System warnings

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

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.

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.

PARK BRAKE ENGAGED Displayed when the parking brake is set, the engine is running and the vehicle is driven more than 3 mph (5 km/h). If the warning stays on after the parking brake is released, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

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.

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.

CHECK PARK AID (if equipped) Displayed when park aid is disabled and may need service.

CHECK FRONT PARK AID (if equipped) Displayed when the front park aid is disabled and may need service.

CHECK REAR PARK AID (if equipped) Displayed when the rear park aid is disabled and may need service.

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.

WASHER FLUID LEVEL LOW Indicates the washer fluid reservoir is less than one quarter full. Check the washer fluid level. Refer to Windshield washer fluid in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.

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, have the system inspected by your authorized dealer.

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 that requires service immediately.

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.

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.

CHECK AWD (if equipped) Displayed in conjunction with the Throttle Control/Transmission/AWD light when the AWD system is light when the AWD system is not operating properly. If the warning stays on or continues to come on, contact your authorized dealer as soon as possible.

ADVANCETRAC OFF Displayed briefly when the system has been disabled.

ADVANCETRAC ON Displayed briefly when the system has been enabled.

TRACTION CONTROL ON Displayed briefly when the system has been enabled.

TRACTION CONTROL OFF Displayed briefly when the system has been disabled.

ENGINE OIL CHANGE SOON Displayed when the engine oil life remaining is 5% to 1%.

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

INTKEY COULD NOT PROGRAM Displayed when an attempt is made to program a fifth integrated key to the remote keyless entry system. For more information on integrated key, refer to the Locks and Security chapter.

CRUISE ON RADAR READY (if equipped) Displayed when the driver pressed the cruise On/Off control and ACC was off.

CRUISE OFF (if equipped) Displayed when the driver pressed the Cruise On/Off control and ACC was on.

SET XXX MPH GAP ACC GAP (if equipped) Displayed when ACC is active and driver has selected a GAP setting using the steering wheel control <---> button.

CRUISE CANCELED (if equipped) Displayed when the ACC system has been turned off by applying the vehicles brakes.

CRUISE OVERRIDE (if equipped) Displayed when the accelerator pedal is being pressed while ACC is active.

CRUISE NOT AVAILABLE (if equipped) Displayed when a system malfunction is preventing ACC from engaging.

CRUISE MALFUNCTION (if equipped) Displayed when a radar malfunction is preventing the ACC from engaging.

CRUISE NOT AVAILABLE SENSOR BLOCKED SEE MANUAL (if equipped) Displayed when the radar is blocked because of poor radar visibility due to bad weather or ice/mud/water in front of radar.

Driver can typically clean the sensor to resolve.

COLLISION WARN MALFUNCTION (if equipped) Displayed when there is a system malfunction with the collision warning system.

The system will be disabled.

COLLISION WARN NOT AVAILABLE (if equipped) Displayed when there is a system malfunction with the collision warning system.

The system will be disabled.

COLLISION WARN NOT AVAILABLE SENSOR BLOCKED SEE MANUAL (if equipped) Displayed when the collision warning system radar is blocked because of poor radar visibility due to bad weather or ice/mud/water in front of the radar. Driver can typically clean the sensor to resolve.

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.

PRESS BRAKE TO START (if equipped) Displayed when the start/stop button is pressed without the brake pedal being applied. This is a reminder that the brake pedal must be applied when the start/stop button is pressed in order to start the engine.

SHIFT TO PARK (if equipped) Displayed when the start/stop button is pressed to shut off the engine with the shift select lever in any position other than P (Park). Refer to Fast restart feature in Push button start system in the Driving chapter for more information.

NO KEY DETECTED (if equipped) Displayed if the Intelligent Access Key is not detected by the system in the following three scenarios:

When the start/stop button is pressed in an attempt to either start the engine or cycle through the ignition states.
When the engine is running and a door is opened then closed.
When the vehicles speed exceeds 10 mph (16 km/h) for the first time after starting. Refer to Push button start system in the Driving chapter for more information.

RESTART NOW OR KEY IS NEEDED (if equipped) Displayed when the start/stop button is pressed to shut off the engine and a Intelligent Access Key is not detected inside the vehicle. Refer to Push button start system in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACCESSORY POWER ACTIVE (if equipped) Displayed when the vehicle is in the accessory ignition state.

STARTING SYSTEM FAULT (if equipped) This message is displayed when there is a problem with your vehicles starting security system; your vehicle will not be able to start. See your authorized dealer for service.

KEY PROGRAMMED 3 KEYS TOTAL (if equipped) Displayed during spare key programming, when a third Intelligent Access Key is programmed to the system.

KEY PROGRAMMED 4 KEYS TOTAL (if equipped) Displayed during spare key programming, when a fourth Intelligent Access Key is programmed to the system.

MAX # OF KEYS LEARNED (if equipped) Displayed during spare key programming, after a fourth Intelligent Access Key is programmed or upon entering spare key programming mode with four Intelligent Access Keys already programmed to the vehicle.

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.

ACTIVE PARK FAULT (if equipped) Displayed when a fault has occurred with the active park assist system. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK CANCELLED (if equipped) Displayed when the active park assist feature has been canceled when it is in use. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

CANCELLED BY OVER SPEED (if equipped) Displayed when the active park assist feature self cancels due to vehicle speed over the preset limit allowed by the active park assist system. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

CANCELLED BY DRIVER INPUT (if equipped) Displayed when the autopark feature has been canceled due to driver inputs. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

CANCELLED BY ADV TRAC EVENT (if equipped) Displayed when the active park feature has been canceled due to the AdvanceTrac system activating. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

CANCELLED BY ABS EVENT (if equipped) Displayed when the active park feature has been canceled due to the ABS activating. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK REDUCE SPEED (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in th e Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK SEARCHING (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

SPACE FOUND PULL FORWARD (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

SPACE FOUND STOP (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

PULL FORWARD USE CAUTION (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

BACK UP SLOWLY USE CAUTION (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK FINISHED (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

REMOVE HANDS PUT IN REVERSE (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK NOT AVAILABLE (if equipped) May display when using the active park assist system. See Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

ACTIVE PARK DEACTIVATED (if equipped) Displayed when the active park feature has been turned off. Refer to Active park assist in the Driving chapter for more information.

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.

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

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