Honda warning lights on dashboard
Have you ever been driving somewhere when all of a sudden, a dashboard light turned on? Did you know what the light meant? If you do not know what the warning light means, it can be scary because you are not sure if you should b-line it for the mechanic, or if your vehicle just needs a break. Keep reading below as we examine the Honda warning lights on dashboard and what they mean.
Different lights for different types of warnings
There are four different colors that go with the warning lights on the dashboard of a Honda vehicle. The colors are red, amber, blue, and green. The red and amber lights are the most critical while the blue and green lights are more general. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all of the warning lights that might be on your dashboard. These are some of the more popular lights. You might have others that were not included here. For more information on these, please consult your owner’s manual.
Red Warning Lights
Parking Brake or Brake System – may need to release the parking brake before driving, or there is an issue with the Brake System. If it is an issue with the brake system, have your vehicle looked at immediately.
Supplemental Restraint System – there is an issue with the airbag system or a seat belt tensioner. Have your vehicle looked at right away.
Seat Belt Reminder – Buckle up! If it remains on even after you are buckled, have your vehicle looked at.
Low Oil Pressure – Check oil level and add if necessary. If light remains on, have vehicle serviced right away.
Immobilizer – your transmitter is not being recognized by the vehicle. Turn your vehicle off, then back on again. If this does not work, have your vehicle looked at.
Charging System – your battery is not charging. Turn off everything electrical that you can and have your vehicle serviced immediately.
Amber Warning Lights
Vehicle Stability System – the system is off.
Vehicle Stability System – If this light blinks, the system is on, if the light remains on, there is an issue with the system and it needs to be serviced.
System Message – when an issue is detected, there is usually a message that goes along with it. Check out the message for more information.
Smart Entry System – there is an issue with the system.
Low Tire Pressure – at least one tire does not have enough air in it
Low Fuel – get to a gas station soon!
Lane Keep Assist System – alerts you when the system is on, if light stays on, there is something wrong with the system.
Electric Power Steering – stop your vehicle in a safe place and restart your engine.
Check Engine Light – could be an issue with the vehicle’s emissions, fuel cap, or a misfire in a cylinder. Stop in a safe place and let the engine cool down.
Blind Spot Information – there is an issue with the system, or the sensor is blocked.
Anti-Lock Brake System – there is an issue with the anti-lock brakes. There is no issue with your normal brakes.
Adaptive Cruise Control – there is a problem with the system.
Green Warning Lights
Turn Signal/Hazards have been turned on.
Fog Lights have been turned on.
Exterior Lights have been turned on.
ECON mode is on.
Adaptive Cruise Control is on.
Auto High Beams are on.
Blue Warning Lights
High Beams are on.
If one of these light turns on and you need to get your vehicle serviced, give us a call at 855-466-4372. Our friendly technicians will be happy to take a look at your vehicle and have you on your way in no time!