Honda Dashboard Warning Lights

Dashboard Warning Lights


Your new Honda car, truck, or SUV is equipped with a wide array of advanced systems and features designed to ensure that you enjoy a safe drive on the roads in and around Irvine. The Honda dashboard warning lights keep you aware of many of these systems and features, often alerting you of issues that need to be addressed. But if you are like most Anaheim drivers, you have no doubt at some point wondered, “What does the light on my dashboard mean?” In this guide from Weir Canyon Honda, you’ll find out what each of your Honda dashboard warning lights mean so you can understand what your vehicle is telling you.

Honda Dashboard Warning Lights & Their Meanings

Engine Warning Lights

  • Check Engine Light – The Check Engine Light can indicate a wide variety of issues, from the engine misfiring and emissions problems, to simply a loose gas cap. If you see this light, it’s a good idea to schedule service at Weir Canyon Honda to have our certified technicians determine exactly what the problem is.
  • High Temperature – The vehicle is overheating.
  • Low Temperature – The engine is too cold.
  • Charging System – Electrical issues with the battery or alternator 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 comes on when 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 light will come on if there is malfunction in the ABS system or if you’re driving with the parking brake on.
  • Vehicle Stability Assist System – Indicates that VSA is on or that there is an issue with the VSA system.
  • VSA Off – This light means that the 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 – Alerts you when it’s time to refill the windshield wiper fluid reservoir.
  • System Message – Let you know that there is a message for you on your multi-information display.
  • All-Wheel Drive – The 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.
  • Seat Belt Reminder – This light reminds you to buckle-up.
  • Supplemental Restraint System – There’s an issue with your airbags.

Honda Sensing® Warning Lights

Most new Honda models come equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver assist systems, which help to keep you safe and aware on Tustin area roads and beyond. Honda Sensing® has its 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 AssistSystem – The LKAS is on.
  • Road Departure Mitigation – The RDM system is on.

Learn More About Honda Dashboard Warning Lights at Weir Canyon Honda

What does the light on my dashboard mean? It’s a common question, and we hope that we’ve helped you understand what the Honda dashboard lights indicate. You can always refer to your owner’s manual if you are not certain what a particular dashboard light means, or you can contact our Service Center. If it turns out that your Honda is in need of service, you can rely on our professional team to take care of it and get you safely back on the roads in and around Yorba Linda. We also offer rotating service specials and coupons that can provide significant savings on oil changes, tire rotations, and more. Choose Weir Canyon Honda for quality solutions to all of your auto repair and maintenance needs!


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