Honda Ridgeline Dashboard Lights
The Honda Ridgeline is a capable truck that can get you up and over all kinds of terrain. It's also capable of providing you with lots of information. Dashboard lights can tell you when something is working or when a part needs to be repaired.
So, how do you know when it's time for service? To help drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City figure out what your truck is trying to tell you, Arrowhead Honda put together this guide to the Honda Ridgeline dashboard lights. Schedule a service appointment today for assistance.
A green light on the instrument cluster is used to show you when a system or function has been turned on. A couple green lights you might see often are:
- Adaptive Cruise Control: When you turn this feature on, you'll see the letters ACC in green.
- ECON Mode: When you switch to this fuel saving driving mode an icon that looks like a plant will light up.
A yellow dashboard light is meant to let you know when there's a malfunction with one of the parts or systems in the Honda Ridgeline. While you won't have to take your pickup in for service right away, you should schedule an appointment to have them looked at. A couple of the yellow lights you should know include:
- Check Engine: Officially this light is called the Malfunction Indication Lamp. However, since it looks just like your engine, you probably know it as the Check Engine light. It can be caused by a few things, but the most common one is a problem with the vehicle's emissions control system.
- Anti-lock Brake System: The letters ABS inside a yellow circle mean there's something wrong with anti-lock brake system in your Ridgeline. You'll still be able to slow down and stop safely using your regular brakes, but you should get these looked at as soon as possible.
Red dashboard lights are a warning that there's a serious service problem with your Honda Ridgeline. In many cases, it's not a good idea to continue driving with a red light on. For several warning lights, your best bet is to pull over and call a tow truck. A few of the red lights you should be aware of are:
- Supplemental Restraint System (SRS): If there's ever a problem with your SRS airbag system or seatbelt pretensioners, you'll see a light that looks like a person with their seatbelt on and an airbag in front of them. Since this light is connected to a safety feature, get this system inspected at our service center.
- Charging System: If your car battery needs to be replaced or isn't charging, you'll see a red light that looks like the battery. Do not turn the car off. Instead turn off any electrical devices like overhead lights and drive straight to the service center.
- Low Oil Pressure: When you're overdue for an oil change, a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can will appear. Pull over and turn the engine off. Driving with low or old oil can cause more problems for the engine.
- Brake System: The word BRAKE is a warning that your main brake system has malfunctioned. Pull over and call a tow truck right away. It is not safe to keep driving with bad brakes.
Honda Service Center
To learn more about these and more Honda Ridgeline dashboard lights, visit the service center at Arrowhead Honda. We have an experienced team of technicians who can help drivers in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise with all your service and repairs. If you've noticed any on your dashboard, schedule service with us online.