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#393 of 481 Vtm-4 and engine light
Jul 21, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a 2007 ridgeline. Often when I start it up the engine light comes on (the one that looks like an engine). When I put it in reverse the vtm-4 light also comes on and they both stay on. Then when I start it next time the engine light stays on but not the vtm-4 light. The engine light will stay on fro a few days then finally go out. Then a few days later it does it all over again. Anyone else have this problem.
#394 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [ljc2tall]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:37 am)
You need to have a Honda place 'pull the codes'. The computer is turning this light on because some sensor is receiving values outside its correct boundaries.
Wild, wild guess would be something in the transmission.
Does the 'D' display, the little light that indicates your are in drive 'flash' when you are driving? On many Hondas, if the D flashes, the computer is indicating there is a transmission problem.
#395 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [ljc2tall]
Jul 22, 2008 (11:38 am)
Plus, for a 2007, if you are under 36,000 miles, this Ridgeline is still under warranty. If so, why don't you have it at a dealer?
#396 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [bolivar]
Jul 22, 2008 (5:16 pm)
It only has 11000 miles on it. The last time I was at the dealer they told me that they might not be able to pull up the code. So I should bring it in when the lights are on. Well this morning both lights were on ,this afternoon only the engine light was on. Tonight neither light was on. All so the dealer is 50 plus miles away and I can not just run up there anytime. Iwas wondering if anyone else was having this problem. On my last Honda (crv) I had a similar problem and it was a bad sensor in the fuel tank.
Thank you for your replies,
#397 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [ljc2tall]
Jul 23, 2008 (12:52 am)
It's under warranty. Take it to the dealer and tell them to fix it.
Not being able to pull 'recent' codes is BS. Codes are stored in 'history' until several start/stop cycles have passed. Some codes will stay in history for long periods.
#398 of 481 VSA/ IMMOBILIZER/BATTERY
Nov 22, 2008 (9:43 am)
Had a weird situation yesterday (21 Nov 08). Driving my 06 RL and all was okay, made several stops at stores and started right up. Oops VSA light came on, stopped, turned off engine and restared it, light did not come back on. Went to store (wife went in) and I stayed in truck to read manual for the VSA light.
Ready to leave and go home....oh, oh...truck would not start, acted like a dead battery, checked all connections under hood, ok, no corrosion, battery water ok, no indications that it should be dead. Called Honda dealership, said it was probably the immobilizer. Per the manual it acted like the symptoms there too.
Would not start and finally went dead, lost nav and FX radio codes...etc. Son in law insisted on giving me a jump, hooked up for just a sec, it started like nothing was wrong and started later last night and this morning...no indication of dead/weak battery. Anyone else have this happen to them or similiar situation.
#399 of 481 Rust PLEASE check your Ridgeline inside of doors carefully
Dec 05, 2008 (10:45 am)
I have a 2006 Ridgeline I live in the Southeast coast in Daytona Beach FL and have bad rust all around the door seals. The local rep blames ME for this and says I live in an area prone to this. I am furious and Honda North America will not assist me. I had it repaired by Honda in 2007 and it came back 6 weeks later. Please check your truck you have to look closely at the door around the seals and weld joints.
#400 of 481 Repair of side mirror
Jan 28, 2009 (8:21 pm)
I struck my right side mirror pulling into my garage and the mirror (glass) broke. I do not have a dealership close to me, so I researched parts on-line. To my surprise, it appears I can just replace the mirror (cheap) without replacing the entire mirror assembly (expensive).
My question is, do anyone know how to get the assembly apart to just replace the glass?
#401 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [ljc2tall]
Jan 29, 2009 (7:13 pm)
Finally had a chance to get my ridgeline in to the shop when the engine amd vtm-4 light was on. They diagnoised it as a bad relay that is common to the engine and vtm-4 light. Alls well for now. But as I was driving over there on the rough winter roads I started to hear a clunking in the right rear. Maybe its the start of something else.
#402 of 481 Re: Vtm-4 and engine light [ljc2tall]
Jan 29, 2009 (10:11 pm)
See my earlier post (#380 I think). For me, the clunking was a defective strut assembly.