If you’re a proud owner of an Infiniti Q50, you’ve probably noticed the various dashboard indicator lights and warning symbols that occasionally illuminate. These symbols are your car’s way of communicating important information about the status of different systems. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve deep into the world of Infiniti Q50 dashboard indicator lights and warning symbols, providing you with a detailed understanding of their meanings and the necessary actions to take when they light up.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Warning Light
Description: When you turn the ignition switch to ON, the ABS warning light briefly illuminates and then turns off, indicating that the ABS is operational. However, if it lights up while driving, it suggests a malfunction in the ABS system.
Action Required: If the ABS warning light remains on while driving, it’s important to have your ABS system inspected by an authorized INFINITI Centre or a qualified workshop. An illuminated ABS light means your anti-lock braking system is not functioning correctly.
Brake Warning Light
Description: The brake warning light serves multiple purposes, indicating the status of the parking brake, low brake fluid level, and potential ABS system issues.
Action Required: If the brake warning light appears, follow these steps:
- Ensure the parking brake is fully disengaged.
- Check the brake fluid level. If it’s below the minimum mark, do not drive and promptly seek an inspection.
- If the brake fluid level is sufficient and the light persists, consult your vehicle’s brake system with an authorized INFINITI Centre or qualified workshop, especially if the ABS warning light is also illuminated.
Infiniti Q50 Charge Warning Light
Description: When you start the engine, the charge warning light briefly illuminates. If it lights up while driving, it may indicate a potential issue with the charging system.
Action Required: If the charge warning light remains illuminated while driving, take the following steps:
- Safely pull over and stop your vehicle.
- Inspect the alternator belt; if it’s loose, broken, or missing, it requires repair.
- If the alternator belt appears fine but the charge warning light remains on, have the charging system checked by an authorized INFINITI Centre or a qualified workshop promptly.
Forward Emergency Braking System Warning Light (Where Fitted)
Description: This light illuminates when the forward emergency braking system is set to OFF on the lower display. If it lights up when the system should be ON, it may indicate that the system is unavailable.
Action Required: Review your system settings to ensure the forward emergency braking system is properly configured. If the light remains on when the system should be active, contact your authorized INFINITI Centre for further examination.
Infiniti Q50 Low Fuel Warning Light
Description: This light warns you when your fuel tank is running low, indicating that it’s time to refuel.
Action Required: When the low fuel warning light appears, find a refueling station and fill up your tank to prevent running out of gas, which could lead to being stranded.
Low Tyre Pressure Warning Light
Description: The low tyre pressure warning light briefly illuminates when you start your Q50. It may indicate low tyre pressure, a flat tyre (if equipped), or a tyre pressure monitoring system malfunction.
Action Required: If the low tyre pressure warning light is illuminated, follow these steps:
- Safely pull over.
- Check the tyre pressure of all tyres (except the spare, if equipped).
- Adjust the pressure to the recommended COLD tyre pressure shown on the tyre placard.
- If the light doesn’t turn off after adjustment, reset the TPMS system. If the problem persists, consult an authorized INFINITI Centre or a qualified workshop.
This comprehensive guide provides detailed insights into the various dashboard indicator lights and warning symbols in your Infiniti Q50. By understanding the meaning of these lights and taking appropriate actions when they appear, you can ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Remember to consult your owner’s manual for specific details and guidelines regarding your Infiniti Q50’s warning symbols.
Infiniti Q50 Additional Indicator Lights
The Infiniti Q50 dashboard features additional indicator lights that convey critical information about your vehicle’s status. Let’s explore these indicators:
Master Warning Light
Description: The master warning light illuminates when various warnings are displayed in the vehicle information display, such as low washer fluid, door/boot open, low tyre pressure, and more.
Pop-up Engine Bonnet Warning Light (Where Fitted)
Description: This light briefly illuminates when you turn the ignition ON. If it remains lit or flashes, it indicates a malfunction in the pop-up engine bonnet system.
Power Steering Warning Light
Description: This light is specific to your vehicle’s power steering system. The action required depends on your Q50’s steering system type, as described earlier.
Seat Belt Warning Light
Description: The seat belt warning light reminds you to fasten your seat belts. It illuminates when the ignition is ON, and the front seat belt must be fastened to stop the chime.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Air Bag Warning Light
Description: The SRS air bag warning light briefly illuminates when you turn the ignition ON. If it stays on or flashes, it may indicate a malfunction in the SRS system.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Warning Light (Except for Europe)/Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) Warning Light (For Europe)
Description: This light briefly illuminates when you turn the ignition ON and should turn off. If it remains lit, it may indicate a malfunction in the VDC/ESP system.
Water in Fuel Filter Warning Light (For Diesel Engine Models)
Description: If this light illuminates while the engine is running, it signals that water is in the fuel filter. Promptly drain the water to prevent engine damage.
