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What Do Your Honda Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?

Dashboard Warning Lights

If you’re driving a new Honda around Warren, it’s a good idea to know what the various Honda warning lights mean in case they come up on your dashboard. What do your Honda dashboard warning lights mean? Not all of these lights mean something is wrong with your car–some symbols are merely informational, telling you that certain systems have been turned on or off. The service team at Apostolakis Honda has outlined the most common Honda warning lights, colors, and symbols in the guide below, so you can act quickly and decisively if you see them illuminate on the road. 

Honda Warning Lights, Colors, & Symbols

What do your Honda dashboard warning lights mean? Find out here:

Malfunction Indicators

  • Check Engine: A multi-purpose warning light means there’s an issue with your engine that needs examining as soon as possible.
  • Charging System Warning: This light means you need to bring your car in to have the electrical system looked at, since it’s not performing at full capacity and could die suddenly.
  • Braking System Failure: Indicates that there’s a problem with your brakes–you should pull over and call a service center as soon as it’s safe.
  • Low Oil Pressure: There isn’t enough oil lubricating your engine, which can lead to the internal combustion parts being damaged or even destroyed. Check your oil levels and schedule a service appointment right away.
  • Supplemental Restraint System: This red light means that there’s a problem with your airbags, meaning they may not deploy properly (or at all) in the event of a collision.
  • Smart Entry System: If you drive a Honda equipped with Smart Entry, this amber warning light means the system is malfunctioning. 
  • Electric Power Steering: This is an amber light that indicates there’s a problem with your EPS system. 

Condition Indicators

  • Trunk Open: Self-explanatory–often a red light.
  • Seatbelt Reminder: Activates if the car has sensed someone sitting in a seat without a seatbelt.
  • Door Open: Self-explanatory.
  • Washer Fluid: You’re running low on windshield washer fluid and should refill it when you’re able.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist System: An amber light that indicates there’s an issue with your VSA system.
  • High / Low Temperature: A red or blue light that means your vehicle is overheating or too cold.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Indicates that your tire pressure may be too low–take it to a gas station in %%target_city_3% to fill your tires back up.

System Indicators

These lights can be green, blue, yellow, or red, and aren’t any cause for concern. They simply mean that a system in your car is engaged or disengaged. Here are the most common systems indicated on your dashboard:

  • Cruise Main
  • Cruise Control
  • Turn Signal
  • Fog Lights
  • High Beams
  • Exterior Lights
  • ECON Mode
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Auto High Beams
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Auto Idle Stop
  • Lane Keep Assist System

Learn More About Dashboard Warning Lights at Apostolakis Honda

If you have any questions about your Honda dashboard warning lights, feel free to contact our service center! You can also stop by our dealership near Youngstown to talk to a member of our service team in person, and we’ll be happy to help you out. And be sure to check out our service tips and tricks for more ways to keep your Honda running in peak condition!


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