Question about 2002 Honda Accord
I bought a brand new Honda Accord 2004 model which has been hardly used. Its only done 17000 Km so far and is kept in mint condition from the day it was purchased, always serviced on or before time.Its used as a weekend car only and does only short runs which would explain the low milage.
About 1 week ago when I took it for a drive, the MIL( Engine light ), Caution and VSA light went on in the display. Also the engine lost all its power but remained on. I turned the car off then back on , the fault lights went off but came back on and the same problem occured - The engine lost all its power.
I took it to my Honda dealer, they ran their diagnotics and told me that the ECM and Body Throttle has malfunctioned and I have to replace it. The car has been barely used since it was purchased in 2004 and I wonder how could this happen. The Honda Dealer did not provide a lot of technical answers when I asked them.
When I refer to the user manual, its says when VSA malfunctions then the engine will lose power. The dealer never mentioned anything about the VSA.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes, this is the case of a failed throttle body, in which case it needs replaced, the car is getting too much fuel causing the high idle. this needs replaced asap. you could proably find a small independant honda shop that could do the work for less.
Posted on May 12, 2009
The exact same thing just happened to me yesterday on a seven hour road trip from Atlanta. I have a manual V6 Ex four door, and I had to turn the car off and back on and allow the car to start with momentum while still driving for over three hours just to keep from have to rent a car and avoid a tow.
I have 58,000 miles on my 2006 accord, and I feel that I really got bit with purchasing this car. I almost got screwed with the third gear blow-out situation that Honda hid from buyers, but I caught mines while under warranty; still, I'm holding it against them with the next car purchase.
This was suppose to be my traveling car when I retired, and I keep a second car to "save" this car from city driving, and it is primarily used for these kinds of road trips of night driving through the mountains in the middle of the night.
I've had three Honda in a row with no issues at all, but luckily, I'm a fair weather fan, and I'll stick with a brand whether they "win or win"... and Honda isn't winning in my book, so I'm abandoning them whether it is covered under warranty or not.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
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