Nissan Rogue Dashboard Warning Lights

Nissan Rogue Dashboard Warning Lights

These are the dashboard warning lights for the Nissan Rogue. The majority of the warning lights detailed below apply to all versions of the Nissan Rogue and offer a meaning of the symbol plus advice on what to do based on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Dashboard layout design and warning light location will vary depending on your particular model of vehicle.

Nissan Rogue ABS Warning LightSymbol Name: ABS warning light
Description: ABS / Anti-lock braking system is a safety braking system that runs on top of your vehicle’s normal brakes. The system helps to prevent locking wheel while under heavy braking to allow the driver to continue to steer the vehicle.
Action: If the Nissan Rogue ABS warning light illuminates while the engine is running or while driving, it may indicate the ABS is not functioning properly. If an ABS malfunction occurs, the anti-lock function is turned off. The brake system then operates normally but without anti-lock assistance.  Faults often occur due to a malfunctioning wheel speed sensor, or less likely the ABS control module.

Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking Warning LightSymbol Name: AEB warning light
Description: AEB / Nissan Rogue Automatic Emergency Braking Warning System / AEB with pedestrian detection warning light flashes in amber Nissan Rogue Collision Warning Light when the system detects a potential collision. If no action is taken, the light flashes in red along with a audible alarm. The system engages partial braking.
Action: The AEB system relies on the front camera. The the view of the camera is obscured by dirt, or snow, the system may not operate as expected. Clean the front windshield.

Nissan Rogue Brake Warning LightSymbol Name: Brake warning light
Description: The Nissan Rogue brake warning light serves two purposes; to inform the driver that the parking brake is on, or that the brake system is running low on brake fluid.
Action: If the brake warning light comes on while the engine is running and the parking brake is not applied, stop the vehicle and perform the following:

  1. Check the brake fluid level and add brake fluid as necessary.
  2. If the brake fluid level is already correct, it may indicate a fault with the brake system. Its advised that you do not continue driving and contact a Nissan workshop for assistance.

Nissan Rogue Electronic Parking Brake Fault Warning LightSymbol Name: Electronic Parking Brake fault warning light
Description: The brake warning light in amber, or amber brake light with a wrench comes on or flashes when a fault is detected with the electronic parking brake.
Action: Faults often related to the Nissan Rogue electronic parking brake is a weak battery, or Parking Brake Actuator.

Nissan Rogue Battery Warning LightSymbol Name: Battery warning light
Description: The Nissan Rogue battery warning light, or charge warning light comes on when there’s a fault in the battery charging system.
Action: If the battery light stays on just after starting the engine, switch off the engine and check the generator / alternator belt. If driving and the battery light comes on, immediately switch off any electrical equipment that’s non-essential as this will help preserve battery charge. Make your way immediately to the nearest vehicle workshop for inspection. Often the fault is with the generator / alternator, or charging belt.

Nissan Rogue Low Tire Pressure Warning LightSymbol Name: Low Tire Pressure warning light
Description: The Nissan Rogue Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors the tire pressure of all tires except the spare. The tire pressure light come son when the system detects low pressure in one or more tires. If the light flashes for around 60 seconds then stay son, it means there’s a fault with the TPMS.
Action: Adjust tire pressures according to the pressure placard inside the driver’s door. After the tire is inflated to the recommended pressure, to reset the tire pressure system, the vehicle must be driven at speeds above 16 mph (25 km/h) to reinitialize and reset the TPMS and turn off the low tire pressure warning light.

Tires fitted without a pressure sensor (such as the spare) or tires fitted that are not specified by Nissan may trigger the tire pressure warning light.

