Driving your new Honda car, truck, or SUV on Waterbury streets is a great feeling, and learning how all of the features work can be fun. One of the things that you may be asking, though, is: “What do my Honda dashboard lights mean?” Each of these warning lights has a different meaning, and it is important that you know what they are. In this guide from Honda of Watertown, you’ll find a list of your Honda dashboard lights, along with what each one means, so you can stay in touch with what your Honda is telling you.
Honda Dashboard Warning Lights & Their Meanings
Engine Warning Lights
Check Engine Light – This can indicate a wide variety of issues, such as the engine misfiring, emissions problems, or a loose gas cap. If you see this light, it’s a good idea to schedule service to determine exactly what the problem is and address it..
High Temperature – The vehicle is overheating.
Low Temperature – The engine is too cold.
Charging System – Electrical issues usually cause this light to come on.
Low Oil Pressure – The car may be leaking or burning oil or is due for an oil change.
Cruise Control – This light will stay illuminated as long as cruise control is activated.
Low Fuel – You need to refuel.
ECON Mode On – You have activated the ECON button.
Auto Idle Stop – The Auto Idle Stop System is on.
Maintenance Minder – It’s time for your next maintenance service.
Brake System Warning Lights:
Anti-Lock Brake System – This alerts you to a possible malfunction in the ABS system or that you are due for a brake replacement service. The light will also come on if you’re driving with the parking brake on.
Vehicle Stability Assist System – VSA is on or there is an issue with the VSA system.
VSA Off – This light means your Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system is off.
Informative Warning Lights
Daytime Running Lights – Your daytime running lights are on.
Exterior Lights – Your headlights are on.
High Beams – The high beams are on.
Auto High Beam System – The high beams are being automatically controlled.
Door Open – One of the car doors is open.
Trunk Open – The trunk is open.
Electric Power Steering – The EPS system is not functioning properly.
Parking Brake – Your parking brake is on.
Washer Fluid Level – When this light is on, it’s time to add windshield wiper fluid.
System Message – There is a message for you on your multi-information display.
All-Wheel Drive – Your AWD system is on.
Immobilizer – The vehicle does not recognize your key fob or remote transmitter.
Safety Warning Lights
Tire Pressure Warning Light – The TPMS light means that one or more of your tires has a tire pressure rating that’s too low or too high. Check the PSI of your tires and adjust to the recommended levels as soon as possible to avoid complications. This is one of the ways to help to make your tires last longer.
Seat Belt Reminder – This light reminds you to buckle-up.
Supplemental Restraint System – There’s an issue with your airbags.
Honda Sensing® Warning Lights
Many new Honda models come equipped with the Honda Sensing® safety suite of advanced driver assist systems, and these systems have their own set of warning lights, including:
Adaptive Cruise Control – Adaptive Cruise Control is activated.
Blind Spot Information – There is a vehicle in your blind spot.
Collision Mitigation Braking System – The CMBS is on.
Lane Keeping Assist System – The LKAS is on.
Road Departure Mitigation – The RDM system is on.
Learn More About Honda Dashboard Warning Lights from Honda of Watertown
It’s important to pay attention to your dashboard lights, because Honda alerts can help to keep you safe on the roads in and around Southbury and Torrington. If any of the lights on your Honda dashboard indicate that there is a problem or that service is required, it is highly recommended that you visit our Service Center as soon as possible to avoid a potentially costly repair. Remember that we offer a range of service specials and coupons that provide significant savings on oil changes, tire rotations, and more. Our experts are happy to help you learn about your Honda CR-V maintenance schedule, provide help finding your Honda Civic radio code, show you how to replace your Honda key fob battery, and more. Contact our Service Center online or give us a call at (860) 431-2867 if you have any questions.