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Q: What does the door ajar light mean?

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What does the door ajar light mean?

A: The door ajar light is located on the instr...

The door ajar light is located on the instrument panel, or on the driver information center (DIC) if your car comes equipped with the uplevel cluster. When the door ajar light is illuminated, one of your vehicle’s doors is not completely closed. Check all of the doors, including the trunk, and make sure they are all securely fastened. The door ajar light will disappear when all of the doors are properly closed.

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