Nissan Rogue Master Warning LightSymbol Name: Master warning light
Description: The amber triangle and exclamation point is the Nissan Rogue master warning light. This is a generic warning light and illuminates for a variety of reasons.
Action: The Nissan Rogue master warning light illuminates along with warning messages and comes on for the following reasons:

  • The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) tire size is incorrect.
  • The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system temperature is too high. Stop the vehicle to allow it to cool. Pull off the road in a safe area and idle the engine.
  • The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) general fault.
  • No key is detected warning
  • Low fuel warning
  • Low windshield-washer fluid warning
  • Parking brake release warning
  • Door/liftgate open warning
  • Loose fuel cap warning

Nissan Rogue Power Steering Warning LightSymbol Name: Power steering warning light
Description: When the Nissan Rogue power steering warning light come on with the engine running, there will be no power assist for the steering. You will still have control of the vehicle, but the steering will be harder to operate.
Action: This failure may be due to a fault, or a temporary loss of power assisted steering due to the motor overheating. If a driver continually steers from left to right lock or leaves the steering on full lock while the engine is on, it can cause the motor to overheat.

Nissan Rogue Rear Automatic Braking Warning LightSymbol Name: Rear Automatic Braking warning light
Description: The Nissan Rogue Rear Automatic Braking (RAB) system can assist the driver when the vehicle is reversing and approaching objects directly behind the vehicle. The system uses parking sensors to detect obstacles behind the vehicle.
Action: If RAB is not operating correctly, ensure the rear parking sensors located in the rear bumper are clean and clear of debris.

Nissan Rogue Air Bag Warning LightSymbol Name: Air Bag warning light
Description: As a systems check, the Nissan Rogue air bag warning illuminates when the ignition switch is placed in the ON or START position for about 7 seconds. There may be a fault with the front air bag, side air bag, curtain air bag and pretensioner seat belt systems if:

  • The air bag warning light does not come on with the ignition.
  • The air bag warning light stays on after 7 seconds.
  • The air bag warning light flashes.

Action: The air bag system likely needs servicing, but the light can be triggered due to loose connection under the front seats, a fault passenger occupancy sensor, air bag sensor or air bag module.

Nissan Rogue All Wheel Drive Warning LightSymbol Name: AWD Lock light
Description: The Nissan Rogue AWD Lock system locks all four wheels, providing better traction in snow or while off-roading. This light will illuminate when the AWD Lock system is switched on.
Action: Activate the AWD Lock to maintain better control of your vehicle in off-road or snow conditions. Do not use this system on hard road surfaces.

Nissan Rogue Automatic Brake Hold Warning LightSymbol Name: Automatic Brake Hold warning light
Description: The Automatic Brake Hold system maintains the braking force without the driver having to depress the brake pedal when the vehicle is stopped
Action: The Nissan Rogue Automatic Brake Hold light illuminates in green when the system is operating and in white when the system is on standby.

Nissan Rogue Engine Warning LightSymbol Name: Engine warning light
Description: The Nissan Rogue engine warning light comes on steady or flashes when a fault has been detected. Faults with the engine warning light are associated to the emissions control system.
Action: There are several potential faults that can trigger the engine warning light. The only way to locate the fault is to use diagnostic equipment. When the engine warning light comes on, a fault code is stored in the ECU. Diagnostic equipment is used to read the fault codes. Some of the more common faults include:

  • Loose or missing fuel filler cap
  • Spark plugs
  • Catalytic converter
  • Mass air flow sensor
  • Oxygen sensor

Flashing Engine Warning Light
If the Nissan Rogue engine warning light is flashing, it’s a possible indication of an engine misfire, which has the potential to damage the catalytic converter. Drive at a moderate speed and avoid heavy acceleration or towing heavy loads. Have vehicle checked by a Nissan workshop as soon as possible.

Nissan Rogue Security Warning LightSymbol Name: Security warning light
Description: The car with a key symbol is the Nissan Rogue security warning light. Under normal conditions, the light flashes once every 3 seconds when the ignition is in the OFF or Lock position to indicate that the security system is working. Along with a vehicle alarm, the immobilizer system is engaged to prevent the engine from starting.
Action: If the security / immobilizer system is malfunctioning, the security warning light remains on when the key is in the ON position. A registered key is required to deactivate the system. If the system is not deactivating, try another key or change the battery.

Nissan Rogue Vehicle Dynamic Control Warning LightSymbol Name: Vehicle Dynamic Control Warning Light warning light
Description: Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is a stability system that the Nissan Rogues uses to help control understeer, oversteer and tire traction. It’s recommended that you keep the VDC system switched on unless your vehicle is having trouble on slippery road surfaces such as deep snow or when off-roading in mud, where turning off traction control helps.
Action: When VDC is operating, the light will flash. If the light remains on constantly, there is a fault with the system. VDC uses wheel speed sensors (one located at each wheel) to operate. A faulty wheels speed sensor is often the cause of fault.

