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VTM light and check engine light come on, The VTM stays on

Customer Question

VTM light and check engine light come on
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: The VTM stays on the engine light comes on once in a while
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2007 Ridgeline
JA: Are you fixing your Ridgeline yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I thought it was a tire problem so I had them balanced and rotated. It just started happening.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 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.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

Hello.

When the tires were balanced did they check the codes? When the VTM-4 light and check engine light(CEL) come on the control units store a trouble code in their memory. Knowing the codes will help. Most auto parts stores can retrieve the code for free.

Thank you,

~Honda-Man

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Of course not, they just did the tires and told me it had nothing to do with the tires.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I just had it done yesterday. Should I disconnect the battery to reset?
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** correct about the tires. Can you get the codes for me? That probably won't clear the codes for long. If they are on there is a reason so most likely they will just come back on.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will have to get them tomorrow.
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

Besides I need to know the codes if cleared they will be erased.

Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

OK no hurry when you have them just reply and I will continue to help.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Is there a VTM fluid that could be check or is that part of the differential?
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

VTM-4 is the rear differential or 4wheel on demand system.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I thought so, last year I had that changed. OK will get codes
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 5 months ago.

Sounds like a plan.

Thanks,

~Cliff