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My VSA and check engine lights are staying on. Can i

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Hi. My VSA and check engine lights are staying on. Can i continue to drive it until I have time to get it checked out?
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stay on
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2010
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It does reset some times when restarted but the check engine light stays on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No. I have a mechanic, but I haul alot of stuff
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 8 months ago.

As long as there are no engine performance symptoms like skipping or stuttering, more than likely, the problem lies in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System. This system will in no way affect the engine. So, yes, it is perfectly safe to drive the vehicle. In the meantime, give the Fuel Cap a check and make sure it is seated correctly and tight. If the fuel cap checks ok, the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (aka "P-Codes") will need to be scanned from the on-board computer. These codes will more accurately point to the part/sensor that has the problem and from there the correct repair can be made. You can have these p-codes read FREE (except in California) at any local "big chain" part store (ie. AutoZone, PepBoys, Advanced, etc). Until you can have these p-codes scanned, it's safe to drive the vehicle. If you found this answer helpful, please help me by leaving a rating using the "stars" at the top of the page or click 'accept'.
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Expert:  Ron Z. replied 8 months ago.

If you have any other questions, or there was something you were hoping to have addressed that I may have missed in my answer... please feel free to reply and ask!

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 8 months ago.

If you have any other questions, or there was something you were hoping to have addressed that I may have missed in my answer... please feel free to reply and ask!

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 8 months ago.

Hi! I noticed this thread was still open and you did not leave a rating , so I wanted to check in and see if there was anything else I could do for you on this issue? Did you have any other questions? Was there something I missed that you wanted addressed? If you have no further questions and simply forgot to leave a rating, please take a second and use the stars at the top of the page to rate our Q&A session. Thank-you!