Red the oper ,guide, yet, or the FSM.
or at Alldata.com
why not get it serviced? if not say why not? so we can respond
in the correct way.. (you just want a wild guess?) what?
Vehicle Stability Assist
ok, so there are 2 possibles. (macro viewed)
- Driving wrong, or skidding.
- or a malfunction of the system.
only you know the truth of above.!
did you even read the operators guide?
how the lamp acts? VSA.? off, on, blinks, etc?
is this a post where there are no dealers or ASE mech, availible?
or no FSM? fixing modern cars FSM free is a huge, fail mode...
if its a failure get the system scanned, ABS and PCM and BCM all?!
First of all you need to clear ABS errors
did you see the recall
and guess what, bad brakes, make ABS fail and so will VSA.
in that order. so... SCAN IT ! then wonder. (all cars 1988 to now)
here is how it works ( it uses ABS) quote:
Vehicle Stability Assist
The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) was introduced by Honda to its vehicles in 1997. The term is Honda's version of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an active safety feature developed to correct oversteer and understeer by using several sensors to detect loss of steering control and traction while simultaneously braking individual wheels to help the vehicle regain stability.
How VSA Works
VSA combines the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Traction Control System (TCS) with side-slip control to help stabilize the vehicle whenever it turns more or less than desired. ABS is an existing system that prevents the vehicle's wheels from locking up under braking, especially in slippery road conditions. For the ABS to work, the system relies on the computed input from a steering angle sensor to monitor the driver's steering direction, the yaw sensor to detect the momentum of which the wheels are steering (yaw rate), and a lateral acceleration (g-force) sensor to signal the changes in speed. At the same time, the TCS will prevent wheel slip during acceleration while the side-slip control stabilizes cornering when the rear or front wheels slip sideways (during oversteer and understeer).
Controlling oversteer - During an oversteer, the rear end of the vehicle will spin out because the rotational speed of the rear wheels exceeds the front wheels. VSA will prevent the vehicle from spinning by braking the outer front wheel to produce an outward moment and stabilize the vehicle.
Controlling understeer - During an understeer, the front wheels loses traction during cornering due to excessive throttle and causes the speed difference between the left and front wheels to decrease. When the vehicle steers outwards from the intended trajectory, VSA intervenes by reducing engine power and if necessary, also braking the inner front wheel.