Infiniti Q50 Indicator Lights
In addition to warning lights, the Infiniti Q50 features several indicator lights that provide information about the operation and status of various systems. Here are some of the indicator lights you might encounter:
Dipped Beam Indicator Light
Illuminates when the headlight low beam is on.
Door Lock Indicator Light (Where Fitted)
Indicates that all doors are locked.
Infiniti Q50 Front Fog Light Indicator Light
Lights up when the front fog lights are turned on.
Glow Plug Indicator Light
For diesel models, it illuminates when the ignition switch is in the ON position, indicating that the glow plugs are warming up.
Infiniti Q50 Security Indicator Light
Blinks when the ignition switch is in the ACC, OFF, or LOCK position, indicating the security system is operational.
Trailer Direction Indicator Light (Where Fitted)
Illuminates whenever an additional electrical load is detected by the direction indicator system.
Indicators for Operation
Your Infiniti Q50 also includes indicators for specific operational modes:
Engine Start Operation Indicator
Appears when the ignition switch is in the P (Park) position, indicating that the engine can start with the brake pedal depressed.
Engine Start Operation Indicator (Manual Transmission Models)
Appears when the engine can start by pushing the ignition switch with the clutch pedal depressed.
Steering Lock Release Malfunction Indicator
Appears when the steering lock cannot be released and provides guidance on resolving the issue.
Infiniti Q50 NO KEY Warning
Appears when the Intelligent Key is left outside the vehicle and the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position.
SHIFT P Warning (Automatic Transmission Models)
Indicates that the engine should not be turned off with the shift lever in any position except P (Park). If this warning appears, move the shift lever to the P position.
“PUSH” Warning (Automatic Transmission Models)
Appears when the ignition switch should be pushed to the OFF position. Follow the sequence of actions indicated in the warning to turn off the engine.
Intelligent Key Battery Discharge Indicator
Indicates that the Intelligent Key battery is running low, and it’s time to replace the battery.
Engine Start Operation for Intelligent Key System Indicator
Appears when the Intelligent Key battery is running low and the vehicle’s systems are not communicating correctly. It provides guidance on starting the engine.
Infiniti Q50 Key ID Incorrect Warning
Appears when the Intelligent Key cannot be recognized, and it’s important to use a registered key to start the engine.
Parking Brake Release Warning
Appears when the vehicle is moving above 7 km/h (4 MPH) with the parking brake engaged, reminding you to release it.
Low Fuel Warning
Indicates that the fuel level is getting low and it’s time to refuel.
Low Washer Fluid Warning
Warns you when the washer fluid level is low and needs to be replenished.
Infiniti Q50 Door/Boot Open Warning
Appears if any of the doors or the boot lid is open or not securely closed, with the vehicle icon indicating which is open.
Intelligent Key System Warning
Appears when there is a malfunction in the Intelligent Key system, preventing engine start. If the warning appears while the engine is running, you can continue driving but should address the issue as soon as possible.
Low Tyre Pressure Warning
Notifies you about low tyre pressure, similar to the low tyre pressure warning light, with the vehicle icon (where fitted).
Infiniti Q50 Flat Tyre Warning
Indicates one or more flat tyres while driving. A chime also sounds for approximately 10 seconds. Address this warning promptly.
Low Oil Warning (For 2.2L Diesel Engine Models)
Appears when the engine’s oil level is low. Check the oil level using the dipstick if this warning appears.
Extended Storage Fuse Warning
Appears if the extended storage fuse switch is not turned on. Push the switch to turn off the warning.
Headlight Warning (Where Fitted)
Indicates a malfunction in the LED headlights. Have the system checked.
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) Warning (Where Fitted)
Indicates that the AFS is not functioning correctly. Seek system inspection.
Power Will Turn Off to Save the Battery Warning
Appears after a period of time if the shift lever hasn’t moved from the P (Park) position.
Appears when the set timer activates, allowing you to set the time for up to 6 hours.
Low Outside Temperature Warning
Appears when the outside temperature is below 3°C (37°F).
Infiniti Q50 Chassis Control Warning
Appears when chassis control systems, such as Active Lane Control, Active Trace Control, and Emergency Stop Signal, are not functioning correctly.
Speed Limiter Indicator
Shows the status of the speed limiter system.
Infiniti Q50 Cruise Indicator
Indicates the status of the cruise control system.
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) System ON Indicator (Where Fitted)
Shows the status of the Intelligent Cruise Control system.
Driver Assist System Indicator (Where Fitted)
Shows the status of various driver assist systems, such as Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and more.
Stop/Start System or Idling Stop System Indicator
Shows the status of the Stop/Start System or Idling Stop System.
Automatic Transmission (AT) Position Indicator (Automatic Transmission (AT) Models)
Displays the automatic shift position.
These indicators and warning lights on your Infiniti Q50’s dashboard serve as crucial tools to help you operate your vehicle safely and effectively.