Q: I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey and 3 weeks ago my CEL came on and the van started vibrating while idling.

asked by on June 19, 2017

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey. 3 weeks ago my CEL came on and the van started vibrating while idling. It would drive ok when I got past 1st gear. But stop to 1st gear was sluggish and rough. I took it to a mechanic and when he cleared the error codes the problem stopped immediately with nothing done to the van. Pure magic. 1 day ago the same problem happened again. This time the VAS light came on as well. Any ideas as to the problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi there. Since the check engine light is coming on I would have to scan the computer for codes to see what is happening. It sounds like you may have an intermittent issue. Most of the time this is caused by a failing spark plug or ignition coil, though this engine also has some issues with the cylinder control from the computer. Once I scanned for codes I would know if it needed just a computer update or possibly a tune up. I would have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose why the [check engine light is coming on] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection

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