When you’re driving a Honda CR-V around Centennial, Denver, or Aurora, you know you’re behind the wheel of a high-quality vehicle you can rely on. But just because the Honda CR-V is efficient and powerful doesn’t mean it never runs into the occasional mechanical issue.
It’s important to gather as much information as possible about the CR-V’s performance, which is why its instrument panel comes with a set of warning and indicator lights. When a dashboard light appears, deciphering what it’s trying to tell you can be nerve-wracking. To help decode your dashboard, Mile High Honda put together a guide to the CR-V’s different warning and indicator symbols.
Honda CR-V Indicator Lights
- Low Fuel: When your tank needs to be filled, this light will appear in the CR-V’s instrument cluster. If the light blinks, it means the CR-V won’t be able to run until it gets refueled.
- Parking Brake: The CR-V’s Parking Brake Light will appear if you start driving while the parking brake is engaged.
- Tailgate Open Light: If this light appears, the CR-V’s tailgate may not be fully secured. Pull over to a safe location to make sure the CR-V’s tailgate is closed all the way.
- Maintenance Minder™: Like every car in the Honda family, the Honda CR-V requires routine maintenance to run properly. A Maintenance Minder™ symbol will appear in the CR-V’s instrument panel to remind you when it’s due for service.
CR-V Warning Lights
- Low Oil Pressure Light: Pull over to a safe location immediately when this light appears in the CR-V’s instrument panel. Check the oil level in your vehicle. If needed, add more. Schedule a service appointment as soon as you can if this light doesn’t go away.
- Brake System: There are two scenarios you could be facing if this light appears on your dashboard. First, there could be a problem with your braking system. Second, your brake fluid could be low. Brakes are an essential safety feature on every vehicle, so contact a certified Honda dealer for assistance when this light pops up.
- Electric Power Steering: Pull over to a safe location and restart the CR-V if you see this light in its instrument panel. If the light stays on, contact the nearest Honda dealer immediately.
- Charging System Light: Turn off all nonessential electrical components if the CR-V’s charging system light appears. It means your battery isn’t charging. Contact Roadside Assistance or the nearest Honda dealership.
Clear Your Dashboard at Mile High Honda
Now that you’ve read our Honda CR-V dashboard light guide, you should have a grasp on what its warning and indicator symbols communicate about your vehicle. We know it’s troubling when a warning light appears in your CR-V’s instrument cluster, but just remember that Mile High Honda is here to help drivers across Aurora, Denver, and Centennial when one pops up.
Schedule a maintenance appointment at Mile High Honda anytime you have a question about a symbol in your CR-V’s instrument cluster.