i dont want to dredge up old posts but i have no choice here, Ive had the vsa /abs light on for two months now. im loathed to take my car to honda or any other mechanic and find out what the problem is.
The light came on after a month of replacing the rear brake pads (june 2012), Yesterday i jut came off the motorway and i head a (Clink!!!) coming from the rear right caliper. on closer inspection i see the pad worn to nothing.
With relic saying the sensor in the rear right hub controling abs control could this be linked to the caliper binding and the sensor picking up that fault, or heat damage to the sensor from the binding caliper. Some honda Boffins required here.
Impossible to say without the codes.
The Honda HDS system you can read the all the sensors live.
You can also test the valves/pump to each wheel for abs/vsa operation.
It doesnt take long to do the tests.
I can test everything in less than 30 minutes.
You can of course read any stored codes too.
So I would suggest going somewhere with HDS and find out exactly what the issue is.
Wouldnt surprise me if the pads have been hammered in TBH or seized.
The shoulders on the pads often need filing to make sure they slide easily in the runners..or they will jam.
Failed sensors as such arent normally reported unless they have broken up for some reason.