Hi the dashboard lights of my 2005 Honda CRV suddenly started flashing. The ABS, Brake, Battery, VSA all of them are flashing while driving. I asked the dealer he told me it was the battery I got it replaced but it did not stop, now he tells me it is the dashboard and I need to get that replaced. The whole setup that he wants to replace is $1800...
I am sure they are not able to locate the problem please help.
I have a 2004 Honda and it had the flickering lights for two weeks, my husband said not to worry about it because the car was running fine. Today the car died while I was driving in the middle of the street. I had it tolled to a Honda dealer and they replaced the battery, the lights flickered again when they turned it on and they said that I would need to return to have that looked at. The car ran fine on the hour drive home, without the lights flickering. I am unsure what to do at this point. I do not want to invest a lot of money into the car as I plan to trade it, in March. Would the flickering lihts cause the battery to go dead? What else can the flickering lights cause?
I work for honda and have seen this often. Mostly on the newer vehicles (2008 and newer). we have always fixed this by replacing the insterment cluster. expensive yes but always fixed it. it in itself is a seperate computer so when it is replaced it will need to be initalized through the HDS
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Vsa,abs,and brake all work off of the same sensor. You have a problem with one of the following system. Vsa vehicle stability assist, abs anti lock brakes, or the brakes themselves. My guess is either the abs or vsa
Check to make sure that your ABS wheel sensor is bolted firmly to the hub and that the wire that comes from it is plugged in properly. sometimes they look like they are plugged in but are not fully locked in.
Hi did you check your tire pressures and brake fluid level? That would be where I would start to look. If you have changed your tires or adjusted your tires you may need to reset your VSA.
Else you may have a speed sensor issue.
Standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA ®) with Traction Control
and Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is an electronic stability control
system that works in conjunction with the Pilot's drive-by-wire throttle
and its 4-channel ABS systems to enhance controllability while the
vehicle is accelerating, braking, cornering or when the driver makes a
sudden maneuver. VSA functions by applying brake force to one or more
wheels independently while also managing the throttle, ignition and fuel
systems to help the vehicle maintain the driver's intended path of
The VSA system constantly analyzes data from seven sensors that
monitor wheel and vehicle speed, steering input, lateral G forces and
yaw rate. It compares the driver's control inputs with the vehicle's
actual response. Whenever the actual response falls outside of a
predetermined acceptable range, VSA intervenes with a corrective action.
For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, the system may
apply braking force to the outside front and rear wheels to counteract
the unintended yawing effect. In the event of understeer, VSA may apply
braking to the inside rear wheel while reducing engine power to help
return the car to its intended course. VSA also provides a limited-slip
differential effect for the front wheels by applying braking force to a
slipping wheel, thereby redirecting driving force to the wheel with more
There is a button on the lower left part of the dashboard that says
"VSA". Push it and the triangle will dissappear (this should only be turned off if you are using a spare tire that is
smaller than the rest of the tires).
The vsa and check engine light cam on because
their is a fault in the system that needs to be looked at.To be on the
safe side i would check the oil and transmission fluid . Try doing a reset. Disconnect battery for a minute, this will clear the
code ( light ). If the light comes back then take it auto zone or
dealer to have the code read. You can have the codes read for free at your local parts store like auto zone. Have them scan it and let me know what the codes are.