The colourful display on your Honda can be difficult to understand, but these symbols are there to keep you safe and to ensure that your car stays in good working order. Honda warning lights come in three colours - red, orange and green - which denotes their severity.
If you see a red or orange warning light on your dashboard, then these require immediate attention, and you should book a service with Swansway Honda today. You can get in touch by calling on 03308 387415 or enquire with the form below.
A red ABS light will illuminate on your dashboard when your handbrake is applied. If the light does not go off when your handbrake is released, then this could be to indicate that there is a fault with your brakes, your brake fluid level is low, or that your brake pads need replacing and you should have your car inspected by a garage as soon as possible.
The engine cooling light will illuminate on your dashboard, if you have insufficient cooling fluid in your radiator or if your vehicle is overheating. If you see the red engine cooling light on your Honda dashboard, then you should pull over immediately to check your coolant levels.
Usually, the light will illuminate to tell you that your engine oil level is low; however, it may also light up if there is a more complicated fault in your engine oil system. If the light does not go off once when you top up your engine oil, then you should take your vehicle in for a service to establish the root of the problem.
The power steering light will appear if there is a problem with your power steering system. This could be a leak, an issue with the pump or a fault in the electrics and you should seek assistance immediately to ensure that you maintain control of your vehicle.
The red airbag light will illuminate if a problem has been detected in your airbag system. If you see a red airbag warning light on your dashboard, then you must have your vehicle serviced immediately as your safety features may no longer be working as they should be.
The red seat belt light will illuminate to indicate that someone has not buckled up their seat belt but should go off when all passengers are safely secured. If the seatbelt sign does not go off, despite everyone buckling their belts, then this could indicate a fault in your seat belt system and should be investigated for your safety.
A red battery light will usually illuminate briefly when you first start up your car. However, if the light remains illuminated on your Honda dashboard, then this could be because there is a problem with your charging system or your battery is flat. Without a working battery and charging system, you may be unable to start your car, and so if your vehicle is running, you should take it to a service station immediately.
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