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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ 2. Instrument Panel

Indicators  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Comes on while driving - Make sure  
the parking brake is released. Check  
the brake fluid level.  
2 What to do when the indicator  
comes on while driving P. 634  
Comes on along with the ABS  
indicator - Have your vehicle checked  
by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off if the parking brake has  
been released.  
Comes on when the parking brake is  
applied and goes off when it is released.  
Comes on when the brake fluid level is  
low.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
brake system.  
The beeper sounds and the indicator  
comes on if you drive with the parking  
brake not fully released.  
Parking Brake  
and Brake  
System Indicator  
(Red)  
(Red)  
2 If the Brake System Indicator  
(Red) Comes On P. 634  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly - Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on if there is a problem with a  
system related to braking other than  
the conventional brake system.  
Brake System  
Indicator  
(Amber)  
(Amber)  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
City-Brake Active system*.  
Comes on along with the CTBA  
indicator - The City-Brake Active  
system does not activate. Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
2 City-Brake Active system* P. 502  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when you turn the ignition  
switch to ON (w*1, and goes off when  
the engine starts.  
Comes on when the engine oil pressure  
is low.  
Comes on while driving -  
Immediately stop in a safe place.  
2 If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator  
Comes On P. 633  
Low Oil Pressure  
Indicator  
Diesel models  
2 Starting the Engine P. 397, 400  
Comes on when you turn the ignition  
switch to ON (w*1, and goes off when  
the engine starts, or after several  
seconds if the engine did not start.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
emissions control systems.  
Comes on while driving - Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
Shows the self-testing condition of the  
diagnostics of the emission control  
system.  
Blinks while driving - Stop in a safe  
place where there are no flammable  
objects. Stop the engine for 10 minutes  
or more, and wait for it to cool down.  
Then, take your vehicle to a dealer.  
2 If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp  
Comes On or Blinks P. 634  
Malfunction  
Indicator Lamp  
Blinks when a misfire in the engine’s  
cylinders is detected.  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when you turn the ignition  
switch to ON (w*1, and goes off when  
the engine starts.  
Comes on when the battery is not  
charging.  
Comes on while driving - Turn off  
the climate control system and rear  
demister to reduce electricity  
consumption.  
ChargingSystem  
Indicator  
2 If the Charging System Indicator  
Comes On P. 633  
Indicates current the shift lever  
position.  
Shift Lever  
Position  
2 Shifting P. 406  
2 Shifting P. 411  
Indicator*2  
Indicates the current gear selection.  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Gear Position  
Indicator*3  
Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden  
starts and acceleration and have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer  
immediately.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
Transmission  
Indicator*2  
then goes off.  
Blinks if the transmission system has a  
problem.  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
*2:5-speed automatic transmission models  
*3:9-speed automatic transmission models  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
The indicated current gear selection  
blinks if there is a problem with the  
transmission system.  
Avoid sudden start and acceleration,  
and stop in a safe place immediately.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
The indicated current gear selection or  
all the gear positions blink if there is a  
problem with the transmission system,  
and the vehicle no longer moves.  
Immediately stop in a safe place.  
2 Emergency Towing P. 647  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
Transmission  
Indicator*1  
The indicated current gear selection or  
all the gear positions blink if you cannot  
select (P due to the transmission  
system failure.  
The engine can be activated as a  
temporary measure.  
2 If the Transmission Indicator  
Blinks along with the Warning  
Message P. 638  
Set the parking brake when parking.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer  
immediately.  
*1:9-speed automatic transmission models  
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Indicator  
*2  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when the manual sequential  
shift mode is applied.  
M (sequential  
shift mode)  
Indicator/Gear  
Position  
2 Sequential Shift Mode P. 408  
*3  
Indicator*  
Comes on if you are not wearing a seat  
belt when you turn the ignition switch  
The beeper stops and the indicator  
goes off when you and the front  
passenger fasten their seat belts.  
Stays on after you or the front  
passenger has fastened the seat  
belt - A detection error may have  
occurred in the sensor. Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
to ON (w*1  
.
If the front passenger is not wearing a  
seat belt, the indicator comes on a few  
seconds later.  
Blinks during driving if either you or the  
front passenger has not fastened a seat  
belt. The beeper sounds and the  
indicator blinks at regular intervals.  
Seat Belt  
Reminder  
Indicator  
2 Seat Belt Reminder P. 41  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
*2:5-speed automatic transmission models  
*3:9-speed automatic transmission models  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when the fuel reserve is  
running low (approximately 8.6 Litres/  
1.89 Imp gal left).  
Blinks if there is a problem with the fuel  
gauge.  
Comes on - Refuel your vehicle as soon  
as possible.  
Blinks - Have your vehicle checked by a  
dealer.  
Diesel models  
Maximum speed is restricted.  
Refuel your vehicle as soon as possible.  
The vehicle speed limit will be released  
when refueling 10 Litres (2.2 Imp gal)  
or more.  
Appears when the Range on the multi-  
information display reaches to 0.  
Low Fuel  
Indicator  
2 Refueling P. 522  
Diesel models  
The vehicle stops soon.  
