Warning Lights Mean on Dashboard | Kingsway Honda Vancouver
Do you ever wonder what those lights on your dashboard means when it illuminates?
Here's a list of what you should do if any of the lights illuminate while you're driving!
Battery Warning Light
It indicates the voltage level is abnormal and the vehicle's charging system is not functioning properly. Check battery terminals, alternator belt and battery condition.
Coolant Temperature Warning
Engine's temperature has exceeded normal limits. Coolant levels, fan operation, radiator cap and coolant leaks should be checked right away.
Oil Pressure Warning
Car's oil temperature is too high, the level is too low, or the oil pressure is too low. All these conditions could cause severe damage to your vehicle's engine so attend to this situation immediately.
ABS Warning Light
It indicates there is an issue with the ABS (anti-braking system). This will not result in losing your braking functionality immediately, but it may require professional attention to resolve the issue. Note: it is normal for the icon to illuminate momentarily during ignition.
The vehicle has detected an issue with the engine management system, which normally indicates an emission or operational problem. Your vehicle needs immediate professional attention.
The vehicle's traction control / anti-skid or electronic stability program (ESP) has engaged, usually indicating that the road is slippery.
Transmission is operating at a higher temperature than recommended. Check transmission fluid and engine coolant levels.
Service Vehicle Soon
This light usually indicates an electrical problem related to the Body Control Module (BCM). There may be a traction control problem or a communication issue between modules. Check all lights: headlights, turn signals, brake lights, and/or hazard lights.
There is an exterior light on the vehicle that is not working properly.
This light indicates that there is a problem with the vehicle's traction control and/or anti-skid or electronic stability system.
At least one tire on your vehicle has low air pressure. You should check your tires and correct as soon as possible. Tip: look on the inside of the driver's side door for the standard cold tire inflation pressure. It is best to check tire pressure when the tires are cold.
Your vehicle's washer fluid level is low and it's time to refill the reservoir. Tip: do not dilute your washer fluid with water and always turn off your engine before you refill.
Have any questions about the warning lights on your dashboard? Visit us at Kingsway Honda - 368 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC to book a service appointment or speak to one of our knowledgeable Service Advisors at (604) 874-6632.