The Ertiga has been manufactured by Japanese car make Suzuki since 2012 and is currently on its second generation. The second generation feature a petrol, diesel and hybrid variants. This Suzuki Ertiga dashboard warning lights guide covers all models, but the location of warning lights and dash design may vary depending on the model version.
The Suzuki Ertiga trip meter can be used to measure the distance travelled on short trips or between fuel stops. You can use trip meter A or trip meter B independently. To reset the trip meter, push and hold the trip meter selector knob (1) for about 2 seconds when the display shows the trip meter. On the multi-information display, section E (see number 28 below) displays the trip meter.
The key dash symbol is the Suzuki Ertiga immobilizer / keyless push start system warning light. When the ignition is switch on, the warning light briefly illuminates, then goes off. If the light stays on or blinks quickly, it means there’s a problem with the immobilizer system. this may indicate a loss of key registration where the key requires re-coding. Try an alterative key if you have one. The receiver unit or immobilizer module module.
Battery / Charge
When working correctly, the Suzuki Ertiga battery light should come on briefly with the ignition, then go off. If it remain lit or comes on when driving, it means there’s a problem with the lead acid battery charging system. This typically indicates a fault with the alternator charging system, a wiring / short issue or if the battery is old, it may require replacing. Have the battery and alternator tested. See why is my car battery warning light on for further information.
Engine Malfunction Indicator
The engine warning light comes on when there’s a problem with the Suzuki Ertiga’s emissions control system. You can usually continue driving when the engine light comes on, but diagnosis should be carried out as soon as possible to prevent damage. Diagnostic scanners are required to locate read fault codes.
If the engine light blinks, it can means there’s an engine misfire which can possible result in damage to the vehicle’s catalytic converter. Reduce speed and avoid pushing the engine hard. If the engine light continues to blink, stop the vehicle and switch off the engine. After a restart, check to ensure the engine light is no longer blinking. For further information, see reasons why the engine warning light is on.
Under normal operating conditions, this red oil light should go off once the engine has started. If it remains on or comes on when driving, it may indicate that the engine oil pressure is low. Low engine oil pressure can reduce the lubrication process, heating and damaging engine components. If driving, stop as soon as possible and switch off the engine. Check engine oil level. If the oil pressure light remains on after adding oil or if the oil level is already sufficient, do not continue driving and arrange for vehicle recovery.
This light remains on until all doors (including the tailgate) are completely closed. If any door (including the tailgate) is open when the vehicle is moving, a ding sounds to remind you to close all doors completely.
The cog with an exclamation mark in the middle is the transmission warning light. It relates to versions of the Suzuki Ertiga with an automatic transmission. The transmission warning light can turn on for various reasons, one being overheating. If gearbox is working hard, such as towing a heavy load or going up a steep hill, the transmission may overheat. Stop the vehicle and allow the transmission to cool. If the light remains on, it may be due to a lack of transmission fluid or a problem with the gear changing. Diagnostic tools are required to scan for fault codes.
For hybrid versions of the Suzuki Ertiga, when driving, this battery symbol will come on when deceleration occurs and the energy regeneration function is in operation. When the re-gen light comes on, energy is being restored back into the vehicle’s battery.
This green indicator light comes on while the position lights, tail light and/or the headlights are on.
This blue symbol illuminates when the main beam headlights are activated.
When the driver or front passenger does not buckle his or her seat belt, this light will come on and/or blink.
If the air bag light does not blink or come on briefly when the ignition switch is turned on or pushed to on mode, stays on for more than 10 seconds, or comes on while driving, the airbag system or the seat belt pretensioner system may not work properly, which could result in serious injury in the event of a collision.
Reasons for the air bag light staying can include a problem with the air bag module, crash sensors issue, damaged or dislodged wires under the front seats, worn or damaged clock spring inside the steering wheel column. A diagnostic scanner should be able to read fault codes relating to the air bag.
Front fog Lights
The front fog light indicator light comes on when the front fog light operates.
The green arrows represent the directional indicators (left). When the hazard warning lights are activated, both left and right directional indicators will blink.
Master Warning Light
The Suzuki Ertiga master warning light (a yellow triangle containing an exclamation mark) comes on when the information display displays a warning or warning message. The master warning light may come on with other warning lights, or come on along with a message.
