Honda CR-V owners have reported 16 problems related to vsa warning light on (under the electronic stability control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda CR-V based on all problems reported for the CR-V.
Car with 49,925 miles and vsa light that repeatedly illuminates and brakes suddenly engage. Additionally, the car when restarted sometimes will not shift from park to neutral or drive which causes me to have to restart several times.
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Vsa and exclamation sign lights lit on dashboard while driving in dry conditions. Brought to dealer and informed the vsa modulator had failed and would need to be replaced. . . At a cost of $2682. My search indicates that this part fails quite a bit on Hondas and needs to be made recalled since its a safety related item.
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Approximately 5 weeks ago I was driving locally with my wife and 6 year old son in the car when without warning the brakes suddenly engaged causing the car to come to a sudden stop. The vsa warning light also came on. I pressed on the accelerator but car would not move. After pressing and pulling the brake pedal for several minutes I was able to get the brakes to release. Today I received a frantic call from my wife because as she was driving the car the brakes suddenly locked up while she was driving and caused the car to come to a sudden stop in the middle of the road. After this frightening experience she is understandably afraid to drive this car anymore. I did some research online and read other Honda crv owners who have experienced the same problem. Honda has recognized this problem in their pilot model and has recalled over 183,000 vehicles but has yet to recognize the same issue with the crv model. The potential for a vehicle to brake unexpectedly causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop obviously poses a significant safety risk. Honda needs to recognize this defect is not limited to their pilot model, but to all models which they manufacture that share the same or similar components as the pilot model including their crv and other models.
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While driving, the car feels as though it skips when the accelerator is pressed, then when stopped at a light, the engine momentarily "dies", the general warning signal and the vsa/abs/airbag/brake lights come on and then the engine snaps back on. I took it to the dealer and they retrieved failure codes in the abs control module: yaw rate sensor failure; sensor cluster failure. The dealer reset the codes, could not duplicate the issue and told me to come back if it does it again. My car is not safe to drive and has been parked since 6/1/17. I contacted Honda and was assigned a case number, but have not spoken to anyone since filing the complaint. After researching the symptoms on the internet, I discovered several other people having the same issue. When I researched the codes, I discovered that the NHTSA had Honda recall the 2005 pilot, Acura mdx and Acura rls. I have a video of it happening but am uploading screenshots. But I am more than happy to provide the video, the same video I showed the dealer.
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I have a 2006 Honda crv with less than 40000 miles. Upon starting the car the vsa and abs indicator lights came on and would not go off until the engine was turned off. There were no accidents or any noticeable problems with the vehicle while driving on city street under good conditions as we took car to the Honda dealer, and was told the vsa module needed to be replaced at the cost of $2,600. Plus pus a charge of $110. For diagnostic test which had to be done. I feel this should be a safety issue, and should warrant a recall. Thanks Honda for all your support. Buy american.
The vsa and abs lights on my 2006 Cr-v came on upon starting and stayed on until the engine was stopped. This happened every time the car was started. My Honda dealership diagnosed the problem to be a faulty abs modulator unit. The stated replacement cost is $2,400, including labor. I feel that this defect is essential in ensuring the overall safety of this car. The weight of the car is significant enough that an uncontrolled skid is much more likely to end in disaster than a skid that is stopped with the vsa and abs function working properly. Living in central ohio, the abs and vsa functions are used frequently - especially in the winter. These key safety features were a top priority in my decision to buy this car. While the car's life expectancy is touted to be around 300,000 miles, it is unforgivable for such a significant safety function to fail at only 102,000 miles. I feel that Honda should recall these cars and replace the vsa modulator unit entirely at Honda's expense. And for those of us who have already paid for the repair - reimburse the full amount of the repair! the car without vsa and abs is not at all the same "as advertised" when sold new!.
Going speed and car almost stutters, feels like looses power, rpm's raise when given gas but car will not increase speed, continues to slow down until vsa light comes on. On other occasions the car abrutly stops, feeling like the brakes lock up once again, until the vsa light comes on. I have read multi post from crv owners having this same issue as well as a post about a class act law suit already involving Honda for the vehicle stability alert system.
See all problems of the 2009 Honda CR-V .
Abs and vsa lights came on. Took the vehicle to dealer and was told the abs modulator needed replacing. My cost would be $2450. 00. Since this component controls brakes and stability it seems to me to be a safety issue and therefore subject to a recall.
Vehicle stability or vsa sight and abs light came on at the same time. Honda dealer advised me that the repair would cost me $2337 dollars to repair. I would think that a recall would be in order for this safety related and stability related problem!.
The vehicle stability assistance light wont come on.
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Twice in a day and while driving in the rain for the first time, four malfunction lights appeared in the dashboard and stayed on. They were the awd, abs, vsa and eps amber lights. I took pictures of the display in the dashboard. The next day the display had cleared and I took the vehicle to the dealer. I showed one of the pictures to the service advisor. After 2. 5 hours I was told that they could not duplicate the trouble and that the trouble was possibly caused by slippage in recent weather. This is unsettling as it makes me wonder if I will continue to have this problem on rainy days.
