What Do Honda Dash Symbols Mean?

February 27th, 2024 by

Maintenance reminder lit up on a car dashboard

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Honda Dashboard Symbols Explained

Maintenance Required Warning Light

Your vehicle is due for maintenance and should be brought to your local Honda dealership, like our Minot service center.

Check Engine Warning Light

Your Honda may be lacking power or stutter as you press the accelerator. In other words, your engine should be inspected.

Automatic Emergency Braking Light

The automatic emergency braking system is unavailable, possibly caused by the sensor being too hot, too cold or blocked.

Immobilizer Indicator Warning Light

An immobilizer is an electronic security device that prevents the car from running unless the right key is used. This light turns on when your key is recognized.

Lane Keeping Assist System Light

Lane Keep Assist System detects if you’re straying from your lane and its warning light turns on when there’s a fault in the system.

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

Your tire pressure monitoring system is indicating pressure is too low – schedule a tire rotation or balancing service if you notice uneven tread wear, as well.

Exhaust Particulate Filter Warning Light

The filter in exhaust may be blocked with debris.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Oil temperature may be too high or the oil level/pressure is too low – your Honda may require an oil change.

Exhaust Fluid Warning Light

The diesel exhaust fluid level is low, which means your engine may not be able to start.

Parking Brake and Brake Fluid Warning Light

If this stays on even after you release the parking brake, or lights up while you’re driving, your brake fluid level may be low.

Charging System Warning Light

If this light comes on while you’re driving, the alternator may not be producing electricity and the car is running off battery power.

Anti-lock Brake System Warning Light

This light relates to making an abrupt stop or if you’re in inclement weather conditions like slippery or icy roads.

Electronic Stability Control Warning Light

There may be an issue with your traction control.

Electric Power Steering Warning Light

If you see this light, try turning the car off and back on again after 30 seconds.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

The engine could be overheating due to low coolant levels or a more severe issue like a head gasket failure.

Glow Plug Warning Light

When your diesel engine is warming up, wait until the light goes off before driving your car.

Airbag/Supplemental Restraint System Light

If you see this light, at least one component of the airbag safety system is not working correctly.

Fuel Cap Warning Light

This light will illuminate if the gas cap is not properly closed.

Headlight/Tail Light Out Warning Light

This warns you that one (or more) of your headlights or tail lights is not working.

Adaptive Front Lighting System Light

There may be a malfunction in your adaptive front lighting system, which helps improve visibility and response time by turning the headlights as you turn the wheel.

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Do you have a service light on your dashboard that won’t go away? Schedule a service appointment with us at our Honda service center in Minot. If you have any questions about your dashboard or vehicle maintenance, contact us online today.

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