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Learning About Acura Dashboard Warning Lights In Verona, NJ

Learning About Acura Dashboard Warning Lights In Verona, NJ

Usually, when most drivers see a dashboard warning light come on, they panic. Drivers tend to think that a dashboard warning light will mean costly repairs of their used Acura sedans. However, not every warning light is the bearer of bad news or significant malfunctions. Most of the time, a warning light could mean that a system has been activated. 

Let's learn more about these tricky little indicators by exploring the Acura warning lights system and their meanings. 


Brake System

When you see this symbol appear on your dash, it is usually an indication that your brake fluid is low. Visit our DCH Montclair Acura service team for quick brake fluid replacement. If this light stays on, there is a possibility that there is a malfunction in the brake system. Gently press your brake pedal to check pedal pressure. If abnormal, visit our knowledgeable maintenance team to have your vehicle's systems checked. 

Low Oil Pressure

When this light comes on, it's usually an indicator that your oil pressure is low. When this happens, stop in a safe place and check your oil level - add oil if necessary. If your indicator does not turn off, visit our service team to have your vehicle inspected immediately. 


Check Engine Light

When you see this light come on, it's an indicator that your emission control system may have a problem. If the symbol begins to blink, it usually indicates that the engine has misfired. Stop in a safe place and wait for your engine to cool down before continuing to drive. 

Charging System

This is usually an indication that your Acura's battery is not charging. Turn off all electrical items except for your car to prevent further battery discharge. Stop by our DCH Acura Montclair dealership for a new car battery. 


Anti-Lock Brake System

This light indicates that there is a problem with your anti-lock brake system. Your vehicle will still have the standard braking ability, but no anti-lock brakes are functioning. This system will usually need to be inspected. 

Supplemental Restraint System

When this light comes on, there is a problem with one of the airbag systems or seat belt tensioners. This system will not prevent you from driving around town, but you should have a certified mechanic double check your airbag system before it's too late. 


Speed-Sensitive Electric Power Steering

When this light appears on your dash, it usually will indicate that there is a problem with your electric power steering system. To correct, stop in a safe place and restart the engine. 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

When this light comes on, there is a problem with one of your tires. Usually, one of your tires has fallen below recommended PSI. When this happens, stop in a safe place and inspect your tires for punctures. If you don't see a problem area, bring your tires back up to the recommended PSI. 


Keyless Access System

When you see this indicator, there is a problem is the keyless access system. 

Vehicle Stability Assist System

If this light is blinking, then your Vehicle Stability Assist System is activated. If the light comes on, there is an issue with your VSA system or the hill start assist system. 


Brake System

When this light comes on, there is a problem with one of the braking systems. You should avoid high speeds and sudden braking until you can have a certified technician look over your car. 

Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD)

If you have this system activated in your Acura vehicle, and this dash light comes on, then there is a problem with your All-Wheel Drive system. 


Blind Spot Information

This dash light indicates that there is a problem with the BSI system. This could be a problem with the system, or it could mean that the sensor is blocked. 

Electric Parking Brake System

This indicator will let you know if your parking brake is activated. Release your parking brake before driving. If you release the brake and the light is still on, then you should have your vehicle checked by a certified technician. 


Collision Mitigation Braking System™ 

When the Collision Mitigation Braking System light turns on, there is a problem with the system. Either the system's internal temperature is too high, or the camera is blocked by something. Typically, this light coming on means the system is turned off. 

Lane Departure Warning

When this indicator light comes on, it usually means there is a problem with the Lane Departure Warning. It usually means the temperature is too high, or the sensor is blocked. 


Immobilizer/Security System

When this key-shaped light illuminates, your remote transmitter cannot be recognized by the vehicle. If the indicator light blinks, you may not be able to start the engine. Try turning your car off and on again. If the indicator continues to flash, there may be a problem with the system, and you should bring your Acura to our team at  DCH Montclair Acura. 


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