The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an onboard diagnostic system, called OBDII, that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning the key from OFF/LOCK to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause damage to the engine control system. It also could affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
Instrument panel, display and button lighting adjustment (light rheostat)
With this function it is possible to adjust the lighting (dimming/brightening) of the instrument cluster, and two-zone climate control display (where required). To adjust proceed as follows: &nb ...
Headlight adjustment abroad
The dipped beam headlights are adjusted for circulation in the country in which the vehicle is marketed. In countries with opposite circulation, to avoid glaring oncoming vehicles it is necess ...
Starting procedure for petrol versions
1) Ensure that the handbrake is up. 2) Put the gear lever into neutral. 3) Press the clutch pedal fully down, without pressing the accelerator. 4) Turn the ignition key to AVV and let it go the mom ...