Honda Odyssey Owners Manual: Indicator, Coming On/Blinking

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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
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 hood and check the oil level.
►  Add oil as necessary.
3. Start the engine and check the low oil pressure indicator.
► The light goes out: Start driving again.
►  The light does not go out within 10 seconds: Stop the engine and contact a dealer for repairs immediately.

NOTICE

Running the engine with low oil pressure can cause serious mechanical damage almost immediately.

If the Charging System Indicator Comes On

■ 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 heating and cooling system*/climate control system*, rear defogger, and other electrical systems, and immediately contact a dealer for repairs.

If you need to stop temporarily, do not turn off the engine. Restarting the engine may rapidly discharge the battery.

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

■ Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink
• Comes on when 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
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.

NOTICE

If you drive with the malfunction indicator lamp on, the emissions control system and the engine could be damaged.

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.

■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 that the fuel fill cap is fully installed.
►  If not, loosen the cap, and then retighten it until it clicks at least once.
3. Drive for several days of normal driving.
►  The message should go off.

■ When the malfunction indicator lamp comes on
Malfunction indicator lamp comes on if the system continues to detect a leak of gasoline vapor. If this happens, check the fuel fill cap using the procedures described above.

If the Brake System Indicator Comes On

■ 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.

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.

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.

If the Low Tire Pressure Indicator Comes On

Models with information display

Reasons for the indicator to come on
A tire pressure is significantly low. If the compact spare tire is installed, the indicator stays on for a while, then goes off after driving a few miles (kilometers).

What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on the driver side doorjamb.

NOTICE

Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always inflate your tires to the prescribed level.

If the TPMS Indicator Comes On

Models with information display

■ Reasons for the indicator to come on
• Comes on when there is a problem with the TPMS.
• If the compact spare is installed, the indicator comes on after driving for a few miles (kilometers).

■ What to do when the indicator comes on
Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact spare tire causes the indicator to comes on, change the tire to a full-size tire. The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers).

If the Low Tire Pressure/TPMS Indicator Comes On or Blinks

Models with multi-information display

■ Reasons for the indicator to come on or blink
A tire pressure is significantly low. If there is a problem with the TPMS or the compact spare tire is installed, the indicator blinks for about one minute, and then stays on.

■ What to do when the indicator comes on
Stop your vehicle in a safe place. Check the tire pressure and adjust the pressure to the specified level. The specified tire pressure is on a label on the driver side doorjamb.

■ What to do when the indicator blinks
Have the tire inspected by a dealer as soon as possible. If the compact spare tire causes the indicator to blink, change the tire to a full- size tire.

The indicator goes off after driving for a few miles (kilometers).

NOTICE

Driving on an extremely underinflated tire can cause it to overheat. An overheated tire can fail. Always inflate your tires to the prescribed level.

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