Honda Civic: If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks - Indicator, Coming On/Blinking - Handling the Unexpected - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp Comes On or Blinks

■ Reasons for indicator lamp to come on or blink

■ 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 ten 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.

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