Q: If the AWD stays on what service is needed.

asked by on

The AWD light goes on and stays on- after I stop it goes off-- but then while I'm driving later or another day it goes on again. I went to the dealership the service manager and one of the mechanics told me they didn't know what the problem is and I should come back when the light is on. No help!!!! What do I do? It is a 2013 CRV. Is repair covered by warranty?

My car has 27248 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds as if the light was not on when you brought it to the dealer. If this is the case, and there isn’t a code in the AWD module, then there is nothing anyone can do with a car that isn’t displaying any symptoms. This is what is known as an intermittent failure. Such intermittent failures are the hardest and most frustrating for owners and mechanics alike.

With that said, I wonder if the dealer connected a scanner to see if there are any pending or past codes. Even if they did, there still may not be any information stored.

The repair could be covered by warranty, but at this time, no one knows what the repair needs to be. As I said before, intermittent failures are very frustrating. At times I have had to keep a car for several days with frequent test drives to replicate a problem. The best you can do is to pay close attention to the the details that are occurring when the light turns on. Details such as outside temperature, is it raining, is the car cold or fully warm, how far have you been driving before the light turns on, when does it turn off, are you driving in low traction conditions? Any of these details and more can make the difference in a successful diagnosis.

As for whether or not it is under warranty, this will be determined by mileage, age and the details in the warranty contract. If you aren’t satisfied with the service you received from the first dealer, I certainly suggest giving another one a try. Although, if this is an intermittent failure, I think you should continue to work with your current dealer. It will take some creative problems solving as intermittent failures always do.

Good luck!

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. If the AWD stays on what service is needed.

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: Q: How do I use the power window lock

The power window lock keeps the power windows in your vehicle from working. This can be a key safety feature when children are in the car. To use the power window lock, press the lock button next to the power...

Q: Where is the starter located in a 2013 Chevy Sonic?

You will need to have the battery jump started to see if the rapid clicking is due to a low battery or a theft light staying on causing the no start. For the starter location you would need to submit...

Q: When I try to start the car it clicks with a little white smoke coming out

This is a common sign of a failing starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.