Honda Crosstour Dashboard Light Guide
The Honda Crosstour Dashboard Lights informs the driver of the vehicle’s performance on the road. Not all lights that appear on the dashboard are warning lights; some are information lights and do not indicate any malfunctions such as an oil change reminder. A warning light is usually red or amber in color and should be investigated quickly. The Crosstour employs a sophisticated system to keep the driver aware at all times. The Honda Crosstour Dashboard Lights include:
- The Charging System indicator is a red light in the shape of a battery. There may be a problem somewhere in the charging system when this illuminates. The battery may not be charging and the vehicle should be checked by a mechanic quickly.
- The BRAKE light is the word ‘brake’ spelled out in capital red letters. Check the emergency brake first to make sure it has been released. Low brake fluid can cause the indicator to activate or a more serious malfunction of the brake system. If the problem is low fluid level, there may be a leak in the brake lines that is the underlying cause of the issue. The brake system should be checked to be sure this is not the case.
- Low Oil Pressure is another red warning light. It is a diagram of a dripping oil can. If the oil level in the engine is at a normal level, this could indicate a serious problem in the engine and should be diagnosed by a professional as soon as possible.
- The final red indicator is the SRS or supplemental restraint system light. This is the airbag system. The light is in the shape of a driver and airbag. This problem needs to be serviced by a trained mechanic. The vehicle should be taken to the dealer.
- The EPS or electronic power steering indicator is an amber light in the shape of a steering wheel. The first possible cause is the power steering fluid level, but other problems may be causing the malfunction.
- The FCW and LDW amber lights are warnings that a front collision is likely or the vehicle is slipping out of the driving lane. The owner’s manual should be consulted for complete details of these two indicators.
- ABS in capital letters on the dashboard is the anti-lock brake system indicator. The brake fluid may be checked for the correct level, but this may be an indication of a more serious brake problem requiring service.
- The Malfunction Indicator Lamp or ‘check engine light’ is amber in color and can be caused to illuminate by a number of different issues in the engine. The vehicle should be taken to a dealer for service if this occurs.
- The Low Fuel lamp is an amber lamp in the shape of a fuel pump. The purpose of this indicator is only that action is required because of low fuel in the vehicle.
Other malfunction indicator lights include the DRL or Daytime Running Lights indicator, the VSA or Vehicle Stability Assist light, and the TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System light. If any of these indicators remain illuminated, the vehicle should be taken to the dealer for service.
Cruise Control, Fog lights, Turn signals, Exterior lights on, ECO or fuel economy and high beams are all simply on or off indicators. The passenger airbag off light is located in the center panel.
If you need to bring your vehicle in for service in the Port Charlotte area, please contact Port Charlotte Honda from our website or give us a call at 888-459-6918.