What Do Your Dashboard Lights Mean?

August 17th, 2018 by

Dashboard warning lights

What do your dashboard lights mean? If you notice any of these lights on your dashboard as you’re driving around Hackettstown, get to know what they mean before heading to the Service Department at Sussex Honda.

Malfunction Indicators

Lights that indicate issues with different systems in your vehicle are typically red or yellow. They should be taken seriously, and if they remain on, make sure to bring your vehicle to an authorized Honda dealer like Sussex Honda. Some examples include:

  • Low oil pressure
  • Charging System
  • Brake System
  • Check engine
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • High/Low Temperature
  • Vehicle Stability Assist System
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Electric Power Steering

Condition Indicators

Certain dashboard lights indicate the condition of your car or when an action needs to be taken, such as closing the trunk. The following lights can typically be handled on your own:

  • Parking Brake
  • Seat Belt Reminder
  • Door Open
  • Trunk Open
  • Low Fuel
  • Low Tire Pressure

On/Off Indicators

These indicators are the least critical of any dashboard lights you may see, as they simply let you know if a system is on. Some examples include:

  • Cruise Control
  • Turn Signal
  • Fog Lights
  • High Beams
  • ECON mode

Schedule Service with Sussex Honda

When a concerning dashboard light appears, make sure to head to Sussex Honda in Newton and take advantage of the service specials we offer! Our technicians are prepared to take care of anything from oil changes to major repairs. You can even learn more about how long an oil change takes or what is a tire rotation.