Q: Oil light and battery light came on. Car turned off

asked by on

I have a 2001 Honda Accord 158,000 miles on it. I am a delivery driver and up until I left work the car was running smoothly Once I got to a red light my car started shaking. I continued to drive and it wasn't shaking anymore. I came to another red light and it happened again. Once I got home I parked and turned the car off. I tried to turn it on again and it would not turn on until I pushed on the gas once I took my foot off the gas the car stopped. This has never happened before. The oil light and the battery light came on once I took my foot off and the car stopped. I took the car in today to get it looked at for oil and the person said the oil was full, there's still almost half a tank of gas and as far as I know the battery is good. So I'm not sure what is going on with the car any help would be greatly appreciated

My car has 158000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Stalling at idle could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or pump circuit), contaminated or old gasoline, defective throttle position sensor, faulty idle air control valve, leaks in the EGR system, intake vacuum leaks, and so forth. But, based on what you are described the issue is probably "limited" and thus fairly easy to resolve. If you request an engine stalling diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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. Oil light and battery light came on. Car turned off

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: What does the Low Tire Pressure light mean?

Your car can keep track of the amount of air pressure in each tire. When the pressure drops below a certain amount, the car’s computer will turn on the Low Tire Pressure light in the dash. That’s your signal to...

Q: My car has a problem starting but the check engine light is off. It drives smooth but cuts off when I stop at stop signs.

Hi There, You may have a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle control valve is a unit that reads the air intake into the engine and relays vital information to the computer which then uses this information to...

Q: Q: No crank/no start

Hello there. No start conditions are one of the most common faults. If the car will not communicate with the OBD-II DLC port, then this typically means there is a fault between the connector and the ECU. This could be...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
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...