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I got a 1999 Honda ODY, TCS and CEL light keep coming on. Replaced the Gascap, O2 sensor etc. After replacing all sensors, waterpump etc. the TCS light as well as the CEL are back on. Any help ou there? We wrote to Honda back in 2009 but have not yet to see a reply about the extended warranty. Please help. We are stationend in Germany, serving our country and yet getting screwed by Honda!!!

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Is this vehicle a europeon market vehicle or a american market vehicle as the former cannot have the codes read but the american market one can ,the tcs light is traction control light so it could be a problem with the ABS sensors but i would need to have a play with my automotive meter as i dont think that even my fancy 2500 euro machine can read certain software on this vehicle even more so if its europeon market model ,Cant you ask one of the mechanics on base to have a look at this vehicle for you and give a better idea as to what could be wrong .

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  • sueforstner Apr 07, 2011

    It is US spec.,- the Van is running good,- lights just keep comming on!! We did replace both sensors,- upper and lower. This is so frustrating!!!

  • sueforstner Apr 07, 2011

    We also did bring it on base,- the only reply we got was: Just drive it with the lights on. We dont know what the problem is! Isnt this a great answer? We had it on base in Mannheim and Wiesbaden!! Still no solution!

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    Colin Stickland Apr 07, 2011

    this is annoying i know but it is an old vehicle at 12 yrs old and the advice you were given just to drive it is not bad advice ,but if it is the tcs light on then the local honda garage should be ably to sort it ,but in germany this vehcile is nearly a classic at 12 yrs of age and after ten years from last production run no spares are kept for it ,Now if you do decide to buy a new vehcile then be carefull as as any new europeon build vehicle will not pass the american emmisions test if you take it back as all new europeon vehciles have encrypted software that have to be linked with the factory via the internet .But back to present vehicle ,these lights are no more than a problem at one of the wheels with a sensor or the toothed gear which is the impulse provider for the sensor and i i have had the this metal ring come loose on these vehciles where they are welded to the drive shaft and a quick spot weld cures them .No better still buy a nice renault laguna or scenic latest model then ship it back to the states and try to get a emmisions certificate to import it ??? This would be better than a british carry on film especially when autozone try to read codes ,Also as a security measure you should be driving a german registered vehicle to stop the bearded wonders ,This american vehicle should also be taken to a TUF station for a voulantry mechanical inspection in germany as they will locate the fault thats for sure ,if they dont take it off the road as unroadworthy

  • sueforstner Apr 07, 2011

    Thanks for the advise,- BUT: been there done that. Took it to a german HONDA dealer,- same advise here,- after putting over EURO 10.000 into the car,- just drive it with the lights on!!!! The codes we keep getting are for the O2 sensor, upper and lower, had them replaced. The next code reads the same a sbefore. Than Transmission code, EGR code etc. I believe we went through all codes possible. Bought the Van for $ 6.000 with a list price of $ 7.900. It only has about 58.000,- miles on it and after putting so much into this van it is hard for me to let go! Thanks for the advice,- I will have the issues you had adressed below looked into. Again, Thank you!!

  • sueforstner Apr 07, 2011

    OK, now it reads p0740,- torque cinverter selenoid circuit. BUT THE CAR DRIVES JUST FINE? Any solution?????


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This may seem like a stupid question, but have taken the car to an auto parts store to have them read the codes in the computer. i don't know what stores are in germany but here in the U.S. autozone or someplace like that will do it at no charge.

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  • sueforstner Apr 06, 2011

    WE DID THAT. CODES READ ALWAYS DIFFERENT!!! PLUS, Germany does not have AUTOZONE and the dealers over here think that americans are easy to make money off. Even AAFES just took our money but never repaired the van. After paying USD 6.000 and so far up to EURO 14.000 we are just frustrated!!! And, Honda is no help at all!!!!!

  • kflets Apr 06, 2011

    what sensors did you replace other than o2 sensor? also how is the car driving, is the engine misfiring, not idling right? try to give some specifics.



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