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Question VSA Light coming on...

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Has anyone had the VSA light come on whilst driving? If I stop the engine then turn it back on it seems to be alright.. Just wondering if this is a common thing on a civic 2.2....
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My VSA light does come on occasionally. Usually after it's been raining and I'm a little 'enthusiastic' through a corner. Soon stops flickering at me though!

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SGM, does it come on and not turn off until you switch the engine off?

Even if the car is stationary for a while?



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I have only seen (and felt) the VSA lights coming on last winter over one of the mountain passes here in Norway. Cool!
Very useful safety equipment.
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if you dont see the light flashing at you every time you drive it then you aint driving it properly!
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if you dont see the light flashing at you every time you drive it then you aint driving it properly!
I used to get that all the time when I first got the car but I must say I haven't seen the VSA light in a long time now. I must ether be driving it better or its broken, must see if I can light it up tomorrow - just to check it's still working
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Hi,
Has anyone had the VSA light come on whilst driving? If I stop the engine then turn it back on it seems to be alright.. Just wondering if this is a common thing on a civic 2.2....
Assuming you have to turn the car off then on to extinguish the light, then that sounds like a fault with the system. A dealer will be able to read the diagnostic error codes and work out what the fault is.

A common problem is that owners fit different tyres to the same wheel pair, or the same tyres but with different load ratings. Both these cases will cause the VSA to not work.
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had this problem tonight
VSA light came on and stayed on with ABS light too

had to restart the car too get rid of it.

car has same tyres (same load ratings) all round

any opinions ?
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I have yet to see it in my car. Mind you the 1.4 is not exactly a tyre shredder!
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if you dont see the light flashing at you every time you drive it then you aint driving it properly!
haha so true. Mines comes on practically every drive and i wonder why i get 37mpg!!!!!!
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had this problem tonight
VSA light came on and stayed on with ABS light too

had to restart the car too get rid of it.

car has same tyres (same load ratings) all round

any opinions ?
Take it into the dealer and get them to read the fault codes, if any were logged.

As Pottsy mentions a few posts up if it comes on and stays on then it sounds like there may be a problem.
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If the VSA light and the ABS light came on together, it suggests a fault with an ABS sensor. The VSA (traction control) system uses the same sensors. Its just a magnetic pick up on each wheel that detects the rpm of each individual wheel. Thats how the system knows if you are skidding, (one wheel stops while others are still rotating), or if you are losing traction (one wheel going round much quicker than the rest). Its a very simple explanation I know, but I'm a simple guy.
The pic should help, the red part is the sensor and the toothed wheel is usually mounted on or around the brake disc.

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Thanks, I guess ill have too take it in
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How did you get on with this mate
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My VSA light kept coming on, like you when the engine was turned off and on it reset the fault indicator.

Turns out, The missus clipped a kerb and threw out the tracking slightly. This caused clever old VSA to try and rectify it. get your tracking done. bet it stops.

Oh, btw the VSA is NOT meant to be used in snow and MUST be turned off when driving in it. hope this helps
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Oh, btw the VSA is NOT meant to be used in snow and MUST be turned off when driving in it. hope this helps
seems reasonable, you would give it a run for its money by not turning it off though.

how fast do you have to corner to get it on btw? never saw it in mine although i trow it trough corners sometimes
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seems reasonable, you would give it a run for its money by not turning it off though.

how fast do you have to corner to get it on btw? never saw it in mine although i trow it trough corners sometimes
Fast enough until you expect the front or rear to slide.
In the 2.2, accelerate out of the corners and you'll see it flash big time in 1st 2nd and 3rd



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