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Honda pilot chugging

When the VSA button is touched the ligt comes on with a blinking triangle and the car starts chugging. You can turn off the car and restart it and it will stop chugging.

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SOURCE: 2007 Honda Pilot VSA Stays on with the Triangle

A hazard warning could just mean an oxy sensor...I would inspect the vehicle ft. to back ...check brakes and all ...make sure all vacumn hoses and plugs /wires /and brakes are good.Then disconnect the negative battery cable to reset the system....If it comes back on it is probably just an O2 sensor going bad....meaning oxygen sensor...this is an air fuel mixture sensor which is common to go bad on all cars and trucks......No big deal....Hope this helps ....Metalpoet

Posted on Oct 31, 2011

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