What do Honda’s dashboard warning lights mean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Insight, Tips on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 8:56 pm
Honda dashboard warning lights

It can be stressful and frustrating when a warning light illuminates on your Honda’s dashboard and you don’t know what it means. Our team at Matt Castrucci Honda never wants you to feel overwhelmed, so we’re filling you in on what Honda’s dashboard warning lights look like and what they mean.

Honda dashboard warning light symbols and meanings

Honda has a variety of dashboard warning lights that will illuminate from time to time, but there is somewhat of a trick to understanding them. Red or amber lights are the most critical and indicate that there may be a problem with the vehicle. Blue or green lights are informational for the driver and are designed to let the driver know that a system, such as cruise control, is on or running.

Honda dashboard malfunction indicators

Malfunction indicators are typically red or amber in color and should be taken seriously. If one of these lights comes on and stays on, your vehicle may be in need of some attention. We recommend bringing it into an authorized Honda dealer.

Honda dashboard warning light symbols

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Honda dashboard condition indicators

Condition indicators let the driver know when an action, such as fastening a seatbelt or properly closing a door, needs to be taken. They may appear red or amber, but they are generally quick fixes that the driver can accomplish themselves. Take a look below at some common Honda condition indicator lights!

Honda dashboard warning condition indicators

Honda on/off indicator lights

On/off indicator lights are the least critical of Honda’s dashboard warning lights, as they simply indicate when a system is on or running. These indicators do not require immediate action or attention.

Honda dashboard on off indicators

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Have questions about a specific dashboard warning light you don’t see shown above? Give us a call and we’ll give you all the information you need. If you notice a dashboard warning light illuminates on your Honda and you want to have an expert look at it, give our service department at Matt Castrucci Honda a call or schedule a service appointment online today!

13 Responses to “What do Honda’s dashboard warning lights mean?”

  1. Anche Fischer says:

    I have a 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 A/T. slippery light, engine block and TSA light showing on instrument panel. Took vehicle to HONDA in Bedford View – they put vehicle on diagnostics and cannot find problem – what can it be? where else can we look?

  2. Analisa says:

    Matt, I want to let you know that I really appreciate your clear, detailed and easy to understand information. I had a light on in the dashboard and didn’t know what that meant, by reading your information I learned what I needed to do. It was so easy. Thank you!

  3. Dan Riley says:

    How do I reset the tire pressure light on my son’s 2007 CRV? My 2017 has the calibration setting but can’t find anything close to that on his car.

  4. Steve George says:

    I have a 2017 HRV. A dashboard light comes on that is not shown in the owner’s manual. It is in the tach field (partial tach, not full circle). It is a round light just below the econ (green tree) light and above the water temperature light. It came on this morning during low speed city driving. The engine was warmed up.
    It is a variable intensity whitish to very light yellow light that seems to respond to engine speed.
    I called the service writer at the dealership and he had no clue.

  5. Dave says:

    There is a wrench light on and I don’t know what it means

  6. Brian says:

    What about the exclamation point inside of a triangle? I dont see that one on your list.

  7. Dan dawson says:

    Yellow triangle w exclamation in the middle… do u know what that means on a 2004 accord?

  8. Rex L Dunkley says:

    The “D” drive indicator has started blinking. What does this mean?

  9. Khay McConnell says:

    My VSA flashed twice while driving on my 2015 CRV. Should I be concern? I just bought the vehicle 2 days ago. It only has 9900 miles on it. Please help! Do I need to take it to the dealer…. Thanks

  10. Murvyn says:

    What does the sing of a front car with an exclamation lighting orange means on a honda fit hibrid year 2015 on the dashboard ?

  11. Lily Lewis says:

    What is the triangle with the explanation in the middle warning signal mean?

  12. Margaret Greenman says:

    I have been lent a 67 plate Honda Jazz while my motability car is in for repair. The first time I drove it an orange light flashed across the ‘information circle’ on the dashboard with a large black logo, a bit like the steering wheel logo but without the exclamation mark, accompanied by a high pitched beeping sound. It keeps happening – whatever is it?!

  13. Carla says:

    I had oil changed on my CRV 2 weeks ago. The low oil pressure light came on last night. Do I need to take the car back in to have it checked? I didn’t have the oil changed at the Honda dealership.

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