The Honda HR-V is an advanced piece of machinery with all kinds of technology that will definitely make your friends and family jealous. One of those marvelous pieces of technology is actually the vehicle’s dashboard light system. Although it’s not as glamorous as the vehicle’s infotainment system, it gives you a wealth of knowledge about the overall health of your vehicle.
What’s a Dashboard Light?
Dashboard lights can be found near your odometer, speedometer, and other vehicle gauges behind the steering wheel. These lights are designed to let you know about the current health of your vehicle. If there’s a problem with one of the major systems of your Honda HR-V, you can expect that one of the dashboard lights will illuminate to let you know what’s going on. There are two main kinds of dashboard lights.
These lights illuminate to let you know of a particular condition your vehicle has at the moment. These lights can be serious or not-so-serious, so be sure to check this guide or your owner’s manual if you see one to determine its meaning.
Here are a few examples of the most common indicator lights:
- Electric Power Steering: This light illuminates to let you know that there’s a problem with the power steering system. As soon as it’s safe to do so, pull over and turn off the vehicle. Restart the vehicle. If the problem continues, visit your local service center.
- Malfunction Indicator Lamp: This light illuminates to let you know there’s a problem with the vehicle’s emissions system. This could mean the fuel cap is loose, there’s been an engine misfire, or the engine needs to cool down. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible to get the code read and determine the source of the problem.
These lights illuminate to let you know that there’s a major problem with your vehicle and it needs your attention right away. It’s best if you get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible at your local service center.
Here are a few of the most common warning lights:
- Low Oil Pressure: This light illuminates to let you know that the vehicle’s oil level is exceptionally low. Check the oil level and add motor oil as needed. If the light doesn’t turn off, schedule a service appointment as soon as possible. If you smell burning, pull over and call your Honda service center immediately.
- Brake System/Parking Brake: This light illuminates to let you know that there’s a problem with the braking system. Make sure that the parking brake isn’t engaged. If it’s not, there could be a problem with the braking system, so have it checked immediately.
Schedule a Service Appointment
If your dashboard light system indicates that it’s time to get your vehicle serviced, don’t put it off until it’s too late. Get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible at your local Honda service center near West Palm Beach, Greenacres, and Boca Raton. The team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach is highly trained in taking care of Honda vehicles, and we’ll be happy to quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle so you get back on the road as soon as possible
The service team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach is available to assist you in maintaining your 2016 Honda HR-V Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 6 pm or Saturday from 8 am until 4:30 pm. We’re conveniently located at 5200 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres, FL.
To schedule a service appointment, visit our service page or give us a call at 561-513-4194.