Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does the Econ mode indicator light mean?

asked by on

What does the Econ mode indicator light mean?

Your car offers a couple of different operating modes. Normal mode is designed for times when you need greater power and performance. However, you can turn on Econ mode to save fuel. When you do, you’ll see the Econ mode indicator come on in the dash. Here’s what you need to know about the light:

  1. If the light comes on for a moment during startup and then goes out, that’s normal.

  2. The light should come on and stay on when you press the Econ mode button on the dash.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car seats are extremely uncomfortable

From researching this issue, it seems to be a common concern with a few Honda models. In short, the seats are specifically designed for your vehicle. Seat engineers are tasked with having to meet certain safety standards set by the...

Q: What is the truth about brake rotors/brake jobs?

Hello. The rotors on most cars have a minimum thickness that they can be before they should be replaced. The minimum thickness is stamped into the rotor. The rotor can then be resurfaced until it gets too thin and should...

Q: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour - battery light is illuminated and there's a whining noise coming from the engine. Is this the alternator?

Hello. The battery light is usually activated when the computer detects that the system voltage is low. The most common cause for this is a faulty alternator or battery. The alternator is the component that provides the power for...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...