Honda Odyssey owners have reported 8 problems related to vsa warning light on (under the electronic stability control category).
While driving during rush hour traffic the vehicle suddenly without warning began to apply the brakes and the engine idled down then temporarily seemed normal only to have it reoccur in a matter of seconds. The vsa light including the symbol and the initials vsa became illuminated. I turned the car off and restarted it multiple times only to have it reoccur over and over again. I had just had the catalytic converter replaced for a second time two weeks prior to this happening. I was told by the dealer that in replacing the catalytic converter the service crew punctured my radiator and had to replace that as well. I had the car towed to the dealer who told me the vsa senor control cluster needed to be replaced. They said that they had never seen this before. They indicated that the part would take a week and a half to get the part which seems very strange. The cost for the part is $500 and the installation will be $276. 25.
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On my 2006 Odyssey had to replace the front brakes at around 19,000 miles due to shaking of the car when braking. Recently at 34,000 miles the vsa warning light came on, took it to my local Honda dealership and it was diagnosed that the vsa modulator needs to be replaced and that it's dangerous to drive the minivan. A quick search on the internet reveals that the vsa is a common issue. I question the quality of such an important piece of equipment and the high price to replace, over $1000. With such low mileage such parts should not go bad. I see that Honda issued a recall for a vsa issue but for 2007-2008 Odysseys. I believe it should include all years.
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While pulling out from work parking lot, vsa light came on, d letter gear was blinking, and engine vibrated abnormally. Rpm could not get passed 3000. Also, checked engine oil when got home and it appeared to be low. The vehicle just got oil changed about a month ago.
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Vsa indicator light appeared and would not turn off. Brought vehicle into dealership. I was told that there was a recall on the vsa system about two years ago and the vehicle was repaired according to the recall at that time. Dealership states does not know reason for current problem. Now dealership orders "replace vsa contol unit, replace 47 pin vsa connector, bleed system, perform sensor neutral memorization procedure, and test drive. " I am concerned that current problem is associated with previous recall problem or that repair made during recall did not actually fix the problem. Dealership denies this but cannot explain reason for current problem. Dealership refuses to provide me the damaged part(s). Concern: car had 41866 miles and was serviced as required. Dealership cannot identify reason for breakdown of vsa part or system. As there was a previous recall for this part it appears that the current problem and needed repairs may indeed relate to the previous recall.
The vsa light has been on and off for about two weeks, but user manual says it is okay for "normal driving". When I was driving about 40-45 mph, the vsa lights was on. I kept driving normally. Then we I tried to apply brake to slow down, the brake light turned on. After I released the brake, the car seemed to applied brake on itself even harder. It happened many times during the past few weeks and this time I definitely felt it.
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Vsa warning light went on suddenly during driving. Steering wheel feels not stable when turning after the light is on. Took the vehicle to Honda dealer and was told the communication between the vsa module and the computer is lost and need replace vsa module for $1,600. It is not a problem caused by wear-and tear and Honda should be responsible for making the electronics more reliable in Odyssey models.
Faulty vsa modulator / abs pump. The vsa indicator light stays on and diag check by dealer shows error codes 76-1 and 66-1. The advise is to replace the modulator. This equipment is already proven faulty in similar Honda models (odyssey 2007-2008) and recalled. Honda Odyssey 2005 also needs to be recalled. Customers should not be forced to spend a couple of thousand dollars for this.
The vsa light comes on. They replaced everything and now are going to replace the entire wiring harness. This occurred one day after driving the vehicle of the lot. I would have happily exchanged it for another Odyssey but Honda wants to stick me with this lemon instead of doing what is right. I am now disappointed in the way this has been handled and I will look toward other manufacturers in the future.
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|Electronic Stability Control problems||
|Vsa Warning Light On problems||