Why is the D light blinking on my Honda?

I was driving the other week and the D light on my Civic dashboard started blinking out of nowhere. I turned my engine off, which solved the problem for a day, but then it started blinking again. Do you know why the D light is blinking on my Honda?

Lindsey Hoover · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A blinking or flashing D light on your
dashboard is an indication that you have a faulty transmission. The problem can arise from a variety of things and should be inspected and diagnosed by a professional mechanic immediately.
Below we’ve listed some common reasons why the D light is blinking on your Honda:
  • Low transmission fluid level
  • Faulty or failing shift solenoid
  • Faulty pressure switch
  • Mechanical issue with your transmission
Continuing to drive when your D light is blinking can cause major damage to your transmission. You should have the issue looked into as soon as the light comes on.
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