on, press the StabiliTrak® button again.

The message may display if the brake system warning light is on.

The message turns off as soon as the conditions that caused the message to be displayed are no longer present.

TIGHTEN FUEL CAP

This message may display and a chime may sound if the vehicle’s fuel cap is not tightened properly.

Fully reinstall the fuel cap.

The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed.

A loose or missing fuel cap allows fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. This message remains on until it is acknowledged and cleared from the DIC display by pressing any of the DIC buttons or the trip stem.

The DIC message is also cancelled if the ignition is turned off.

The DIC message and the Service Engine Soon light may come on again during a second trip if the fuel cap is still not tightened properly.

TRACTION CONTROL OFF

This message displays when you momentarily press the StabiliTrak® button located on the transmission shift handle. In this mode, stability control and the brake-traction control are functional. Engine speed management will be modified and the driven wheels can spin more freely. For more details on this mode.

TURN SIGNAL ON

This message displays and a chime sounds if a turn signal is left on for 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km).

Move the turn signal/multifunction lever to the off position. Press any of the DIC buttons, or the trip stem, to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

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