What Do Your Warning Lights Mean?

May 15th, 2018 by

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The warning lights on your dashboard serve a very important purpose: they tell us when something is potentially wrong with our Accord or CR-V. Whether it’s as simple as topping off your washer fluid to serious engine problems, these lights help you keep tabs on the health of your vehicle. If one of these lights has popped up recently, and you’re unsure of how to decipher it, take a look at the common warning lights on a Honda, then take it in to the Service Center to fix the issue.

Know Your Honda Warning Lights

Here are some of the common warning lights you may see:

  • Check Engine Light: One of the most common, the Check Engine light can mean that it’s time for servicing, and oil change is necessary, or something worse.

  • Oil Pressure Indicator: This light can either be due to a leak, or that your car is burning oil.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS): Indicates that your tires may not be properly inflated to the suggested PSI.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Should this light come on, it could mean that your Cruise Control is failing. Practice caution when using this system, and set up an appointment to alleviate this issue.

  • All-Wheel Drive: If your AWD light is blinking, it could mean that some sort of malfunction has occurred. If it remains steady, it means that the AWD system is on.

  • Electronic Power Steering: A problem with the EPS system could prevent the vehicle from responding as it should during emergency maneuvers, so it should be checked.

  • Vehicle Stability Assis/Hill Start Assist: If this light comes on, there may be an issue caused by aggressive driving, or by trying to start the engine on a steep incline.

  • Antilock Braking (ABS): Shows the possibility of a malfunction or overheating.

  • Supplemental Restraint System: Turns on when there is an issue or malfunction in the airbag or seat belt systems.

  • Lane Keeping Assist: Indicates an issue with the LKAS system, which affects the autonomous steering system.

Trust Our Service Specialists to Get to The Bottom of the Problem

When a warning light comes on, trust the experts at Genthe Honda to fix any problem that may arise. Schedule your service appointment today with our Southgate Service Center to make the process quicker and easier.

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