Honda

Have Honda questions? Ask a Honda repair expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Emission control light came on while driving. None of the 10…

Customer Question
Emission control light came...

Emission control light came on while driving. None of the 10 normal situations apply. It also doesn't go off when the ignition is in the ON position nor does it blink 5 times. I had this happen previously about 1,500 miles ago. The shop reset the readiness codes and everything seemed OK. Subsequently, the car failed a smog check. The dealer recommended a valve job. The car passed the smog check. Now I am having the emission control light error again.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you seen this code before? Have you tried a hard reset?

I haven't seen a code.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '10 Honda?

2008 Fit. Sport. Automatic.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fit yourself? What have you tried so far?

All the above were done by the shop.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Engine seems to have started missing at the same time t;he light came on.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Honda
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Honda Question
Answered in 9 hours by:
4/3/2018
Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 months ago
MASTER TECH
MASTER TECH, Honda Technician
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 5,767
Experience: 30 years of Honda training and a master Honda tech
Verified

Hello welcome to Just answer I am master tech and will be able to assist you.

so currently the check engine light is on correct.

have you scanned the system to see which code is present in the system

was the valve job done or you passed on the repair

Ask Your Own Honda Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No code and I don't have a scanner. Valve job was done. Passed smog over a month ago. No light comes on an stays on.
Mechanic for Honda: MASTER TECH, Honda Technician replied 3 months ago

ok the first step here is to get the system scanned so we know why the light is on and which system is affected. could be something simple as a fuel cap.

Ask Your Own Honda Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mechanic for hondaLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask HondaPlatinum Your Own Question
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum, A Technician
Category: Honda
Satisfied Customers: 11,342
11,342 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 13 year honda platinum level

HondaPlatinum is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you very much for saving my daughter and her family a lot of money on her Honda. You are definitely on my list for future help. Thanks, again.

FredUSA

I just heard from my mechanic. You were right...a $45.00 job. THANK YOU!! Your response was received in less than 10 minutes!!

Linda B.USA

Your answers were clear and the diagrams were perfect. Dealer wanted $87 for an hour of labor and even I did it in 15 minutes.

EdUSA

HONDA PLATINUM was great. I really appreciate his help. I was ready to trade my new Honda until he told me to wait until I got 3,000 miles on it and my gas mileage would get much better.

SummerUSA

I took the Power Steering O-Ring service bulletin linked from JustAnswer to my Acura dealer, and not only did they no-charge the o-ring, they also replaced the power steering pump at no cost.

Gary RStevenson Ranch, CA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kyle N.

Kyle N.

Honda Master Tech

3,635 satisfied customers

Honda Dealer Tech, ASE Master Auto Tech

John G.

John G.

Honda Technician

2,643 satisfied customers

Dealership tech since 1982. ASE and Honda Master Technician.

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

588 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

Bosch Master Tech

144 satisfied customers

Bosch Certified Master Technician

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Technician

1,469 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

445 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Tech 34 years.

