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VSA and flashing engine light
, The engine is sluggish,

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Customer: VSA and flashing engine light
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The engine is sluggish, slow takeoff, but full power, runs rough
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just-Answer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man. I have over 31 years experience repairing Honda and Acura vehicles. I would be happy to assist you with your Honda or Acura question!

Flashing check engine light is waning of possible catalytic converter damage. It flashes during severe cylinder misfire conditions. Misfire is when the fuel-air mixture does not ignite leaving raw fuel behind. The VSA light is common during episodes like this. Both the check engine light and VSA will store codes related to the problem. I recommend having the codes read and limiting your driving. Damage to the catalytic converter(s) can be very expensive. Spark plugs, coils, stuck open EGR valve, etc. can all cause this problem. Once you have the code information you will have a good idea what is wrong.

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