During the first few years of car ownership, your vehicle will likely seem perfect. And surely, it’ll run at peak performance. But as the years pass, a bit of wear is natural. And eventually, repairs will be necessary.
The 2017 Honda Civic comes with multiple dashboard warning and indicator lights that can inform you of required maintenance. To help our Miami, Doral, and Hialeah customers identify them, the team at Braman Honda has put together this dashboard light guide.
Yellow Indicator Lights
When you see one of these yellow lights appear on your dashboard, it may only indicate proper vehicle function. However, it could also indicate a developing problem. Be sure to follow up accordingly.
- Smart Entry System Indicator: This lights notes an error with the smart entry system and appears as a key with an exclamation point over it.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow Indicator: This light illuminates as the letters ACC and indicates a problem with this system.
- Lane Keeping Assist System Indicator: This turns on when there’s an error with the system and is depicted as LKAS.
- Road Departure Mitigation Indicator: This light is depicted as a car veering from its lane and turns on when there’s a malfunction with this feature.
- Electric Power Steering Indicator: This light appears as an exclamation point next to a steering wheel and turns on when there’s an error with your electric power steering.
- Check Engine Indicator: This light turns on when your engine has misfired. A loose fuel cap could also cause it to illuminate. The light looks like an engine.
- Anti–Lock Brake System Indicator: This light is depicted as the letters ABS and turns on when there’s an error with this braking system.
- Vehicle Stability Assist Indicator: This light looks like a car on a windy path. It turns on when the system engages. When disabled, the word OFF will appear below it.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System Indicator: This light looks like a car in a front-end collision. It turns on when there’s a problem with this system.
- Brake System Indicator: This light illuminates as the words BRAKE SYSTEM. It may also appear as an exclamation point inside a circle. It turns on when there’s an error in the brake system.
- Low Tire Pressure Indicator: This light will turn on when the pressure in one or more of your tires is low. It looks like an exclamation point inside brackets.
- Washer Fluid Level Indicator: This light is depicted as a stream of fluid spouting from a windshield. It indicates that your washer fluid level is low.
- Maintenance Minder Indicator: This light turns on when scheduled maintenance is due. It looks like a wrench.
- System Message Indicator: This light appears as the letter i inside a circle. It turns on when there’s a new system message waiting. Check your driver information display for more information.
Red Warning Lights
Red lights are the warnings that require your immediate attention. Call your local Honda dealer to inspect any malfunctions in your Honda Civic.
- Brake System Warning: This light appears as the word BRAKE or an exclamation point inside a circle. It turns on when there’s a problem with the brake system or if the brake fluid is low. Have it examined right away.
- Low Oil Pressure Warning: This light looks like an oil can and turns on when the engine oil is low. Refill as soon as possible.
- Supplemental Restraint System Warning: This light looks like an airbag deployed over a seated passenger. It turns on when there’s a problem with this restraint system.
- Charging System Warning: This light turns on if there’s an error with the charging system. It looks like a battery.
- Door Open Warning: This light is depicted as a car with open doors. It indicates that one of your doors is ajar. Stop the car immediately and close it.
Heed Your Honda Civic Dashboard Lights
To ensure your safety, you should pay close attention to your dashboard lights. Failing to do so could cause irreparable damage to your powertrain.
If a light has appeared on your dashboard that isn’t featured here, feel free to contact Braman Honda for more information. We’re here to ensure that all Miami, Doral, and Hialeah drivers get the most years from their cars.