Honda Pilot Dashboard Light Guide West Covina, CA

Honda Pilot Dashboard Light Guide

The Honda Pilot instrument panel and dashboard represent the simplest way for your new Honda Pilot to report to you as the driver. These lights and instruments allow you to stay updated about the vehicle’s current status and warn you about potential mechanical problems. To understand the meanings behind your new vehicle’s many lights, consider the following Honda Fit Dashboard Light Guide:

The Four Colors

The Honda Pilot dashboard lights come in four lights: blue, green, yellow, and red. These different colors are designed to alert drivers to the importance or severity of the issue.

Blue Lights
The only blue indicator light in your Honda Pilot will be one signifying that you have switched on the high beams.

Green Lights
In most vehicles, green dashboard lights detail which direction you’re signifying. In the Honda Pilot, green lights also include:

Illuminated ECO light signifying that the engine is operating at its highest efficiency.

An immobilizer light with a key-shape outline signifying your key hasn’t been properly inserted or requires re-coding.

Fog light indicator signifying that you have switched on the fog lights.

Lights on indicator signifying your indoor lights are on.

CRUISE MAIN signifying that the cruise control switch is in the on position, and;

CRUISE CONTROL signifying that cruise control is activated.

Yellow Lights
Yellow lights signify that something requires the driver’s attention.

On/Off indicating lights:
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF signifies and alerts you to a disabled passenger airbag. You would likely disable the passenger airbag if you had a passenger with a medical condition, a child under 12 years old, or a rear-facing child seat that cannot be placed in the rear seat.

SIDE AIRBAG OFF signifies and alerts you to a disabled passenger side airbag.

VSA OFF signifies and alerts you that the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) program has been turned off. VSA is a sophisticated system that helps drivers maintain and regain control of a vehicle in the event of slide slippage due to understeering or oversteering.

Condition indicating lights:

  • Washer Fluid signifies that the vehicle needs added washer fluid.
  • Maintenance Minder (wrench-shaped) signifies that a maintenance appointment is required.
  • Low Fuel Light signifies that the vehicle requires gasoline.
  • Low Tire Pressure signifies that one or more of your tires or underinflated.
  • STARTER SYSTEM signifies there’s an issue with the Honda Pilot’s starter.
  • A/T TEMP signifies your auto transmission is too hot and you should pull over and switch your vehicle to idle until the light turns off.

Red Lights
Red lights are critical lights that can be separated into two types. The first three are those that can be cleared with simple driver actions.

Fasten Seat Belts: appears as a person wearing a seat belt.

Close Door or Tailgate: appears as a car with its doors opened.

BRAKE: appears as the listed words and signifies that you need to release the parking brake

The following lights are malfunction alerts requiring immediate dealer investigation:

SRS appears as a seated person with an airbag and signifies an airbag malfunction.

A lit Oil Can signify low oil pressure.

BRAKE, if it stays on even with the parking brake released, signifies an issue with the braking system.

Battery signifies a charting system malfunction.

To learn more about the Honda Pilot Dashboard Light Guide, or schedule a service appointment for your Honda Pilot, contact your Honda Service Center in West Covina. We are conveniently located at 1840 East Garvey Ave. South, West Covina, California 91791.

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