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    The VSA/ABS/Emissions/Power Steering Lights thread

    This evening I started up my car as I usually do. Two warning lights came on: Check Brake System and Check Emissions System. I drove the car for a short distance. Turned the vehicle off and then restarted it. The Check Brake System disappeared, but the Check Emissions System came on again. It shows up whenever I start the car. There is no indication of any type of malfunction (no weird noises, etc.).

    Does anyone have ideas on what I should check? I read through the owner's manual, but it was not helpful (surprise). It said that it may be due to the fuel refill cap not being tightened. I did check this (the cap was tight). I restarted the car and the warning light still appeared.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    take it to dealership? it should be covered warranty
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    Yeah I occasionally get the break system error and just restart my car and it goes away


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    Had the Check Emission Light on and off for a few thousand miles... And by that i mean, it would come on, and go out within 100 miles, but then show up again. Been a lot going on and FINALLY got it to a dealer that could look at it in a timely manner.

    Ill have to check my paperwork (when i can find it, just moved), but it had something to do with a "fuel mixture too lean" issue, i think a sensor. They reset the light and told me nothing they could do until it comes on again, if it does. Has been a couple weeks, still doing fine. They said if it comes on again, they can proceed to look deeper into the issue.
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    Have you checked your gas cap? If it didn't get turned until it clicks you can get an emission system warning. I have no idea about the brake warning though.

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    Happened Again...Fuel mixture too lean code. Honda had it hooked up to the computer and history and live data were all good. No explaination. "Senior Tech" at Dealer talked to the Honda Tech Help Line...they are reviewing data. So Now Honda is looking into it...

    MAYBE A FIX! Just before returning the car to me, the "Senior Tech" was checking EVERYTHING. Found a hose to the intake manifold was not hooked up. It was near the air filter they said. This was either a pretty big error on the manufacturers part, or it has come loose since ownership (shouldn't). The other explanation was it being accidentally or intentionally disconnected by someone. I have told everyone about the terrible service i got at a competing dealership, who i honestly suspect may be at fault here.

    Anyway, have your dealer check those hoses. It was in the right place, just not clamped down, so the air/fuel mix in the intake manifold was wrong i guess. From a non-car guy looking at it you wouldnt likely notice it. Honda Cleared the code and if it doesnt come back, that should be the end of it.
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    mine came on once along with power steering light and VSA light......this was after messing with my intake though...idk if its a coincidence or not...drove it for a mile shut it off and thye went away...weird
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    Check engine/ VSA / Emissions / Power Steering

    While driving home tonight through some nasty snow squalls my check ABS, VSA, and Power Steering lights came on shortly after turning a corner. Everything seemed to be working fine so I continued on. When I got home and turned the car off I heard a whiring noise coming from the engine compartment, it was coming from what looked like a pump behind the passenger side headlight beside the washer fill cap. Anybody know whats going on, this is a 7 month old 2012 Civic EX-L with 30k.
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    when driving it again, check if the lights on comes back or if the noise is still there. Maybe take it to the dealer

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