Honda Pilot Dashboard Lights
The Honda Pilot is a dependable SUV. Like any vehicle though, it’s capable of having issues every once in a while. So, how do you know when to schedule service? Arrowhead Honda helps drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City figure that out with this look at the Honda Pilot dashboard lights. Schedule a service appointment today.
Green Lights – On/Off Indicators
When a system or feature is activated, it’s represented by a green light on your instrument cluster. Some of the ones you’ll see most often include:
- ECON: This fuel saving driving mode is represented by an icon that looks like a green leaf.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: When you switch on this intelligent cruise control, you’ll see the letters ACC appear in green.
Yellow Lights – Malfunction Indicators
A yellow dashboard light is an alert that lets you know when a system has malfunctioned. In most cases it’s still safe to drive your Honda Pilot, but you should schedule service as soon as possible to get the problem repaired. A few of the yellow lights you should be aware of are:
- Check Engine Light: While this light is technically called the Malfunction Indication Lamp, most people know it as the Check Engine light because it looks like an engine. Usually when this comes on it means there’s a problem with the emission control system.
- Anti-lock Brake System: The letters ABS indicate that your anti-lock braking system has stopped working. You can still slow down and stop thanks to your main brakes, but you should get this serviced quickly.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System: When one or more of your tires has low air pressure, you’ll see the TPMS light. It looks like a set of wheels and will blink when there’s a problem.
- Electric Power Steering: This light looks like your steering wheel and is usually followed by some resistance when you’re turning.
Red Lights – Warning Lights
A red dashboard light is a warning that your Honda Pilot is experiencing a problem that should be dealt with immediately. Many of these warnings will require you pull over and call a tow truck. The main red lights you should watch out for are:
- Low Oil Pressure: If you’re overdue for an oil change, you’ll see a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can. Continuing to drive with old oil or without enough oil can damage your engine.
- Charging System: If your battery is low or can’t be charged, you’ll see a red light that looks like your battery. This is one of the few red lights where you should not pull over and shut the vehicle off. Drive straight to the service center.
- Supplemental Restraint System: If there’s ever a problem with the SRS airbags or seat belt pretensioners. A light that looks like a person sitting down with a balloon in front of them will come on.
- Brake System: If there’s ever a malfunction with the main brake system, or your SUV is low on brake fluid, the word BRAKE will appear on instrument cluster. Pull over and stop the car as soon as you can. It is not safe to continue driving with faulty brakes.
Honda Pilot Dashboard Lights – Schedule Service
To learn more about these Honda Pilot dashboard lights and more, visit the service center at Arrowhead Honda. We have a team of highly trained technicians who can help drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise get back on the road in not time. If you’ve seen any of these in your SUV, schedule service with us online.