Q: Car hesitates to start check engine light and VSA light comes on car has no power only gets up to 45 and crawls going uphill 2008 Honda Accord

asked by on

Check engine light and VSA on at same time check engine light flashes car does not have power crawls going uphill and gets up to 40 mph

My car has 174000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission. What is the cause and cure for this

Hi there - the Vehicle Stability Assist system utilizes wheel speed sensors, and your cars anti-skid braking system to assist with car control in extreme cornering or braking circumstances. It also reduces engine power to moderate vehicle behavior. Check the problem codes causing the warning lights and reduced power - this will require a Honda-specific code scanner tool. This is often a wheel speed sensor problem, but can be more complex. I recommend a loss of performance inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car hesitates to start check engine light and VSA light comes on car has no power only gets up to 45 and crawls going uphill 2008 Honda Accord

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I just changed my serpentine belt then my car started making a loud noise when turning the wheel after

This is a common issue when the power steering is low on fluid, leaking, or the pump is failing. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect...

Q: Fuel light flashes, check engine light on

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420. The fuel light circuit receives information from the fuel level sending unit to show the approximate fuel level and give a warning as the level becomes low. There can...

Q: Q: my car vibrate

This question will need to be more detailed for me to give helpful insight on this problem. For example, it's important to know when you are getting the vibration and if you feel it in the steering wheel or more...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.