Engine Cooling System Messages

ENGINE HOT A/C (AIR CONDITIONING) OFF

This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature.

See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge. To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor automatically turns off. When the coolant temperature returns to normal, the air conditioning compressor turns back on.

You can continue to drive the vehicle.

If this message continues to appear, have the system repaired by your dealer as soon as possible to avoid damage to the engine.

ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE

Notice: If you drive the vehicle while the engine is overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon as possible.
Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling speed.
See Engine Overheating for more information.

This message displays when the engine coolant temperature is too hot. Stop and allow the vehicle to idle until it cools down. If the message does not clear in a few minutes or if the overheat light stays on, shut the vehicle off and have it serviced before driving again.

See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light.

See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode for information on driving to a safe place in an emergency.

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