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Honda Fit: Instrument Panel Indicators

The instrument panel has many indicators that give you important information about your vehicle.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp


Malfunction Indicator Lamp

Low Oil Pressure Indicator


Low Oil Pressure Indicator

The engine can be severely damaged if this indicator flashes or stays on when the engine is running. For more information.

Charging System Indicator


Charging System Indicator

If this indicator comes on when the engine is running, the battery is not being charged.

Parking Brake and Indicator Brake System Indicator (Red)


Parking Brake and Indicator Brake System Indicator (Red)

This indicator has two functions: 1. It comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It is a reminder to check the parking brake. A beeper sounds if you drive with the parking brake not fully released.

Driving with the parking brake not fully released can damage the brakes and tires.

2. If it remains on after you have fully released the parking brake while the engine is running, or if it comes on while driving, there could be a problem with the brake system.

Seat Belt Reminder Parking Brake and Indicator


Seat Belt Reminder Parking Brake and Indicator

This indicator comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It reminds you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts.

A beeper also sounds if you have not fastened your seat belt.

If you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position before fastening your seat belts, the beeper sounds, and the indicator flashes. If you do not fasten your seat belts before the beeper stops, the indicator stops flashing but remains on.

If your front passenger does not fasten their seat belt, the indicator comes on about 6 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position.

If either of you do not fasten your seat belt while driving, the beeper will sound and the indicator will flash again at regular intervals.

Supplemental Restraint System Indicator


Supplemental Restraint System Indicator

This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates a potential problem with your front airbags. This indicator will also alert you to a potential problem with your side airbags, passenger’s side airbag cutoff system, side curtain airbags, automatic seat belt tensioners, driver’s seat position sensor, or the front passenger’s weight sensors.

Side Airbag Off Indicator


Side Airbag Off Indicator

This indicator comes on briefly when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. If it comes on at any other time, it indicates that the passenger’s side airbag has automatically shut off.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator


Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Indicator

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, and when the ignition switch is turned to the START (III) position. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem with the ABS. If this happens, have your vehicle checked at a dealer. With this indicator on, your vehicle still has normal braking ability but no anti-lock function.

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator


Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

This indicator normally comes on when you turn the ignition to the ON (II) position and goes off after the engine starts. If it comes on at any other time, there is a problem in the electric power steering system. If this happens, stop the vehicle in a safe place and turn off the engine.

Reset the system by restarting the engine. The indicator will not turn off immediately. If it does not go off after driving a short distance, or comes on again while driving, take the vehicle to your dealer to have it checked. With the indicator on, the EPS may be turned off, making the vehicle harder to steer.

If the power steering system overheats while driving, the assist is reduced and steering may feel slightly harder.

Driving with the power steering system continuously overheating can cause system damage.

Low Fuel Indicator


Low Fuel Indicator

This indicator comes on as a reminder that you must refuel soon.

When the indicator comes on, there is about 1.7 US gal (6.3 ) of fuel remaining in the tank before the needle reaches E. There is a small reserve of fuel remaining in the tank when the needle does reach E.

Door and Tailgate Open Indicator


Door and Tailgate Open Indicator

This indicator comes on if any door or the tailgate is not closed tightly.

High Temperature Indicator


High Temperature Indicator

This indicator monitors the temperature of the engine coolant. It normally comes on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position and goes off after a few seconds. In normal driving conditions, this indicator should not blink or stay on. In severe driving conditions, such as very hot weather or a long period of uphill driving, this indicator may blink. This means the engine coolant temperature is high.

If the indicator begins to blink while you are driving, be sure to slow down to prevent overheating. If the indicator stays on, pull safely to the side of the road and turn off the engine.

Do not drive the vehicle while the indicator is on or the engine may be damaged.

Low Temperature Indicator


Low Temperature Indicator

This indicator monitors the temperature of the engine coolant. If there is no problem, this indicator comes on when the engine is cold. If it comes on when the engine is warm (normal operating temperature), have the vehicle inspected by your dealer as soon as possible.

Turn Signal and HazardWarning Indicators


Turn Signal and HazardWarning Indicators

The left or right turn signal indicator blinks when you signal a lane change or turn. If an indicator does not blink or blinks rapidly, it usually means one of the turn signal bulbs is burned out. Replace the bulb as soon as possible, since other drivers cannot see that you are signaling.

When you press the hazard warning button, both turn signal indicators and all turn signals on the outside of the vehicle flash.

Low Tire Pressure Indicator


Low Tire Pressure Indicator

U.S. models only

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

If it comes on while driving, it indicates that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are significantly low on pressure.

If this happens, pull to the side of the road when it is safe, check which tire has lost the pressure, and determine the cause. If it is because of a flat tire, replace the flat tire with the compact spare, and have the flat tire repaired as soon as possible.

If two or more tires are underinflated, call a professional towing service.

Tire PressureMonitoring System (TPMS) Indicator


Tire PressureMonitoring System (TPMS) Indicator

U.S. models only

This indicator normally comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position.

If this indicator comes on and stays on at any other time, or if it does not come on when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position, there is a problem with the TPMS. With this indicator on, the low tire pressure indicator will not come on when a tire loses pressure. Take the vehicle to your dealer to have the system checked.

Lights On Indicator


Lights On Indicator

This indicator reminds you that the exterior lights are on. It comes on when the light switch is in either the or position. If you turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position without turning off the light switch, this indicator will stay on. A reminder chime will also sound when you open the driver’s door.

Fog Light In


Fog Light In

On Sport model

This indicator comes on when you turn on the fog lights.

High Beam Indicator


High Beam Indicator

This indicator comes on with the high beam headlights. For more information.

On Canadian models, this indicator comes on with reduced brightness when the daytime running lights (DRL) are on.

Daytime Running Lights Indicator


Daytime Running Lights Indicator

Canadian models only

If this indicator comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON (II) position and the parking brake is released, it means there is a problem in the circuit. Have your vehicle checked by your dealer.

Cruise Main Indicator


Cruise Main Indicator

On Sport model and Canadian LX model

This indicator comes on when you turn on the cruise control system by pressing the CRUISE button.

Cruise Control Indicator


Cruise Control Indicator

On Sport model and Canadian LX modelThis indicator comes on when you set the cruise control.

Washer Level Indicator


Washer Level Indicator

Canadian models only

This indicator comes on when the washer fluid level is low. Add washer fluid when you see this indicator come on.

Maintenance Minder Indicator


Maintenance Minder Indicator

This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It reminds you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. The maintenance main items and sub items will be displayed in the information display.

This indicator goes off when your dealer resets it after completing the required maintenance service.

Immobilizer System Indicator


Immobilizer System Indicator

This indicator comes on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) position. It will go off if you have inserted a properly-coded ignition key. If it is not a properly-coded key, the indicator will blink and the engine will not start.

This indicator also blinks several times when you turn the ignition switch from the ON (II) position to the ACCESSORY (I) or LOCK (0) position.

Security System Indicator

On Sport model


On Sport model

This indicator comes on when the security system is set.

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