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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

Indicator, Coming On/Blinking  
If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On  
Reasons for the indicator to come on  
Comes on when the engine oil pressure is low.  
What to do as soon as the indicator comes on  
1If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes On  
NOTICE  
Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause  
serious mechanical damage almost immediately.  
1. Immediately park the vehicle on level ground in a safe place.  
2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.  
What to do after parking the vehicle  
1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about three minutes.  
2. Open the bonnet and check the oil level.  
u Add oil as necessary.  
2 Oil Check P. 550  
3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.  
u The indicator goes off: Start driving again.  
u The indicator does not go off within 10 seconds: Stop the engine  
and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.  
1If the Charging System Indicator Comes On  
If the Charging System Indicator Comes On  
If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the  
engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge  
the battery.  
Reasons for the indicator to come on  
Comes on when the battery is not being charged.  
What to do when the indicator comes on  
Turn off the climate control system, rear demister, and other electrical  
systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.  
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks  
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  
Comes on when there is a problem with the engine emissions control  
system.  
Blinks when engine misfiring is detected.  
NOTICE  
If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on,  
the emissions control system and the engine could be  
damaged.  
Diesel models  
Comes on when air may have entered the fuel system.  
If the malfunction indicator lamp blinks again when  
restarting the engine, drive to the nearest dealer at  
50 km/h (30 mph) or less. Have your vehicle  
inspected.  
What to do when the indicator lamp comes on  
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  
ten minutes or more with the engine stopped until it cools.  
If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On  
1If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On  
Have your vehicle repaired immediately.  
It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there  
is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop  
immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift  
the gears.  
Reasons for the indicator to come on  
The brake fluid is low.  
There is a malfunction in the brake system.  
What to do when the indicator comes on while driving  
Press the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.  
If normal, check the brake fluid level the next time you stop.  
If abnormal, take immediate action. If necessary, downshift the  
transmission to slow the vehicle using engine braking.  
If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come  
on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution  
system is not working. This can result in vehicle  
instability under sudden braking.  
Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.  
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator Comes On  
If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) System Indicator  
Comes On  
Reasons for the indicator to come on  
Comes on when there is a problem with the EPS system.  
If you depress the accelerator pedal repeatedly to increase the engine  
speed while the engine is idling, the indicator comes on, and  
sometimes the steering wheel becomes harder to operate.  
What to do when the indicator comes on  
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and restart the engine.  
If the indicator comes on and stays on, immediately have your vehicle  
inspected by a dealer.  
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Low Tyre Pressure/Deflation Warning System Indicator Comes On or Blinks  
If the Low Tyre Pressure/Deflation Warning System  
Indicator Comes On or Blinks  
1If the Low Tyre Pressure/Deflation Warning System Indicator  
Comes On or Blinks  
Reasons for the indicator to come on/blink  
A tyre pressure is significantly low, or the deflation warning system has  
not been calibrated. If there is a problem with the deflation warning  
system is installed, the indicator blinks for about one minute, and then  
stays on.  
NOTICE  
Driving on an extremely underinflated tyre can cause  
it to overheat. An overheated tyre can fail. Always  
inflate your tyres to the prescribed level.  
What to do when the indicator comes on  
Drive carefully and avoid abrupt cornering and hard braking.  
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tyre pressure and adjust the  
pressure to the specified level. The specified tyre pressure is on a label on  
the driver side doorjamb.  
u Calibrate the deflation warning system after the tyre pressure is  
adjusted.  
2 Deflation Warning System Calibration P. 484  
What to do when the indicator blinks, then remains on  
Have the tyre inspected by a dealer as soon as possible.  
The indicator goes off after driving for a few kilometres (miles).  
u Calibrate the deflation warning system after a full-size tyre is  
reinstalled.  
2 Deflation Warning System Calibration P. 484  
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Low Oil Level Indicator Comes On  
1If the Low Oil Level Indicator Comes On  
If the Low Oil Level Indicator Comes On  
Reasons for the indicator to come on  
Appears when the engine oil level is low.  
What to do as soon as the indicator comes on  
NOTICE  
Running the engine with low oil level can cause  
1. Immediately park the vehicle on level ground in a safe place.  
2. If necessary, turn the hazard warning lights on.  
serious mechanical damage almost immediately.  
This system activates after the engine warms up. If  
the outside temperature is extremely low, you may  
have to drive for a long time until the system senses  
the engine oil level.  
What to do after parking the vehicle  
1. Stop the engine and let it sit for about three minutes.  
2. Open the bonnet and check the oil level.  
u Add oil as necessary.  
2 Oil Check P. 550  
If the indicator appears again, stop the engine and  
contact a dealer for repairs immediately.  
Diesel models  
1If the PGM-FI Symbol Appears  
If the PGM-FI Symbol Appears  
NOTICE  
Reasons for the symbol to appear while the engine is running  
Continuously driving with this symbol on can damage  
the emissions controls and engine. Those repairs may  
not be covered by your vehicle’s warranties.  
There is a problem with the engine control system.  
What to do when the symbol appears repeatedly  
Avoid full-throttle acceleration and high speed driving. Have the vehicle  
checked by a dealer.  
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uuIndicator, Coming On/BlinkinguIf the Transmission Indicator Blinks along with the Warning Message  
9-speed automatic transmission models  
If the Transmission Indicator Blinks along with the  
1If the Transmission Indicator Blinks along with the Warning  
Warning Message  
Message  
You may not be able to start the engine.  
Reasons for the indicator to blink  
There is a problem with the transmission.  
Make sure to set the parking brake when parking  
your vehicle.  
What to do when the indicator blinks  
Immediately have your vehicle inspected by a dealer.  
Shift to (N after starting the engine.  
u Check if the (N position in the instrument panel.  
u The engine cannot be turned on unless the parking brake is set.  
2 Starting the Engine P. 400  
Call a professional towing service if you need to tow  
your vehicle.  
2 Emergency Towing P. 647  
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