Appears when the remaining fuel is  
nearly-empty.  
You cannot restart the engine.  
Immediately refuel your vehicle.  
2 Refueling P. 522  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on - The engine is cold. Do not  
start the engine until the indicator goes  
off.  
2 Starting the Engine P. 397  
If you still find it hard to start the  
engine, have your vehicle inspected by  
your dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
Diesel models  
Glow Plugs  
Indicator  
then goes off.  
Comes on for a while when you turn  
the ignition switch to ON (w*1 under  
the extremely low engine coolant  
temperature condition, then goes off.  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly - Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer. With this  
indicator on, your vehicle still has  
normal braking ability but no anti-lock  
function.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
Anti-lock Brake  
System (ABS)  
Indicator  
then goes off.  
If it comes on at any other time, there is  
a problem with the ABS.  
2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)  
P. 490  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly or does not  
come on at all - Have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on if a problem with any of the  
following is detected:  
- Supplemental restraint system  
- Side airbag system  
Supplemental  
Restraint System  
Indicator  
- Side curtain airbag system  
- Seat belt tensioner  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Both indicators come on for a few  
seconds when you turn the ignition  
switch to ON (w*1, then goes off after  
a system check up.  
When the passenger front airbag is  
active: The on indicator comes back on  
and remains on for about 60 seconds.  
When the passenger front airbag is  
inactive: The off indicator comes back  
on and stays on. This is a reminder that  
the passenger front airbag is  
Passenger Front  
Airbag On/Off  
Indicator  
2 Passenger Front Airbag Off  
System P. 54  
deactivated.  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly - Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer.  
2 Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)  
System P. 478  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
then goes off.  
,
Vehicle Stability  
Assist (VSA)  
System Indicator  
Blinks when VSA, or trailer stability  
assist is active.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
VSA, hill start assist, trailer stability  
assist or brake lighting system.  
2 Trailer Stability Assist P. 391  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
VSA OFF  
Indicator  
2 VSA On and Off P. 479  
then goes off.  
Comes on when you deactivate VSA.  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
then goes off.  
Comes on when the hill descent control  
system is on and ready to use.  
Blinks when the hill descent control  
system is in operation.  
,
Hill Descent  
Control System  
Indicator*  
2 Hill Descent Control System*  
P. 489  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when you turn the ignition  
switch to ON (w*1, and goes off when  
the engine starts.  
Stays on constantly or does not  
come on at all - Have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer.  
Electric Power  
Steering (EPS)  
System Indicator  
2 If the Electric Power Steering (EPS)  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
EPS system.  
System Indicator Comes On P. 635  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Comes on while driving - Stop in a  
safe place, check tyre pressures, and  
inflate the tyre(s) if necessary.  
Stays on after the tyres are inflated  
to the recommended pressures -  
The system needs to be calibrated.  
2 Deflation Warning System  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
then goes off.  
,
May come on briefly if the ignition  
switch is turned to ON (w*1 and the  
vehicle is not moved within 45 seconds,  
to indicate the calibration process is not  
yet complete.  
Low Tyre  
Pressure/  
Deflation  
Warning System  
Indicator  
Calibration P. 484  
Comes on and stays on when:  
- One or more tyres’ pressures are  
determined to be significantly low.  
- The system has not been calibrated.  
Blinks for about one minute, and then  
stays on if there is a problem with the  
deflation warning system, or when a  
compact spare tyre* is temporarily  
installed.  
Blinks and remains on - Have your  
vehicle checked by a dealer. If the  
vehicle is fitted with a compact spare,  
get your regular tyre repaired or  
replaced and put back on your vehicle  
as soon as you can.  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Goes off when all doors and the  
tailgate are closed.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on if any door or the tailgate is  
not completely closed.  
The beeper sounds and the indicator  
comes on if any door or the tailgate is  
opened while driving.  
Door and  
Tailgate Open  
Indicator  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly - the engine  
drives only the front wheels only in this  
state. Have your vehicle checked by a  
dealer.  
Blinks while driving - the engine  
drives the front wheels only in this  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
AWD system.  
Blinks when the AWD system is  
overheated. The system is inactive.  
All-Wheel Drive  
(AWD) System  
Indicator*  
state. Stop in a safe place, shift to (P  
,
and idle the engine until the indicator  
goes off. If the indicator does not stop  
blinking, take your vehicle to a dealer.  
2 REAL TIME AWD with Intelligent  
Control System* P. 486  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
While the indicator is on, press the  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
(information) button to see the  
message again.  
Refer to the Indicators information in  
this chapter when a system message  
appears on the multi-information  
display. Take the appropriate action for  
the message.  
then goes off.  
Comes on along with a beep when a  
problem is detected. A system message  
on the multi-information display  
appears at the same time.  
System Message  
Indicator  
The multi-information display does not  
return to the normal screen unless the  
warning is cancelled, or the  
button is pressed.  
Blinks when you operate the turn signal  
lever.  
Does not blink or blinks rapidly - A  
turn signal light bulb has blown.  
Change the bulb immediately.  
