Honda Accord Dashboard Light Guide

Honda vehicle owners tend to be owners for life because not only do we love Honda vehicles, but we also love how safe, reliable, and stylish they are. If you’re a Honda Accord owner and want to keep your vehicle healthy for as long as possible and stay safe while in it, you’ll want to pay close attention to any of the Honda Accord dashboard lights that might illuminate.

Detecting a Problem

Your Honda vehicle is designed to let you know if there’s a problem. There are two ways the vehicle will do this: through the vehicle information display and through dashboard lights. The vehicle information display can give one of three indicators of the severity of the problem preceding the warning symbol: Danger, Warning, and Caution.

Danger or Warning

This indicates that there’s a serious problem and you need to handle it immediately. Failing to do so could result in serious injury or death.


This indicates that there’s a serious problem that you need to handle as soon as possible to avoid injury.

Diagnosing the Problem

The vehicle also has dashboard lights around the speedometer, tachometer, and temperature gauge. These lights help you and a service professional diagnose a specific problem. Once you know what the issue is with your Honda Accord, you can go about repairing the vehicle and remedying the issue. These lights include the following:

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This light can indicate that there’s a problem with your vehicle’s emissions system. It could mean that something has become disconnected or could be a sign of a more serious issue, such as engine overheating. To be sure, if this light illuminates, bring it to the service department and let us read the system code for a sure diagnosis.

This is just one example of the lights that you may see illuminated. For a full list of dashboard lights and their meanings, check your Honda Accord owner’s manual or speak with a service professional at your local service department near Fort Myers, Sarasota, and North Port.

Schedule a Service Appointment

If you see a dashboard light that indicates maintenance or service is necessary, bring your vehicle to the professionals at your local service department at Port Charlotte Honda. Our highly trained service team is here to help you with your vehicle’s regular maintenance as well as major service intervals and necessary repairs.

Honda vehicles are designed to last a long time, but in order to do that, you need to keep up with regular service, including following the recommendations of your dashboard light system.

The service department at Port Charlotte Honda offers hours Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 6 pm and Saturday from 7 am until 4 pm. To schedule an appointment, give us a call or schedule a service appointment online now.

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