Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light/Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light

The light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position


The light illuminates when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and turns off several seconds after the engine has started. This lighting pattern indicates that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is operating normally.

Vehicle Dynamics Control warning light

CAUTION

Because the Vehicle Dynamics Control system controls each brake through the ABS, whenever the ABS stops operating due to a malfunction in that electrical system, the Vehicle Dynamics Control will also become unable to control all four brakes. Thus Vehicle Dynamics Control system operation halts and the warning light illuminates.

Although both the Vehicle Dynamics Control system and the ABS will be inoperable in this situation, it will still be possible to stop the vehicle using normal braking. The Vehicle Dynamics Control system and the ABS do not adversely affect operation of the vehicle in any way when they are inoperable. However should such a situation occur, drive with care and have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of those systems at the first available opportunity.

NOTE

● When a malfunction has occurred in the Vehicle Dynamics Control electrical system, only the warning light will illuminate. In such an event, the ABS will still be operating normally.

● The warning light will also illuminate when a problem occurs with the ABS or Vehicle Dynamics Control electronic control systems.

The following situations could indicate a malfunction of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system. If any of these situations occur, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of the system at the first available opportunity.

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

● The warning light illuminates while the vehicle is being driven.

NOTE

When the warning light turns on and off in the following way, it indicates that the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is operating normally.

● Although illuminating after the engine has been started, the warning light quickly turns off and remains off.

● The warning light illuminates when the vehicle is being driven, it then turns off and remains off.

Vehicle Dynamics Control operation indicator light

The indicator light flashes during activation of the skid suppression function and during activation of the traction control function.

NOTE

● The indicator light may remain illuminated for a while after the engine has been started, especially in cold weather. This occurs because the engine has not yet warmed up and is completely normal. The light will turn off when the engine has reached a suitable operating temperature.

● When an engine problem occurs and the CHECK ENGINE warning light/ malfunction indicator lamp illuminates, the indicator light will also illuminate. The following two situations could indicate malfunction of the Vehicle Dynamics Control system. If either of these situations occurs, have an authorized SUBARU dealer carry out an inspection of that system at the first available opportunity.

● The indicator light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

● The indicator light fails to turn off after the engine is started, even when several minutes have passed to allow the engine to heat up sufficiently.

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