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The vsa and exclamation light came on one day right when I started the car and has never turned off. My mileage was approximately 44,000 miles. Took it to the Honda dealer and confirmed the abs module needs to be replaced. Part+labor = $2400+ (excluding tax). Called u. S. Honda manufacturer and they will pay 25% for the part. That still is expensive. I'm reading off on the web that countries in the uk and canada, that Honda has paid the part in full. Here in the u. S. They don't recognize this as a defect. This part is a huge safety issue. A local mechanic says I should not drive this where it snows. If there's sand, the car will be stuck. Another mechanic said there could be a short. Honda manufacturer never advised me of this or if it's safe to drive or should be replaced right away. Coming from family who buys mostly Honda's, I will not buy another Honda again. I was looking at a odyssey, but saw it had a huge vsa issue as well. Sometimes I wonder if it was an electrical issue because a few times the cruise control light turns on once the car is turned on. Have never used cruise control. Never driven in bad weather and avoid heavy rain. Driven only few times per week and carefully in mostly local short distances.
The anti-lock brake system (abs) vehicle stability assist (vsa) warning lights suddenly came on. I immediately took the vehicle to the Honda dealer (grappone Honda, bow, nh) who inspected the vehicle and they indicated that the abs modulator control unit had a defective internal valve and failed. The dealer indicated that the car abs system was no longer operational, and this also disabled the vsa (vehicle stability) system, thus making the Honda Cr-v more susceptible to roll-overs. The dealer indicated that new hampshire department of safety is currently contemplating requiring abs system operation to pass annual safety inspections, but that the Honda Cr-v could currently be driven without an operational abs braking system. The Honda dealer indicated it would cost $2,050. 00 to repair the abs modulator control unit and that it would take days to order the part and further additional days to schedule repair once the part was at the dealer. I reviewed safercar. Gov information and discovered that this Honda abs/vsa system problem has occurred on other Honda Cr-vs. An assessment of available internet information indicated approximately 55 cases of Honda abs modulator control unit failures. Since abs (and vsa) is so central to safe car operation, I ask that the national highway traffic safety administration act to address this recurrent Honda Cr-v braking system abs modulator internal defect. This is particularly important in light of the abs/vsa system's impact on Honda Cr-v braking and stability safety. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
I purchased a 2007 Honda crv in sept 2011 and recently the car failed and began to lose power randomly. A few days ago the engine light came on and the vsa light as well. When you hit 20 mph 40 mph etc the vehicle stalls and jerks. I attempted to fix the problem looking at the owners manual but I couldn't find or do anything on my own to fix it. I took it to the Honda dealer in orlando where I purchased it from and they want to charge me just to check it. I feel this is a safety issue. I've also noticed many postings about this malfuction on different web sites. It sounds to me as a recall and a manufactures responsibility.
I am the original owner of the well maintained vehicle, a 2005 Honda crv with 56,781 miles currently, and no longer covered by any warranty. At @ 55,500 miles,the car had the abs and vsa lights come on spontaneously on the dashboard display which indicated that they were not functional. They would not turn off. The car was taken to its regular service dealership, economy Honda in chattanooga,TN and the problem was diagnosed (free of charge) as a failure of the abs/vsa modulator (computer). Cost to repair was @ $2,400. 00 (@ $1800 for the part, balance labor). They said it was o. K. To drive but it had no anti-lock brakes or vsa. Because this was a safety issue, an unusual occurrence and very expensive to repair, I contacted the district Honda customer service (case # n012011-03-1501146) and explained the problem. They were most helpful and courteous. They recorded the complaint and after 3 days Honda called and agreed to share 50% of the cost to repair. The crv was repaired on March 29,2011 at the same dealership with my cost share of $1206. 79. In my internet search on the problem, I found at least 55 instances (USA, CA, and eu) of the same abs/vsa problem and cost to repair on one blog I found. All vehicles were 2005 and 2006 Honda crvs.
Involving a 2008 Honda crv, new; purchased in texas/reg. In texas. 8/19/09 driving at approximately 30 miles per hour the vsa light and symbol came on, I felt the brakes or tires grabbing while trying to accelerate; immediately went to the Honda dealer. They checked the vehicle while I waited, "cause: m99, codes p0102, p0141 p0340, cleared light and test drove. 9/14/09,one month later the lights came on again as I was entering the highway; the tires or brakes grabbed again resulting in my having to pull off to allow the highway traffic to pass until it was safe to enter the highway slowly. I went to the dealer the next morning 9/15/09. "cause: f, m99 see notes 16 w93, 9814 had same codes as before; performed available software update and test drove. If codes come back again will need new ecu. " that evening, started the car up to go to work, the lights came on, vsa, vsa symbol and engine light; I called the dealer and they said they would order the ecu. When I came out from work and started the car the same lights were on plus the battery light. On 9/16/09 I went to the dealer, "cause: e m99 replaced ecu and test drove 16 w93, 1 913931 ecu. Codes p0141, p0340, p16bc, 83-1. I was assured not guaranteed, it was taken care of. 9/21/09 after a stop light, starting to accelerate, at approximately 20 miles an hour making a left turn the lights returned and stayed on until I reached home. I called to speak with the service representative, he was not available. On 9/22/09 when I started the car the lights came back on, I took the car to the dealer. It is being kept overnight so that they can have a full day to work on it.
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