Honda Dashboard Warning Lights - What do they mean?

A stuffy nose or an ear ache might be a good indication that you've got a cold, but when it comes to your Honda car, it may not always be so clear when something's gone wrong with it. In fact, in some cases, the only indication can be the warning lights on the dashboard. Now, you may not know what all those warning lights mean off hand, but as one of the premier Honda service centers here in the greater Milledgeville, GA area, we do! So, in the interest of keeping you informed about what's going on with your car, here's a brief breakdown of what you need to watch out for with your Honda car's dashboard warning lights.

Common Honda Dashboard Warning Lights and What They Mean

  • The word "BRAKE" in all red capital letters: This light is either a signal that your Honda car's parking brake is engaged, or that there is an issue with the braking system. If it's the latter case, it's a good idea to get in touch with our Honda service center near Dublin, GA as soon as possible.
  • Red oil can with droplet: A sign of low oil pressure. Make sure to check your oil dipstick as soon as possible and top off with Honda-approved engine oil as necessary. If the problem persists, there could be a leak in your oil system, so scheduling an appointment with our Honda service center near Macon, GA would be your best course of action.
  • Yellow exclamation point surrounded by parenthesis: This light indicates low tire pressure. Be sure to stop off to check your tire pressure with a PSI gauge as soon as possible and inspect for possible punctures. Re-inflate to proper PSI as indicated in your owner's manual.
  • Yellow engine block: This is the infamous check engine light, which could indicate any number of issues ranging from burned out airflow sensors to slipped belts. In any case, it's a clear-cut sign to plan a service visit at our Honda service center near Eatonton as soon as possible.
  • Yellow wrench: If equipped, this is the maintenance minder icon to remind you that your car is due for manufacturer-recommended maintenance soon. Feel free to get in touch with our team here at Butler Honda to set up an appointment.

As always, if you have any questions about Honda warning lights, our Honda service center here in Milledgeville should be your primary resource. Feel free to get in touch with our team any time for all your Honda repair and maintenance concerns.

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