Honda Accord: If the Malfunction Indicator LampComes On or Blinks - Indicator, Coming On/Blinking - Handling the Unexpected - Honda Accord 2013-2017 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: If the Malfunction Indicator LampComes On or Blinks

• Reasons for the indicator lamp to come on or blink

• Reasons for the 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.

• 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.

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