Join Date: 12th April 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
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Honda Civic Diesel iCTDI 2.2 2006 Random Limp Mode
I own a Honda Civic Diesel iCTDI 2.2 2006 which randomly goes into limp mode.
This generally happens after driving for a while and coming to a stop at a junction . Or it can happen after a long journey and a short stop off. It's totally random and intermittent.
The only way to cure the limp mode is to either turn off the engine. Re-start the car and rev into the red which blasts out a whole load of black smoke and the car then drives great until the next time. It can also run ok if left for a day or 2 after limp mode. So confusing????
No fault light comes on unless you continously rev the engine like crazy into the red, then the Check Engine light (may/may not) come on.
The issue has been looked at by Honda Dealership and random garages who can read Honda error codes and under warranty has had 4 x new injectors installed, a new fuel filter and diesel fuel injector cleaner added to a full tank.
Other garages have said it requires a good long journey which I've done and again it runs great but then there's the random limp mode occasionally?????
I always use premium diesel including Shell vPower as I was advised that poor fuel can contribute.
Can anyone help or advise as it's driving me mad!!!
Many Thanks in advance.