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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

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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