Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light (Latin America-spec. models)/Traction Control OFF indicator light (Latin America-spec. models)

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This warning light functions to indicate


This warning light functions to indicate malfunctions in the Vehicle Dynamics Control system as well as to indicate that the Traction Control system has been deactivated.

It illuminates in the event of a malfunction in the system and is on when the system is not operating.

Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light

CAUTION

The Vehicle Dynamics Control system provides its ABS control through the electrical circuit of the ABS system. Accordingly, if the ABS is inoperative, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system becomes unable to provide ABS control. As a result, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system also becomes inoperative, causing the warning light to illuminate.

Though both the Vehicle Dynamics Control and ABS systems are inoperative in this case, the ordinary functions of the brake system are still available. You will be safe while driving with this condition, but drive carefully and have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

NOTE

If the electrical circuit of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system itself malfunctions, only the warning light illuminates.

At this time, the ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) remains fully operational.

The warning light illuminates when the electronic control system of the ABS/Vehicle Dynamics Control system malfunctions.

The Vehicle Dynamics Control system is probably inoperative under any of the following conditions. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer immediately.

The warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.

The warning light illuminates while the vehicle is running.

NOTE

If the warning light behavior is as described in the following conditions, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system may be considered normal.

The warning light illuminates right after the engine is started but turns off immediately, remaining off.

The warning light illuminates after engine startup and turns off while the vehicle is subsequently being driven.

The warning light illuminates during driving, but it turns off immediately and remains off.

Traction Control OFF indicator light

It illuminates when the Traction Control OFF switch is pressed.

It also illuminates when the Traction Control system is deactivated.

NOTE

The light may remain illuminated for a while after the engine has been started, especially in cold weather. This does not indicate the existence of a problem. The light should turn off as soon as the engine has warmed up.

The indicator light illuminates when the engine has developed a problem and the CHECK ENGINE warning light/ Malfunction indicator light illuminates.

The Vehicle Dynamics Control system is probably malfunctioning under the listed condition. Have your vehicle checked at a SUBARU dealer as soon as possible.

The light does not turn off even after the lapse of several minutes (the engine has warmed up) after the engine has started.