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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Instrument Panel Indicators

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Instrument Panel Indicators  
U.S. Canada  
The instrument panel has many  
indicators that give you important  
information about your vehicle.  
Parking Brake and  
Brake System  
Indicator  
Seat Belt Reminder  
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.  
This indicator has two functions:  
Malfunction Indicator  
Lamp  
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.  
See page  
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395  
Low Oil Pressure  
Indicator  
If you turn the ignition switch to the  
ON (II) position before fastening  
your seat belt, the beeper sounds,  
and the indicator flashes. If you do  
not fasten your seat belt before the  
beeper stops, the indicator stops  
flashing but remains on.  
The engine can be severely damaged  
if this indicator flashes or stays on  
when the engine is running. For  
more information, see page  
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394  
Charging System  
Indicator  
2. If it stays 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. For more information, see  
page 396 .  
If this indicator comes on when the  
engine is running, the battery is not  
being charged. For more information,  
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.  
see page  
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Instrument Panel Indicators  
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. For more  
U.S.  
Canada  
Anti-lock Brake System  
(ABS) Indicator  
Side Airbag Off  
Indicator  
This indicator normally comes on for  
a few seconds when you turn the  
ignition switch to the ON (II)  
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. For more  
information, see page 32 .  
information, see page  
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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 in the ABS.  
If this happens, have your vehicle  
checked by your dealer. With the  
indicator on, your vehicle still has  
normal braking ability but no anti-  
lock. For more information, see page  
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.  
For more information, see page 32 .  
Immobilizer System  
Indicator  
This indicator comes on briefly when  
you turn the ignition switch to the  
ON (II) position. It will then 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’s fuel system will be  
disabled (see page 83 ).  
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Instrument Panel Indicators  
Vehicle Stability Assist  
(VSA) System 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.  
VSA Off Indicator  
Cruise Control Indicator  
It comes on as a reminder that you  
have turned off the vehicle stability  
assist (VSA) system.  
This indicator comes on when you  
set the cruise control. See page  
266 for information on operating the  
cruise control.  
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. For more information, see  
page 324 .  
Cruise Main Indicator  
It flashes when VSA is active (see  
page 324 ).  
This indicator comes on when you  
turn on the cruise control system by  
pressing the CRUISE button (see  
page 266 ).  
If it 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 VSA system. Take  
your vehicle to a dealer to have it  
checked. Without VSA, your vehicle  
still has normal driving ability, but  
will not have VSA traction and  
stability enhancement. See page  
324 for more information on the  
VSA system.  
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Instrument Panel Indicators  
Turn Signal and  
High Beam Indicator  
Low Fuel Indicator  
Hazard Warning  
Indicators  
This indicator comes on with the  
high beam headlights. For more  
information, see page 77 .  
This indicator comes on as a  
reminder that you must refuel soon.  
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 (see pages 361 and 363 ).  
Replace the bulb as soon as possible,  
since other drivers cannot see that  
you are signaling.  
When the indicator comes on, there  
are about 2.3 U.S. gal (8.6 ) of fuel  
remaining in the tank.  
This indicator also comes on with  
reduced brightness when the  
daytime running lights (DRL) are on  
(see page 78 ).  
When the needle reaches E, there is  
a very small amount of fuel in the  
tank.  
Daytime Running Lights  
Indicator  
When you press the hazard warning  
button, both turn signal indicators  
and all turn signals on the outside of  
the vehicle flash.  
If this indicator comes on when you  
turn the ignition switch to the ON  
(II) position and release the parking  
brake, it means there is a problem  
with the DRL. There may also be a  
problem with the high beam  
headlights. Have your vehicle  
checked by your dealer.  
Door and Tailgate Open Indicator  
The appropriate indicator comes on  
in this display if the tailgate or any  
door is not closed tightly.  
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Instrument Panel Indicators  
Low Tire Pressure  
Indicator  
Tire Pressure Monitoring  
System (TPMS) Indicator  
This indicator normally comes on for  
a few seconds when you turn the  
ignition switch to the ON (II)  
position.  
Lights On Indicator  
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.  
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.  
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  
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, pressure indicator will not come on  
replace the flat tire with the compact  
spare (see page 382 ), and have the  
flat tire repaired as soon as possible.  
If two or more tires are underinflated,  
call a professional towing service  
(see page 403 ). For more  
when a tire loses pressure. Take the  
vehicle to your dealer to have the  
system checked.  
information, see page 326 .  
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Instrument Panel Indicators  
Maintenance Minder  
Indicator  
Washer Level Indicator  
Security System Indicator  
SECURITY SYSTEM 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. See page  
341 for more information on the  
maintenance minder.  
WASHER LEVEL INDICATOR  
This indicator goes off when your  
dealer resets it after completing the  
required maintenance service.  
Canadian models only  
If equipped  
This indicator comes on when the  
washer fluid level is low. Add washer  
fluid when you see this indicator  
(see page 354 ).  
This indicator comes on when the  
security system is set. See page  
264 for more information on the  
security system.  
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