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2011 Honda CR-V EX 2WD 5dr

2011 Honda CR-V
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Sport Utility, 2WD Sport Utility
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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November 26, 2012, 4:29 pm

Stephen S

Question: What is "VSA"?

Not every time, but for the past couple of weeks I've been getting: "VSA Maint. Req." when starting the car - not every time either.

I'm wondering what "VSA" is and what kind of maint. is usually called for. I have approx.
41,000 miles on the car and I am the original owner.



December 2, 2012, 5:59 pm

Richard W
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Vehicle Stability Assistance - It works with the ABS on the front wheel drive Accord to help keep your car on the road. Simply put, if your car starts to slide around a curve or if you oversteer, the VSA "kicks in" and the brakes apply to the tire with less traction and the vehicle with more traction gets the additional torque. You will need a shop to look at it.

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