2 Replacing Light Bulbs  
Turn Signal and  
Hazard Warning  
Indicators  
Blinks along with all turn signals if you  
press the hazard warning button.  
If you depress the brake pedal while the  
high speed driving, both indicators and  
all turn signals blink at the four times.  
P. 566, 567, 569  
Comes on when the high beam  
headlights are on.  
High Beam  
Indicator  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
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Indicator  
Name  
Lights On  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on whenever the light switch is  
on, or in AUTO* when the exterior  
lights are on.  
If you remove the key from the ignition  
switch*1 while the lights are on, a chime  
sounds when the driver’s door is  
opened.  
Indicator  
Comes on when the front fog lights are  
on.  
Front Fog Light  
Indicator*  
Comes on when the rear fog light is on.  
Rear Fog Light  
Indicator  
Comes on briefly when you turn the  
ignition switch to ON (w*1, then goes  
off.  
Comes on if the immobilizer system  
cannot recognize the key information.  
Blinks - You cannot start the engine.  
Turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0*1  
,
pull the key out, and then insert the key  
and turn it to ON (w*1 again.  
Repeatedly blinks - The system may  
be malfunctioning. Have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer.  
Do not attempt to alter this system or  
add other devices to it. Electrical  
problems can occur.  
Immobilizer  
System Indicator  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Blinks when the security system alarm  
has been set.  
Security System  
Alarm Indicator*  
2 Security System Alarm* P. 176  
Comes on for a few seconds when you Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.  
set the power mode to ON, then goes  
off.  
Comes on as soon as a problem is  
detected in the keyless access system or  
keyless starting system.  
Keyless Access  
System  
Indicator*  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
ECON Mode  
Indicator  
2 ECON Button P. 430  
then goes off.  
Comes on when the ECON mode is on.  
Comes on briefly when you turn the  
ignition switch to ON (w*1, then goes  
off.  
Comes on when shifting up is  
recommended.  
Shift Up  
Indicator  
2 Shift Up/Down Indicators  
P. 410, 419, 421  
Comes on briefly when you turn the  
ignition switch to ON (w*1, then goes  
off.  
Comes on when shifting down is  
recommended.  
Shift Down  
Indicator*  
2 Shift Up/Down Indicators  
P. 410, 419, 421  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuIndicatorsu  
Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Comes on - Have your vehicle checked  
by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on if there is a problem with  
ACC.  
Adaptive Cruise  
Control (ACC)  
Indicator*  
Comes on if anything covers the radar  
sensor cover and prevents the sensor  
from detecting a vehicle in front.  
May come on when driving in bad  
weather (rain, snow, fog, etc.)  
When the radar sensor gets dirty, stop  
your vehicle in a safe place, and wipe  
off dirt using soft cloth.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if  
the message does not disappear even  
after you clean the sensor cover.  
2 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)*  
P. 441  
ACC has been automatically cancelled.  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly without the  
CMBS off - Have your vehicle checked  
by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Collision  
2 Collision Mitigation Braking  
Comes on when you deactivate the  
CMBS. A multi-information display  
message appears for five seconds.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
CMBS.  
Mitigation  
Braking System  
(CMBS)  
Indicator*  
System (CMBS)* P. 493  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on when the CMBS system  
shuts itself off.  
Stays on - The area around the camera  
is blocked by dirt, mud, etc. Stop your  
vehicle in a safe place, and wipe it off  
with a soft cloth.  
2 Front Sensor Camera* P. 439  
When the radar sensor gets dirty, stop  
your vehicle in a safe place, and wipe  
off dirt using a soft cloth.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if  
the message does not disappear even  
after you clean the sensor cover.  
2 Collision Mitigation Braking  
System (CMBS)* P. 493  
Collision  
Mitigation  
Braking System  
(CMBS)  
Indicator*  
Stays on - The temperature inside the  
camera is too high. Use the climate  
control system to cool down the  
camera. The system activates when the  
temperature inside the camera cools  
down.  
2 Front Sensor Camera* P. 439  
* Not available on all models  
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Indicator  
Name  
On/Blinking  
Explanation  
Message  
Comes on for a few seconds when you  
Stays on constantly without the  
system off - Have your vehicle  
checked by a dealer.  
turn the ignition switch to ON (w*1  
,
then goes off.  
Comes on when you have customized  
forward collision warning system to  
turn off.  
Comes on if there is a problem with the  
system.  
Comes on when the system shuts itself  
off.  
Stays on - The temperature inside the  
camera is too high. The system  
activates when the temperature inside  
the system cools down.  
Forward  
Collision  
Warning  
Indicator*  
2 Automatic shutoff P. 457  
Stays on - The area around the camera  
is blocked by dirt, mud, etc. Stop your  
vehicle in a safe place, and wipe it off  
with a soft cloth.  
Have your vehicle checked by a dealer if  
the indicator and message come back  
on after you cleaned the area around  
the camera.  
2 Automatic shutoff P. 457  
*1:Models with the keyless access system have an ENGINE START/STOP button instead of an ignition switch.  
* Not available on all models  
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