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At Arrowhead Honda, our goal is for our customers to enjoy peace of mind on the road. However, sometimes that can be hard, especially when a light on your dashboard has illuminated and you aren't sure what it means. If your dashboard is lit up like a Christmas tree, or if you're just curious, the information below can help you know what your car is trying to help you.

Dashboard Light Guide

There are two types of dashboard lights that could illuminate in your dashboard. Warning lights are pressing and need to be taken care of right away. Indicator lights signal that something needs to be serviced or repaired soon, meaning you should drive with caution. Be sure to consult your owner's manual if you have a question about the color or urgency of a light.

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So What Do They Mean?

Check Engine or Malfunction Indicator Light

Illuminates when the vehicle detects a problem with the engine that could lead to the system operating abnormally. Bring your vehicle in to have it inspected as soon as possible.

Coolant Temperature Warning Light

This light indicates that the engine temperature is above normal. You should stop the vehicle to let the engine cool down and have it inspected immediately.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

Your oil level is low if this light comes on. Stop the vehicle immediately and check your oil level.

Battery/Charging Warning Light

When you see this light up, it could signal problems with your battery. Faulty wiring or a broken fan belt might be the cause. Stop and seek professional help promptly.

Door Ajar Indicator Lightt

If this light comes on, then either a door or the trunk isn't fully closed. Check all your doors before continuing to drive.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Light

This light illuminating indicates that your tire pressure is low. Adjust the inflation pressure, and the light should turn off after a few minutes.

Brake System Light

Either the parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system, brake fluid is low or there is an ABS problem. Ensure the parking brake is released, and if it is still illuminated, have the brake fluid checked.

Traction Control Indicator Light

This comes on when your vehicle's traction control is in use, indicating that conditions are slippery.

Security Indicator Light

If this light comes on and there is not a security issue, then there is probably a malfunction in the system.

Cruise Control Indicator Light

This light indicates that the cruise control feature is on.

If you're concerned about a light that has come on in your dashboard, come visit Arrowhead Honda at 8380 W Bell Road, Peoria, AZ 85382 or give us a call today. We look forward to serving customers from Phoenix, Glendale and Sun City.