Car: 06 1.8 Civic EX VTEC i-Shift
Join Date: 11th February 2019
Location: Norwich, UK
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Bought my 2006 1.8 EX about a month back, and it's got a couple of intermittent faults that I'm wondering are indicative of battery issues.
I'd say 90% of the time it unlocks and starts fine, but now and then (particularly if I'm using it first thing) I tend to get the following:
Radio key won't open the car (normally works fine). I have to unlock it manually, endure the alarm for a little while, and then the radio function works fine to lock/unlock/reset the alarm.
EPS warning light stays on after starting. A quick shut down/restart seems to rectify this
ABS/VSA/Check System warnings illuminate, but disappear after a second or two
With the EPS and ABS issues, it's either one or the other - never both at once.
I think I've read somewhere that this is indicative of the battery not containing enough charge - is that right? Or is there perhaps something more worrisome/expensive at play here?