Honda Civic (2019 year). Manual - part 6

 

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Shift Lever 
Position 
Indicator

*

Indicates the current shift lever 
position.

Shifting P. 444, 446

Transmission 
System 
Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

Blinks if the transmission system 
has a problem.

Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden 
starts and acceleration and have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

M (7-speed 
manual shift 
mode) Indicator/
Shift Indicator

*

Comes on when 7-speed manual 
shift mode is applied.

7-Speed Manual Shift Mode P. 448

Shift Up 
Indicator

*

Comes on when shifting up is 
recommended.

Shift Up/Down Indicators

*

 P. 451

Shift Down 
Indicator

*

Comes on when shifting down is 
recommended.

Shift Up/Down Indicators

*

 P. 451

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Seat Belt 
Reminder 
Indicator

Comes on and the beeper sounds 
if you are not wearing a seat belt 
when you turn the ignition switch 
to ON 

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.

If the front passenger is not 
wearing a seat belt, the indicator 
comes on a few seconds later.

Blinks while driving if either you or 
the front passenger has not 
fastened a seat belt. The beeper 
sounds and the indicator blinks at 
regular intervals.

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.

Seat Belt Reminder P. 40

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Low Fuel 
Indicator

Comes on when the fuel reserve is 
running low (approximately 1.8 
U.S. gal/7.0 Liter 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.

Anti-lock Brake 
System (ABS
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

If it comes on at any other time, 
there is a problem with the ABS.

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.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 535

Supplemental 
Restraint System 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

Comes on if a problem with any of 
the following is detected:
- Supplemental restraint system
- Side airbag system
- Side curtain airbag system
- Seat belt tensioner

Stays on constantly or does not come 
on at all 
- Have your vehicle checked by 
a dealer.

Auto High-Beam 
Indicator

*

• Comes on when all the operating 

conditions of the auto high-beam 
are met.

Auto High-Beam

*

 P. 170

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Vehicle Stability 
Assist® (VSA®) 
System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

Blinks when VSA® is active.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the VSA® system or hill start 
assist system.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®), aka 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), 
System
 P. 459

Comes on if the VSA® system is 
deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 
mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Vehicle Stability 
Assist® (VSA®) 
OFF Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

Comes on when you partially 
disable VSA®.

VSA® On and Off P. 460

Comes on if the VSA® system is 
deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 
mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Electric Power 
Steering (EPS) 
System Indicator

• Comes on when you turn the 

ignition switch to ON 

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, and 

goes off when the engine starts.

• Comes on if there is a problem 

with the EPS system.

• Stays on constantly or does not come 

on at all - Have your vehicle checked by 
a dealer.

If the Electric Power Steering (EPS) 

System Indicator Comes On P. 641

SPORT Mode 
Indicator

*

• Comes on when you press the 

SPORT button.

• The shift up backlight remains lit 

up in red as long as SPORT mode 
is on.

SPORT Mode

*

 P. 453

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Low Tire 
Pressure/TPMS 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

(

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.

May come on briefly if the ignition 
switch is turned to ON 

(

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 and 

the vehicle is not moved within 45 
seconds, to indicate the calibration 
process is not yet complete.

Comes on and stays on when:
- One or more tires’ pressures are 

determined to be significantly 
low.

- The system has not been 

calibrated.

Comes on while driving - Stop in a safe 
place, check tire pressures, and inflate the 
tire(s) if necessary.

Stays on after the tires are inflated to 
the recommended pressures 
- The 
system needs to be calibrated.

TPMS Calibration P. 463

Blinks for about one minute, and 
then stays on if there is a problem 
with the TPMS, or when a compact 
spare tire

*

 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 tire repaired or replaced and put 
back on your vehicle as soon as you can.

Comes on if the TPMS is 
deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 
mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

U.S. 
models

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

System Message 
Indicator

• Comes on for a few seconds 

when you turn the ignition switch 
to ON 

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, then goes off.

• Comes on along with a beep 

when a problem is detected. A 
system message on the driver 
information interface appears at 
the same time.

• While the indicator is on, press the 

 

(display/information) button to see the 
message again.

• Refer to the Indicators information in this 

chapter when a system message appears 
on the driver information interface. Take 
the appropriate action for the message.

• The driver information interface does not 

return to the normal screen unless the 
warning is canceled, or the 

 button 

is pressed.

Turn Signal and 
Hazard Warning 
Indicators

• Blinks when you operate the turn 

signal lever.

• Blink along with all turn signals when 

you press the hazard warning button.

• Does not blink or blinks rapidly 

Replacing Light Bulbs P. 576, 578, 579

High Beam 
Indicator

• Comes on when the high beam 

headlights are on.

Lights On 
Indicator

• Comes on when the light switch 

in a position other than OFF or 
when the switch is set to AUTO

*

 

and the exterior lights come on.

• If you remove the key from the ignition 

switch

*1

 while the exterior lights are on, a 

chime sounds when the driver’s door is 
opened.

Fog Light 
Indicator

*

• Comes on when the fog lights are 

on.

