System warnings

System warnings  - Message center - Instrument Cluster - Lincoln MKZ Owners Manual - Lincoln MKZ

System warnings alert you to possible problems or malfunctions in your vehicles operating systems.

In the event of a multiple warning situation, the message center will cycle the display to show all warnings by displaying each one for four seconds.

The message center will display the last selected feature if there are no more warning messages.

Types of messages and warnings:
Some messages will appear briefly to inform you of something you may need to take action on or be informed of.
Some messages will appear once and then again when the vehicle is restarted.
Some messages will reappear after clearing or being reset if a problem or condition is still present and needs your attention.
Some messages can be acknowledged and reset by pressing RESET.
This allows you to use the full message center functionality by clearing the message.

PARK BRAKE ENGAGED Displayed when the park brake is engaged. If the warning stays on after the park brake is off, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM Displayed when the brake system needs servicing. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

DRIVER DOOR AJAR Displayed when the drivers door is not completely closed.

PASSENGER DOOR AJAR Displayed when the passenger side door is not completely closed.

REAR LEFT DOOR AJAR Displayed when the rear left door is not completely closed.

REAR RIGHT DOOR AJAR Displayed when the rear right door is not completely closed.

FUEL LEVEL LOW Displayed as an early reminder of a low fuel condition.

CHECK FUEL FILL INLET Displayed when the fuel fill inlet may not be properly closed. Refer to Easy Fuel no cap fuel system in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.

BRAKE FLUID LEVEL LOW Indicates the brake fluid level is low and the brake system should be inspected immediately. Refer to Brake fluid in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.

CHECK PARK AID (if equipped) Displayed when the transmission is in R (Reverse) and the reverse sensing system (park aid) is disabled.

Refer to Reverse sensing system (Park Aid) in this section to enable.

LOW TIRE PRESSURE Displayed when one or more tires on your vehicle have low tire pressure. Refer to Inflating your tires in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter.

TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR FAULT Displayed when the tire pressure monitoring system is malfunctioning. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR FAULT Displayed when a tire pressure sensor is malfunctioning, or your spare tire is in use. For more information on how the system operates under these conditions, refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) in the Tires, Wheels and Loading chapter. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT The power steering system has disabled power steering assist due to a system error, service is required.

SERVICE POWER STEERING The power steering system has detected a condition that requires service.

SERVICE POWER STEERING NOW The power steering system has detected a condition within the power steering system that requires service immediately.

SERVICE ADVANCETRAC Displayed when the AdvanceTrac system has detected a condition that requires service.

TRUNK AJAR Displayed when the trunk is not completely closed.

REMOVE OBJECTS NEAR PASS SEAT Displayed when objects are by the passenger seat. After the objects are moved away from the seat, if the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

ENGINE OIL CHANGE SOON Displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 5% or less.

OIL CHANGE REQUIRED Displayed when the oil life left reaches 0%.

BLIND SPOT SYSTEM FAULT (if equipped) Displayed when a fault with the blind spot information system has occurred. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

CROSS TRAFFIC SYSTEM FAULT (if equipped) Displayed when a fault with the cross traffic alert system has occurred. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

BLIND SPOT NOT AVAILABLE (if equipped) Displayed when blind spot information system is not available. See Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ) with Cross Traffic Alert in the Driving chapter.

CROSS TRAFFIC NOT AVAILABLE (if equipped) Displayed when cross traffic alert is not available. See Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ) with Cross Traffic Alert in the Driving chapter.

SENSOR BLOCKED SEE MANUAL (if equipped) Displayed when the blind spot information system/cross traffic alert system sensors are blocked. See Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ) with Cross Traffic Alert in the Driving chapter.

VEHICLE COMING FROM LEFT (if equipped) Displayed when the blind spot information system with cross traffic alert (CTA) system is operating and senses a vehicle. See Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ) with Cross Traffic Alert in the Driving chapter.

VEHICLE COMING FROM RIGHT (if equipped) Displayed when the blind spot information system with cross traffic alert (CTA) system is operating and senses a vehicle. See Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ) with Cross Traffic Alert in the Driving chapter.

CHECK AWD (if equipped) Displayed when a problem exists with the AWD system. Contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

AWD OFF (if equipped) Displayed when the AWD system has been automatically disabled to protect itself. This is caused by operating the vehicle with the compact spare tire installed or if the system is overheating. The AWD system will resume normal function and clear this message after driving a short distance with the road tire re-installed or after the system is allowed to cool.

TO STOP ALARM START VEHICLE Displayed when the perimeter alarm system is armed and the vehicle is entered using the key on the drivers side door. In order to prevent the perimeter alarm system from triggering, the ignition must be turned to start or on before the 12 second chime expires. See Perimeter alarm system in the Locks and security chapter.

INTKEY COULD NOT PROGRAM Displayed when an attempt is made to program an invalid key or more than the maximum number of integrated keys allowed. For more information on integrated key, refer to the Locks and Security chapter.

MYKEY ACTIVE DRIVE SAFELY Displayed at startup when MyKey is in use. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

KEY COULD NOT PROGRAM Displayed when an attempt is made to program a spare key using two existing MyKeys. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

VEHICLE SPEED 80 MPH MAX Displayed when a MyKey is in use and the admin has enabled the MyKey speed limit and the vehicle speed is 80 mph (130 km/h). Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

SPEED LIMITED TO 80 MPH Displayed when starting the vehicle and MyKey is in use and the MyKey speed limit is on. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

CHECK SPEED DRIVE SAFELY Displayed when a MyKey is in use and the optional setting is on and the vehicle exceeds a preselected speed. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

VEHICLE NEAR TOP SPEED Displayed when a MyKey is in use and the MyKey speed limit is on and the vehicle speed is approaching 80 mph (130 km/h). Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

TOP SPEED MYKEY SETTING Displayed when a MyKey is in use and the MyKey speed limit is on and the vehicle speed is 80 mph (130 km/h). Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

BUCKLE UP TO UNMUTE AUDIO Displayed when a MyKey is in use and Belt-Minder is activated. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

ADVTRAC ON MYKEY SETTING Displayed when a MyKey is in use when trying to disable the AdvanceTrac system and the optional setting is on. Refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

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