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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

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If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or  
Blinks  
1If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks  
Reasons for the indicator lamp to come on or blink  
NOTICE  
If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on,  
the emissions control system and the engine could be  
damaged.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the engine emissions control  
system, or the fuel fill cap is missing, or loose.  
Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.  
What to do when the indicator lamp comes on  
If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when  
restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at  
31 mph (50 km/h) or less. Have your vehicle  
inspected.  
Avoid high speeds and immediately get your vehicle inspected at a  
dealer.  
What to do when the indicator lamp blinks  
Park the vehicle in a safe place with no flammable items and wait at least  
10 minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.  
Check/Tighten Fuel Cap Message  
The message appears on when:  
An evaporative system leak is detected. This may be caused by the fuel fill cap being  
loose or not being installed.  
What to do when the message appears:  
1. Stop the engine.  
2. Check if the fuel fill cap is fully installed.  
u If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once.  
3. Drive for several days of normal driving.  
u The message should go off.  
When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on  
The malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of  
gasoline vapor. If this happens, follow the procedures described earlier to check the  
fuel fill cap.  
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