When you push and hold the indicator selector knob (30) for about 2 seconds while a message is displayed, the message will disappear temporarily. If the problem that caused the message is not corrected, the message will appear again after 5 seconds. The Suzuki Ertiga master warning light illuminates or blinks for the following reasons:
|Warning Indicator||Master Warning Light||Sound||Cause and Remedy|
|Blinks (only while vehicle is in motion)||Beep (one time from interior buzzer; only while vehicle is in motion)||A door or tailgate is not properly closed. Stop the vehicle in a safe place and close the door or tailgate properly.|
|Blinks||Continuous beep (from interior buzzer)||The parking brake is not released. Stop the vehicle in a safe place and release the parking brake.|
|Blinks||Continuous beep (from interior buzzer)||When exiting the vehicle, the headlights and/or the position lights are left on. Turn them off.|
|Off||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||Fuel is low. Refill it immediately.|
|Blinks||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||There is a problem with the steering lock system. Problems that can relate to the steering lock include power steering system, a steering rack/column or suspension issue, a car ignition lock problem. Have vehicle checked by a qualified Suzuki workshop.|
|Blinks||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||There is a problem with the immobilizer/ keyless push start system. Also, the vehicle lead-acid battery voltage may be decreased. When the message is displayed even if you start the engine with normal voltage of the vehicle lead-acid battery. Have vehicle checked by a qualified Suzuki workshop.|
|Blinks||By certain conditions, some kind of sound you will hear from interior and/or exterior of the vehicle.||The remote controller may be outside the vehicle or its battery may have become discharged. Locate the remote controller or touch the engine switch with the remote controller. If the message still appears, replace the remote controller battery.|
|Blinks||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||The steering lock is not disengaged. While lightly turning the steering wheel in both directions, press the engine switch again.|
|Blinks||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||This warning light comes on when there’s a problem with the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) system. A common reason is due to a damaged wheel speed sensor.|
|Blinks||Beep (one time from interior buzzer)||There may be a problem with hill hold control system. Hill hold assist is part of the ESP system. Diagnostic equipment is required to scan for fault codes.|
Engine A-Stop Off
This warning light comes on when you push the ENG A-STOP OFF switch. If this light blinks when driving, there may be something wrong with the ENG A-STOP system or the Smart Hybrid system.
The Suzuki Ertiga engine A-Stop (engine auto stop start) light comes on in green when the engine has been shut off automatically by the system. For versions of the Suzuki Ertiga with the Engine A-Stop system, a lithium-ion battery is used for the system and is located below the front left side seat. The engine A-Stop system will not stop the engine automatically if all the automatic engine stop conditions are not met. For the Suzuki Ertiga engine A-Stop to automatically shut down the engine, the following conditions are required:
- The engine is started with the hood completely closed.
- The ENG A-STOP OFF switch has not been pressed to deactivate the ENG ASTOP system.
- The lead-acid battery and the lithium-ion battery are fully charged and the temperature inside the lead-acid battery or the lithium-ion battery is within the specified range.
- The engine has warmed up and the engine coolant temperature is within the specified range.
- The driver is wearing seat belts.
- The driver’s door is completely closed.
- The hood is completely closed.
- No electronically controlled system besides the ENG A-STOP system is issuing a signal to inhibit stopping of the engine.
For versions of the Suzuki Ertiga with auto air conditioner
- The temperatures at air-conditioner outlets are sufficiently low in the cooling mode or sufficiently high in the heating mode.
- The defroster is turned off.
- If the vehicle has not been in use for an extended period of time or the audio or other electrical component was used for an extended period of time while the engine was stopped, the lead-acid battery may have discharged and it may take some time before the standby mode is achieved.
- If any of the warning and indicator lights affecting the ENG A-STOP system come on, the engine will not be stopped automatically.
Conditions for Automatic Engine Stop
Conditions for automatic engine standby mode outside the specifics of the Suzuki Ertiga engine A-Stop system include:
- The gearshift lever is in ‘N. (Neutral) position (for manual transmission vehicle).
- The clutch pedal is released (for manual transmission vehicle).
- The vehicle has stopped.
