Q: Honda Pilot sputtering, shaking, engine light flashing

asked by on February 18, 2018

After running errands in town I stopped by my house and let it sit while I ran in to get something. When I came back out and was trying to back out of the driveway it all of a sudden started sputtering and shaking, acting like it was going to cut off, and the engine light started flashing. I’ve never seen or heard it do anything like this before.

My car has 145000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or spark plug wires and many other reasons. Due to the wide range of possibilities for the check engine light to come on, the best and most efficient way to narrow down the scope of what may be causing this is to have the vehicle hooked up to a scanning tool to download any potential fault codes that may have registered in the computer. This will allow a mechanic to determine more specifically what to look for in diagnosing your vehicle. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at your vehicle to determine what may be causing your check engine light to come on.

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