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What is the meaning of VSA? It's showing on my dashboard. I have a Honda Pilot 2005.
It means there is a fault stored in the VSA system and that the system is disabled because of it. You'll need a fully functional scan tool to determine what code is stored before I can assist you in diagnosis of the problem.
What is a VSA system and how do I enable it?
I just worked on the hands; like brakes and ball joints yesterday and today. It shows that sign but i notice the brake makes noise each time I press on it could that be the problem?
Yes, since the VSA system uses the wheel speed sensors as an input it's definitely possible something was damaged during the repair, you'll need to have the vehicle scanned for codes to determine exactly what the problem is.
Could that possibly be the brakes because there is no way I can scan the car? That's why i am asking this question.
Do you have idea of the sensor?
Ok, where is wheel speed censors located? Also, what fault will it bring to a car so I can compare if that's what I feel when I am driving it?
Please can u explain this erroneous anti-lock brake operation?
Anti-lock brakes coming on when there isn't wheel slippage.
Wheel slippage this again I don't understand, anyway tell me what to do if I discover where the VSA problems is?
The anti-lock brake system operates when it senses one of the wheels has locked up during a stop, a faulty wheel speed sensor will not give an accurate reading of the wheel speed, so it'll think the wheel is no longer turning, then try to release the brake on that wheel.When you find out what the problem is you can disconnect the battery to clear the code. Make sure you have the radio code if you have an anti-theft radio before you disconnect the battery.
Well if I drive and the speed is 60 the whole body and steering will be shaking what's the problem with that?
I did that already, but still can't solve it.
I will try that again and see if it's not vibrating again.
Ok, let me know what happens.
The Honda VSA is the Vehicle Stability Assist system. This feature comes standard on most Hondas. The VSA goes hand in hand with the traction assist system in the vehicle as a safety feature while driving. The VSA helps to prevent over and under correcting. One of the most common situations it comes in handy is in slippery conditions.
If you are driving on a slippery road you may see the VSA light begin to flash. When the light flashes, the system is functioning properly. If you see the light begin to illuminate while flashing, this is typically a sign that you need to let off the accelerator, as you may be driving too fast in adverse conditions. Once you let off the accelerator the illumination normally turns off.
VSA light stays on
If you notice the light is constantly on, there is likely something wrong with the system. In case this occurs, first pull over to a safe place, turn the engine off and sit for a few minutes. After restarting the vehicle, if the light it still on you should consult with an Expert. Continuing to drive with the light on should not cause you any detrimental issues with your Honda. However, more than likely you will not have the added features of the VSA system until the problem is corrected.