- The accelerator pedal is not depressed.
- Neither the ABS nor ESP is in operation.
- The negative pressure of the brake booster is normal.
- The vehicle is stopped on a steep hill (for automatic transmission vehicle).
- The gearshift lever is in a position other than “D” or ‘N’ (for automatic transmission vehicle).
- When the vehicle has stopped without depressing the brake pedal (for automatic transmission vehicle).
Brake Warning Light
The red brake system warning light has two purposes: 1. To warn that the parking brake has been applied. 2. To warn that brake fluid levels have fallen below the specified levels. If the parking brake is properly released and the brake warning light remains lit, check brake fluid levels immediately.
Because the brake system is self-adjusting, the fluid level will drop as the brake pads become worn. Replenishing the brake fluid reservoir is considered normal periodic maintenance. If the brake warning light comes on along with the ABS light (20), it’s an indication that the rear brake force control function (proportioning valve function) of the ABS system fails.
When overdrive is set to on, the Suzuki Ertiga engine will run at very low revolutions-per-minute (RPM). The benefit of this is improved fuel economy while driving at a constant speed. You may benefit from turning overdrive off when going up a steep hill to gain more engine power, or going downhill to benefit from engine braking.
The Suzuki Ertiga ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) helps to maintain efficient braking by preventing the wheels from locking when heavy braking conditions occur. If the ABS component of the braking system fails, normal brakes will be unaffected. The most common cause of a malfunctioning ABS is a damaged wheel speed sensor.
The Suzuki Ertiga ESP (Electronic Stability Program) warning light has two purposes. 1. The light blinks to indicate that ESP is active and operating. 2. The ESP light remains lit constantly to indicate a fault in the system. Just like ABS, ESP make use of wheel speed sensors and is a common cause of malfunction. ESP is a vehicle stability system that can reduce understeer, oversteer and improve tire traction. The ESP light blinks 5 times per second when one of the following systems is activated For more information, see What ESC is in Cars and How Does ESC Work in Cars.
- Stability control system
- Traction control system
The green arrows represent the directional indicators (right). When the hazard warning lights are activated, both left and right directional indicators will blink.
It’s beneficial under most driving conditions to leave ESP switched on. However, ESP can be deactivated by use of the manual button if needed. It may be beneficial to switch off ESP when attempting to rock the vehicle forwards and backwards when stuck in snow, mud etc.
On the Suzuki Ertiga digital information display, section B displays the current outside temperature.
On the Suzuki Ertiga digital information display, section A displays the current time.
On the Suzuki Ertiga digital information display, section C displays the vehicle’s statistics. You can switch between the various statistics by pushing the indicator selector knob (30) quickly. Available vehicle statistics are:
- Fuel consumption
- Driving range
- Average speed
- Driving time
- Clock and date
- Torque and power
- Accelerator and brake
- Energy flow
- Total idling stop time
- Total idling fuel saved
On the Suzuki Ertiga digital information display, section D displays the vehicle’s current gear selection. Gear selector position (for automatic transmission vehicles) / Gearshift indicator (for manual transmission vehicles).
Trip meter / Odometer
The display (E) shows the trip meter or the odometer. You can switch with the trip meter selector knob (1).
When this light illuminates, it indicates the tank is low on fuel. The fuel tank symbol displays an arrow indicating which side of the vehicle that the fuel filler cap is on.
Indicator Selector Knob
The Suzuki Ertiga indicator selector know allows you to adjust the brightness of the dashboard display, to view various vehicle statistics (26) and to adjust settings. You can enter into the setting mode of the information display by pushing and holding the indicator selector knob (30) for more than 3 seconds. Once in the settings menu, you can adjust:
- Distance unit: Odometer / trip meter / driving range / average speed distance unit setting
- Fuel economy: Fuel consumption unit setting
- Fuel reset: Average fuel consumption reset setting
- Temperature: Temperature unit setting
- Set sensors: Parking sensor setting
- Clock setting and date: Adjusting the clock and date
- Door lock settings
- Alarm settings
- Lane change settings on the indicators
- Guide me light setting
- Anti-theft alarm settings
- Engine auto-stat stop settings
- Information display color
- Calendar display and form
- Various other settings