Honda Odyssey Dashboard Light Guide

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Operating and maintaining your Honda Odyssey is easy thanks to the helpful indicator lights located on the dashboard. In this Honda Odyssey dashboard light guide, drivers from the Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach area will be able to learn about many of the lights you might see on your dashboard. If you don’t see the indicator light that you’re looking for in this guide, contact us at Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach right away.

Although most dashboard lights stay the same from model year to model year, keep in mind that for the purpose of this guide, well be referencing the dashboard lights of a Honda Odyssey.

Honda Odyssey Indicator Lights

When you start the engine, all of the dashboard lights will turn on briefly as an initial startup test. They should then turn off.

To help categorize the different indicators, they have been organized into four different colors: red, amber, blue, and green. While red- and amber-colored indicators could signal a critical problem, green and blue lights are used for general vehicle information.

  • Brake system indicator (red): Symbolized by the word BRAKE, this light has a few different meanings. It could indicate low brake fluid or a potential brake system malfunction, both of which are serious. However, this light is also used to notify the driver that the parking brake is on. Pull over safely and make sure that the parking brake isn’t engaged. If it isn’t, contact your Honda dealer.
  • Low oil pressure (red): This dashboard light looks like an old-fashioned oil can and its name indicates its purpose. Without enough oil, your engine will seize. Pull over safely and call a Honda technician.
  • Lane Departure Warning (amber): If you see the letters LDW on your dashboard, then it means that the Lane Departure Warning system may have malfunctioned. You should have the van serviced soon to inspect the problem.
  • Low tire pressure (amber): It might look like a horseshoe with an exclamation mark inside of it, but that’s no horseshoes – it’s a tire and one or more of them on your Honda Odyssey might be low on air. Check the pressure and add air to factory specifications if needed.
  • ECO (green): Symbolized by the word ECO, this dashboard light is telling you that your ECO fuel economy mode is on. You can turn the system off if you’d like to enjoy enhanced acceleration and performance.
  • Immobilizer (green): If you see a blinking green key on your dashboard, then there’s an issue with the immobilizer. Use the other key and see your Honda dealer.
  • High beams (blue): Most of us are familiar with the blue headlight symbol, but in case you aren’t, it means that your high beams are engaged. Be sure to disengage them when you see approaching traffic or are behind another vehicle.

Don’t see the Honda Odyssey dashboard light that you’re looking for? Drivers in the Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach area can schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach.

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