What Does the Light on my Dashboard Mean?

2021 Honda Odyssey Front Seats and Dash

When you notice a new symbol glowing on your dashboard in Cincinnati, you might scratch your head wondering “What does the light on my dashboard mean?” Each symbol has its own unique meaning, so you can discover a lot about your car’s health just from these signs. If you need help deciphering the dashboard warning lights, take a look at our quick guide below – and get in touch with our service department for more information!

Dashboard Warning Lights at a Glance

You may have seen the check engine light and battery charge lights, but what about the other dashboard warning lights? Get a quick introduction to the symbols below:

Engine Warning Lights:

  • Coolant Temp Warning – This indicates a problem with your cooling system, like your coolant levels are off or your fan isn’t working
  • Service Vehicle – Usually this light comes on when an electrical issue occurs.
  • Reduced Power Warning – This symbol appears when your engine has a malfunction, and it’s important to schedule your service immediately.
  • Cruise Control – This symbol simply means that you are using cruise control.

Brake System Warning Lights:

  • Brake System – This indicates a problem with your brakes, like low brake fluid or ABS issue.
  • Traction Control or ESP – This light means you are using your vehicle’s electronic stability system.

Safety & Informative Warning Lights:

  • Security Alert – This light pops on when a security breach is suspected, but it may also light up when your door is ajar.
  • Fog Lamp – This light means you are currently using your fog lights.
  • Airbag Fault – There is a problem with your airbag system that requires a service.
  • Washer Fluid Reminder – This light remind you that your washer fluid is low and needs to be replaced.

Tires Warning Lights:

  • Tire Pressure Warning Light This light means that the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has found your air pressure either too high or low, and you’ll need to check the PSI and adjust your pressure as needed.

Learn More About Your Dashboard Warning Lights at Joe Morgan Honda

Whether you want to check your dashboard warning lights in Middletown or you just need a little maintenance around Lebanon, Joe Morgan Honda will bring out the very best in your car. Contact us in Monroe for more information about our services, and we’d be happy to help.


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