20 thoughts on “Nissan Rogue Dashboard Warning Lights

  1. Not sure if this is the issue but our 2012 Nissan Rogue has a light that comes on similar to the light that’s on when you push the traction button. When this light comes on top speed is only 10 mph. Usually in morning when car is cold and driven a couple miles. Can shut off car, restart and then ok.
    The problem?!!!!

      1. This is correct(ABS warning). To me it looks like a star with two curvy lines with a circle on end of lines. I’ve got a 2020 Nissan Rogue SL also. Seems like a year and model defect possibility.

  2. I have seen this symbol maybe three times.
    It is yellow, comes on and off quickly
    At a glance, looks like a lightning bolt.
    my car is a 2020 rogue second generation

  3. What’s the dashboard symbol with the car and squiggly lines to the side of it not the traction or whatever and when it shows up there’s a beep inside and it’s all day long as I’m driving

  4. I had to use my spare tire unfortunately and a lot of my lights came on and my dash cycled through a bunch of different warnings. Such as my ABS was malfunctioning, Crash alert and a few others I did not catch. My question is is this normal when having to drive on the spare?

    1. Hi Heather,
      It’s likely that you have one of the following issues:
      1. The spare tire has a different circumference than the others. ABS works by calculating rotational speed, so a tire of a different circumference can put it all out of whack. Lots of other car safety systems also work off the ABS, so it’ll affect those too.
      2. An ABS sensor was damaged. There’s an ABS sensor on each wheel and they’re quite prone to damage.

  5. Help
    My mom’s 2018 Rogue SV dash had a light come on: she described as white towel looking thin box.

    It does not repeat when I just started. She’s old, has Parkinson’s and certainly can’t be left on side of road broken down. It’s Saturday and dealer service is not answering. Does anyone have an idea if this is serious or what it may even be?
    Nothing online or in manual looks as she saw

    Thank you 🙏
    Hope someone can assist

    1. Hi Carissa,
      I don’t know what the light is, but I can tell you that it’s not something to worry about. Red warning lights are the lights you need to worry about as they can indicate a serious problem with the vehicle. Certain amber lights can indicate a less severe fault or a maintenance issue. White symbols are for informational purposes, so although I don’t know what it is, it certainly wont be anything that may result in the vehicle breaking down.

  6. While driving on bridge at 50 mph in my 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport, suddenly a light with a large yellow triangle appeared in the middle of my dash screen and the car loudly beeped a warning of some sort. Though it stopped after a second or two, it did it again a few minutes later. VERY SCARY. You cannot see this warning image at start up or anything and I cannot find this symbol listed or explained anywhere! The car in front of me was not too close and no one behind me at the time. Thank you!

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Sounds perhaps it was something to do with the forward collision alert system giving a false alarm. Perhaps it could do with interference by other radar sources on the bridge perhaps. Is the radar on the front of the vehicle’s grille clean? It’s not too uncommon for these systems to give false alerts. I’d assume your Nissan is still under warranty, so I would have a chat with your dealership about it.

  7. The check engine light is on I disconnected the positive cable from the battery and when I reconnected it stays off for a while then turns back on I was told that it could just be a faulty sensor I need a second opinion.

    1. Disconnecting the battery may reset the warning lights, but if the fault persists, then the warning light will come back on. When the engine light illuminates, a fault code is generated and stored. An OBD II diagnostic scanner is required to read them. Chances are, it probably is a sensor, but it could also be lots of other things. To clarify, I’d have the fault codes read.

  8. On my 2017 Rogue, when the engine warms up, the emergency brake light and the VDC light turns on, then eventually, a beep and the AEB light turns on along with the Malfunction alert. Front panel for AEB is clear. Also car light stop flashing when using car fob. Would it be a battery problem and/or brake problem?

  9. On the dash of my rogue is showing all four wheels underneath with two bars coming from the lleft side. The top bar is solid white can you please tell what this means

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