Fog Lights

*

 P. 169

* Not available on all models

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*2:Canadian models only: Apply and hold the brake pedal before turning the ignition on.
*3:Canadian models without smart entry system
*4:Canadian models with smart entry system
*5:Continuously variable transmission models
*6:Manual transmission models

Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Immobilizer 
System Indicator

• Blinks if the immobilizer system 

cannot recognize the key 
information.

• Blinks - You cannot start the engine. 

Turn the ignition switch to LOCK 

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*1

pull the key out

*2

, and then insert the key 

and turn it to ON 

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Indicator

*3, *5

*3, *6

*3

*4, *5

*4, *6

*4, *5

*4, *6

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Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Immobilizer 
System Indicator

• Blinks if the immobilizer system 

cannot recognize the key 
information.

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.

Security System 
Alarm Indicator

• Blinks when the security system 

alarm has been set.

Security System Alarm P. 153

ECON Mode 
Indicator

*

Comes on when you press the 
ECON button.

ECON Mode

*

 P. 454

CRUISE MAIN 
Indicator

*

Comes on when you press the 
CRUISE button.

Cruise Control* P. 456

CRUISE 
CONTROL
 
Indicator

*

Comes on if you have set a speed 
for cruise control.

Cruise Control* P. 456

Indicator

Indicator

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Road Departure 
Mitigation (RDM) 
Indicator

*

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you turn the ignition switch 
to ON 

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, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the RDM system.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Comes on if the RDM is 
deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 
mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Road Departure 
Mitigation (RDM) 
Indicator

*

Comes on when the RDM system 
shuts itself off.

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.

Front Sensor Camera P. 526

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.

Front Sensor Camera P. 526

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the RDM system.

Indicator may comes on 
temporarily when the Maximum 
Load Limit is exceeded.

Make sure the total load is within the 
Maximum Load Limit.

Maximum Load Limit P. 431

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Adaptive Cruise 
Control (ACC
with Low Speed 
Follow (LSF)

*

 

Indicator 
(Amber)

*

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you turn the ignition switch to ON 

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, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with ACC with LSF

*

.

Comes on while driving - Have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

Comes on if the ACC with LSF

*

 is 

deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

Drive a short distance at more than 12 
mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with ACC with LSF

*

.

Indicator may comes on 
temporarily when the Maximum 
Load Limit is exceeded.

ACC with LSF

*

 has been 

automatically canceled.

Make sure the total load is within the 
Maximum Load Limit.

Maximum Load Limit P. 431

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Adaptive Cruise 
Control (ACC
with Low Speed 
Follow (LSF)

*

 

Indicator 
(Green)

*

Comes on when you press the 
MAIN button.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with 

Low Speed Follow (LSF)

*

 P. 483

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

*

 P. 499

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Lane Keeping 
Assist System 
(LKAS) Indicator 
(Amber)

*

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you turn the ignition switch 
to ON 

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, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the LKAS.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Lane Keeping 
Assist System 
(LKAS) Indicator 
(Green)

*

Comes on when you press the 
MAIN button.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) 

P. 514

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Collision 
Mitigation 
Braking 
System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

Indicator

*

• Comes on for a few seconds 

when you turn the ignition switch 
to ON 

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, then goes off.

• Comes on when you deactivate 

the CMBS

TM

. A driver information 

interface message appears for five 
seconds.

• Comes on if there is a problem 

with the CMBS

TM

.

Stays on constantly without the 
CMBS

TM

 off - Have your vehicle checked 

by a dealer.

Collision Mitigation Braking 

System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

) P. 473

• Comes on if the CMBS

TM

 is 

deactivated temporarily after the 
battery has been disconnected, 
then re-connected.

• Drive a short distance at more than 12 

mph (20 km/h). The indicator should go 
off. If it does not, have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Collision 
Mitigation 
Braking 
System

TM

 

(CMBS

TM

Indicator

*

• Comes on when the CMBS

TM

 

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.

Front Sensor Camera P. 526

• 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 indicator does not go off even after 
you clean the sensor cover.

Collision Mitigation Braking 

System

TM

 (CMBS

TM

) P. 473

• 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.

Front Sensor Camera P. 526

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the CMBS

TM

.

Indicator may comes on 
temporarily when the Maximum 
Load Limit is exceeded.

Make sure the total load is within the 
Maximum Load Limit.

Maximum Load Limit P. 431

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

* Not available on all models

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Driver Information Interface Warning and Information Messages

The following messages appear only on the driver information interface. Press the 

 (display/information) button to see the message 

again with the system message indicator on.

Message

Condition

Explanation

Appears if any door or the trunk is not completely 
closed.

Appears if any door or the trunk is opened while 
driving. The beeper sounds.

Goes off when all doors and the trunk are closed.

Appears when the washer fluid gets low.

Refill the washer fluid.

Refilling Window Washer Fluid P. 571

Appears when the scheduled maintenance is due 
soon.

Consequently, Maintenance Due Now and 
Maintenance Past Due follow.

Maintenance Minder Messages on the Driver 

Information Interface P. 553

Appears when there is a problem with the sensor on 
the battery.

Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Checking the Battery P. 594

Appears along with the battery charging system 
indicator when the battery is not charging.

Turn off the climate control system and rear defogger to 
reduce electricity consumption.

If the Charging System Indicator Comes On P. 637

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