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2004 honda pilot "d" indicator light

What does it mean when the "d" indicator light flashes? The D, for drive, light is flashing, even when I put the car in park.

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It means your auto gearbox has a problem, which needs to be rectified, go to a qualified mechanic before its too late, as overtime, faulty gearboxes tend to break down more resulting in higher repair costs

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This is a signal for the Transmission Sensor.

Mine was a faulty sensor. It can be bad news.

Best to have it checked by someone with the right code reader...

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