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Every time you start the engine in your Honda Accord, the dashboard briefly lights up with an array of indicator lights. However, most of these lights should turn off again after a couple seconds.

If any of these Honda Accord dashboard lights stays active, your car is trying to tell you something. Red and yellow lights generally indicate critical information or problems with your vehicle, while blue and green lights are simply providing you with general information.

Keep reading to find out what some commonly misunderstood lights are really trying to tell you when you’re driving around Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City. They can be broken down into three general categories: malfunction indicators, condition indicators, and on/off indicators.

For more information or to solve any dashboard light issues in your Honda Accord, drivers around Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise can schedule a service appointment at Arrowhead Honda.

Malfunction Indicators

Dashboard Lights

The dashboard lights in this category inform you of an issue with one of your Honda Accord vehicle’s systems. Contact your Honda service center if any of these lights appear and stays lit while your car is running.

Brake System: If you see the word BRAKE in red letters, first check whether the parking brake is activated. If it is, your Honda Accord will beep when you start driving. If this light appears when the parking brake is not activated, it means the brake fluid is low or there’s something wrong with the brake system.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS): This red light shows a side view of a seat-belted passenger with what appears to be a large red dot in its lap. It indicates a problem with the airbag system or seat belt tensioners.

Electric Power Steering (EPS): A yellow dashboard light showing a steering wheel next to an exclamation mark indicates an issue with the electric power steering system. Safely bring your Honda Accord to a stop and restart the engine.

Condition Indicators

Low Tire Pressure Dashboard Light

Instead of notifying you about a general issue, these condition indicator lights generally mean you need to take a specific action.

Immobilizer: This solid, blinking red dot indicates your car doesn’t recognize your key or remote transmitter, and you may not be able to start the engine. Make sure the correct key is present, then turn your car off and on again. If the light continues blinking, contact your Honda service technician.

Low Tire Pressure: A yellow dashboard light that appears to be a horseshoe with an exclamation mark inside is from your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). After safely coming to a stop, check the tire pressure on your Honda Accord and inflate if necessary.

System Message: A yellow circle with a lowercase “i” inside means you should check the driver information interface for more information.

On/Off Indicators

These yellow, green, or blue dashboard lights simply notify you about whether a system is turned on or off.

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®): Yellow lights showing a vehicle with squiggly lines under the tires notifies you about the VSA® system status. If it blinks, the system is currently engaged. If it stays on, there’s an issue with the system. If the word “OFF” appears underneath it, the system is turned off.

ECON mode: If you see a green light that appears plant-like, it means ECON mode is turned on in your Accord. Your vehicle is adjusting systems such as throttle and climate control to help you achieve higher fuel economy.

Solve Your Honda Accord Dashboard Light Mystery Today!

If you’re driving around Peoria, Glendale, or Sun City and a dashboard light notifies you of a problem with your Honda Accord, contact Arrowhead Honda. We’re proud to serve drivers around Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise, AZ. Our qualified service technicians have the tools and knowledge necessary to diagnose and repair your issue. Visit our service center now!