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1998 Honda Accord Sedan DX 4dr Sedan Manual

1998 Honda Accord Sedan
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
24 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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July 17, 2012, 7:27 am

Chris H
 

Question: Honda accord power cut out then VSA light on

Honda Accord 2.2 i-ctdi 2005 car seems to stutter in delivering power, after a while the VSA light comes on and engine cuts right down in power (presumably VSA telling cylinders to cut out) and will only go at about 1,000 revs. If I switch off ignition and back on it may run OK for little while but once it starts happening it on a journey it recurs quickly check engine light comes on etc. It doesnt seem to make much difference if I disable the VSA by pressing the VSA switch. If I carry on driving whilst the VSA, ! and check engine light are on it sometimes starts accelerating back up as if the cruise control has been set.

Wary of a large bill for a new VSA - my local non-Honda garage (nearest Honda dealer some distance away and not known to me) thinks the VSA isnt the issue and I am concerned about a big bill. What advice?


July 26, 2012, 10:08 pm

Richard W
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You need to take your car to the dealer. Or a shop that works on honda's


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