thebesthonda

thebesthonda

ASE MasterTechnician

2,299 satisfied customers

26 years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Honda Questions
I am trying to identify the purpose of a part on my 2008
I am trying to identify the purpose of a part on my 2008 honda element engine. It has a pneumatic connection to the intake manifold via a small tube. The part itself has a number 4C22 on it and has tw… read more
acramstr
acramstr
Shop foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,234 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 honda civic hybrid that needs a smog test pass
I have a 2003 honda civic hybrid that needs a smog test pass to be registered and the IMA light is on therefore triggering the check engine. With the later on, the car automatically will not pass. … read more
MASTER TECH
MASTER TECH
Honda Technician
5,767 satisfied customers
Honda Accord IN 2008 I HAD MY EGR VALVE CLEANED, THE MECHANIC
IN 2008 I HAD MY EGR VALVE CLEANED, THE MECHANIC RECOMENDED ANEW OX SENSOR I DECLINED. IN MARCH 2010 I TOOK MY CAR IN FOR REPAIR TO PASS EMISSIONS. MY ENGINE LIGHT HAD BEEN ON FOR AT LEAST A YEAR AND … read more
Steve
Steve
technician/service adviser
Bachelor's Degree
12 satisfied customers
Electronic control unit id oe porwo catalyst system efficiency came
i was going go get my car smogged when the mechanic said that electronic control unit id oe porwo catalyst system efficiency came up and said if he ran the car on the computer it would not pass please… read more
Richard
Richard
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13 satisfied customers
Honda Civic Si: me that my catalytic converter is bad but I..smog
I have a 00 Honda Civic Si and it wont pass smog.. they told me that my catalytic converter is bad but I had that replaced 2 yrs ago. And looking at the smog report itsays it passed what do you think … read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
A Technician
11,342 satisfied customers
1990 Honda Accord: Automatic..light came..sluggish..first gear
problem with 1990 Honda Accord, Automatic. Green 'Sport' light came on and won't go off. Starting off is sluggish, it seems it's stuck in maybe third gear and won't downshift/upshift, except first gea… read more
John G.
John G.
Honda Technician
High School or GED
2,643 satisfied customers
1991 honda accord dx: complete stop..only happens..fuell gauge..sport
i have a 1991 honda accord dx an wheen i come to a complete stop the enguine idies down an then stops running. it only happens if the fuell gauge is at the half mark or less. also my sport light will … read more
rubasu
rubasu
Acura Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21 satisfied customers
2006 Honda: battery died..disconnected..a scan code reader..Evap
I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey and it got rejected when I did a smog test. That same morning my battery died and of course I disconnected the battery when I replaced it which reset the computer apparentl… read more
Arench
Arench
President
CT State GED w/ Honors
1 satisfied customers
2003 HONDA ACCORD: SMOG..100 MILES..SENSOR CHIP..Check Engine Light
I HAVE A 2003 HONDA ACCORD AND IT JUST FAILED A SMOG CHECK. TECHICIAN ASK ME TO DRIVE IT ABOUT 100 MILES AND BRING IT BACK THINKING SOMEONE UNPLUG THE BATTERY OR RESET THE SENSOR CHIP IN THE CAR. THE … read more
SETH
SETH
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
72 satisfied customers
2000 Civic: OBD..the trans is smooth & fluid good..check engine light
I have a VERY common prob with my 2000 Civic. OBD error code points to tcc problem, although the trans is smooth & fluid good. I just replaced the battery and the check engine light is off. I passed e… read more
Steve
Steve
technician/service adviser
Bachelor's Degree
12 satisfied customers
99 accord: check engine light..the asm emission test in ca..converter
my 99 accod check engine light was on so long it burned out it passed the asm emission test in ca. but they wont pass smog because of failed fault code po420 they say 1000 dollars for a new catalitic … read more
HONDASERVICE7791
HONDASERVICE7791
Honda technician
high school then 1 year of college
1,680 satisfied customers
1990 Honda Accord: automatic transmission..sport..shifter..gears
I have a 1990 Honda Accord with an automatic transmission. There is a sport button on the shifter that seems to be stck as the light indicator will not go off on the dash. the problem is that the car … read more
ike
ike
honda technician
High School or GED
136 satisfied customers
99 honda accord: pass emissions..smog..the MIL - Check Engine light
i have a 99 honda accord that i desperately need to pass emissions (smog) test. It has failed and all emmissions passed. Only thing that failed was the MIL - Check Engine light. It spit out the follow… read more
acramstr
acramstr
Shop foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,234 satisfied customers
What is Sports Shift in a 1990 Honda Accord It is ...
What is Sports Shift in a 1990 Honda Accord? It is stuck on and we cannot get it off. Please help!… read more
molurch
molurch
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
941 satisfied customers
1997 Honda: its smog test..Electronic Throttle..Glow..Voltage
My 1997 Honda Passport recently failed its smog test with Codes P1171 Electronic Throttle System Open, and P1393 Glow Sensor Voltage High Bank 2. How would I fix these?… read more
Kyle N.
Kyle N.
Honda Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,635 satisfied customers
2003 Honda Accord LX: V6..inspected..(passed) and oil changed (a month
I have a 2003 Honda Accord LX V6. I just got my car inspected a week ago (passed) and oil changed (a month ago). Just a week ago, the "maintenance" light came on (blinks) then now its there permanentl… read more
cardoctor1989
cardoctor1989
Shop owner, all make and models r
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
144 satisfied customers
99 Honda civic: anew stereo..fail..ecu..dash light fuse is all (7.5
I had someone way underqualified attempt putting anew stereo in a 99 Honda civic. Not only did he fail to complete, I now cant pass ca smog test cuz the ECU not cooperating. I had to replace the dash … read more
RIP
RIP
Lead Technician/ JA Car Category Mentor
High School or GED
452 satisfied customers
Honda Accord EX: emissions..no big deal that cars that havent driven
I was about to purchase a 04 Honda Accord EX with under 14 k miles on it from a dealer for 19K. I was all excited about the car, but now they tell me the car has failed emissions testing not once but … read more
Kyle N.
Kyle N.
Honda Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,635 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x