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Check engine light just came on, along with VSA light. It

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check engine light just came on, along with VSA light. It seems to be running a little rough when idling as well. 2008 odyssey. I just checked oil and it may be a tad low, but I'm not getting any indication about oil.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: solid, not blinding blinking
JA: Are you fixing your Odyssey yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, I'm not fixing it myself, just trying to figure out how urgent I need to get it in, like drop everything, or take in when I can in a few days.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for taking time to ask your Honda-Acura question on JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man I will be assisting you.

Expert:  Honda-Man replied 2 months ago.

If it's idling rough it is probably misfiring.

Expert:  Honda-Man replied 2 months ago.

That's not really urgent unless the check engine light blinks. Then it's not a good idea to drive it. Misfires that bad can damage the catalytic converter.

Expert:  Honda-Man replied 2 months ago.

If you have a auto parts store close by you can have them check for codes? They can or I can then explain what exactly is happening.

Expert:  Honda-Man replied 2 months ago.

Please let me know what you think? If we are done please rate if not reply and we can continue.

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